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Songs of Innocence and of Experiential Learning

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:25am
Jesse Miller (Northeast Modern Langauge Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Experiential Learning has been described as an innovative approach to pedagogy in the fields of literature, language, and composition. Proponents argue that integrating Experiential Learning opportunities such as public projects, the production of publications, partnerships with local organizations, volunteering, and field trips into the curriculum enable students to connect what they've learned in the classroom to the wider world. But the significance of the concept of experience in the scholarship on experiential learning, although far from self-evident, remains largely untheorized. In Songs of Experience, Martin Jay points out that in modern philosophy the concept of experience has taken on a range of meanings, sometimes to conflicting ends.

" Victorian Fun, Amusement and Delight," For the Humanities Congress at the University of British Columbia, June 1-7th, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:07am
VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

From Edward Lear’s owl-and-pussycat elopement, the Queen’s laughable rage in Wonderland, to the visual wit found in illustrations by Phiz and the Punch artists, the Victorian era was no stranger to delight and merry-making. In one sense, the Victorian era was a bastion of prudish puritanical “no nonsense,” of earnest rationalism in its documenting positivism and nascent naturalist sciences. In another sense, this historic moment also saw the flowering of imaginative merriment through the emergence of leisure time for working and bourgeois classes, which inspired a myriad of humorous and nonsense artistic forms to proliferate.

Questioning Italian Romanticism: Foscolo, Leopardi and Manzoni in debate (NeMLA)

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The classical-romantic debate (1816-1826) was a crucial moment for the definition of modern Italian literature. Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi and Alessandro Manzoni, while taking part in the discussion, express some of the key aspects of their poetics. These three authors, some of the most important in Italian literature, were deeply influenced by the debate; at the same time, they claimed their original positions, which are not completely identifiable as either Classicist or Romantic. Indeed, sometimes scholars have, for example, unduly classified Leopardi as a Romantic, even though he thought of himself as a Classicist.

"Place and Placelessness": The 15th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:11am
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will host its 15th international conference, "Place and Placelessness," in Toulouse, France, from June 24-29, 2019, with an optional pre-conference meeting date in Paris on June 23 to tour significant Fitzgerald sites. 

Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition (Sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:24pm
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”

 

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:25am
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal  of  Literary  Studies

online,  open access,  peer-reviewed, UGC approved; ISSN: 2456-7507Volume IV Number i & ii (January & July 2019 issues)

Special Issues on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics - NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:00am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS:   

March 21st-24th, 2019  

Washington D.C.

The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 

Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018

 

Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics

 

Film & Media Festivals Studies, SCMS 2019 in Seattle (March, 13th-17th)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:00am
SCMS Film & Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

To participate in a preconstituted panel sponsored by the Film and Media Festivals SIG, please submit a summary no longer than 500 words, 3-5 bibliographic sources, and an author bio no longer than 150 words.

Please copy and paste your proposal into the body of the email message (avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”

The suggested panel/workshop titles/themes are for your consideration. If you wish, feel free to suggest another! We are providing this service to help coordinate the papers of the SIG members so that a maximum number have the best chance of being selected to participate in the conference; this has proven to be a very successful tactic.

 

Fictional Representations of Translators and Theories on Their Work

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 1:22pm
Erin Riddle / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

This is a call for papers for session participants at the Northeast Modern Language Association's anniversary convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24. General details about the conference can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html . The title of this session is "Fictional Representations of Translators and Theories on Their Work."

Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (deadline 9/30/18; conference 3/21-24/19)

50th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, DC

 

Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (ASLE Session)

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

What Is Dead May Never Die: Italian Revivals of the Tragic (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:34am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.

Wonder Women: Amazons in the Early Modern European Imagination (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

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