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Utopian Acts

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:40pm
Katie Stone and Raphael Kabo, Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Utopian Acts

Birkbeck, University of London

1 September 2018

http://utopia.ac/

Above all, we need to understand utopia as a method rather than a goal … always suspended between the present and the future, always under revision, at the meeting point of the darkness of the lived moment and the flickering light of a better world, for the moment accessible only through an act of imagination.

- Ruth Levitas, Utopia as Method (2013)

Another world is possible.

- The activists of the World Social Forum

Keynote speakers

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:20am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS 2018

ENGLISH NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE SESSION

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Conference Dates: October 4-6, 2018

Cheyenne, WY

 

Inhabiting immersive territories in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:25am
Pierre-Louis Patoine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene

 

Institut du monde Anglophone

Sorbonne Nouvelle University

5, rue de l’École de médecine 75006 Paris

 

June 22-23, 2018

 

Career Construction Theory and Life Writing - Special Edition of 'Life Writing'

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:24am
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Over the last twenty years, a new form of career counselling practice has emerged, one that Mark Savickas (Career Counselling, 2011) refers to as career construction theory. Where earlier forms of vocational guidance utilised aptitude tests, statistical profiling and other forms of quantitative analysis, career construction takes a far more qualitative approach to employment counselling. By encouraging clients to see their careers as stories of which they are both the metaphorical authors and the main protagonists, career construction counsellors enable them to envisage the next chapter in those stories.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MSA 2018: Modernism and Religious Visual Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:20am
Jack Dudley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?

(Non)human Worlds and Worldings - TaPRA Bodies and Performance WG CFP 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:19am
Theatre and Performance Research Association: Bodies and Performance Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Call for Papers: TaPRA 2018 Bodies and Performance Working Group 

Bodies and Performance: (Non)human Worlds and Worldings

 How do worlds perform upon bodies and how do bodies perform worlds?

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:18am
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

13th – 14th September 2018

Edge Hill University

Speakers:

Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside

Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University

Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow

 

‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’

Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)

Participants for "Narratives of Property in British History" NACBS Panel

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
Agnes Burt, Phd Candidate, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

 

 

Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
SAMLA, November 2-4, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid monsters. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2018 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University crystal.odavidson@mga.edu .

Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:15am
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

REPLACEMENT AND REPLACEABILITY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

VIII Graduate Conference in Culture Studies

6–7 December 2018 | Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon

 Call for Papers

We call for papers for the 8th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies. This edition will be on the theme of “Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture” and takes place in Lisbon on the 6th and 7th of December 2018. The conference is organized by The Lisbon Consortium in conjunction with the Research Centre for Communication and Culture at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Special Issue "Entangled Narratives: History, Gender and the Gothic"

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:14am
Gina Wisker (University of Brighton) and Anya Heise-von der Lippe (Universität Tübingen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The Gothic is a "negative aesthetic" (Botting 2014, 1). It influences a plethora of cultural phenomena from literature and other media to fashion and music. It is also an ever-shifting framework of creative expressions and critical approaches, which has a tendency to reinvent itself and adapt to new cultural circumstances. The Gothic troubles the familiar, replaces complacency with dis-ease, offering rich opportunities for new explorations and expressions of seeming fixities, interpretations of history, certainties of gendered identity.

East Europe as a Multi-Cultural Space

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:57am
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

October 5-6, 2018

Batumi, Georgia

 

Conference organized by  

 

BATUMI SHOTA RUSTAVELI STATE UNIVERSITY

Co-organizer

 

BATUMI ART TEACHING STATE UNIVERSITY

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

updated: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:39am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

CSL Postgraduate Conference- 2018

Post-truth-An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Further to our earlier posting, we would like to announce the final schedule for our one-day conference relating to the topic of "post-truth". 

Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Tampere, Finland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 23, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 23, 2018

"Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age"

August 23-24, 2018
University of Tampere, Finland

Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen's University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)

Call for Papers

D H Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:14pm
Adam Parkes / University of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North American solicits proposals for a panel on "Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Birmingham, Alabama on November 2-4, 2018.  Please send a 200-word abstracts, a brief biographical statement (including academic affiliation and contact information) by May 15 to: Adam Parkes, University of Georgia, at aparkes@uga.edu.

Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The Writer Works Book (working title), a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:06am
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

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 in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

Modern Institutions

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Prospective peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform

“Modern Institutions”

Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus

Pirates and the American South

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:03am
Kristopher Mecholsky (Louisiana State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are relatively absent in the present southern literary canon and its criticisms. As the Companion to Southern Literature mentions with some surprise, “southern writers…seem not to have cared much about pirates…[particularly] given the fact that some of the most notorious pirates worked the coastal regions of the Southeast.” And yet, nineteenth-century fiction about the American South was flooded with pirates.

CFP: Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:02am
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

June 20th – 22nd 2018

CFP Deadline: 29th March 2018

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Tina Campt (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies, Barnard College)

Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge, Alberta)

 

2018 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2018 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

Stars and Star Systems in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, Palacky University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities

vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019)

 

“Stars and Star Systems”

in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

 

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK: Legacies of Colonialism

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:13pm
Dorothy Wang/"Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK" research group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism

27-28 October 2018

Queens' College
University of Cambridge

 

Against the contemporary reality of Brexit and an openly racist and sexist US president, alongside draconian detention and deportation policies, anti-black and anti-Muslim violence in the UK and US, and the ongoing neglect of indigenous people’s dispossession, it is time to stop doing poetry and poetry studies as usual.

Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:09pm
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen

University of Liverpool

4th - 5th June 2018

 

Confirmed Keynotes:

Professor Pamela Robertson Wojcik, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Timothy Shary, Southern New Hampshire University

Professor Karen Lury, University of Glasgow

 

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 11-12 July 2018

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:21am
Joshua Gulam / Liverpool Hope University - Media and Communication Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Please submit absrtacts by Saturday, March 31st.

 

Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018

 

The Review of English Studies Essay Prize

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:20am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2018 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present. 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2019 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Other entries of sufficient quality will also be considered for publication in RES.

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:18am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Expressions of Interest & Call for Papers:

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Thursday 28th June 2018, University of Portsmouth

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor John Mercer, Birmingham City University

 

 

This one-day PGR Workshop seeks to interrogate the relationship between sex and celebrity – the role of sex in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. As well as academic papers and roundtable discussion, this event will also include PGR professionalization sessions.

 

Literary Politics Beyond Colonial Recognition

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:16am
MLA 2019/Gabriella Friedman and Alex Young
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

The goal of this session is to explore literature as an arena for articulating alternatives to colonial recognition. In recent years, scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, but especially in Indigenous and Black studies, have challenged the role of recognition in resisting regimes of racialization and empire. However, there is not yet a large body of scholarship grappling with the role of literature in crafting forms of politics that do not depend on the recognition paradigm. We believe that literature, with its emphasis on imaginative creation, is a site of cultural production that holds unique insights about what politics without recognition might be like.

 

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