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Religion in America: "Kindness"

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:26pm
Religion in America Unit of AAR-WR
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

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.  

Geek and Pop Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:26pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

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

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Thomas Merton (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:16pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association

49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers

 

EXTENDED: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Biennial Conference
Austin, Texas
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:

Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

Chair(s)

Melissa Mentzer (Central Connecticut State University)

 

Abstract

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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?

Teaching Terrorism: CFP for 2018 NEMLA Roundtable, Pittsburgh April 12-15.

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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.

Lit-TV: A Two-Day Symposium Exploring Contemporary US Television and "the Literary"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:57am
Edinburgh Napier University / Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

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.

Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

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.

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