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MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

The 5th Graduate Literature and… Conference: Literature and The City

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:55am
Dr. Aşkın Çelikkol / Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Istanbul University American Culture and Literature Department

The 5th Graduate Literature and… Conference:

Literature and The City

 

 

October 31- November 01, 2019

Istanbul,Turkey

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

"Comparative Orientalisms"- MLA 2020 in Seattle

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:34pm
MLA -- CLCS Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.

Borders and Crossings 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:02am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing

4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK

Conference language: English

Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019

We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:08pm
postScriptum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Call for Papers

Volume IV Number ii (July 2019 issue)

Special Issue on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:38pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

Craving Planet Earth:

Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

 

International Conference

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

7-9 November 2019

 

Invited Speakers include:

 

Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Sebastian Groes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

 

 

Literature of the American South

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:48pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring Southern Literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • The American South in a global context

  • post-Katrina literature

  • New Southern Gothic

  • The South on Film

  • LGBTQ Southern identities

  • Appalachia and the opioid epidemic

  • Southern memoir

EuroSEAS 2019 - Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:38pm
Nazry Bahrawi / Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia

This laboratory considers the ways in which travelogues by Southeast Asians articulated the concept of inter-Asian connections, thus prefiguring the term ‘global Asia.’ Examples include the study of early modern India and Southeast Asia by Chinese-language Nanyang (South Seas) historians in 1950s Singapore, as reflected in their travel memoirs, as well as the Malaccan writer and translator Munsyi Abdullah’s Bahasa chronicles of his voyages to Mecca and northern Malaysia in the late nineteenth century. We are interested in papers that engage in the following topics:

“Human, Intellectual, and Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean – From the Late 19th Century to the Present“

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:49pm
Dr. Birgit Englert, Sigrid Thomsen, Immanuel Harisch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Call for Papers for a volume to be submitted to Routledge

“Human, Intellectual, and Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean – From the Late 19th Century to the Present“

Editors:

Birgit Englert, Immanuel R. Harisch, Sigrid Thomsen

(University of Vienna, Research Platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies”)

 

Militourism: Travel Literature and Empire - MLA guaranteed session

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:25am
Modern Languages Association - GS Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.

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