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15th Annual HCA Spring Academy Conference

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:24pm
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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.

Women, Madness, and Badness in Contemporary American Literature and Visual Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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.

Players and Playing in Eighteenth-Century Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

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 abender@twu.edu.

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.

42nd Annual Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2018--Orlando, Florida

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama Conference

Text & Presentation

Call for Papers

April 5-7, 2018

Orlando, Florida

2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

Keynoter:  TBA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017

Call for Editors and Peer Reviewers

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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving as editors and as peer reviewers for their open-source academic and creative journal: Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.

Place, Displacement, and Memory in the Literature of Exile

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 4/12-15/18
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In his 1988 lecture “The Condition We Call Exile,” Joseph Brodsky said: “Whatever the proper name for these people [refugees, exiles, émigrés], whatever their motives, origins, and destinations, whatever their impact on the societies which they abandon and to which they come may amount to—one thing is absolutely clear: they make it very difficult to talk about the plight of the writer in exile with a straight face. Yet talk we must; and not only because literature, like poverty, is known for taking care of its own kind, but more because of the ancient and perhaps as yet unfounded belief that should the masters of this world be better read, the mismanagement and grief that make millions take to the road could be somewhat reduced.”

a/b: Auto/Biography Studies CFP: Special Issue on Trans Narratives

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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:27am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

a/b: Auto/Biography StudiesCall for Papers: Special Issue on Trans Narratives

Deadline: 15 January 2018

“Trans” has taken on a number of important theoretical and critical meanings inside and outside the academy. A prefix with the sense in the OED of ‘across, through, over, to or on the other side of, beyond, outside of, from one place, person, thing, or state to another,’ “trans” can attach itself to other words to connote movement and change, and in this sense it affects what we think we know about media or nation, working to destablize settled knowledge about the world we live in. When it is attached to identity, it has destablized ideas about gender and sexuality.

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