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Passing the Personality Test: Dissent and the Therapeutic Subject

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 4:41pm
Jessica Hurley / American Studies Association, Chicago 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

From the Buzzfeed quiz to the status update, the courtroom to the therapist’s couch, U.S. culture is rife with sites where subjects are asked to pass the test of whether they inhabit personhood in the right way. How does mental wellness become yet another attribute of the liberal subject who deserves to thrive? How does the performance of a personality determine the distribution of privilege? In particular, we aim to consider how the the psychologization of power bolsters structures of oppression along lines of race, sex, gender, and ability. What happens when homosexuality or blackness, for example, are reinscribed as forms of personality disorder or schizoid psychosis?

Vol. 2, No. 2 of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index)is soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. 2, No. 2 (due 31 March 2017). We are particularly interested in works that offer insight into the myriad facets of science fiction in all media as well as works emphasizing the interdisciplinary and innovative history of science fiction.

Vol. 2, No. 1 of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index)is soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. 2, No. 1 (due 31 January 2017). We are particularly interested in works that offer insight into the myriad facets of science fiction in all media as well as works emphasizing the interdisciplinary and innovative history of science fiction.

21st-Century War Veterans: Victims, Heroes, or Something Else?

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:21pm
Peter Molin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Call for Papers:  American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA.

This panel invites investigation of fictional representations of veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan in works such as Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds, Roxana Robinson’s Sparta, Phil Klay’s Redeployment, and Roy Scranton’s War Porn, especially as they intersect with national debates about PTSD, “trauma heroes,” “thanking veterans for their service,” the “civil-military divide,” and current political trends.

Submit proposals of 250 words or less to Peter Molin at petermolin@msn.com by January 20, 2017.

UPDATE SEEKING REPLACEMENT FOR MSA 19 PANEL Collage and Its Cognates as Feminist Methodology

updated: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:43am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

Due to unforseen circumstances, I am unable to attend MSA 19 in Amsterdam this year (8/10-13). I'm looking for someone to replace me on my panel. Below is the original cfp. If your work is a good fit, please email 1-2 sentence description of your paper and a short scholarly bio to algreen@msu.edu by July 14.

 

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Gothic Afterlives: Radcliffe’s Literary Precursors, Rivals, and Descendants

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
Nowell Marshall
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gothic Afterlives: Radcliffe’s Literary Precursors, Rivals, and Descendants

(Proposed special session for the 2017 NASSR conference)

Since the mid-1990s, a number of studies have not only extended the years that “Romanticism” encompasses as a literary and cultural period but also suggested that classic gothic literature (1764-1824) holds a significant place within Romantic studies. Thanks to presses like Broadview and Valancourt, a host of classic gothic novels by Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Charlotte Smith, William Godwin, Regina Maria Roche, Charlotte Dacre, Percy Shelley, and others that were once out of print and available only in special collections are now easily accessible.

Call for Papers: Excellent Undergraduate Work

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
Queen City Writers / University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by

undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking

submissions for the spring 2017 and fall 2017 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and

will consider students’ works as we receive them.

Our three reviewed sections include Inquiry, 2,500-5,000 word critical essays informed by

research; Multimedia, video, audio, or mixed media pieces of 15 minutes or less and

accompanied by an artist’s statement that explains purpose, motivation, discussion of medium,

and so on; and Storming the Gate, featuring 1,250 to 2,000 word essays by first-year writers in

Undergraduate Refereed Journal Needs Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
Queen City Writers / University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by

undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We seek faculty

reviewers to complement our current staff. Graduate students, contingent faculty, and

tenured faculty are welcome. Reviewers for our journal need two characteristics: 1. A

commitment to undergraduate writing, digital composing, and publication; 2. A

professionalism that means submitting thorough reviews that meet our journal’s guidelines by

deadlines. We ask that our reviewers offer rigorous feedback aimed at facilitating

publication-quality work, but also show sensitivity and an encouraging attitude toward

Empowering the Armenian Women

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
American University of Armenia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

Individuals representing international and Armenian organizations and universities (e.g., academic, non-academic, state and local/Marz governmental, non-governmental, business, political, cultural, social, etc.) are encouraged to submit  abstracts of papers or presentations to address one or a combination of the following issues:

Principled Separatists: Representations of Withdrawal and Dissent in American Literature and Culture -- ASA 2017

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Matthew Mosher
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Non-guaranteed session for ASA (American Studies Association) 2017. From the hermit’s tales of the eighteenth century through the writings of transcendentalists in the nineteenth and expatriates in the twentieth (to name only a few), American writers and cultural producers have long represented separation from society as a form of political, social, and/or cultural dissent. This panel seeks to examine such representations with an eye toward their inherent ambiguities. To what degree and under what conditions can dissent, a form of oppositional political engagement, stem from what is ostensibly a strategy of disengagement—i.e., separation and withdrawal?

Captivating Criminality 4 Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Captivating Criminality Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

29th June – 1st July 2017

 

Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK

 

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fourth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous three successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present will examine what is arguably the very heart of this field of critical study.

 

The Writer as Recluse in American Literature -- MLA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Matthew Mosher
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Non-guaranteed session for MLA 2018. This panel seeks to explore the figure of the reclusive writer in American literature, and is open to papers on both fictional writers in literary works as well as real-world writers of literary works. All periods and critical approaches welcome. 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by March 1 to matthew.mosher@stonybrook.edu.

Teaching Irish Romanticism

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Teaching Romanticism--Romantic Textualities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In her 2014 A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829, Claire Connolly declares that a major aim is, and must be, ‘to restore seriousness and nuance to our understanding of the Irish fiction of the romantic period’, which her criticism seeks to achieve by ‘refus[ing] or at least redirect[ing] readings that treat the novels as so many failed efforts to contain the hectic world of early nineteenth-century Ireland’ (Connolly 1).

Performing Epic/Epic Performance

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics- McGill University/Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performing Epic/Epic Performance

A panel at the Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics
19-22 July, 2017 in Montreal, Canada
Co-Hosted by McGill University and Université de Montréal

This panel invites participants to a conversation at the intersection of theory and practice on Homeric epic performance. We are interested in how diverse contemporary performance practices, especially "durational" performances, can help enliven our understanding of Homeric performance.

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