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Edited Collection: “Marine Feet and Vesuvian Eyes”: The Volcanic Aesthetics of Maria Orsini Natale

updated: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 12:39am
Wake Forest University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

“The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!” ~ Nietzsche

 “I have marine feet and Vesuvian eyes, and this belonging to a universe that is land, sea, and lava, my allegiance to a world, not only is a poetic inclination but, in its instinct, a resonant and overwhelming force” ~ Maria Orsini Natale

 


 

 

Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The College Writer At-Work Book, 2nd edition, a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:01pm
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019

The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses.  This text especially works well used in conjunction with a college writing textbook in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

Shifting Shapes: Witch Characters and Witchy Performances

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:50pm
Jane Barnette & Chrystyna Dail / Theatre History Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Section

Theatre History Studies Volume 40 (2021)

 

Co-editors: Jane Barnette and Chrystyna Dail

 

Shifting Shapes: Witch Characters and Witchy Performances 

ALA Symposium on American Poetry

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:49pm
Richard Flynn/American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Call for Papers
American Literature Association Symposium “American Poetry”
February 20-22, 2020 Keynote Speaker:
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Pennsylvania State University

ALA symposia provide opportunities for scholars to meet in pleasant settings, present papers, and share ideas and resources.  The February 2020 symposium will focus on American poetry. While we welcome individual proposals, panels and roundtable discussions are also encouraged.

UPDATED: Material Religion and the Market

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA Annual Convention

5-8 March, 2020

Boston, MA

 

“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task” says “The Good Book Business” article published in The New Yorker in 2006, underlines the billion dollar industry of Bible-publishing in the U.S.

 

The Carmen Maria Machado Moment and the Latinx Literary Present

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado's short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (2017), was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize and Shirley Jackson Award, and the finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Robert W. Brigham Prize for Debut Fiction. Received to great acclaim, Her Body and Other Parties provocatively navigates between eerie and moving narratives that toy between science fiction, speculative fiction, horror, and fan fiction to underscore the various violences inflicted on women's bodies.

Poster Presentations

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot. These sessions are an opportunity for NeMLA scholars to share visual representations of their research. The format of the session allows presenters to display their work in a casual setting and to engage in informal conversations with convention participants regarding their work at a designated place and time.

Russia and Occultism (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

How does representation of the occult differ across time, such as in pre- and post-Soviet works? How are ghosts, alternative science, paganism, and the supernatural associated with themes and concepts in new Russian texts or new approaches to older works? Potential topics include but are not limited to the intersection of occultism with fantasy, science fiction, visual arts, politics, espionage, or satire.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18275.

Hawthorne’s Massachusetts

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session considers the relationship Nathaniel Hawthorne had with his home state. Topics may consider the incorporation of Massachusetts history into his fiction, who is included and excluded from that history, transatlantic elements to his writing, and the shadow of his family’s history and politics over his literature.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18172.

Frogpondia: Edgar Allan Poe and Boston (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe published his first volume of poetry with the pseudonym "A Bostonian." By the end of his life, he had dismissed the city of his birth as “Frogpondia” and its authors as chasing after transcendental fads. This session welcomes proposals that consider Poe’s relationship to and portrayals of Boston, as well as authors of the city.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18171.

Supernatural Connections: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:38pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

As a constant and chilling presence in individual lives and the popular imagination, the supernatural, as a cultural phenomenon, is prone to repeated revivals and resurrections. Like some uncanny revenant, the supernatural re-emerges at crucial historical moments, often transforming to reflect the concerns of its epoch. Recent times have seen a sharp rise in occult practice amongst millennials, many of whom have rejected more traditional spiritual systems in favour of Wicca, witchcraft and astrology.

Pulpit, Playhouse and Page: Theatrical and Non-Theatrical Exchange in early modern England

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:25pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

This two-day conference will explore connections between theatrical and non-theatrical texts in early modern England. Theatrical culture functioned in vibrant relation to both non-theatrical performances (such as sermons and entertainments) and non-dramatic poetry and prose. However, moments of exchange between different genres have too often been obscured by disciplinary silos.

By bringing together scholars with a wide variety of interests the conference will open up new research questions which address the creative exchanges between plays and a wide range of non-theatrical texts and performances.

Topics for consideration might include: 

Speculative World-Makings: The Environment and Human-Nonhuman Encounters in 21st.C Postcolonial Literary Imaginations

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:16pm
ACLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Postcolonial literary and cultural traditions have been always curious about worldmaking with nonhumans. In their introduction to Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011), Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey and George B. Handley highlight how environmental elements and nonhuman characters have been key witnesses to the injustices of colonialism, globalization, and neo-liberal forms of violence in postcolonial fiction and non-fiction.

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