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Journal of Historical Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Journal of Historical Fictions welcomes proposals from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, literature, film, history, media studies, art history, musicology, reception studies, and museum studies. We encourage ambitious approaches of high quality, using new methodologies to support research into larger trends. The Journal aims to foster more theoretically informed understandings of the mode across historical periods, cultures, media and languages.

Graphic Resistance: Comics and Social Protest: MLA 2018 Special Session

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
MLA/ Leah Misemer and Margaret Galvan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

From March artist Nate Powell sharing a poster design for the Women’s March to Phil Noto’s revised image of Muslim American superhero Kamala Khan going viral in response to the Executive Order on Immigration, comics have played an active role in recent social protests.  They have formed the visual vocabulary of protest, taking advantage of the combination of text and image to efficiently circulate ideas of resistance.  The role of comics in social protest is not new.

Narratives of "Comfort Women" in WWII - SAMLA 89 Conference - Atlanta, GA Nov. 3-5, 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Dr. Laura Barberan Reinares
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

This panel welcomes papers analyzing fictionalized narratives of "comfort women" (military sexual slaves during WWII) in literature and/or film. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme of "High Art/Low Art" are especially welcome. By May 28, please submit a 500-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC of the City University of New York at laubarberan@gmail.com.

Global Fantastika: Special Edition of Fantastika Journal

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Global Fantastika: Special Edition

Fantastika Journal

 

“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.

CFP: MLA Roundtable - "Bildung Across Languages"

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Melissa Gelinas and Jocelyn Frelier
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Call for Proposals: “Bildung Across Languages”

 

MLA Convention 2018

 

New York City

January 4-7 2018

 

Ingenium: The Making of Renaissance Genius

updated: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:49am
Judith Deitch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

 

What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths?  Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.

MLA 2018: The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Jiwei Xiao/LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation

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A Roundtable sponsored by the LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum for the MLA Annual Meeting in New York, Jan. 4-7, 2018.

Watermark Journal - Literary Journal for Graduate Student Work - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 02/20/17

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:30pm
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Watermark 11 has extended the submission deadline to Monday, Feb. 20th, 2017! We advise all graduate students to participate in this great opportunity to have your work (seminar papers, critical essays, book reviews, etc.) reviewed by a blind, peer-review panel, as well as an opportunity to be published in an academic journal.

[Deadline Extended: 3/15] MLA 2018: The Worlds and Ways of Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:39am
Shun Kiang / Stetson University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Where is Paradise, Lantanacamara?" -- a question readers of Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) may reasonably ask as they are immersing themselves in that locale.  Contemporary literature often takes world-making as a matter—and the stuff—of diegesis, not mimesis.  Form, not the formation of a nation, seems among others a feature of contemporary fiction in world-making and situating the reader.  Taking a cue from Eric Hayot, who, in On Literary Worlds (2012), sees “the world of the work of art” as a wholeness crafted, complete in itself and self-referential, and argues that such as a world is “always a relation to and theory of the lived world” (43-44), our panel invites papers that 1) explore how contemporary literature repre

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