We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.
Essays might examine consider, for example:
· the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence
· the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured
· death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience
· the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence
CALL FOR PAPERS
2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference
Hosted by Yale Law School
Saturday April 9th, 2016
at Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
Deadline for submission: March 7th, 2016
Acceptance notification: March 14th, 2016
The Directors of the 2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference invite paper submissions on any topic in Critical Race Theory for its emerging scholars workshop. We invite papers on any theme, period, and location.
This year the Midwest Modern Language Association's 58th Annual Convention will take place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016
Dystopia and Utopia in Ethnic Literature
"In a dystopian story, society itself is typically the antagonist; it is society that is actively working against the protagonist's aims and desires. This oppression frequently is enacted by a totalitarian or authoritarian government, resulting in the loss of civil liberties and untenable living conditions, caused by any number of circumstances, such as world overpopulation, laws controlling a person's sexual or reproductive freedom, and living under constant surveillance" (John Joseph Adams, 2011).
Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West," guest edited by Sigrid Anderson Cordell (University of Michigan) and Carrie Johnston (Bucknell University), which will be published in fall 2017.
Call for Publication: Essays in Virtual Dark Tourism
"Call it a pilgrimage, perhaps." --C.L. Moore, Vintage Season
Dark Tourism studies are expanding as scholars, largely from public history fields, have become interested in the phenomenon of thanatourism: people's fascination with traveling to places that have witnessed death or that recreate sites of calamity, war, and destruction. Ranging from the comical to the profoundly moving, these sites connect people to the past in tangible ways through objects, spaces, exhibits, and dramatic recreation.
The 6th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers'
20 – 21 May 2016, Nice, Côte d'Azur, France
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 4th of April 2016
These roundtable panels will discuss successful, innovative strategies for teaching 18th-century studies. Digital or chalk, it's great teaching being discussed here!
NB: Pedagogy roundtable participants can also present research papers in other panels at the conference.
A conference session on teaching gossip, scandal, history, secrets and lies in the 18th century. Proposal deadline March 13
The border is a liminal space, made ambiguous by the dualities that it encompasses: it unites and separates, opens up and closes off, includes and excludes. The border exists to define one space in opposition to another, yet often functions as a meeting-point, a place of exchange, of mixing, and of hybridity and cross-fertilization. That porousness, on a large scale, can unleash complex processes of de-territorialization and re-territorialization of perspectives, of identities, of cultures and histories.
Black Ontology and the Love of Blackness
It's HBO! Life After Legacy: Reading HBO's New and Original Voices (Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Power)
It's HBO! Life After Legacy (2018) will examine, not HBO's legacy shows, but its current programming, bringing together an international group of media and cultural studies scholars to offer an in-depth look at issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and power behind HBO's new and original voices.
With a growing number of older people in the world, it is time for Reproductive Health Matters to look more closely at the sexual and reproductive health of people in this different stage of life.
This issue of the journal will shine a spotlight on people over 50, inviting research, policy analysis and examples of practical actions that address the effects of ageing on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. We also welcome contributions that highlight the often ignored health and social challenges faced by older people in meeting their sexual and reproductive health needs and rights, and best practices for overcoming these barriers.