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Shakespeare and the African-AmericanExperience Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11am
South Carolina State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Call for Papers

 

 

                        Shakespeare and the African-American Experience

 

                                                February 17, 2017

 

                                        South Carolina State University

 

                                            Orangeburg, South Carolina

                       

 

 Any abstracts concerning the participation of African-Americans in stage productions, films, or literary criticism of  Shakespeare’s plays are encouraged for submission.

 

International Conference on Narrative 2017

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:10am
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26

www.narrative2017.com

The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago

Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

Byron and Islands (CEA 30 March-01 April 2017, Hilton Head Island USA)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:10am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Byron Society of America, an affiliate organization of The College English Association, will have one guaranteed panel at the CEA's annual conference.

Imagining the Future - Panelist Needed

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:10am
Michael Torregrossa / NEPCA Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

I am looking for a third (and possibly fourth) presenter to fill a slot on a panel devoted to the theme of "Imagining the Future" in fantastic (fantasy, horror, and science fiction) narratives for the meeting of the Northeast Popular Culture/America Culture Association this coming October. The session meets in the afternoon of Friday, October 21, at Keene State University in Keene, NH.

Please send abstract and bio to NEPCAfantastic@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Michael Torregrossa

Area Chair, The Fantastic

 

 

 

David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
University of St Andrews, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers
Saturday 3rd June 2017, School of English, University of St Andrews, UK

Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
Hangzhou Dianzi University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture?  How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?

Call for Proposals—Class is all Around You

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
Editors: John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Class is all Around You: Exploring Class, Identity, and Ideology in American Literature

Editors:  John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.

 

Thinking Space in the Anthropocene Era: Eco-criticism and Cosmopolitics

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
Mat Fournier
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

NemLa 2017 - Baltimore March 23-26 Thinking Space in the Anthropocene Era: Eco-criticism and Cosmopolitics

 

This seminar invites explorations on how to articulate theoretical reflections on spatiality within the frameworks of Ecocriticism and Cosmopolitics. In order to problematize the complex relationship that human beings establish with their physical environment, we seek to trace a genealogy of theorists who have elaborated different notions of space, from Humboldt’s understanding of the idea of Kosmos and Uexküll’s reflections on the concept of Umwelt, to the work of more contemporary authors such as Deleuze, Guattari, Stengers, Sloterdijk, Latour and Agamben.

Book History

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 48th annual conference. The conference will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2017. 

The 2017 theme is "Islands" and CEA invites papers and panels that address the idea of the island.  How are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape?  What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation?  Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?

Feminist and Queer Approaches to Religion

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ACCUTE Conference: May 27-30, 2017
Toronto, Canada (Ryerson University)

The Subject of Women in Proust

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
ACLA 2017 (Utrecht, Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization. Moreover, most critical discussions of women in Proust compartmentalize female characters either as “Madonnas” (Marcel’s mother and grandmother) or “whores” (Odette, Gilberte, Albertine, Léa, Rachel). But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.

Shakespeare's Things (essay collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:07am
Brett Gamboa, Dartmouth College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

 

Shakespeare’s Things:

Agency, Materiality, and Performance

 

Co-edited by Brett Gamboa (Dartmouth College)

and Larry Switzky (University of Toronto)

 

CFP for a special issue of Rhetor on “National Identity and Rhetorical Scholarly Work”

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:07am
Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

CFP for a special issue of Rhetor on “National Identity and Rhetorical Scholarly Work” (edited by David Beard).Rhetor, the Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric, will explore the relationship between the national (and related) identities of leading and emerging scholars in rhetorical studies and their teaching, writing, service and research.We invite you to submit an essay of around 2,000 words exploring these overarching questions by January 1, 2017:

(UPDATE) CFP: ACLA Seminar 2017:Taking Pictures, Telling Stories: Photography’s Encounters with Literature (July 6-9, 2017, Utrecht University)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:07am
Mavis Tseng/ Taipei Medical University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photo­graphy’s Encounters with Literature

 

“The essence of photography is writing with light.”

-- Yousef Khanfar

 

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