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Eleventh International Melville Society Conference

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Eleventh International Melville Society Conference: Melville’s Crossings

King’s College London, June 27-30 2017

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016

Submission Email: melvilleatkings@gmail.com 

Website: http://melvilleatkings.wordpress.com

Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
2-3 December 2016

In cooperation with:
Institute of German Studies
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Institute of Russian Studies

Immortal Austen

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers

Immortal Austen

An International Conference

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University

At Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

13-16 July 2017

Robert Lowell at 100: (Re)Reading Lowell, Reading Ourselves

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, Mar 23-26
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Lowell himself left us some well-known misgivings about his accomplishments: the mere “snapshots” of his “threadbare art” in “Epilogue”; the “memorized . . . tricks” that “somehow never [left] something to go back to” in “Reading Myself,” which I’ve played on in my own title. He was nevertheless the dean of American poets when he died, suddenly and far too young, in 1977. Through the last decade of the 20th century, though, and since, it seems, at least arguably, that his star has been declining. For our conference in his centennial year (and even in the month of his birth), this session proposes at least a modest reassessment of Lowell’s career and achievement. It seems like a good time.

 

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

[UPDATED] CFP // Games and Literary Theory Collection

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 2:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Welsh
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CFP // Games and Literary Theory Collection

We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays at the intersection of game studies and literary theory.

This coming year will mark the fourth meeting of the International Conference Series on Games and Literary Theory at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Having hosted the previous two meetings, we have witnessed a rich diversity of scholarship claiming this interdisciplinary field. Yet, we have also noted in the breadth of approaches a lack of a shared disciplinary history or critical archive.

Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence (Panel NeMLA 2017)

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence" at the 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Please follow this link to read the CFP on NeMLA webpage: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16481

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due July 23, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

“A Quest for Remembrance”: The Descent into the Classical Underworld

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

'A Quest for Remembrance' : The Descent into the Classical Underworld"

A One-day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Warwick 

Saturday 20th May 2017

Keynote speaker: Professor Edith Hall, King's College London

"μνήσασθαι ἐμεῖο" [remember me]
Odyssey 11.71

UPDATE - new deadline - PAMLA 2016 (Nov. 11-13, 2016) in Pasadena, CA

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.

Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

For a list of extended sessions go here: http://www.pamla.org/news/2016/06/18/2016-pamla-conference-extended-pape...

Blasphemous Translation

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Manuela Borzone
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This is a CFP for a panel at NeMLA 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

In The Location of Culture (1991), Homi Bhabha introduces the term “cultural translation” as a way to read how “newness” enters the “world,” i.e., postcolonial and minority voices, even if the result might be “blasphemy as a transgressive act of cultural translation” (225-27). Blasphemy, read as a form of newness (which Bhabha decouples from Rushdie’s fatwa and links to survival and dreaming), is then an attempt to desacralize what is already established as sacred, or canonical. 

CfP: 4th International Symposium "Days of Justinian I", The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe, Euro-Balkan University, University of Bologna, Skopje, 11-12 November 2016

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mitko B. Panov, Institute of National History / Euro-Balkan University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Call for Papers

4th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I”

Special Thematic Strand for 2016

“The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe",
Skopje, 11-12 November, 2016

Organised by “EURO-BALKAN” UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy

With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia

CFP: The Comics of Alison Bechdel (edited collection; DEADLINE December 1, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Papers

The Comics of Alison Bechdel:  From the Outside In

 

“The Comics of Alison Bechdel:  From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi.  This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Alison Bechdel, offering new examinations of her entire body of work. 

 

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