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The Two Canaries of Climate Change: Island and Polar Places

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Two Canaries of Climate Change -

Island and Polar Places

 

Call for Papers

 

South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference

 

14th - 16th February 2018

UNE FutureCampus, Parramatta, NSW

 

 

101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 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.

Strangers, Foreigners and Aliens (Articles: 6/15/2017)

updated: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:44am
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 5th special issue, to be published in December 2017, on the topic of Strangers, Foreigners and Aliens. Contributors are invited to examine (a) the issue of otherness as a philosophical and existential condition; (b) the reality and representations of immigrants and foreigners in the political discourse, the arts, the humanities, the media and the social sciences; (c) the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward immigrants; and (d) the legal processes (local, national, international) by which people are made to feel outsiders / insiders.

2017 Ozarks Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eleventh Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium, 2017

Call for Proposals

 

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its 11th annual symposium to be held in the West Plains Civic Center on September 22 and 23, 2017.

 

The 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation
and

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

Deadline Extended: CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol.II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

Destination(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:50pm
Department of English Language and Literature Faculty of Philology University of Montenegro
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty of Philology

University of Montenegro

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The XIII International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies

 

Destination(s)

 

Extension: 64th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

CFP Extended Deadline: April 23, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Midwest Modern Language Association, "Women in Literature" Permanent Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

 

Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?

 

"Itinerant Dickens" panel at MMLA conference

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We announce a call for proposals for the Dickens Society panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association convention to be held in Cincinnati, November 9-12, 2017.

The topic is "Itinerant Dickens: travel and travelers in Dickens's life and works."

Proposals (250 words) should be emailed to the panel organizer Jerome Meckier at jmeckier@outlook.com by April 5, 2017.

 

Registrations now open - Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature, Lausanne, 11-13 May 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
Kader N. Hegedüs / University of Lausanne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Registrations are now open for the conference 'Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature", taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11-13 May 2017. Please note that the deadline for registration is March 31, 2017.

You will find an updated program, as well as further information about registration, meals and accommodation on the conference website: http://wp.unil.ch/johndonne-space/2017-conference/

For any further information, please contact Kader N. Hegedüs, University of Lausanne, at the address provided above.

Irish Literature Panel: SCMLA

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Anna Stone/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

In her poem, "The Lost Land," Eavan Boland declares that  

 . . . memory itself  
has become an emigrant  
wandering in a place  
where love dissembles itself as landscape.  

From Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, Irish literature has always been especially concerned with travel, migration, and the fluidity of national boundaries. This panel seeks papers that examine migration, immigration, diaspora, and displacement in Irish texts.

 

 

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Roger W. Hecht/Department of English, SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 27 – 30, 2017

SUNY College at Oneonta   Oneonta, NY

Watershed:

       1.  A region that drains into a river system

       2.  A critical point that marks a change of course

"Women and the City"

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:19pm
Aphra Behn Society for Women and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 

THE APHRA BEHN SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS 1660-1830 

 

2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 

 

THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

                         "WOMEN AND THE CITY" AND "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA

 

http://www.aphrabehnconference2017.org/home.html 

Inspired by Aphra Behn's legacy as a female professional in London, and Pittsburgh's urban culture and history, we invite papers that explore the topic of "Women and the City." 

Placing the Burneys

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:18pm
Burney Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 

THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA 

The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.

Inspired by the Burney's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."

Documents in Human Life: Fresh Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
Proceedings from the Document Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

Documents play roles in all aspects of human life. Recognizing this, the Document Academy seeks to celebrate and explore documents beyond traditional and formal academic research publications. We take inspiration from works such as Pablo Neruda's odes to common things and memoir essays telling the stories of particular documents, such as “The Money,” by Junot Diaz. Such approaches have the capacity to illuminate aspects of reality that are overlooked by traditional academic research.

Global Fantastika: Special Edition of Fantastika Journal

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Global Fantastika: Special Edition

Fantastika Journal

 

“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.

English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters

 

 

Fourth ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies

organized in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali” 

 

8-10 June 2017

 

Vlore, Albania

 

Call for papers

 

Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Dr. S. Daithota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 

Tentative Title: Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing

Editor: Dr. S Daithota

Anticipatory Materialisms [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:24am
Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Anticipatory Materialisms Conference  

Lancaster University 24th March 2017

 

Keynote Speaker

Eileen John, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

  

'So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery' (Hamlet II.ii.295). 

Call for book chapters: Reading the Road in Shakespeare's Britain

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:15am
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University) and Bill Angus (Massey University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

Call for book chapters: Reading the Road in Shakespeare’s Britain

Edited collection.

Publisher TBC.

Editors: Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus

Contact emails: 

L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk

w.j.angus@massey.ac.nz

Deadline for submissions: 

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): April 28th, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2017

Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 29 September 2017

 

‘Go hie thee presently, post to the road’ (CE 3.2.906)

CFP: Literature and the Sea (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:30am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Call for Papers

Literature and the Sea: Maritime Literary Currents

 

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on literature and the sea, broadly defined.  Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the language for the volume will be English.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing has already expressed interest in publishing this collection. 

 

Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

 

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions in Intra-Asian Travel

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:20am
Department of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Department of English

University of Delhi

Delhi – 110007, India

 

International Conference

On

 

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions

 in Intra-Asian Travel

March 20-21, 2017

Call for Papers

CFP: Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence (Huntington Library, California, July 19-20, 2017)

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:17pm
Elizabeth von Arnim Society and Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CFP: Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence (Huntington Library, California, July 19-20, 2017)

Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence Conference: 19 & 20 July 2017 at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California

Conference web site: EvAandKM2017.org

Keynote Speakers:Professor Emerita Bonnie Kime Scott
(San Diego State University)

Professor Christine Froula
(Northwestern University)

“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:42pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Pre-1900 American Literature Panel, titled

“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

CFP: Catharine Sedgwick Society at ALA 2017

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:38pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

As we head toward the 150th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick's death and the 20th anniversary of the CMS Society in 2017, we invite proposals for the following panel for ALA 2017:

Session #1: TIME, MEMORIALS AND ANNIVERSARIES (3 or 4 15 to 20-minute papers):

Ethnic Tourism and Slumming in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:28pm
American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

This proposed panel will attempt to collect perspectives about literary tourism, particularly regarding immigrant and ethnic communities from the nineteenth century to the present. The late 1830s and early 1840s marked the beginning of the tourist industry in North America, particularly in the Northeast United States. Representing the scores of European travelers upon his tour of the United States in 1842, Charles Dickens wrote about the visual splendor of Boston’s private houses, the State House, the Boston Common, and its immigrant populations. New York City, meanwhile, welcomed nearly 70,000 tourists annually by the mid 1830s, as travelers visited Manhattan’s noted parks and churches as well as its hidden slums.

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