In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.
Call for Papers
The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5-7, 2018
Call for Papers
CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
15-18 February 2018
Racial passing has been a common theme in literature, especially in texts dealing with escaping to freedom during the antebellum period. The Nadir period also witnessed a spike in racial passing and colorism themes as racial tensions heightened anti-black violence throughout the United States. This panel seeks papers that examine texts dealing with racial passing and colorism. Questions for consideration might include:
Call for Papers
The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh
Submissions are due September 30th.
Submit your proposal online at NeMLA. www.buffalo.edu/nemla
Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History (Panel)
Primary Area / Secondary Area
American. ID 16775
Melissa Mentzer (Central Connecticut State University)
This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2018
April 12-15, 2018
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2018 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Pittsburgh, April 12-15.
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2017.
This roundtable will examine teaching methods and strategies for addressing the fiction of terrorism in the contemporary literature classroom. With a focus on teaching after 9/11, and in a moment fraught with tensions about politics and secondary education (see, for example, the “Professor Watchlist”), this roundtable will also address the ways faculty can frame their classes—not only for the students they teach, but for a general public concerned with the politics of college and university faculty.
Organisers: Dr Arin Keeble (Edinburgh Napier) and Dr Sam Thomas (Durham).
Keynote: Professor Stephen Shapiro (Warwick University)
We are seeking proposals for a symposium to be hosted by the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University (Merchiston Campus) on May 5-6, 2018.
J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community. The 2018 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of elsewhere. How do the terms interdisciplinary, difference, and othering delineate the elsewhere of cultural studies? What do authors and texts stand to gain wandering outside canonical forms? We also invite papers that explore the elsewheres of canonical texts, as well as papers that illuminate uncanonized and/or forgotten works.