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Canadian Association for American Studies Panel Proposal: The Future of Love

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Meryl Borato
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Future of Love

Despite its ubiquity in literature, music, and culture, the concept of love has received little critical attention in the academy and is often associated with the more negative aspects of critical discourse that are linked with femininity, such as softness and sentimentality. In an era when psychology is the most dominant mode of critical vocabulary and exploration, the notion of love that survives is overshadowed by theories of human desire such as ambivalence.

"Southern States of Insecurity: The South During Crises" - SSSL at MLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The U.S. South is often the site and focal point for many of the definitive crises that have characterized American history and culture. Whether it is a widespread national crisis like the Civil War, or a more localized natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, the South’s history and culture has been consistently marked by moments of upheaval and intensified chaos. Just as consistently, works of literature take up these crisis moments as topics in order to depict both the immediate and reverberating effects of crisis and disaster.

 

"The Tacky South" - SSSL at MLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

 

MIND-READING 2017: Mental health and the Written Word

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Melissa Dickson, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

MIND-READING 2017: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE WRITTEN WORD

Venue: Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon

10 March 2017

 

Conference Organisers:

Dr. Elizabeth Barrett (UCD) and Dr. Melissa Dickson (Oxford).

 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. James V. Lucey (TCD),

Prof. Fergus Shanahan (UCC) and

Prof. Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford).

 

CFP Reminder: Victorian Form

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) at ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Victorian Form

 

A Joint Panel for NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) at ACCUTE(Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

27-30 May 2017 at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

 

The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
American Cultures Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney invites paper proposals for 2017 from scholars across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Indian Ocean Basin.  Beginning in March 2017, the American Cultures Workshop will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at the University of Sydney. One workshop a month will feature a scholar from the Sydney metropolitan region; the other will feature a scholar from the broader Pacific and Indian Ocean Basins.

The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza - EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts will now be accepted up to Tuesday 14 February. Abstracts submitted by this date will receive a decision around the second half of March or sooner. Send abstracts to pacificspinoza@gmail.com. (Those who have already submitted abstracts, thank you -- decisions will be sent out for these by late February or latest early March.)

Full details at: www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/

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Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland conference

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

 Call for Papers: Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, in partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust at StrokestownPark, is hosting an international conference,

 

Lesbian Caucus CFP, conference theme "40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives"

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
2017 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:

Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives

The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites complete panel,

workshop, or roundtable format submissions (not individual submissions) for a guaranteed

caucus sponsored session to be held November 16-19, 2017 at the annual conference.

According to the conference CFP, “NWSA is an organization of feminist scholars and

scholar-activists that emerged out of the social movements of the 1960s and 70s. It is fitting

then that since our 40th anniversary conference will take place in Baltimore, the site of the

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