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MLA 2018: Nabokov vs. Tyrants

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites papers on Nabokov's representations of—and resistance to—tyrants and tyranny, political or non-political, for a special session at the 2018 MLA Annual Meeting (New York, January 4-7). Papers treating the author's literary engagements against despots (real or fictional), demagogues, police states, fascists, Soviet oppression, Nazism, and/or totalitarian regimes (e.g., “Tyrants Destroyed,” Invitation to a Beheading, Bend Sinister, etc.) are especially welcomed, but the topic may also be conceived broadly in relation to his many works (e.g., Humbert's tyranny over Lolita, Kinbote's over Shade's poem in Pale Fire, the tyranny of Nabokovian narrators, etc.).

Liquidity: "Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores"

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
SFU English Graduate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference 2017 - Liquidity: “Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores”

Location: Vancouver, BC / Conference date: July 7-8

 

From this perspective, water is no longer a singular, external object, but rather a material that animates us, and that we in turn animate. [...] water is no longer just something out there, but is very much the majority of what is in here, perpetually moving in a temporal flux.     - Rita Wong, “Waters as Potential Paths to Peace”

Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.     - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Be water, my friend.    - Bruce Lee, A Warrior’s Journey

English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters

 

 

Fourth ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies

organized in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali” 

 

8-10 June 2017

 

Vlore, Albania

 

Call for papers

 

Political Biographies in Literature and Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Political Biographies in Literature and Cinema

 

 

Call for Chapters: Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement.Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society. This edited volume Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) welcomes contributions on any aspect of nineteenth-century literary feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By March 8, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and your CV to Dr.

Deadline Extended!! Stages in Transition: South Asia and the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:24am
Hunter College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Deadline Extended!!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Symposium

 

Stages in Transition: South Asia and the Diaspora

 

Hunter College

City University of New York

 

April 29, 2017

 

Theater of South Asia and the diaspora is a rich topic for exploration, particularly in our current political climate, in which questions of cultural identity, citizenship, personal and cultural expression, movement between cultures and geographic borders are all at the forefront of public discourse globally. How do place and space, our understanding of home and belonging come to inflect the theater that we make?

 

Edited Collection call for chapters: Science Fiction Beyond the Western Tradition (working title)

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Dr Yomna Saber, Qatar University; Dr Amy Christmas, Qatar University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Edited Collection call for chapters:

Science Fiction Beyond the Western Tradition (working title)

 

Editors:

Dr Yomna Saber, Qatar University

Dr Amy Christmas, Qatar University

Contact:

yomna.ismail@qu.edu.qa

achristmas@qu.edu.qa

 

Call for chapters:

Proposals submission deadline: 1st May 2017

Notification of acceptance: 1st July 2017

Full chapters due: 1st November 2017

Planned submission of manuscript: 1st January 2018

 

Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices

How do post-9/11 art and literature represent drone warfare and its effects on the notions of war, heroism, masculinity, surveillance, trauma and human-rights? Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2017; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (mazeem1@binghamton.edu). For more details: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_10234

“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Queer London Research Forum @ University of Westminster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now

Friday 7th July (evening) and Saturday 8th July 2017

Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster

 

 

Queer Per Verse (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
CFP for MLA 2018 (NYC January 4-7)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Two decades after the groundbreaking 1997 essay collection Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction, edited by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, no comparable volume of theoretical engagements with poetry has appeared. This is not because of a lack of significant, queer critical accounts of poetry, then or now. Yet this relatively small body of work in queer poetics has emerged piecemeal, rather than as part of a sustained, collective effort to consolidate a line of inquiry and further a dialogue between queer and poetic theories.

2017 SCMLA panel on Literature and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Courtney Simpkins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The "Literature and Politics" panel at this year's South Central MLA Conference is accepting proposal for 15-20 minute papers on the topic.

There is no theme for this panel, and all submissions are welcome! 

 

Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

Email 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to Courtney Simpkins at csimpkins9@outlook.com 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! 

Capital Culture and Cultural Capital

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:57pm
East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The annual meeting of the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will be held on 2-4 November 2017 at Howard University, in Washington, D.C.
Inspired by the location, the meeting’s theme, “Capital Culture and Cultural Capital,” invites papers on any aspect of the many meanings of capital and culture.

We welcome papers on…

Between the Lines – Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:14pm
Between the Lines: Research and Original Works in Literature for Children and Youth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The editors of Between the Lines, an academic Hebrew journal dedicated to the study of children's and YA literature, invite submissions for its second volume. All venues of exploration are welcome: theoretical, comparative, interdisciplinary, new readings of canonical texts for children, etc.

Please note that while we welcome articles that explore children's and YA literature from all ages and cultures, we publish in Hebrew.   

All articles will be blind-refereed.

Between the Lines is published both in print and as e-journal. Contributors are encouraged to visit our first issue, at:   http://shaanan.ac.il/?page_id=24075

General Guidelines:

Evolving Stories

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
GradCATS / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Stories are fluid and mutable, forever in a state of flux, and gradually developing according to their shifting surroundings. While certain features of a story endure, other elements undergo changes. Indeed, in their homology between biological and cultural adaptation, Gary Bortolotti and Linda Hutcheon (2007) highlight the importance of persistence and diversity, as persistent and diverse replicators and narratives thrive in biology and culture respectively. Through exploring the persistent elements of a story, we can examine universal themes, timeless symbols and archetypal characters. Meanwhile, the areas of diversity offer insight into the plethora of contextual components framing a story.

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