Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.
Eighteenth-Century War Representation
National University of Singapore, 21-22 April 2018
Scholars have given less attention to war representation of the eighteenth-century than to that of other periods. This is probably a result of the absence of any important texts about war, and of widespread interest in the twentieth century.
However, many important ways of representing and understanding war emerged in the eighteenth century. There was, for instance, a new sense of the soldier's or civilian's experience of war, and of the infiltration of war into ordinary life.
Digital Defoe Journal is seeking papers for its next issue (Issue 10.1, Fall 2018). Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!
In addition to traditional scholarly papers, we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and his contemporaries. We also particularly encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects.
Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.
The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018 Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops based on the proposals we receive.
We seek presentations that address:
Imagining the Last Things: Eschatology and Apocalypticism, 1500-Present
A 2-day conference to be held at the British School at Rome, 25-26 October 2018.
Organizers: Lloyd Strickland and Andrew Crome
Call For Papers
Attention and Distraction: A Graduate Conference
University of Cambridge | April 20, 2018
Sponsored by the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
The Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference on literature before 1750, to be held on Friday 20April 2018.
A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University
Keele University, Staffordshire, Friday 13 April 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to email@example.com by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome.
Possible subject areas include:
- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations
The meaning of “women’s work” has never been stable. While women consistently have engaged with both the production of home and labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualizes as wage-to-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. This panel seeks to address the many ways that women writers explore women’s labor in service to their families, their communities, and their nations, and how this labor contributes to the work of resistance and/or recovery across the Americas. How does women’s labor provide opportunities for collective dissent as well as recovery of women’s work?