category: eighteenth century

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
contact email: 
joyceconference@gmail.com

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

The Englishness of English Poetry in the Early Modern Period (Strasbourg - Paris, May 2016 - May 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strasbourg - Paris Ouest Nanterre - Paris 13
contact email: 
TEOFEP@yahoo.com

The Englishness of English Poetry in the Early Modern Period

Université de Strasbourg, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, Université Paris 13

May 2016 – May 2017

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

Love Letters. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
loveletters@inter-disciplinary.net

Love Letters
3rd Global Meeting of the Letters and Letter Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
frankcapogna@gmail.com

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

SOCRATES CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: VOL. 3 NO. 3 ISSUE - September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates : Scholarly Research Journal
contact email: 
editor@socratesjournal.com

 

Regular Paper Submission:

UPDATE: Edited Collection: Monstrous Messengers:Supernatural Figures Children’s Picture Books Deadline July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy
contact email: 
monstrousmessengers@gmail.com

CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children’s Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Full Name
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)

[CFP] Special Issue of TEXT on 'Gothic Writing'

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman
contact email: 
gothicissuetext@gmail.com

In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry.

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Spring Magazine on English Literature
contact email: 
chiefeditor@springmagazine.net

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

full name / name of organization: 
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference
contact email: 
Jennifer Andrews (jandrews@unb.ca) and Richard Cole (rich.cole@ualberta.ca).

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

Ashgate Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital, Call for Book Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Ashgate Publishing Co.
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editors: Ann R. Hawkins, Texas Tech University, and Maura Ives, Texas A&M University

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre.

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
landscapingchange@gmail.com

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

full name / name of organization: 
"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Edited collection on settler colonialism

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower / University of North Dakota
contact email: 
rwh@und.edu

We seek submissions for a collection of new examinations of settler colonialism as expressed and developed through literature or other “texts” (including films, historical documents, art, architec

Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (Jan. 28–29, 2016): International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

Original / Translation. The implied languages of imagined translations --- ICLA Vienna, Austria July 21-27, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Brigitte Rath / FU Berlin, Beatrijs Vanacker / KU Leuven
contact email: 
brigitte.rath@fu-berlin.de

This ICLA seminar focuses on a specific form of multilingualism—on mostly monolingual texts that do not present but rather evoke another language.

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference October 10, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
MArenaissanceconference@gmail.com

[REMINDER] Shakespeare & Education International Conference, 29-30 April 2016 - deadline: 10 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK
contact email: 
C21Writings@brighton.ac.uk

Speakers include:

Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)

Indian Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines
contact email: 
aaravind13@gmail.com

Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English
contact email: 
rweber@misericordia.edu and acaleb@misericordia.edu

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Rock and Romanticism (anthology)

full name / name of organization: 
James Rovira / Tiffin University
contact email: 
jamesrovira@gmail.com

CFP: Rock and Romanticism (edited anthology)

Specialists: Passions and Careers (October 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
submissions@universitaspress.com

CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (collection Professional Development for Academics)

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