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Revisiting the Great War: From Text to Context

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

World War I marked one of the great turning points in the political, social, and cultural history of Europe and the world.  This panel explores the lived, daily experience of this war by looking at five different forms. Presenters can address these forms in isolation or show the relationships between them. 

First, presenters may analyze and evaluate the experience of the Great War through its literary texts, diaries, or journals. Presenters are encouraged to choose a single passage or two in order to explore the concrete experience of the war. The texts may focus on soldiers, civilians or both. Any text—on the fronts or at home—are suitable for this panel. 

Berlin in Film and Fiction: From the Cold War to German Reunification

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Since 1945, Berlin has become a cultural Weltstadt in many ways; this panel would like to focus on three of them. First, the contemporary situation of Berlin in reunified Germany serves as a lens for the flow of people, ideas, rinfluences between Europe and the rest of the world. Second, from 1945-1989, most of the tensions of the Cold War converged in Berlin. Third, for both of these reasons, today a large number of films, novels, and TV programs are set in Berlin, thus making it a privileged place of cultural representation. The purpose of this panel is to study all three of these situations from an international and comparative point of view.

Albert Camus, Our Contemporary?

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The present literary reputation of Albert Camus is both fascinating and instructive. It is fascinating because, on the one hand, his work is all but absent from global university curricula; yet, he is one of the most widely read authors on the planet. Who has not read The Stranger or The Myth of Sisyphus?

Moreover, Camus and his work are instructive for many reasons.

Novels of the Holocaust: Fundamental Pedagogical Issues

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

 

The aim of this roundtable is to present possible guidelines and book selections for a hypothetical undergraduate course in “Novels of the Holocaust.” The panel will be resolutely international and open to books originally published in any language. As this roundtable is sponsored by NeMLA’s comparative literature director, participants are not obliged to use or refer to English translations if they wish to use original texts. The course that might be called the “target course” may be for any undergraduate level and for any country.

While this is roundtable is meant to follow the interests of its participants and not impose any institutional rigidities, seven particular themes or questions seem especially important.

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Walters/Liverpool Hope University
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

The International Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce that the next biannual conference is set to take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. Professor Carolyn Merchant from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the keynote speaker.  Preference will be given to abstracts that closely relate to the conference theme, but all talks about Cavendish, her family, and related subjects will be considered.   The conference theme is "Margaret Cavendish: Reception and Representations."   Cavendish has increasingly garnered intense academic interest during the past twenty five years by scholars from a wide range of disciplines such as literature, history of science, philosophy, history and politics.

Medievalism and Pedagogy (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Audrey Becker / Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

“[M]edievalism now features in hundreds of currently taught university and college-based courses, especially in English Literature departments across and beyond the English-speaking world...” writes Louise D’Arcens in the introduction to the new Cambridge Companion to Medievalism (2016). This session will explore the implications of teaching medieval studies through or alongside medievalism(s). How do students—many of whom are newly engaged with studies of medieval topics—perceive the distinction between medieval and medievalism? To what degree does medievalism affect/inflect non-literary studies of the Middle Ages (in history or art history courses, for example)?

An August Occasion: National Conference on the Life and Legacy of August Wilson

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sandra G. Shannon/ August Wilson Society of Howard University
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2016

The onset of autumn is a solemn reminder that the world lost August Wilson in October 2005.  It is also the harvest season--a time for taking stock of his life's work and for promoting new ways of analyzing, teaching, discussing, researching, and, ultimately, safeguarding the rich legacy that he bequeathed to us.

This much-anticipated AUGUST OCCASION and celebration, which also marks the August Wilson Society's 10th Anniversary, will feature an array of panels, roundtables, workshops, creative works, and performance pieces that test new theories and that introduce novel approaches to Wilson's art, his activism, and yet-undiscovered meaning in his ten-play American Century Cycle.

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:34am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Kerstin Schmidt (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

 

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D ​

updated: 
Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 5:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
JSRD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/jsss

 editor@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that’s why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences. 

  1. Culture and theory

  2. Economics

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

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Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 5:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Call for papers ISSUE 4 (July, August 2016) Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

 

submission via email:

submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

 

or 

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

 

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Inter-imperiality
Guest Editor: Laura Doyle
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

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