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Nabokov and Correspondence: Guaranteed MLA Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:25am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is soliciting proposals on the subject of 'Nabokov and Correspondence' for its guaranteed MLA Panel at the 2018 Modern Language Association Conference, which will take place in New York City from January 4th to January 7th.

Surveillance, Race, Culture

updated: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:38am
Dr. Susan Flynn and Dr. Antonia Mackay
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

 Deadline approaching for abstracts

 Surveillance, Race, Culture

Editors: Susan Flynn (University of the Arts, London) and Antonia Mackay (Oxford Brookes University)

 

Call for paper: Socrates Special Issue Vol. 4 No. 4 (2016) Issue - December

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
SOCRATESJOURNAL.COM
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Call for paper: Socrates Special Issue Vol. 4 No. 4 (2016) Issue - December
http://socratesjournal.com/index.php/socrates/pages/view/post-colonialis...

Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2017
Publication: Last week of March 2017

INVESTIGATING POSTCOLONIALITY AND POSTCOLONIALISM AS THE EMPIRE WRITES BACK
(Including creative writing and translation of texts and contexts)

 

Kurt Vonnegut: Ten Years Later—So It Goes

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
Josh Privett / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It’s been ten years since American novelist Kurt Vonnegut passed away, and twenty since he published his final novel, Timequake. Author of fourteen novels and nearly one hundred published short stories (not to mention numerous plays and essay collections) over his fifty-year career, Vonnegut has been called everything from a hack to an innovator. Blurring fact and fiction, high and low styles of art, and conventions from genre and “literary” fiction, Vonnegut’s work remains popular with general readers, especially high school and college students, but is often maligned in serious academic circles, perhaps for that same reason.

Binge Media

updated: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:50pm
Ellen McCracken, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

This edited volume focuses on the new cultural phenomenon of binge media and the concomitant patterns of consumption--the viewing of or listening to a series of episodes in rapid succession. With the rise of streaming digital media such as podcasts, aggregated TV series, and other immersive media forms, new textualities and temporalities shape popular narrative forms. Self-directed consumption of digital media series means that audiences are dispersed, as viewing and listening become compressed or extended according to personal choice. The textual artifact is reconstituted through the erasure or alteration of the temporal gaps between weekly installments, and, most notably, by the compression or disappearance of commercial interruptions.

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English at Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting. Spokane, Washington. October 12-14, 2017. Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, WA. Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2017. Send questions and/or abstracts to: judy.sneller@sdsmt.edu.

Judy Sneller.Dept. of Humanities, South Dakota School of Mines, 501 E St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995. Phone: 605-430-5956.

Mellon Foundation 9/11 Museum Conference June 15-16

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
September 11 Memorial and Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

This past September, thousands of family members gathered at the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. At this site, the effects of that day are still obvious: memorial fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, the steady drone of construction on surrounding projects still underway, rebuilding the devastation left behind, and two large steel tridents that once formed part of the external façade of the North Tower visible through the windows of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s entry pavilion. Here, the effects of terror are evident. Here, to quote Pope Francis on his own visit to the site in 2015, “grief is palpable.”

MLA 2018 - Performing Philosophy

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Laura Mielke / ATDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Philosophy,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).

We encourage submissions that take up such topics as: 

MLA 2018 – Theatrical Collaboration

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Laura Mielke / ALS & ATDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

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).

Canadian Association for American Studies Panel Proposal: The Future of Love

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Meryl Borato
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Future of Love

Despite its ubiquity in literature, music, and culture, the concept of love has received little critical attention in the academy and is often associated with the more negative aspects of critical discourse that are linked with femininity, such as softness and sentimentality. In an era when psychology is the most dominant mode of critical vocabulary and exploration, the notion of love that survives is overshadowed by theories of human desire such as ambivalence.

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