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Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

Arts Criticism in the Black Press During the Age of Jim Crow

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
Kristen Turner (NC State University) and Lucy Caplan (Yale University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Conference Dates: March 10-11, 2017

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Keynote Speaker: Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University & Founder of the Black Press Research Collective

New Work in Novel Studies Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Novel Theory Across the Disciplines/ Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

Call for Papers: New Work in Novel Studies

A symposium hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

December 7, 2016

From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre. As the dominant form of modern literature, the novel assumes various overlapping functions as an aesthetic object, cultural artifact, historical text, and conceptual resource. At the same time, novelistic conventions such as plot structure, narrative technique, and characterization shape and inform scholarly research across an array of disciplines.

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 15-18, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for the Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture area! We are looking for papers/presentations/performances that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering as seen within popular culture, such as through:

CFP “Refugees and Literature”

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Sladja Blazan, Wuerzburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Perhaps nothing dominates our current times like the global refugee situation. The sheer number of people seeking a safe place to live is overwhelming. As this is happening in an information society, a large part of the global population is conditioned by media images of refugee camps and refugee routes. Most people in this world are currently either refugees themselves or witness to a refugee crisis. How does this affect literature?

The Oswald Review

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).

Many Happy Returns: The Anniversary in Victorian Britain

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario - ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Joint Panel of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

Toronto, Ontario

27-30 May 2017

 

Modernism in the Periphery of the Continent

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This seminar builds on the premise that modernist movement in arts, media and culture was at some level geographical, and that in certain geographies there were complex reactions to the European modernism. Culturally and politically very turbulent—because of earth-shattering events at the time like the demise of two old empires, WWI and WW2—at the inception, height and aftermath of the modernist movement, Southeast Europe is one such area where one sees a range of reactions from extreme avant-garde attitudes to failed aspirations.

Romanticism Takes to the Hills, Saturday 29th April 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Building on the success of our 2016 symposium, ‘Edgy Romanticism / Romanticism on Edge’, Romanticism @ Edge Hill University brings you: Romanticism Takes to the Hills!

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Fulford, De Montfort University

 

ROUNDTABLE: Making Early American Literature ‘New’ in the Classroom: Pedagogies, Prognoses, and Practices NEMLA 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable focuses on the perennial issue faced by so many teachers of early American literature: how to make the field interesting, stimulating, and engaging for students who might otherwise avoid it on account of its challenging language, detailed historical contexts, and often lengthy or unfamiliar content. The roundtable will discuss various strategies aimed at increasing student engagement with early American literature, and it may also address other ongoing, unresolved concerns of teachers and scholars of early American literature.

Abstracts of 150-200 words must be submitted through the NEMLA website. 

Include a brief (<50 word) bio. 

English Literature and Central Asia

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
James Najarian/Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

For NEMLA Convention, March 23-26 2017, Baltimore MD. 

 

An Ending of Sorts: Disappearance and Disenchantment in Modernity

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Call for Papers

 

An Ending of Sorts: Disappearance and Disenchantment in Modernity

 

The Graduate Students of the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University are pleased to announce a conference to be held on March 3 and 4, 2017. We are honored to host keynote speakers Peter Gordon (Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University) and Megan Quigley (Associate Professor of English, Villanova University).

 

Disability and performance

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
TheatreForum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2016

TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal is publishing a special section on disability and performance in its upcoming issue.  We publish twice a year with bold color photographs, new plays, and articles on innovative and avant-garde stage performances. This fall we are doing a special section on disability on stage. We are looking for 1,000-1,400 word articles on recent theatrical pieces featuring performers with disabilities. Please contact jdorwart@ucsd.edu if you are interested in writing something. Deadline is October 28, 2016. We pay for work we publish. Below are links to some performances we would love to have covered:

Epidemic Anxiety: American Horror Stories of Diseases, Monsters & Aliens in Popular Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Call for Proposals is for one of the seminars at the ACLA Annual Meeting: July 6-9 2017 at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Deadline for abstracts September 22, 2016. Please submit abstracts (1500 characters incl. spaces) through http://www.acla.org/epidemic-anxiety-american-horror-stories-diseases-mo....

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