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Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Concordia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts - Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice

Editors: James Leo Cahill (University of Toronto) and Luca Caminati (Concordia University, Montreal) 

 

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017: The University of Arizona’s Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Call for Papers

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 29

 

New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017:

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

 

The University of Arizona’s Department of English

 

April 21-22, 2017

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

“[T]here are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”—Herman Melville, Mardi

 

Voicing the Refugee Crises

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Special Session MLA 2018, New York
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Please consider submitting to a special session in MLA convention 2018.

Voicing the Refugee Crises:

The urgency of the current refugee crises in the Western world impels us to examine texts coming from refugee writers seeking hospitable homes.

Deadline 1 February 2017. Send abstracts with brief CV to Dr. Feroza Jussawalla: fjussawa@unm.edu and Lava Asaad: la3g@mtmail.mtsu.edu

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

October 26-28, 2017

Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

at the Oakland Marriott City Center

Call for Papers

ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their

forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We

are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social,

and political dimensions of the arts today.

/ What roles can we imagine for the arts in relation to forms of social action and political

The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:20am
INTESDA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions in Intra-Asian Travel

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:20am
Department of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Department of English

University of Delhi

Delhi – 110007, India

 

International Conference

On

 

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions

 in Intra-Asian Travel

March 20-21, 2017

Call for Papers

Placing, Spacing, Displacing - Postgraduate Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:14am
University of Malta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Placing, Spacing, Displacing: A Postgraduate Symposium
Department of English, University of Malta

 


‛[T]he work is a work only when it becomes the intimacy shared by someone who writes it and someone who reads it, a space violently opened up by the contest between the power to speak and the power to hear’ – Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature

‛Just as none of us is beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography’ – Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism

‛[W]hatever your interests may be, they can be significantly advanced by adopting a critical spatial perspective’ – Edward W. Soja, Seeking Spatial Justice

Margaret Atwood Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Margaret Atwood Studies Journal always invites submissions (from both members and nonmembers of the Society alike). Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 6,250 words, double-spaced, written in grammatical English, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. Please include an abstract. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. There is no submission deadline; we take submissions on a rolling basis.

RMMLA 2017 Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Brad Lint / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CFP, RMMLA 2017 Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

We welcome paper proposals exploring the broad theme of “Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers” in Asian comparative literature and film. Papers might, for example, consider how national borders and cultural boundaries are circumscribed, maintained, crossed, modified, moved, or eliminated as well as their implications for identity, representation, conflict, and cooperation. Barriers might be considered in either a literal or figurative sense. Topics may include, but are not limited to

• Political and familial division

• Migration, travel, and the expatriate experience

• Postcolonial and diasporic identity

Beyond the Ruin: Investigating the Fragment in English Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Department of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

10th International Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Department of English Language and Literature

23-25 November 2017

 

“Beyond the Ruin: Investigating the Fragment in English Studies”

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Apostolos Lampropoulos,  Université Bordeaux-Montaigne

Carl Lavery, University of Glasgow

Joe Orton: 50 Years On

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Deadline for 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers: 31 April, 2017

Possible topics include:

Orton and satire/black comedy/farce

Orton’s TV plays

Orton as diarist

Orton and race

Orton and crime

Orton and art

Orton on screen

Orton and the 1960s

Gay/Queer Orton

Orton and Halliwell

The defaced library book covers

Orton and Leicester

The Orton industry

Orton’s influences

Orton’s influence

Orton’s legacy

Natures 2017: Collisions and Collaborations within Contact Zones

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
The Natures Conference: An Annual Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

The Natures 2017 conference convenes April 21, 2017 on the campus of La Sierra University (Riverside, CA USA).  Learn more about the Natures Conference here.

Our 2017 theme, "Collisions and Collaborations with Contact Zones," invites papers from the broad range of fields loosely housed under the umbrella of the environmental humanities.

We seek papers on topics that include, but are not limited to:

MLA 2018 “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity"

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino /Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Forum on Language Change is accepting proposals on “Language Change: Global (Im-) migration and Linguistic Insecurity” for the 2018 MLA in New York City. With increased immigration to developed countries in recent decades we have seen a proliferation in the number of languages, cultures, ethnicities, religions, nationalities and countries represented by the immigrants.  We seek papers that examine how global migration has an impact on language at the individual and community level contributing to linguistic insecurity and other language-related changes, such as language maintenance, death, choice, lingua franca / ethnolects’ development and other phenomena resulting from migrant contact situations.  How is language policy used to assimilate or margina

Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:12am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 10 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF
Guest Editor
Christine Froula, Northwestern University, USA

My God I love to think of you, Virginia, as my friend … pray consider how rare it is to
find some one with the same passion for writing that you have, who desires to be
scrupulously truthful with you – and to give you the freedom of the city without any
reserves at all.
– Katherine Mansfield, Collected Letters (vol. 1, p. 131, ?24 June 1917)

Whiteness and the American Superhero

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:12am
Sean A. Guynes
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Chapters

WHITENESS AND THE AMERICAN SUPERHERO

Co-edited by Sean A. Guynes and Martin Lund

 

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