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CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Toronto Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:50am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

deadline for submissions: May 30, 2017   

The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege

Toronto: October 28-29, 2017

Keynote Speaker: 
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

CFP:

Our conference will examine the current and past state(s) of inequality and social justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The conference takes place October 28th and 29th 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

To submit a proposal, visit our website: http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

Yankees and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.

Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration.  Possible topics include:

  • Yankees in Advertising
  • History of WPIX
  • The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
  • Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
  • Yankees and Seinfeld

McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.

(CFP: PAMLA 2017) Images of Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:21am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters

This session seeks papers on representations of "crisis" in literature, broadly defined. A non-exhaustive list of the questions raised by this panel may include: what happens when images of crises, disasters, or ruins are mediated through literature? How do images connect to understanding and knowledge? How does ekphrasis limit or enhance the possibilities of empathy? What are the obligations of our conscience as readers? What are the ethics of writing or reading about cruelties and atrocities? Areas of inquiry encompass, but are not limited to, the following:

Muslims in America

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 11:41am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters.

CFP: PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort: http://pamla.org/2017

Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions and our online paper proposal system are now available: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

The theme for PAMLA 2017, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” Many but not all conference sessions will be focusing on this theme.

The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Studies Institute at Seoul National University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

 

American Studies Institute, Seoul National University

 

Date of Conference: 25 - 26 August 2017

Location: Seoul National University, South Korea

Call for Papers Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

10 DAYS TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Literature Association—"Regionalism and Place in American Literature"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking: September 29, 2017

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 5:44pm
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm

At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.

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