June 14-15, 2018 | The University of Sydney, Australia
Modern art and literature have long been considered challenging or “difficult,“ either formally or topically. Recent investigactions into the labor of the work of art and the industries of modern culture have also tended to emphasize the serious work undertaken by the modern artist in the pursuit of their career. This panel welcomes proposals for papers that will take a different tack, engaging with scholarship that probes modernist culture‘s mechanisms for non-productive labor and leisure. We hope to generate thinking that explores the modernist party, the relationship between modernist art and tourism, hobbies, games, and sports, bar and cafe culture, and unprofessionalism more generally.
Environment, Space and Place
The ENVIRONMENT, SPACE, AND PLACE Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association invites both general and themed submissions for the 16thAnnual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 2, 2018.
While generally misunderstood as a nihilistic musical genre that peaked in the late 1970s, punk rock has evolved into an anti-authoritarian subculture with diverse and sometimes conflicting aesthetics and political orientations. Punk was once portrayed as a genre of music that was against anything and everything. However, punk sub-genres (and the communities that have risen up around them) such as peace punk, crust, riot grrrl, and queercore have inserted the political and social concerns of critical inquiry front and center into their music, fanzines, and social activities, transforming a music fan bases into decentralized activist communities.
Call for Submissions: Teaching Thoreau
In 2018, the Thoreau Society Bulletin will begin publishing a series of essays on the subject of “Teaching Thoreau.” This new regular feature will focus on strategies for teaching the life and works of Henry David Thoreau while giving educators the opportunity to share their expertise and experiences with an audience of fellow teachers and students of Thoreau.
We are currently accepting submissions for next year. We invite educators of all levels and subjects to submit short essays (1,000-1,500 words) on their pedagogical methods both inside and outside of the classroom. The series will explore the value of teaching Thoreau from many different perspectives. Possible topics include:
MLA 2019 panel sponsored by the International James Joyce Foundation
The International James Joyce Foundation invites paper proposals for its 2019 MLA session in Chicago. The session topic is Joyce and women’s legal and civil rights. Papers might discuss marriage, divorce, inheritance, suffrage, or any other aspect of women's rights in Joyce's work. In light of contemporary feminist movements, proposals might consider Joyce's place in our current debates or Joyce's influence in similar debates of his time. Papers that discuss historical and legal aspects of Joyce's work in reference to women's rights are particularly welcome.
CFA: Critical Theories: Adorno & Foucault
DePaul University Graduate Student Workshop
April 20-1, 2018
Call for Abstracts Deadline: February 16, 2018
Theme: Critical Theories: Adorno & Foucault
The National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: November 8-11, 2018, Atlanta, GA
The organizers of the 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium (October 11–14, 2018, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas) invite paper proposals for a special panel focusing on Mark Twain and Jack London. The symposium will focus in general on the West and the environment, but proposals related to any subject that connects the writings, careers, or legacies of Jack London and Mark Twain are welcome. 200–300 word abstract proposals for individual papers (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information can be emailed to Calvin Hoovestol at Calvin.Hoovestol@utsa.edu
Carson McCullers Collection
Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by 1. Analyzing lesser-known short texts by McCullers, and 2. Examining (or reexamining) McCullers’ short texts using current contemporary perspectives. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
•Comparative readings of the short work of Carson McCullers (short fiction compared with other short fiction, or short fiction compared with longer texts);
•The reception and evolution of McCullers’ shorter works across national boundaries;
SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado
Conference Theme: “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas"
November 7-11, 2018 | Deadline for submissions: February 10, 2018
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In the Company of Margaret Fuller: Unexpected Genealogies of Feminism
Miniatures in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.) – Études Épistémè
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Nicholas Hilliard's death, the online peer-reviewed journal Études Épistémè (http://journals.openedition.org/episteme/) seeks articles examining miniatures in the early modern period from a historical and interdisciplinary perspective. Études Épistémè is DOAJ- and MLA- listed.