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NCSA 2017: "Jane Austen & Memory"

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
John Bugg / Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

JANE AUSTEN & MEMORY

 

The Motto (from Mansfield Park):

       Fanny: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient – at others, so bewildered and so weak – and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! – We are to be sure a miracle every way – but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

Animals in American Television

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
Michael Fuchs & Stefan Brandt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

"Animals in American Television"
Special Issue
European Journal of American Studies
Vol. 13, No. 1, 2018

Call for Editors: The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.

The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review.

Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
J. Jesse Ramirez / University of St Gallen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017 Seminar Proposal: Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50When Frank Kermode delivered the Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mar College in 1965, he tried hard to debunk the apocalyptic anxieties of his time: “it seems doubtful that our crisis, our relation to the future and to the past, is one of the important differences between us and our predecessors.” It is a remarkable claim to have made just a few years removed from the Cuban Missile Crisis; perhaps it was even more remarkable to read in 1967, when the lectures were published as The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction.

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

A two-day conference organised by the Modern & Contemporary Research Group at Loughborough University

Keynote speaker:

Professor Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware)

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 April 2017

 

CFP NeMLA 2017: Economy of I's: Bartering Subjects & the Multiplied Self in the American Lyric

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable session is seeking papers that consider how first person pronouns and declarative clauses are used in the American lyric and how their use potentially highlights the ways in which place and nationality work to construct notions of the self in relation to the collective body—work to construct a political economy of empathetic identification.

 

To submit papers, go to: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

'The Art of Punk'

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
The University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reminder: CfP 'The Art of Punk' Deadline fast approaching!

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON & PUNK SCHOLARS NETWORK PRESENT THE THIRD ANNUAL

In partnership with PIND (Punk is Not Dead)

A History of the Punk Scene in France (1976-2016)

CONFERENCE AND

POSTGRADUATE

SYMPOSIUM

THE ART OF PUNK

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

Third Annual PSN Conference

Rendering Subjectivity and Perspective in Visual Representations

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Uncertainties, positionalities, and shifting interpretations often play an important part in our research, but standard graphical representations, which are frequently used in the Digital Humanities, seem to represent information objectively. Do charts, maps, graphs and other forms of representation hinder our discussions of experiential issues, or can we reinterpret this supposed objectivity to put tension on empiricism itself? Can we work to reimagine these traditional graphic representations through layer or distortion, or should we invent new forms for humanities work?

Global Crime Fiction, Film, and TV: Bodies, Guns, and a Measure of Truth?

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel proposes to investigate the evolution of crime literature, film, and TV across international borders from 1950-2017. 

Specifically, we will probe the relationships among literature, film, and TV as they evolve from the mid-twentieth century until the present day. We would like to do this on an international and comparative basis, analyzing the similarities and differences in this genre from country to country, culture to culture, and language to language.

We hope this panel will include many different strategies and approaches.

"Microzones": (Un)settling Culture in Caribbean and Latin American Texts

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:20am
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will examine how literary and visual expressions challenge and denounce epistemic violence in the Caribbean and Latin America. The scholar Nelly Richard identifies “microzones of agitation and commotion that unsettle the normative equilibrium of what is dictated by habit or convenience, and thereby creates disturbance in the semiotic organization of messages that produce and reproduce institutional consent”(1). This panel evokes the dialogue and study of the microzones in Caribbean and Latin American literature and art.

Professor

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:17am
Charles Johanningsmeier / Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017.

A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

NEMLA 2017 -- Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:16am
Amy Friedman / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix  (Roundtable)Submit Abstract


A roundtable discussion on how women with kids manage and thrive in academia. Are women getting support on the road to becoming Dr. and Mom? Or are we ignoring: a chronic lack of mentorship; negative administrative policies; and even outdated, patriarchal, institutionalized expectations of who gets to succeed? Personal experiences good and bad are welcome, as are moms of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16122

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