As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America. Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.
Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana
Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words
Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London
Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Thursday 12-Friday 13 April 2018
Keynote Speakers: Greg Dart (University College London), second speaker TBC
Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
David Duff (Queen Mary University of London)
Caroline Bertonèche (Université Geronoble Alpes / Société d'Etudes du Romanticisme Anglais)
Dr Laurent Follliot (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Chapman
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
The University of West London.
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com, E-ISSN 0975-2935, indexed/abstracted by Elsevier Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting latest interdisciplinary research works on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) on the ocassion the completion of 200 years in 2018.
Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.
Style Sheet: APA
One of the original bestselling authors, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has successfully managed to bridge the gap between what is often perceived as the non-negotiable chasm between canonical and popular literature. Her works, two centuries after her demise, are, in fact without exaggeration, more popular now than in her own period. Once written off as an author who provides the readers with a limited perspective of the world — as her characters are seemingly unperturbed by political events, Austen shows unparalleled finesse in depicting the characters and setting using a “fine brush” to artistically explore and exploit her “two inches of ivory”. What is evident, debates regarding her subject matter notwithstanding, is that Austen’s popularity has not faded.
M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture Call for Papers for 'walking' issue
Why do we walk? Walking traverses boundaries of the physical, political, artistic, narrated, literary, and psychological, and can be deployed as a complex practice in an increasingly digitised world. In this issue, we examine the contemporary practices and representations of walking. We encourage work with an interest in the hybrid, the interdisciplinary, the intersectional; that looks to fields as diverse as feminist studies, life writing, nature writing, anthropology and fictocriticism.
We think walking can be an act, a response, a methodology, a transgression. Areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:
DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2017
[T]o forge another word in the singular, at the same time close but radically foreign, a chimerical word that sounded as though it contravened the laws of the French language, l’animot.
Jacques Derrida, “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow),” 409
From regionalist writers Gene Stratton Porter and Edward Eggleston through modernists Sherwood Anderson and Willa Cather up to contemporary authors Marilynne Robinson and Jeffrey Eugenides, Midwestern literature is often thought to be by and about white people. This is clearly a falsehood.
South of the River
Second International Conference of the South of the River Research Group (SRG)
17-18thMay 2018, University of Greenwich
Brycchan Carey (University of Northumbria);
John Williams (University of Greenwich).
TransScripts Volume 7, Spring 2018
“Digital Media and Society”
Submission deadline: January 5, 2018
TransScripts—the interdisciplinary online graduate student journal based at the University of California, Irvine—invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of our seventh volume is “Digital Media and Society.”
The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.
Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon
The seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts conference will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College, just outside of Philadelphia. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning.
Our definition of blended learning is quite broad, encompassing any combination of online and face-to-face instruction that supports close faculty-student interactions and high-impact, student-centered pedagogies, promotes life-long learning, or otherwise contributes to the goals and mission of a liberal arts education.
Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
University of Portsmouth
March 24th, 2018
Keynote: Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)
Post-Truth, as a concept, seemed to exemplify 2016. The term, in fact, was appointed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, underscoring its pre-eminence. The phenomenon is characterized by notions of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘false information’, but is this simply academic residue from the postmodern debate trickling down to its broader expression in social media?
THE PODCAST: FORMS, FUNCTIONS, FUTURES
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
8 - 9 February 2018
in Mainz, Germany
Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)
and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)