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CFP: GLOBAL ASIAS 5 CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 5, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science— in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history.

ACLA 2019 panel - Documented Figments: The Critical Value of Reimagining Facts in Biofiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Laura Cernat / KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Since biofiction is gaining legitimacy as a literary category, refining its theoretical framework becomes crucial. One of the main aspects of this process is to understand the uses of a novelist’s freedom to create meaning by altering or complementing the information provided by historical documents. It is our claim that, far from entailing an unfamiliarity with sources or an arbitrary play, the freedoms that biofiction takes are strategic. They express the assimilation of facts into a narrative thread capable of revealing tangled or unspeakable truths that the documents can only suggest, and of inserting these truths into the crevices of dominant narratives.

Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience (NeMLA, Washington DC)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We would like to call to your attention to a panel that will be held at NeMLA's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C. next spring (March 21-24, 2019). The calls for papers are copied below. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French through NeMLA's online portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17513 until September 30, 2018.

Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience 

Topics and Themes in Canadian Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

The academic journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction (http://www.sf-foundation.org/publications/foundation/index.html), supported by the Science Fiction Foundation at the University of Liverpool, UK, invites contributions for a special issue on Canadian science fiction. The special issue is guest edited by Heather Osborne (University of Calgary, Canada).

Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

ChLA19 "Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations"

Dr. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Meral Kaya (Assistant Professor)

 

Panel for 2019 Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference “Activism and Empathy”, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 13-15, 2019

 

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Geneva M. Gano/ Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

MELUS Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2019

Sandra Cisneros is perhaps best known for The House on Mango Street, a “little” book that explores the interior life of a Mexican American girl growing up in a Chicago neighborhood.  Although this close focus has tended to position Cisneros as a writer of the minor and the domestic, this panel will investigate the breadth and range of her work and career, positioning her and her work within an intersectional framework that attends in particular to ways in which Cisneros identifies herself and her work as expansively multi-ethnic and multi-national. 

Culture, Community, and Change

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:40pm
21st Century Englishes via the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Culture, Community, and Change: The 6th Annual 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conferenc

The 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling Green State University’s Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America & BGSU Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU English Department, BGSU General Studies Writing, and BGSU Student Organizations.

Conference Date: November 10, 2018

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:43am
Anthony Stepniak & Connor Winterton / University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

CFP:

Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema

Conference to be held at the University of Northampton (UK)

16/02/2019 – 17/02/2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 16/11/2018

Melville's Origins NYC (Updated)

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:57am
Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: MELVILLE’S ORIGINS (UPDATED)

New York University, New York, NY

June 17-20, 2019

Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2018

Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:56am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April 2019 – Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Travel, the daily movements of people (and animals), our mobility and ability to traverse spaces and places is the cornerstone of life in the 21st Century. We take it for granted, we presume it to be a feature of daily life and assume it to be a right which belongs to all of us. But whilst ‘travel’ appears to be initially straightforward, even a cursory glance quickly reveals an intricate, nuanced and multi-layered phenomenon which, even now, we struggle to fully understand or appreciate.

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:30am
University of East Anglia, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest, 12th-14th September 2019.The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is hosting an international conference to mark the centenary of Lessing's birth.

Bonnie Jo Campbell and the Midwest – SSML Conference (deadline extended)

updated: 
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:54pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

We invite paper proposals for a special panel sequence on Bonnie Jo Campbell, who will receive the 2019 Mark Twain Award for Outstanding Contributions to Midwestern Literature. These papers will be presented at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.