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Call For Abstracts: themed issue on Futurities, Science, and Technology for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:44am
Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call For Abstracts: themed issue on Futurities, Science, and Technology for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

 

Edited by Krizia Puig, M.A. (kpuig@ucsc.edu) and Sav Schlauderaff, M.A. (savschlauderaff@gmail.com). Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2018.

 

Possible title: Techno-Flesh: Body Politics and Future Making

 

Anti-Oppressive Solidarities: 'Third World' Feminism's Leadership against Imperialism

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:43am
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will present work by scholars on the literature, movements, activism, and cultural production from the regions of Latin/South America, Africa, and Asia, which have, in a showcase of imperial language, been described as the “Third World” by those in the industrial West. This session topic is vital and timely as the Trump administration’s rhetoric toward Africa as having “shithole countries” and the United States’ history of colonization as “taming countries” calls upon us all to actively resist such violently colonial discourse with the narratives, stories, and experiences directly from the people of these areas.

Free Will and the Subjective Agency of Women in Dante's Commedia

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2019, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Free Will, defined by Dante's Virgilio as the noble power to guide and constrain the soul's natural inclination and desires (Purg 18.73),  holds a place of central concern in the Commedia. Elaborating on Marco Lombardo's discourse, the roman poet asserts that it is Free Will that accounts for the justice in feeling joy for doing good and misery for doing ill. While offering a general outline of the fundamental importance of Free Will in the ethical and moral rationale for the fate of departed souls, the pilgrim's first guide promises that Beatrice will provide clarity on this and other topics of particular complexity beyond the purview of his Classical pagan understanding.

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.  

Drugs and Capitalism

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:41am
The New Polis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Drugs and spices have long been at the center of global trade, but the concept of “drug” in its modern, Western sense is particularly derived from interactions with cultural “others.”  Thinkers such as Jacques Derrida have written on the ancient Pharmakon and its relationship to signification and sacrifice.

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature / Le texte mis à nu : de l’érotique de l’art à la littérature érotique

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:42am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature, Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal

 

Université de Montréal, April 25th-26th, 2019

 

Conference organized by Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Laurence Sylvain and Marie-Eve Bradette

 

Special Issue "Exploring Contemporary Historical Fiction"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:44pm
Dr Elodie Rousselot, School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

This special issue of the journal Humanities is dedicated to a field that is currently experiencing a veritable explosion: contemporary historical fiction. In recent years the genre has been successful in securing coveted literary prizes and in attracting the efforts of some of the best contemporary writers of fiction.

CFP: SEA Biennial Conference

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:29am
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Please submit a proposal for

The Society of Early Americanists 11th Biennial Conference

Hosted by The University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon ~ February 27th to March 2nd 2019

 

The Eugene biennial will be the SEA’s first on the West Coast. It will include sessions and talks exploring how the Pacific Rim and the Northwest are significant for Early American Studies.

The University of Oregon is a flagship research university with 23,600 students. Eugene is a city of 160,000 known for its organic agriculture, food, beer, and wine industries, and as “Track Town USA” for its history of famous athletes and championship meets.

Reading Love with Iris Murdoch

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:28am
Dr Rossie Artemis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 3, 2018

CFP: Reading Love with Murdoch: Philosophy and Literature in the Work of Iris Murdoch