This panel welcomes submissions that explore how popular adventure fiction/boy’s books of the long nineteenth century were used as agents of social change. While often viewed as works for adolescents, such novels played subversive roles in dismantling traditional ideas and establishing new cultural norms. We are especially interested in papers that explore novels set in locations outside the colonial center that worked to challenge British assumptions about education/the educational system. Potential authors could include Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, or Edgar Rice Burroughs as well as lesser-known authors such as Louis Becke or authors popularized through translation, such as Jules Verne.
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City
Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism
Call for Papers: Disability and Shame
Anticipated publication date: June 1, 2019 (Volume 15, issue 2)
The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is issuing a Call for Papers for a special forum on the subject of shame and disability, broadly conceived. It is hoped that through critical discourse addressing the historical and current contexts, contributing factors, effects, and responses to shame, greater understanding of this phenomena will diminish discrimination and violence.
Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center: This session at SAMLA 90 welcomes submissions on any aspect of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Suggestions for topics include colonial texts by Indigenous authors, women, members of minority religious groups, and others whose perspectives challenge hegemonic views of Colonial Spanish America. By May 25, 2018, please submit an abstract of between 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Eric Vaccarella, University of Montevallo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Central Modern Languages Association
75th Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX at the Menger Hotel
October 11-14, 2018
We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our seventh issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it’s well-written, we want to read it; if it’s visually intriguing, we want to see it.
In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist’s name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
Deadline for submissions for Issue 7 is 31 March 2018. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)
Staging motherhood and mothers in British drama across centuries
Due to the ongoing discussions on the value of family in the contemporary world, the subject of motherhood returned to the forefront of public discourse in Europe and incited new polemics on – as is suggested by rightist politics – the natural drive towards maternity. We wish to broaden the research on motherhood and focus on topics and tropes of motherhood, mothers, maternity, and mothering as shown on stage and presented in published/written British drama.
We invite you to send abstracts on literary/dramatic and linguistic/semantic aspects related to the idea of dramatised motherhood. We are particularly looking for papers on:
Call for Papers
Social Phobias and the Politics of Fear: Causes and Resistance
Manufacturing the “Other”: Xenophobia, Fascism, the Alt-Right and More
A Conference and Edited Collection
Themes of Socio-Political Activism in the Works of Miguel de Cervantes.
Call for Papers
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
May 3-4, 2018
Community Outreach and the Arts
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter
Michael John Garcés, Cornerstone Theatre Company