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Non-Binary: Retheorizing Romantic Sexes and Genders

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:12am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (Digital Humanities Section)

updated: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:15am
Tonya Howe / Digital Humanities Section Editor, ABO
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/) solicits articles that provide practical, theoretical, and critical ways of engaging women and the arts, 1640-1830, through digital means.

Among other topics, articles might analyze or encourage new ways of looking at texts connected to women and the arts, or women’s presence and absence in electronic collections, projects, or data sets. ABO also solicits peer reviews of digital tools and projects focusing on women in the arts, 1640-1830, and invites submission of digital tools and projects for peer review.

Call for Papers: SCSECS 2019 (Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb.)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for papers for our 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Dallas, TX, 21-23 February. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. The deadline for submission is November 30.

“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:10pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu.

Presentist, Historical, and Unveiled Identities from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Kaethler / Medicine Hat College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

This survey panel aims to establish dialogues between experts in early literatures. The confluence of epochs facilitates cross-historical discussion and provides a means for thinking about ways to teach early survey courses in university or college classrooms. This panel focuses on identities (racial, gendered, sexual, or mediatized, etc.). In recent years, scholars have labelled efforts to locate early forms of contemporary identity in early literature as presentist, an approach that tends to overlook differences between historical eras by prioritizing current concerns. However, are presentist methods actually flawed? And does any effort to trace earlier forms of current interests automatically constitute presentism?

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
European Journal of Humour Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

 

Political humor has long been implicated in both the juridical settings of government and its policymaking and the everyday lived possibilities constrained by social institutions and expectations. This is perhaps especially true today.  In contemporary societies around the world, political humor abounds in a great diversity of media. Politicians and parties use humor to advance their interests and agendas.  Individuals and social movements use humor to express their needs and causes.

Call for Papers: Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture at CEA 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:02pm
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

British Women Writers Conference 2019: "Movement"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:16am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Meeting of the 27th Annual

British Women Writers Conference

“Movement”

April 11-13, 2019

Auburn University

sites.google.com/view/bwwc2019

 

“On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God.”

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:14am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The special panel "On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God" seeks papers on rhetorics of the eighteenth century that address the central role of divine and natural interpretations of theology, nature, or lived experience. To be presented at SCSECS during the conference in Dallas, Texas, from February 21-23, 2019. Contact: Brian Fehler at bfehler@twu.edu  www.scsecs.net

1st International Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:53am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

“Women Don’t Ask: Negotiating the Academy” ASECS 2019-Due 15 Sept.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:19am
Katarina Stenke, University of Greenwich AND Youmi Jung, Texas A&M University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

“Women Don’t Ask: Negotiating the Academy” [Women’s Caucus] Katarina Stenke, University of Greenwich, K.Stenke@greenwich.ac.uk AND Youmi Jung, Texas A&M University; youmi23@tamu.edu  For many women, the idea of negotiation provokes anxiety, as it implies conflict. Convinced that negotiation means one must be aggressive, self-absorbed, and dominant and that negotiation strategies are defined by assertive language, distrust, and uncertain boundaries, many women tend to avoid negotiating.

E21: Presentivism in the Eighteenth-Century Studies Classroom

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Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:55am
Dr. Cynthia Richards/ ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

E21: Presentivism in the Eighteenth-Century Studies Classroom

In its manifesto, the V21 Collective asserts that “Victorian Studies has fallen prey to positivist historicism: a mode of inquiry that aims to do little more than exhaustively describe, preserve, and display the past” and advocates for “a new openness to presentism: an awareness that our interest in the period is motivated by certain features of our own moment.” At the 2018 ASECS, the same question was asked of eighteenth-century studies: as a discipline, have we “fallen prey to positivist historicism,” and would it benefit us to be open to presentism? Do we need our own V21, or E21?

Romantic Manuscripts NeMLA; Washington, D.C. 3/21-24/2019

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Digital archives like the William Blake Archive and Early English Books Online (EEBO) have made manuscript materials that may have been difficult to access in the past more readily available.  This roundtable seeks brief presentations on the use of manuscript materials pertaining to the British Romantic period in teaching, research and publications -- what have been your successes, what difficulties have you and/or your students faced, etc.

BARS' 16th International Conference, 'Romantic Facts and Fantasies', Nottingham

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Proposals are invited for the 2019 conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies, to be hosted by the School of English, University of Nottingham, from 25-28th July. Our theme is ‘Romantic Facts and Fantasies’.

Nutrition and Health in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:02am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

In the preface to Louis Lémery’s translation of his 1702 Traité des aliments, he argues that “the Ground-work of our Preservation, consists chiefly in a Knowledge of suiting Foods to every Constitution, as it best agrees with; and so the Knowledge we ought to be most desirous of, should be that of Foods” (ix-x). Diet and survival were salient concerns throughout the eighteenth century, and, in turn, literature is bursting with references to the production and consumption of food. However, foodstuffs in relation to health is still a relatively overlooked topic in long eighteenth-century scholarship (approximately 1660-1832).

This panel welcomes papers that explore, but are by no means limited to:

*Dieting for weight loss

Modern Language Studies, book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu

Job Market Crash Course: Five Ways to Make a Great Impression (ASECS roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:56pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Job Market Crash Course: Five Ways to Make a Great Impression

I am seeking roundtable papers/presentations that will foster a discussion about common questions that arise for graduate students and postdocs as they enter the job market. Advice will address careers both in academia and in alt-ac. The session is intended to create a space in which seasoned professionals and early career scholars can share tips and ideas, describe job application experiences, and foster mentorship relationships.

To that end, roundtable participants are asked to provide suggestions and advice on five of the thorniest aspects of job hunting:

*Questions to ask (and avoid) during a campus interview

Speaking of Violence...

updated: 
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:17pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will explore what happens when we are "Speaking of Violence…"

 

Traversing time: Novel through ages

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 7:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

Traversing time: Novel through ages

Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:05am
MLA International Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present

Modern Language Association (MLA)

International Symposium: “Remembering Voices Lost”
Lisbon, Portugal, July 23-25, 2019

Disease and Health in the Eighteenth Century: New Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:10am
ASECS 2019 (Denver) / Cultural Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This panel invites proposals that offer new historical or theoretical perspectives on disease and health during the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in papers that seek to explore eighteenth-century texts in the context of the medical humanities and that view health and disease in the context of theoretical and historical work in ecological studies, animal studies, disability studies, or the new materialisms.

Please submit abstracts to Annika Mann (Annika.Mann@asu.edu) on or before September 15, 2018.

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