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Place and Placelessness: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:18am
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

Place and Placelessness

The 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by the  Landscape, Space, Place Research Group.

 We are excited to announce the CfP for ‘Place and Placelessness’ to be held at the University of Nottingham on 16 July 2018.

Confirmed Keynote Address: Dr David Cooper (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:13am
Literary and Visual Landscapes, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape

25 April 2018, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

 

‘Literary and Visual Landscapes’, a University of Bristol interdisciplinary seminar series, invites proposals for a symposium in April 2018 on the theme of ‘traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape’. This symposium provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for researchers to share their insights and expertise, and opportunities to network with academics within and across disciplinary boundaries.

 

Sowell Collection Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:19am
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texac Tech U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018.  Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker. 

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels.  We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection.  However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.

19th-century Imperial Borderlands; North American Conference on British Studies Conference, Providence RI, 25-28 October 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:12am
North American Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

I am looking to put together  a panel on Imperial Borderlands in the British Empire in the 19th Century for the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence RI, in October 2018.  My own paper is on Sir Alexander Burnes's _Travels into Bokhara_ (1835); but I would welcome papers on Central Asia, Northern India, Africa, China, Persia, the Middle East, or other contact zones in the world just outside British Imperial reach at the time. Please send detailed abstracts of 500 words by March 1, 2018. 

Mark Twain-Jack London Panel

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:21am
Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The organizers of the 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium (October 11–14, 2018, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas) invite paper proposals for a special panel focusing on Mark Twain and Jack London. The symposium will focus in general on the West and the environment, but proposals related to any subject that connects the writings, careers, or legacies of Jack London and Mark Twain are welcome. 200–300 word abstract proposals for individual papers (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information can be emailed to Calvin Hoovestol at Calvin.Hoovestol@utsa.edu

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: "Consuming Cultures"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:11am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Travel Writing / Writing Travel Permanent Session, Midwest Modern Language Association

Kansas City, Missouri 15-18 November 2018

Conference Theme: “Consuming Cultures”

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s Permanent Session of Travel Writing / Writing Travel is soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers. The conference this year is 15-18 November 2018 in gorgeous, historical Kansas City, Missouri.

Literary Explorations: Where Do Words Take You?

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Louisiana State University Department of French Studies Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University

 

lsufrenchconference@gmail.com

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Topics 

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Wanderlust
  • Literary vessels
  • Pilgrimages
  • Expeditions
  • Vagabondage
  • Discoveries
  • Odysseys

Presentations

 

Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long.

 

Abstracts

 

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saint Louis University Madrid

submissions to before March 31, 2018:

slumadridconference@gmail.com

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Madrid, June 22-23, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has

been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello

Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has

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