As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 20-24, 2017; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI).
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative." The conference will be held from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, 2017. Confirmed keynote speakers include Matt Kish, illustrator of Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, and Dr. Nina Caputo, author of graphic history Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263.
Early Modern Satire: Themes, Re-Evaluations and Practices (2 - 4 November, 2017)
Romance is one of the most beloved genres of media around the world. Catherine Roach describes fans of romance fiction as ‘ludic readers... who read for play and pleasure’ (2016, 32). According to Roach, romance fandom is both ‘intensely private, as the reading experience can be, but also powerfully communitarian’ (32). Despite the popularity of romance media, romance fandoms remain relatively unaddressed within fan studies. Traditionally, the relationship between “shipping” and romance has been cast as either oppositional or ambivalent. Catherine Driscoll argues that romance “generally appears as a mute field” in studies of fan fiction (2006, 82). Romance is framed as a force that sexually explicit fan fiction responds to or acts against.
The Centre for Theory & Criticism at Western University
in conjunction with Western University’s graduate programs
in Comparative Literature & Hispanic Studies, invite presentation-
proposals for their upcoming conference “TOXIC-CITIES/TOXIC-CITY”
to be held March 2—3—4, 2017, in sunny London Ontario Canada
Recent scholarship has employed the term “late modernism” to describe a set of wide-ranging changes to English national culture, in and after the 1930s: a sense of the British Empire’s imminent decline, a necessary reaction to global war, and a growing intellectual reconciliation between politics and art, exemplified by the Mass Observation movement. Modernist studies, however, has not yet established such a guiding narrative for late modernism in the United States. This panel offers a platform for considering what late modernism might look like in the American scene, from the Depression of the 1930s to the upheavals of the 1960s.
I am looking for 3-4 proposals for a conference panel for the Rhetoric Society of Europe Conference in Norwich, U.K., July 3rd-5th, 2017. The conference call for proposal is here: http://eusorhet.eu/fileadm…/www.eusorhet.eu/RSE_2017_CFP.pdf
Panel Theme: Affect Theory/Pathos and Rhetorical Persuasion
Scholars who study rhetorical persuasion have recognized that the acceptance of a message often rests on the unconscious affective resonance of the message. Persuasive communication relies heavily on capturing people’s unconscious desires, thus shaping people’s perception of reality.
Call for proposals
Experiencing Nonhuman Spaces: Between Description and Narration
The First Annual Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference is hosted by the Society of English Graduate Scholars at Illinois State University in Normal, IL and currently accepting presentation proposals. This year’s conference theme is the exploration of “the in-between” from diverse and varied scholarly perspectives.
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2017
Call For Submissions: ISSUE #2
Submissions for EPIZOOTICS! #2 are now being accepted for publication in
early 2017. We invite submissions of literary criticism, poetry, microfiction, artwork, photography, translations and interviews.
In particular, we would like to develop a forum for questions concerning the anthropocene, the post-human, the ecocritical, the phenomenological, the spatial, the philosophical, the contemporary and the migratory. There is no set theme. However, we are looking for experimental, philosophical, contemporary and risk-taking material.
General Submission Guidelines
Class is all Around You: Exploring Class, Identity, and Ideology in American Literature
Editors: John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.
***Call for Papers***
Undisciplined Readings: Rethinking Practices and Methods
21st Annual CLIFF Graduate Conference
March 17-18th, 2017
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Keynote: Professor Ilya Kaminsky
Submission deadline: December 8th, 2016
Reading practices, in many ways, form the basis of our discipline. However, we often take them for granted, or remain unreflective about their consequences. Whether it is our close reading methodology or more broadly the perspective we adopt, ways of reading require renewed attention and scrutiny.