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ACLA 2018: Stepping Off the End

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Anne McConnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In the Afterword to “Canicula di Anna” in Plainwater, Anne Carson asks the reader, “what is so terrible about stepping off the end of a story?” (88). “Stepping off the end of a story” might mean a variety of things; in this context, Carson points to a textual moment, the end, and our unwillingness to let it arrive and therefore accept our outsidership. We seek the end, the closure to the story, at the same time that we put it off, lingering along the edges of the cliff, knowing that the end means we will be cast out, dislocated at the moment of completion. We might seek other ways to fill the silence that follows the story, finding a means to perpetuate the story beyond its seeming departure: “Because you would always like to know a little more.

The Changing Faces of Evil

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
The Changing Faces of Evil

including a guided tour of historic sites from the 1755 Earthquake and Tsunami and the ‘Easter Slaughter’ of 1506

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

As we head deeper into the 21st Century, what does it mean to call someone or something ‘evil’? Previously used to describe natural disasters such as the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 or even pandemics such as the Black Death, evil is now used as a popular term by the press and social media to refer to various acts of hatred, violence, terror, brutality and senseless killing.

Freedom of Speech

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
Freedom of Speech

including a guided tour of Lisbon's vibrant and exciting urban street art culture

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Freedom of speech – the right to speak out, to debate, to criticize, to disseminate information on matters of public importance – is one of the most basic of human rights. Article 19 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.” The constitutions and laws of countless countries strive to protect the free-speech rights of individuals and journalists. Yet the right to speak out is not absolute, and it is not enjoyed by everyone.

The Country and the City Rebooted

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
ACLA Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In his 1973 classic, The Country and the City, Raymond Williams noted an ideological divide between the country and the city, stating: “powerful, hostile associations have also developed: on the city as a place of noise, worldliness and ambition; on the country as a place of backwardness, ignorance, limitation. A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times” (1). Williams seeks to bridge this divide by demonstrating the ways in which both country and city were bound together in a complex system of rural exploitation. Nevertheless, today the ideological divide between rural and urban is as strong as ever, as highlighted by the recent U.S. presidential election cycle.

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 8:56am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED to November 15, 2017

Call for Papers
Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

 

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
LITERATURE TODAY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’

(Dramatic monologue, also known as a persona poem, is a type of poetry
written in the form of a speech of an individual character. M.H.
Abrams notes the following three features of the dramatic monologue as
it applies to poetry

1.. A single person, who is patently not the poet, utters the speech
that makes up the whole of the poem, in a specific situation at a
critical moment

2. This person addresses and interacts with one or more other people;
but we know of the auditors' presence, and what they say and do, only
from clues in the discourse of the single speaker.

Call for submissions for December 2017 issue of LITERATURE TODAY

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
LITERATURE TODAY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

We are inviting submissions for December 2017 issue
of 'Literature Today'.  Theme of our December 2017 issue is 'Escape'.

You can send us Poems, Short Stories, and One Act Plays on :

1. Escape from self.

2. Scape from society.

3. Escape from native place.

4. Escape from hope.

5. Escape from negative thoughts

6  Escape from values.
7. Any other relevant topic which explores the disassociation,
displacement, and angst of contemporary life

Submission Deadline: November 25, 2017