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An August Occasion: National Conference on the Life and Legacy of August Wilson

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:34am
Dr. Sandra G. Shannon/ August Wilson Society of Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2016

The onset of autumn is a solemn reminder that the world lost August Wilson in October 2005.  It is also the harvest season--a time for taking stock of his life's work and for promoting new ways of analyzing, teaching, discussing, researching, and, ultimately, safeguarding the rich legacy that he bequeathed to us.

This much-anticipated AUGUST OCCASION and celebration, which also marks the August Wilson Society's 10th Anniversary, will feature an array of panels, roundtables, workshops, creative works, and performance pieces that test new theories and that introduce novel approaches to Wilson's art, his activism, and yet-undiscovered meaning in his ten-play American Century Cycle.

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:34am
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Kerstin Schmidt (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

 

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:09am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Inter-imperiality
Guest Editor: Laura Doyle
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

MFS Special Issue - Modernist Fictions of Disability

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Modernist Fictions of Disability

Guest Editor: Maren Linett
Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2017 

Queer New Media: History, Theory, and Embodiment (SCMS, Chicago IL, March 22-26 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Daniel Udy / King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2016

This panel takes the broad umbrella of “new media” as a frame for working through how queer subjectivities, and their relation to history, have been figured and re-figured by digital technology. Following Elizabeth Freeman’s call to ‘reimagine “queer” as a set of possibilities produced out of temporal and historical difference,’ it builds upon queer theory’s temporal turn in the 2000s –as exemplified by Ann Cvetkovich (2003), Lee Edelman (2004), Jack Halberstam (2005), Heather Love (2007) and José Esteban Muñoz (2009) – to ask what new modes of subjectivity and embodiment the digital has enabled for contemporary queer subjects, and how these might draw upon or engage with the queer past.

American Literature and Film of the Wars on Terror (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Narrative has always had the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historic events. Representations of war in literature and film are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. This roundtable welcomes papers that explore American literature and film that grapple with the war on terror. Please send 250-word abstracts to the NeMLA CFP website.

Ambivalent Affect: Perpetration in Contemporary Representations of the Holocaust

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
ACLA (Utrecht, July 6-9)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In recent discourse on the ethical stakes of aesthetic representations of the Holocaust, the function of perpetrator figures has taken on a prominent role.  Moreover, recent literary texts, films and artworks about the Holocaust have focused prominently on perpetrator figures.

Hamilton: A Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.

CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2017

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2017 National Conference

San Diego, CA

April 12-15, 2017

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016

The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marina.

A Great Divide or a Longer Nineteenth Century? Music, Britain and the First World War

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
21 January 2017
Durham University, UK
CFP Deadline: 1 September 2016

Conference website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/cncs/conferences/musicbritainww1/

Keynote Address
‘Disruption or Continuity? Elgar’s Cello Concerto and the Modern Romantic Ideal’
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin College)

Call for Papers

Failure: A One-Day Symposium at the University of Sussex

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Call For Conference Papers:

 

Failure

 

A One-Day Symposium

 

Sussex University

 

September 28, 2016

 

Deadline for Abstracts: August 14, 2016

‘A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.’

- Gertrude Stein, Four in America

 

‘Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.’

- Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

 

Papers in Human Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
edits;
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

edits; believes in reaching the knowledge to most of the seekers. With this motto we are happy to launch two journals which would act as a platform from where ideas would emanate. Ideas are not effective till they reach too many heads, and keeping a knowledge restricted within the pay walls is nothing less than an epistemic violence. So our publications are open access and will certainly remain so.

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