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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: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:57pm
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 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.

Call for Submissions: RSAP Article Prize, 2016-17

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply.

The prizewinner will be awarded $1000. The prizewinner and two honorable mentions will also be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society of American Periodicals, which includes a subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals.

Bibliographical Society of America 2018 Fellowship Program

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
The Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Bibliographical Society of America is pleased to announce its 2018 Fellowship Program.

 

The BSA Fellowship Committee wishes to remind our broad community that BSA awards are open to any member of the scholarly community engaged in bibliographical scholarship, including: academics, faculty, graduate students, booksellers, collectors, and scholars studying the materiality of books, manuscripts, and other cultural documents and artifacts. 

 

Multimodal Books as Archives (CFP for Narrative Conference 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Torsa Ghosal and Brian Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Title of the panel to be proposed: Multimodal Books as Archives

Conference: 2018 International Conference on Narrative

 

Where: McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dates: April 19 – 22, 2018.

 

Co-chairs: Torsa Ghosal (California State University, Sacramento) and Brian Davis (University of Maryland, College Park)

 

Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7 | Saint Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | 333 1st St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 49th annual conference.  Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

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