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:
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
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.
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:
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 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).
CFP: Replacement chapters needed for contracted collection, Undressing Sexual Taboo in the Liberal Arts
A Joint Panel of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
27-30 May 2017
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.
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
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.
For NEMLA Convention, March 23-26 2017, Baltimore MD.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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....