Western Literature Association Session at MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC)
Call for papers
Poetry, Race, Gender, and Culture: Reading the Work of Harryette Mullen in the 1990s
We seek papers for a panel devoted to the work of Harryette Mullen for the National Poetry Foundation Conference, “The Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s,” June 28-July 1st 2017. https://nationalpoetryfoundation.wordpress.com/
Call for Papers: Revisiting Richard Rorty
Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
25-26 September, 2017
Keynote speaker: Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
We welcome papers and panels submissions for a conference on Richard Rorty to be held in Braga, Portugal, at the 25-26 of September. In light of his influential work, life, and thought, the Political Theory Group of the University of Minho mark the tenth anniversary of his passing with a conference in his honor.
CFP MMLA Panel
Creative Writing: Prose
The Creative Writing: Prose panel will discuss emerging brief prose forms, which may include prose poems, micro or flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction, excerpts from flash sequences, and hybrid or blended short prose pieces. Panelists will offer a brief statement defining the type of brief fiction s/he is writing, then read examples from their work by way of illustration. The intention is for this panel to be informative to those attendees new to brief prose, while concurrently being interesting and enjoyable for readers familiar to brief prose. Questions and a lively discussion to follow.
Permanent Section Call for Papers: The International Raymond Carver Society
Panel: Artists and Activists in Raymond Carver’s Writing.
The Cormac McCarthy Society invites paper proposals for its Fall 2017 Conference, to be held Sept. 1-3 in Austin, Texas. The submission deadline is April 15, 2017.
Papers on all topics relating to the works of Cormac McCarthy, from all perspectives, are invited, including considerations of theatrical productions or film adaptations of his work, pedagogical approaches, and the relationship of McCarthy’s work to other authors or artists.
Please submit a brief abstract of the proposed paper as a Word doc or PDF by email to the Cormac McCarthy Society at McCarthyConference2017@gmail.com no later than April 15, 2017.
Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”
Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?
The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society. This edited volume Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) welcomes contributions on any aspect of nineteenth-century literary feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By April 1, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and your CV to Dr.
CFP: Donald Trump and the Media | Long Beach Indie Film, Media, and Music Conference
Location: Long Beach, CA (Hilton Long Beach Hotel/Cinemark at the Pike Theaters)
Dates: August 30-September 3, 2017
Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2017
Embracing global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Conference invites individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, journalism, digital media, or the entertainment industry broadly defined.
Call for Conference Papers
University of Greenwich, London
27th and 28th June 2017
Conference Coordinator: Dr. Justine Baillie, University of Greenwich, London