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The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2017

The International Margaret Cavendish Society is excited to announce that Danielle Dutton will be giving a reading from her novel Margaret the First before giving a Q & A at our upcoming conference.

Consequently, we are extending the deadline for abstracts for the next biannual conference, which will take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. 

Barbara Kopple Collection

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
EUP--ReFocus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

We are currently soliciting abstracts for The Films of Barbara Kopple, one of the scholarly editions to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press in a new series of anthologies examining overlooked American film directors. Series editors are Robert Singer and Gary D. Rhodes.

Irish Literature Panel: SCMLA

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Anna Stone/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

In her poem, "The Lost Land," Eavan Boland declares that  

 . . . memory itself  
has become an emigrant  
wandering in a place  
where love dissembles itself as landscape.  

From Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, Irish literature has always been especially concerned with travel, migration, and the fluidity of national boundaries. This panel seeks papers that examine migration, immigration, diaspora, and displacement in Irish texts.

 

 

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870 MMLA “Art and Activism” Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870

MMLA “Art and Activism”

Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

 

In recognition of this year’s theme: “Artists and Activists,” the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that address the connections, contradictions, and tensions between literary production and political activism in America from 1865 to the present.

Possible topics for discussion include:

Religion and the Formation of US Literary Histories (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford UP, 2016), Jeffery Einboden writes that his "excavat[ion]" of "Arabic and Persion precedents that shaped U.S. authorial lives and letters" rests on the ongoing "remappings of U.S. literary origins" which have redefinined the ways we think about authorship, nation-states, and literary texts in the wake of the transnational turn.

Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
James Gabrillo & Nathaniel Zetter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Venue: University of Cambridge

Dates: 30th June – 1st July 2017

Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Christopher W. Clark, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.

Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.

Saturday 5th August 2017

 

Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)

 

MLA 2018: Nonhuman Forms

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

MLA Working Group on "Nonhuman Forms"  Humanistic inquiry of late is obsessed with the nonhuman. Uncoupling the humanities from the human, the range of approaches operating under the umbrella of “the nonhuman turn” have reconfigured the standard divide between subject and object, agency and volition, person and thing.

“Hawthorne and Things” MLA 2018 deadline 3/15

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper proposals for a panel on “Hawthorne and Things” at the 2018 MLA.

We welcome proposals that consider “things” in any facet of Hawthorne’s work. 

CFP: “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018)

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
American Literature Society of the Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS, MLA 2018

The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).

Feminist Spaces 3.2 Spring/Summer CFW

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
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:

Transatlantic New York

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
Instituto Cervantes, CUNY, & Transatlantic Project at Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Transatlantic New York Conference invites paper proposals (8 pages / 3K words approx., 20 minutes) and panels with 3 participants discussing a common theme or topic (60 minutes) about people and institutions that have worked in the complexity of this Anglo-Afro-Hispanic cultural production constituted by a variety of origins and languages, with creative capacity, disposition to dialogue, critical vision and cultural roots that have advanced the rights to diversity and its quality as well.  

The conference will be organized in sections with different coordinators. The following topics will be given priority:   

KULA Journal Inaugural Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies / University of Victoria Libraries
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a new peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal based at the University of Victoria Libraries (in Victoria, BC, Canada). KULA, named for the Sanskrit word for “community” and as a reference to the “Kula Plate,” the Pacific Rim Terrane from which Vancouver Island was formed, welcomes multi-disciplinary scholarship on the study of human knowledge processes throughout history. We are interested in both humanistic and technological perspectives on how we have and continue to create, cultivate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge.

'Nihilism .. Utopianism'

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
Modern Horizons Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Nihilism… Utopianism (June 2017)

 

For the June 2017 issue of Modern Horizons we welcome submissions of essays on the theme of ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’.

On either side of life and underlying the meaningful forms we inhabit and live as individuals is – what? –something? –nothing? This basic and enduring question may be thickened for us through the temporal and metaphysical inquiries of nihilism and utopianism—intellectual and spiritual stances that critically engage with the ways we affirm or gainsay our familiar yet different worlds. Through a variety of papers and perspectives at our conference, we aim to address different positive and negative approaches to these two great themes.

Performing The Early Modern English Woman (1500-1710): Seeing and Being Seen on the Domestic, Civic, and Dramatic Stage.

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

For Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.

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