The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.
Call for Papers: Intersectional Approaches to Literature, Race, and Class
Fourth Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference
Lehigh University English Department
Date: Friday, March 2-Saturday, March 3
Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought Duke University February 23–24, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh Whether in the sweeping narratives of history and literature, tales of myth and legend, or personal accounts of religious experiences, religion often revolves around story — but to every good story, there is both a beginning and an end. From creation mythos, to beliefs and rituals surrounding birth and death, to efforts to prevent (or encourage) the end of religious practice, forces of creation and destruction are a pervasive theme in the field of Religious Studies.
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature more than 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.
Embodiment in Science Fiction and Fantasy Interdisciplinary Conference
May 18-19, 2018
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Veronica Hollinger, emerita professor, Cultural Studies Department, Trent University, science fiction scholar and co-editor of the journal Science Fiction Studies and collections including Queer Universes: Sexuality in Science Fiction (2008). Parabolas of Science Fiction (2013), and The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010).
This pedagogical roundtable welcomes proposals that offer innovations for teaching Fitzgerald's many works. How does his literature speak to the Jazz Age and major moments in United States and global history? How can works such as The Great Gatsby clarify studies of ecology, urban environments, photography, and other topics? Proposals that consider the author’s lesser researched works are encouraged.
Submit 300-word abstracts by September 30th with a free account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17003.
As researchers, no matter our subject, we commit ourselves to a process of generating, analysing and debating ideas. In working towards completion, we continue to gather and negotiate an increasing number of ideas, always looking to constellate them in rich and innovative ways. As these constellations expand and contract, as the ideas fall in and out of view, the documents we retain begin to record a far more expansive sphere of possibility than can be accounted for in a single thesis.
Black Masculinity in the Trump Era
North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, February 8, 2018. This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the Trump Era". The symposium will explore various contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.
Possible Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature
Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017