The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University will host “Imagining the Coast: a Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea” at Mystic Seaport and Enders Island, Mystic CT, Sept 14-16, 2018.The symposium will bring together regional scholars, authors, museums, historical societies, libraries and community members to discuss the importance of the coastline and seas to the region’s history, culture, ecology, and identity, including its global connections. Long Island Sound and the coast of Connecticut and its bordering states are the primary focus, but given the inherently global nature of maritime zones, our oceanic connections to other regions will also be considered.
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at email@example.com by no later than April 5, 2018.
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy
Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: “Consuming Cultures”
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2018 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Papers on any topic will be considered, yet participants are welcome to explore this year's conference theme: “Consuming Cultures.” A general description of this theme can be found here.
Roundtable on how critical race theory can shape the disciplinary futures of Victorian Studies (non-guaranteed session). Send 250-word proposals for a 5-minute talk and brief bio by 9 March 2018 to Dr. Ronjaunee Chatterjee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 51 (4/2018)
Editors: Luz Mar González-Arias (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Monika Glosowitz (University of Silesia, Poland)
Assistant Editor: Miłosz Markiewicz (University of Silesia, Poland)
May 18 and 19, 2018
Our inheritance of the open is vast. On the crest of Mallarmé’s “indefinite regions / of the wave” came an invitation to work ‘in the open’. Modernism’s fall into individualism and the palimpsest modeling of the postmodern has encouraged poetry’s relationship to the page to be one of renovation and, as Charles Olson signaled, of activity, setting in place “a whole series of new recognitions.” Here, the open poem’s unfixed nature is ally to forces continually shaped by tensions. And in this, Olson’s open field machinery – the energy of the projective, is still with us.
Writing the Black Country is a blog edited by Dr Paul McDonald and R. M. Francis, from the Centre of Transnational and Transcultural Research at University of Wolverhampton in the UK. It's designed to showcase writing about England's industrial Midlands, and we are interested particularly in poetry and short prose pieces that focus on specific areas within the region.
We're less interested in writing about the region generally, but are looking for site, place or area specific work. For example, using a town, a street, a site as a point of departure or as setting for a work of fiction or poetry.
In time, this blog will transition, becoming an online, interactive literary map.
ISHS invites humour researchers and practitioners to Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss humour from its basic definitions to innovative research and everything in between. Bringing together a variety of scholars, students and creative practitioners, we welcome proposals of papers, posters, special panel contributions, workshops and other academic formats related to humour research or the applications of humour research in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
Abstract submission / registration: www.folklore.ee/ishs2018/
Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference
Messengers from the Stars: Episode V – “Fragments of Humanity”
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
November 29-30, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for Submissions: Sūdō Journal volume 1, 2018.
“Blood, Sweat and Tears”