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Appalachian Ecocriticism

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.

Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Accessibility/Disability and the environment

-Animal studies

-Mountaintop removal

-Significance of water/Water quality

-Fracking

Queer Futurities in Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
MLA 2018 - Sponsored by the Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Although we have recently seen the implementation of institutional changes that have altered the legal and socioeconomic status of queer people in the United States (i.e. United States v. Windsor in 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015), queer individuals continue to encounter discrimination, violence, and death based on their gender and/or sexual orientation. The stark rise in murders of trans people of color and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting are just a few of the events that have disrupted the misguided sense of utopia instilled by institutional change, and have brought into question whether it is possible for queerness to link to notions of futurity. 

Feminist Spaces 3.2 CFW

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:09am
Feminist Spaces Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

CALL FOR WORKS

Feminist Spaces 3.2 (Spring/Summer)

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its sixth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research. Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:

SASGLS General Conference: "Things Fall Apart"

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:07am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS)/Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Algemene Literatuurwetenskap
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SASGLS General Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

 “Things fall apart”

17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.

American Literature Conference panel in May: On Women, Poetics, and New Millennial Protest:

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:01am
Laura Hinton, Prof. of English, City College of New York (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The upcoming Women’s March on Washington D.C. is expected to be a collaborative expression of U.S. women associated with the latest wave of a multi-cultural feminist movement. It is framed as an enormous protest of millions in D.C. and other cities, one waged against the post-Nov. 8th American political move to the right, current U.S. administrative policies at home and abroad being rewritten by PEOTUS and a Republican-dominated Congress, and particularly the new war on women—the return to a highly conservative, so-called “feminism” represented by Ivanka Trump (see New York Times article on January 14) and other women connected with the ascending Trump presidency. 

 

Reminder:“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:48pm
The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 Reminder: CFP: “Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of
Prince” A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and
the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA 

24th-26th May 2017 at Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Update: ESC Special Issue on "Transitions"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 2:50pm
ESC: English Studies in Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

On July 1, 2017, ESC: English Studies in Canada will be moving from its long-time home at the University of Alberta to its new residence at Western University. To mark this occasion, and as a parting editorial gesture, the Co-Editors will publish a special issue on the theme of “transitions.” The theme avails itself of multiple disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, cultural, political, historical, and other contextual investments. In recognizing that broad applicability, our capacious understanding of the term is designed to invite widespread and diverse interest.

Comparative Literature Symposium, April 7-8, 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:52am
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Word in the World: Culture, Technology, and Discourse in the Twenty-First Century

Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:03pm
Katherine Mansfield Society /International Elizabeth von Arnim Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Conference: 19 & 20 July 2017 at the Huntington Library,
San Marino, California

Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Emerita Bonnie Kime Scott
(San Diego State University)
Professor Christine Froula
(Northwestern University)

This conference is the first joint venture of the Katherine Mansfield Society and the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society

Papers may include but are not limited to the following topics:

How to Teach a Play: Call for Teaching Exercises

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:51am
How To Teach a Play Book Project (2018, Bloomsbury Methuen)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury Methuen Publishers) are seeking submissions of teaching exercises on the 75 most popularly-taught plays at the university level.

How to Teach a Play provides a new generation of teachers with the tools to develop their students’ performative imagination.  Grounded in scholarship, each teaching exercise will call attention to the performance elements of a specific play and show how the performative can illuminate the thematic meaning of the script.  The collection will consist of exercises that connect close textual analysis with performance. 

Liberal Education Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:05am
Department of General Education, Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Many champions of liberal education defend against the reduction of education to purely instrumental purposes. An undergraduate education, they argue, is an incubator for a democratic ethos and it can, at its best, encourage a critical understanding of one's own beliefs, while taking seriously beliefs that shape the lives of others. In this way, the spine of liberal education is hortatory: a call to action that seeks to preserve what is best and to critically reflect and alter those features of our collective inheritance that fall short of our ideals. Thinking beyond one's self-interest, being an engaged citizen, and cultivating the capacities to integrate and appreciably assess data seem hallmarks of the liberally educated person.

Genre and the Crisis of Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:37am
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading GroupGenre and the Crisis of NarrativeKeynote Speakers: Peter Hitchcock, Mathias Nilges, Nnedi Okorafor23-25 March 2017University of Florida, Gainesville, FL As a cultural dominant, neoliberalism inhibits our ability to think the future. Following Mathias Nilges, neoliberalism can be understood as a dialectic of fiction and reality, and its temporal crisis can be said to be accompanied by crises of narrative in contemporary cultural forms. As the enabling fictions of neoliberalism increasingly become reality, what narrative forms can help us to once again imagine the future as difference?

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