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Animals in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Virginia Humanities Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 VIRGINIA HUMANITIES CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

Animals in the Humanities: Relations, Representations, Ethical Implications

Roanoke College, Virginia

Dates: March 23–24, 2018                Submission deadline: February 15, 2018

Does the presence of animals in culture call the very nature of the humanities into question?

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

September 27-29, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

 

 

In his poem “Expected,” Mark Jarman writes

                         That sense derived from my mother

                        who saw an angel by her bedside as a child

                        and knew the ghosts who attended her

                        as she cleaned house were playful but indifferent.

Irreconcilable differences? Peace and Conflict in Irish Literature, Culture, and Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:12pm
Charles Ivan Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Second and Final Call for Papers:

Irreconcilable differences? Peace and Conflict in Irish Literature, Culture, and Politics. 10th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (Kristiansand, Norway, 3-4 May 2018)

Irish Studies is a contested field. Much of this can be construed as a healthy sign of differences of opinion or approach, but dissension can also be the source of weakening fragmentation and waste. This conference wishes to address notions of peace and conflict in a constructive manner, in a way that crosses the disciplines of Irish Studies.

The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness: Religion, Activism, and Protest

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Too often, especially in the United States today, religion is seen as the enemy of socio-political progress and change. But even a cursory glance at U.S. history — the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sanctuary Movement — attests to the role religion and religious individuals have played in resistance movements. This panel seeks papers that consider the influence of religion on political activism and protest movements — and not only in America, but globally.

“I knew him … a fellow of infinite jest”: Reading David Foster Wallace, Ten Years Later

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.

English Seventeenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Oct 4-6, 2018. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to clayldaniel@live.com or clay.daniel@utrgv.edu . All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Daniel Olsen, Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Call for Chapters: Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

Daniel H. Olsen, Brigham Young University

Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palmero

 

In recent years there has been a growth in the academic literature related to travel to sites related to tragedy and death. Labeled as dark tourism or thanatourism, this research has focused on typologizing dark tourism supply and demand, the ethical considerations regarding the commodification of death, as the ways in which death and tragedy are presented to a post-modern consumer society, and how dark tourism sites can be used for reconciliation and healing.

 

Virginia Woolf and spirituality: essay collection

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Kristina K. Groover
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.

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