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ACLA 2019-The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future (Washington DC, 3/7-3/10, 2019)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:38am
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2019 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. Living in an age saturated with memory and forgetting, we see the protagonists unsettled by their lost memory in films and novels: Memento (2000), The Bourne Identity (2002), Remainder (2005), The Amnesiac (2007), Amnesia (2014), The Girl On the Train (2015), The Buried Giant (2015), etc.. These amnesic protagonists, haunted by déjà vu they can never make sense of, often experience trauma and violence.

Migrant Works in German-Language Literature: Loss of Heimat and (Yugo)nostalgia (NeMLA 2019 Convention)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:27am
Aleksandra Starcevic / Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yugoslavia’s ties with German-speaking countries are deeply rooted in history. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through to the Gastarbeiter program of the 1960s and 1970s, various historical political connections account for why a great number of Yugoslavs live in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland today. In more recent times, the geographical proximity of German-speaking countries made these an accessible safe haven for refugees fleeing Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s. To this day, the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) remain the most brutal and violent conflict in post-1945 Europe. Following the cessation of violence in the Balkans, many of these refugees returned home, while others chose to stay in their new, adoptive homeland.

Theorizing the Border

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
ACLA 2018 (March 7 - 10, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The aim of this seminar is to bring together new theoretical perspectives on the border.  How might contemporary events have introduced new crossings, flows and frictions, realignments and ruptures that invite rethinking of the concept of a border?  All approaches welcome.

Submit paper proposals through the ACLA submission portal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper?destination=/theorizing-border&semin.... Deadline 9/20/18 @ 9:00 AM EST.

(Post)Colonialism in the Female Gaze

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
NeMLA - Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 2019

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, DC

Host: Georgetown University

Hotel: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

Modern Language Studies, book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu

Eudora Welty: One Writer's Beginnings Reconsidered

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

One Writer’s Beginnings Reconsidered

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s memoir One Writer’s Beginnings (Harvard UP, 1984). Loved and admired by a diverse readership, this book centers on the circumstances that sparked Welty's passion to become a writer. Originating from her presentations as inaugural speaker in Harvard’s Massey Lectures in American Studies (then the "Lectures in the History of American Civilization” ), the book chapters are based on her three lectures --“Listening,” “Learning to See,” and “Finding a Voice” --and they focus on Welty’s childhood and family life in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Eudora Welty: The Eye of the Photographer

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Eudora Welty Society Call for Papers

In 1944, Eudora Welty remarked “if you click your camera at something, people from nowhere run up and ask ‘Why did you take that?’”

The motivational impulse, artistic composition, cultural context, and sociological importance of Welty’s photographs have all received scholarly attention since the 1971 first publication of her photobook One Time, One Place. Our 2019 ALA panel invites further new work on Welty’s photography.  Proposals may include the relation of her photography to biography, literature, art history, to photographic technique, genre, and history, as well as to such topics as memory, location, and racial representation.

MVSA 2019: Victorian Power

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

 

  April 26-28, 2019                         Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

VICTORIAN POWER

Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference

"Challenging the seat of power; When antagonists threaten to take over a story, what then?"

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:35am
Jody Lisberger/Northeast Modern Language Association NEMLA (University of Rhode Island)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Literary Fiction Writers--SUBMIT for this NEMLA creative writing panel in DC, March 21-24, 2019 (I hope panel will be March 22-24): "Challenging the seat of power: When antagonists threaten to take over a story, what then?"

NeMLA 2019: Collaboration, Community, Learning (Strategies Across Cultures) (Roundtable)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:34am
Leah Richards, Shannon Proctor, Robert Daniel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This roundtable session invites teachers across a variety of disciplines (language studies, literature studies, composition, media studies, cultural studies, humanities in general) to talk about their praxis or to reflect on strategies that may be useful, particularly in helping learners in heterogeneous courses, programs or institutions.

REMINDER: The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)'s 50th Anniversary Convention/Dana Horton (Mercy College)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Panel: The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture

Human Values—Insights, Implications, Applications

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:39pm
Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Originally conceived as the premier showcase publication for work produced by faculty, students, and alumnae/i of AGLSP member programs, the Journal now accepts submissions from any institutions and areas of interest that reflect the interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education.

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