In both their lives and texts, lawyers who are also literary authors have long implicitly or explicitly explored the complex relationships between creative and practical work; Franz Kafka and Wallace Stevens are among the most salient of these hybrid disciplinarians. The law and literature movement’s burgeoning since James Boyd White’s The Legal Imagination (1973) can be envisaged as the scholarly iteration of this phenomenon. Proposals responding to this call should analyze the generative liminality of literary-legal professionals; all time periods and places are welcome. Additionally, proposals may endeavor to instigate a broader reconceptualization of the interconnections between literature and law and scholarship and praxis.
The Urgency of Now (and Then): Contemporary Representations of African American History (Panel)
49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA
42nd Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
April 5-7, 2018
2018 Keynote Event
April 6, 2017 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017
Call for Papers: Intersectional Approaches to Literature, Race, and Class
Fourth Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference
Lehigh University English Department
Date: Friday, March 2-Saturday, March 3
Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary periodical designed to comparatively explore literary, artistic and cultural issues, is seeking book reviewers to write essays about the publications it receives.
We also kindly invite publishers to send their publications of interest to the PLSJ office at Farideh Pourgiv, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Linguistics, Eram Campus, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
This panel will consider papers that explore “players and playing,” broadly interpreted, in drama of the long eighteenth century. Possible topics include games, gambling, and other forms of play; actors, acting styles, and staging; and representations of drama and the theater. Submit abstracts to Ashley Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's conference will be held February 23-24 in Oxford, MS. For more information, visit the website at http://scsecs.net/scsecs/2018/2018cfp.html.
Southeastern Theatre Conference
Call for Papers for 2018 Young Scholars Award
About the Award:
Kimberly Drake, the editor of the proposed book Critical Insights: Literature of Inequality, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO), seeks contributions on literature, music, and film/television dealing with inequality and social injustice.
CFP: Working Mothers Medieval/Modern (A Roundtable)
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Sponsored Session
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2018
Where does one draw the line between madness and badness when it comes to women’s misbehavior? In some cases, a woman who defies social convention is considered bad, exhibiting a kind of failed femininity. In others, her actions are, in fact, so bad that she must be mad to have committed them. This panel seeks to unpack the concepts of madness and badness in contemporary American literature and visual arts to determine when these terms are worth resisting, and when they might be worth embracing.
On Miracle Ground XX
The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a July 2018 conference in downtown Chicago. In a year marking the centenary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Durrell’s satirical dystopia Tunc, ILDS welcomes papers reflecting on modernist and postmodern writers or artists who challenged the political and cultural ideologies of their time and place. Interrogating conceptions of exile, survival, and dissent, we will explore how the work of these past intellectual dissidents has shaped our critiques of twenty-first century society.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The New Series of The Anachronist
invites academic papers for its 2017 issue (to be published in 2018),
celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of
S. T. Coleridge’s
Heidelberg Center for American Studies 15th Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, 19-23 March, 2018
/Call for Papers/
The fifteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion will be held from March 19-23, 2018. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.
Submissions are invited for a special issue of Adaptation; ‘Adaptations and History’.
These might include:
The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.
The prize is open to anyone currently registered for a PhD, or anyone who has completed one within three years of the submission deadline. The winner will receive: