The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also forward a CV or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
‘There’s a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma.’ -Diane Arbus
The Southwest Conference on Christianity and
Literature will be held at at the University of Dallas this year.
The theme of this year's conference is The Christian Storyteller, and
the keynote speaker is Barbara Nicolosi Harrington. We wlcome papers on all
aspects of narrative, including film, which is a particular interest
of Dr. Harrington's. Please submit abstracts of 150-200 words to Dr.
Bernadette Waterman Ward (email@example.com) by May 30.
The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.
CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)
Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin
Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.
This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a special session panel on the theme "Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human" for the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CoSMo – Comparative Studies in Modernism
Human Transitions, Global Change
People, images, forms, symbols and stories in global flows
No. 15 (December 2019)
In the global era, the transformation of humanity is intrinsically connected to the intensification of transit of people on the surface of the earth — flows of migrants, tourists, professional and educational flows etc. — and simultaneously to transit of cultural elements — flows of images, forms, symbols, stories, codes, formats etc. — occurring in media culture.