The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Spring 2017 issue, themed “The Sacrifice of Survival.” Submission deadline: May 15, 2017.
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
5th Annual Conference
October 27, 2017
Berkeley College, New York, NY
Hold Steady and Rock the Boat:
Stability and Transformation in the Twenty-First Century Classroom
Literary Texts as Raciolinguistic Projects?
The emerging field of "raciolinguistics" brings together linguistics, education, sociology, critical race theory, anthropology, and other fields, in an effort to jointly theorize race and language, "paying particular attention to how both social processes mediate and mutually constitue each other" (3). In what ways do literary texts facilitate, complicate, and negotiate the joint formation of racial and linguistic identity? What can literary studies glean from this new mode of inquiry? Please submit 300-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1 for consideration for a special sesssion at MLA 2018.
British Association of Holocaust Studies Fourth Annual Conference
University of Sheffield, July 25-27 2017
Call for Papers
A reminder that applications for the 2017 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research are due on March 1, 2017. Please see additional information below.
Call for Papers: International Conference, “Yoon Dong Ju: ‘A New Path’”
December 8-9, 2017
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.
The South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) aims to bring together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines during its 74th Annual Conference, October 5th – 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In an effort to reach this goal this year’s Technology in the Classroom panel welcomes you to submit a paper proposal by 4/1/17.
The topic for the Technology in the Classroom panel is open. We welcome papers, as well as practical or experience-based presentation proposals on the theory, pedagogy, or practical applications of technology in the classroom.
To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:
Jennifer Falcon at email@example.com
Special musicological issue on the topic “Music and Popularity”
One doesn't need to look hard to find someone declaring the "end of biography" generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy. Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.
I am currently in the process of editing a forthcoming publication entitled Equity, Equality and Reform in Contemporary Public Education to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication.
The 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world.
We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:
-studies of individual works and authors;
-studies that place works in their literary and/or
“‘Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject”
Graduate Student Conference
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 4-5, 2017
Timothy Wientzen (Skidmore College)
Andrew Gaedtke (UIUC)*
The BMG Reading Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its twelfth annual interdisciplinary conference, “Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject.”
‘Reading and Its Objects’
University of Sussex
8-9th May 2017
‘What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see
more, to hear more, to feel more. […] The function of criticism should be to
show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.’
-- Susan Sontag, ‘Against Interpretation’ 
‘What would a less strong theory look like – one that leaves room for the
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2017
“Reformations during the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
June 22–24, 2017