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The Child: What Kind of Human? (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University and Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Proposed Special Session for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City, January 4-7

The Child: What Kind of Human?

Theories of child development and attendant norms of maturity are wielded to evaluate the humanity of beings whose humanness is not self-evident. The child becomes an intellectual and physical unit of measurement against which a host of others are judged: enslaved people, pets, primates, plants, robots, extra-terrestrials, avatars, animated characters, the incarcerated, inhabitants of the global South, the differently abled, and the elderly to name just a few.

Barbara Kopple Collection

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
EUP--ReFocus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

We are currently soliciting abstracts for The Films of Barbara Kopple, one of the scholarly editions to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press in a new series of anthologies examining overlooked American film directors. Series editors are Robert Singer and Gary D. Rhodes.

Truth and Representation / Vérité et représentation

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:09pm
Australian Society for French Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2017

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 07/03/2017

Truth and Representation
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 
The Australian National University, 13-15 December 2017

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University 

'Nihilism .. Utopianism'

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:20pm
Modern Horizons Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nihilism… Utopianism (June 2017)

 

For the June 2017 issue of Modern Horizons we welcome submissions of essays on the theme of ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’.

On either side of life and underlying the meaningful forms we inhabit and live as individuals is – what? –something? –nothing? This basic and enduring question may be thickened for us through the temporal and metaphysical inquiries of nihilism and utopianism—intellectual and spiritual stances that critically engage with the ways we affirm or gainsay our familiar yet different worlds. Through a variety of papers and perspectives at our conference, we aim to address different positive and negative approaches to these two great themes.

Shakespeare: Now and Then

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The 41st Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 19-21, 2017

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, Ohio

Shakespeare: Now and Then

with plenary speaker

 Professor Hugh Grady

Professor Emeritus, Arcadia University

How do time, and the times, figure in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What is Shakespeare’s time? Was it then? It is now? Will it be in the future?

Critical Theories of Education Today

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:54pm
Critical Theories in the 21st Century Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Date: November 3-4, 2017,

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

Conference themes: Given the current political climate, what role should critical theories of education play? The Critical Theories in the 21st Century conference will feature presentations by researchers and student activists. Papers and workshops addressing any of the following are welcome:

Critical pedagogy, history of education, education and social change, movement pedagogy, philosophy of education, critical theory, Marxist educational research, race and education, gender oppression, or other related themes.

The News from Home

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:19pm
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Despite origins dating back at least to newspapers published for British citizens in colonial America, the global repercussions of media targeting national audiences beyond national borders remain substantially unexplored. Unanswered are the questions of what repercussions expatriate media has on global citizenship; whether these publications facilitate adhesion to a parochial national identity, despite distance, or create a new form of national belonging; and how newspapers establish narratives of cultural and political coherence abroad. Papers welcome on texts or news sources from any medium or period that connect immigrant or expatriate communities to their homeland.

Queer Theory in African Film and Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
John C. Hawley/ African Literature Today
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

African Literature Today (ALT) 36

Queer Theory in Film and Fiction

Call for Submissions

Ecocriticism and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:16am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.