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Piracy and the American South

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:15am
Kristopher Mecholsky (LSU)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

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.

Queering Food Studies

updated: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:25am
Dr. Ed Chamberlain
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Conference - MLA Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA

Dates of the conference - January 9th-12th 2020

Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

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.

Carson McCullers Annual Outstanding Conference Paper Award

updated: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:19pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.

SAMLA 2019: Power, Identity, and Relationships in the Works of Carson McCullers

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:08pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

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 ahodge@go.olemiss.edu by Monday, May 20, 2019. SAMLA 2019 will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10.

Update - Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 15-17, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:47am
Lisa Wenger Bro / Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

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. 

 

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

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

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:43am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Friendship: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

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.