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Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 11, 2017

The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

February 22 - 24, 2018

The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 22-24, 2018. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.

Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Submissions will be considered if received by 11:59 P.M. EST September 11, 2017.

Critical panels

CFP: Stephen King Area-PCA Conference (3/28/18-3/31/18)

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
Stephen King Area-Popular Culture Association National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stephen King Area

2018 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

Indianapolis: Wednesday, March 28th—Saturday, March 31st  

Fourteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:19pm
Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs/The University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Department of American Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

[deadline extended] 2017 ELLAK International Conference [Updated]

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017

 

“Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”

 

Philosophy and the American Renaissance (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In Moby-Dick, Ahab, the monomaniacal captain of the Pequod, famously iterates the following lines: “Hark ye yet again,—the little lower layer. All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event—in the living act, the undoubted deed—there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask!” In this instance, Ahab might be seen as possessed by what John Dewey called philosophy’s endless “quest for certainty.” Thus, Ahab’s monomaniacal discourse can be said to turn on the appearance/reality distinction—a dichotomy germane to Western metaphysics since Plato.

Tales of the Border: Migration Narratives and Border Studies in the Trump Era (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump's election as President of the United States on an openly anti-immigrant, and indeed anti-Mexican, platform constitutes a challenge for the field of border studies: What is border culture when the leader of the most powerful country in the world insists on closing the border? This panel aims to map the current state of the discourse(s) on and from the U.S.-Mexico border, including literature, film, journalism, and music. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Call for Web Feature Articles on Blues and Jazz Topics

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an organization committed to helping blues and jazz music and dance enthusiasts learn more of the history and culture behind the music and dances. Our organization provides reading lists, interactive opportunities with organizers and fellow book club members through Facebook, and a quarterly book to read and discuss. As of 2016, we successfully launched a bi-annual live event, featuring a scholar discussing one of the books or authors we have read during the year. 

The Poetic Sequence as Genre: A New Look (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:25pm
William Waddell, St. John Fisher College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Back in 1983, M.L. Rosenthal and Sally Gall identified the poetic sequence as a kind of invented genre, and a notable, even defining achievement of the first half of the twentieth century (or first half plus a few years: Robert Lowell’s Life Studies was one of their important examples). They saw the sequence as a form a number of poets converged on, largely independently, but ultimately one that offers, according to their Foreword, “an inner history of modern poetry written in English.”

Discovering Kinship

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:15am
C19 Conference, Albuquerque 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

In her 2016 book, Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway suggests that the way beyond the anthropocene and capitalocene is “making oddkin” which is “always situated, someplace and not noplace, entangled and worldly.” For this panel we seek readings that explore the relationship (or kinship) between subject and object, body and environment, the self and the landscape. Posthuman ecology and new materialism may collide in texts that blur the self and her environment (both natural and social).  This phenomenon may particularly manifest in texts where human subjects occupy Othered identity positions, such as women, non-white, and immigrant subjects who inscribe how their environments mark their bodies and their lives.

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