In 1974, in the shadow of the Vietnam War and amidst the economic and political retrenchments of post-1968, Ursula K. Le Guin published The Dispossessed. The novel’s radical innovation of the narrative utopia, with its unblinking acknowledgment of the form’s conceptual as well as practical limits, paradoxically revitalized and reactivated utopia’s uncompromising social vocation for an emphatically anti-utopian era.
Roundtable at 2019 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, 26-30 June, in Davis, California
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2019 American Literature Association conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on May 23-26, 2019. The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin," seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work.
Reckoning with Consent and Contract in Times of Instability
Indiana University Bloomington | March 1-2, 2019
Extended Submission Deadline: January 17, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser
Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University
Announcing The CODEX Papers: a new annual review from the CODEX Foundation
A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2: (First issue will appear early 2019)
The CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce a new and forthcoming publication, The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts. Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts, including:
Cartographies of Silence:
A Conference for Readers and Writers
23rd Annual CLIFF Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
March 15-16, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Professor Irena Klepfisz
Submission Deadline: December 7, 2018
It was an old theme even for me:
Language cannot do everything–
-- Adrienne Rich, “Cartographies of Silence”
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Reckoning With Appetite. The Deadline for Reviews is Friday, December 7th, 2018.
We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts:
Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture by Tamura Lomax (Duke, 2018)
The Blues Muse: Race, Gender, and Musical Celebrity in American Poetry by Emily Ruth Rutter (Alabama, 2018)
Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for two upcoming volumes in 2019. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.
The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 30th annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 23-26, 2019.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Call for papers
Special issue: Fraud and Forgery
Submission date: 15 January 2019
Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of fraud and forgery in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).This issue will consider representations of fraud and forgery in British literature and culture, ranging from thematic representations of these subjects in literature, their pervasiveness in economic cultures and discourses, to their entanglement with the processes of literary, artistic and cultural production.
Call for Papers: “Addressing Readers”
Venue: University Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Date: 28-29 November 2019
Research lab: EMMA, Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone (https://emma.www.univ-montp3.fr/fr/evenements/addressing-readers-pragmatics-communication-first-printed-novels-english)
Conveners: Virginie Iché & Sandrine Sorlin
Conference website: https://addressingreaders.wordpress.com/
Call for Papers
The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 29th Annual Conference
50thAnniversary of the Centre for Comparative Literature 1969-2019
What is time? How do we think about it? These timeless questions haunt us still.