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The Specialness of Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:19am
Frontiers of Narrative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

 

Transnational narrative

Postcolonial narrative

Fictional and factual narrative

Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

Classical narratology revisited

 

MLA 2019 Special Session: Service Learning & Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Scott Zukowski, Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

As more institutions turn outward to offer unique learning experiences for students, how do we create literature-based service-learning projects that are engaging and impactful?

Looking for presentations on successful service-learning projects that will be completed or in-progress by Fall 2018. 

Faculty-student co-presentations are especially welcome. 

Email CV & 200 word abstract by 25 March 2018.

 

Futures of Feminist Science Studies, Women's Studies Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Call for Papers, Women's Studies Special Issue: "Futures of Feminist Science Studies"

 

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: "Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture" and "Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom."

 

The State of American Literature in the Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:10am
Adam Meehan / Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Session panel for 2019 MLA Convention (Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019):

How has the Trump Era (re)shaped the ways we read/teach American literature? How has it affected American literary production?

Send 250-word abstract and brief bio/CV by 15 March 2018 to Adam Meehan (ameehan@palomar.edu).

MLA 2019 Conference “Ecopoetics and the Animal”

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:07am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

MLA 2019 - (De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:02am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for papers for a special session at the MLA 2019 conference  to be held in Chicago:

(De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South

Performing Precarity through crises of race, gender, migration, existence, regional/national/global hierarchies. Situating Precarity in postcolonial, neoliberal Global South vis-à-vis the Global North. 300 word abstracts to be submitted by March 15, 2018 to Sagnika Chanda at: sac204@pitt.edu

Affects, Feelings, and Emotions in Italian Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:34am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY).  This is a non-guaranteed session.

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Call for Abstracts

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:05am
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

 

 

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality

General Call for Abstracts and Papers

Volume 1 Issue 2, Summer 2018

 

Authors are welcome to submit articles or abstracts for the general issues of PRS at any time.

 

CFP: Creative Writing Education Today: A national celebration (4/30/18 - 10/5/18)

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:04am
Creative Writing Education today: a national symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Creative Writing Education Today
A national celebration

October 5 2018Tampa, Fl9.00 am - 5.00 pmVenue: Marshall Center, University of South Florida
Call for Presentations

You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium (beginning in Tampa, Florida in October 2018). Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:

- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- Assessment
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities

- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies

Public Feminisms

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:03am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Even as antifeminist and right-wing forces have gained footholds worldwide, feminists have forcefully asserted themselves in the public sphere as key voices of resistance. From the Women’s Marches around the world that took place the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, to the 2012 protests in Delhi, to a new resurgence of writers proudly adopting the moniker, feminists have organized to claim public space and a public voice. It is no overstatement to claim that “the resistance” is being led by women, with intersectional feminism at its core.

special journal issue 'Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:19am
peer reviewed academic journal 'Critical Multilingual Studies'
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

 

Critical Multilingualism Studies

Special Issue:

Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts

 

(Optional) 300-word queries / expressions of interest by May 1, 2018

Drafts due for peer review by September 1, 2018

Guest Editors: Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich

 

Call for Papers

 

“A painter’s drawing is really his writing…”

--Marc Chagall

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