Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are strikingly absent in the present southern literary and cultural canon and its criticisms.
Conference - MLA Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA
Dates of the conference - January 9th-12th 2020
The Poe Studies Association will sponsor a session at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes.” Islands are central to some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works—think “The Island of the Fay,” the later chapters of Pym, the barrier island setting of “The Gold-Bug”—but they also play important roles in other Poe texts in which they are not blatantly visible—for example, the orangutan in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is brought to Paris from Borneo. This panel will engage with the currents of archipelagic American studies to reassess how islands, oceans, and archipelagoes function in Poe’s literary corpus.
The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. This award recognizes the best entry for a scholarly essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference the previous year. Entrants should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a national, regional, or international academic conference during 2018 (January to December) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.
The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite paper proposals for SAMLA 2019 on the conference theme of "Language: Power, Identity, and Relationships." Proposals addressing any aspect of McCullers' life and works are welcome, especially those that contribute new understandings of how McCullers deploys language to institute, reify, challenge, and/or reconfigure power relations at the individual, communal, societal, national, or geopolitical levels. If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amber P. Hodge, Carson McCullers Society Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 20, 2019. SAMLA 2019 will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10.
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The 2019 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2019 theme: The Ties that Bind. Topics could range from familial relationships, playwright associations, or the societal bonds that connect Shakespeare's characters. Consideration will also be given to papers dealing with first folio connections in conjunctions with The Book of Will. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.
Friendship: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 12th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
This inclusive conference aims to explore all aspects of friendship through an interdisciplinary dialogue that transcends the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal with a view to forming a selective innovative publication.