2017 was a year of feminist action and 2018 strongly continues this movement: the year began with the national Women’s March in DC, and the year closed with media reporting mass cover-ups of sexual exploitation and abuse in Hollywood and with the reporting of women finding power in uniting their voices. The #metoo movement was birthed and has become a rallying cry for continued awareness of misogynistic practices, collaboration to resist gendered violence, and recover women’s innate worth. Oprah Winfrey summed up these actions in her 2018 Golden Globes speech stating, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.
Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies
A Special Issue Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Ivanhoe
Dr Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) and Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow, UK)
In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.
Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy
“Melville at 200”
Deadline: September 1, 2018
And some certain significance lurks in all things, else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher. (Chapter 99 of Moby-Dick, “The Doubloon”)
GRAND VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
CALL FOR PAPERS – Submission Deadline JUNE 1, 2018
*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.
~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta
Deadline extended: Call for proposals for creative writing event: Congress 2018
Co-presented by CACLALS, ACQL and ACCUTE
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Campion Commons, University of Regina
Deadline extension notice
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And now for a creative perspective:
A graduate student reading and roundtable
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel
Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies
Saturday 2 June 2018
York St John University
School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
So—satire is no more—I feel it die—
No Gazetteer more innocent than I—
And let, a’ God’s name, every fool and knave
Be graced through life, and flattered in his grave.
Alexander Pope, ‘Epilogue to the Satires’ (1738)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES
14TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference April 20, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Morton, Professor of English, Rice University
Call for Papers: The Confidential Clerk (Vol.4)
The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2018 issue.
In Retrospect: Ellis Bell, Emily Bronte and their Wuthering Heights
Storytelling Conference 2018 deadline for submissions: March 30, 2018 full name / name of organization: University of Suffolk - Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards and Tom Vine contact email: email@example.com
Storytelling Conference 2018
10th and 11th July 2018,
University of Suffolk, UK
We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our Storytelling Conference is now open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically.
Second and Final Call for Papers:
Irreconcilable differences? Peace and Conflict in Irish Literature, Culture, and Politics. 10th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (Kristiansand, Norway, 3-4 May 2018)
Irish Studies is a contested field. Much of this can be construed as a healthy sign of differences of opinion or approach, but dissension can also be the source of weakening fragmentation and waste. This conference wishes to address notions of peace and conflict in a constructive manner, in a way that crosses the disciplines of Irish Studies.
Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities
UBC English Graduate Conference
University of British Columbia
May 4-5, 2018
Of bodies changed to other forms I tell;
You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change,
Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay
In one continuous song from nature’s first
Remote beginnings to our modern times.
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I
To recognize in paranoia a distinctively rigid relation to temporality, at once anticipatory and retroactive, averse above all to surprise, is also to glimpse the lineaments of other possibilities.