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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:47am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

Deadline for Submissions Extended: January 26, 2018

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

 

The Ideological Emergency of the Frontier

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:29am
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

ASA Annual Meeting 2018

November 8-11, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:38am
European Society for the Study of English, 14th Conference, Brno, Czech Republic. 29th August - 2nd September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic

29th August – 2 September 2018

Call for papers – Seminar 50:

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

 

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

September 27-29, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

 

 

In his poem “Expected,” Mark Jarman writes

                         That sense derived from my mother

                        who saw an angel by her bedside as a child

                        and knew the ghosts who attended her

                        as she cleaned house were playful but indifferent.

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence" (SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:36am
Nicol Michelle Epple/Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

2017 was a year of feminist action and 2018 strongly continues this movement: the year began with the national Women’s March in DC, and the year closed with media reporting mass cover-ups of sexual exploitation and abuse in Hollywood and with the reporting of women finding power in uniting their voices. The #metoo movement was birthed and has become a rallying cry for continued awareness of misogynistic practices, collaboration to resist gendered violence, and recover women’s innate worth. Oprah Winfrey summed up these actions in her 2018 Golden Globes speech stating, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.

CFP (31 December 2018): Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Wenshan Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

A Special Issue Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Ivanhoe

 

Guest Editors:

 

Dr Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) and Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow, UK)

 

Slave Poetics and the Political Present (interdisciplinary)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:55am
American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8th-11th
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.

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