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MLA: Intertexts of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:12am
Brenda Machosky / American Assoc of Australasian Lit Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity.  Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.  

Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged.  See:  https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2019/2019-Presidential-Theme

MSA 18 — The Graphic City: Urban Studies After The Visual Turn

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:11am
David B. Hobbs + Joshua Schneiderman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

The Graphic City — Urban Studies After The Visual Turn

…From the rear platform of a fast ‘El’ train,
I watched the city’s undulating lights
And felt about my heart the antique pain
That man has always felt for beauty’s signs.
And often I was wildly moved to test
Myself against the city’s gleaming lines,
To feel their edges touch my bare brown breast!

—from “Song of New York” by Claude McKay (1926)

Leonard Cohen: A Retrospective

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:11am
Kait Pinder / Mount Allison
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

At the time of his death in November 2016, Leonard Cohen had published two novels, eight poetry collections, and several volumes of selected works. In his better-known role as a singer, he had produced fourteen studio albums (which he once claimed to be hardly different from his books of poems), including You Want It Darker, released in October 2016 just before his death. Beloved by fans around the world for his “golden voice” and its signature mixture of the holy and the profane, Cohen was mourned at the moment of a perceived shift in global politics. Cohen died on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections and did not see Donald Trump’s victory.

Publishing William Morris and his Circle (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
William Morris Society in the United States / SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, for the 2019 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):

This session seeks new perspectives on publishing William Morris and his circle. Topics might focus on Morris as publisher, on illustrations, on printing, or on the physical format of the book. We especially welcome papers that address publications outside of the Kelmscott Press, and/or that feature book history or digital humanities approaches. 

Palimpsestes: Genetic Translation Studies special issue

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
Palimpsestes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue (spring 2019) will be devoted to genetic translation studies (involving both translators’ drafts and author-translator correspondence) with English as a source- or target-language.