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Call for Essays: Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women Travelers

updated: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:35am
Misty Krueger / University of Maine at Farmington
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Call for Essays: “Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women Travelers”

 

Editor: Misty Krueger, Ph.D.  

 

GENTES, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 5:49pm
University for Foreigners of Perugia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES ABSTRACT JUNE 30TH 2016 // DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST 2016

GENTES is an open access on-line journal of Humanities and Social Sciences published under the auspices of Perugia University for Foreigners ISSN: 2283-5946 (Volume III, Issue 3, 2016).

"If I were to go to Japan": Theory and practice of travel in Henry James and beyond

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:25pm
The Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Henry James Society

Call for Papers

"If I were to go to Japan": Theory and practice of travel in Henry James and beyond

 

ALA Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston

She looked up from her book. “What you despise most in the world is bad, is stupid art.”

“Possibly. But yours seem to me very clear and very good.”

“If I were to go to Japan next winter you would laugh at me,” she went on.

Osmond gave a smile—a keen one, but not a laugh, for the tone of their conversation was not jocose.

 

Voicing the Refugee Crises

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:14pm
Special Session, MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Please consider submitting to a special session in MLA convention 2018.

Voicing the Refugee Crises:

The urgency of the current refugee crises in the Western world impels us to examine texts coming from refugee writers seeking hospitable homes.

Deadline 1 February 2017. Send abstracts with brief CV to Dr. Feroza Jussawalla: fjussawa@unm.edu and Lava Asaad: la3g@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Updated Appalachian Anthology of Nature Writing

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Jessica Cory/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian nature writing, tentatively titled Appalachian Nature. While there are locale-specific nature writing anthologies, this will be the first to focus on the entire Appalachian region.

Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and one-act plays are welcomed and demographics traditionally underrepresented in Appalachian literature are encouraged to submit. While all contributions should engage with the Appalachian environment specifically, possible topics or themes include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

-Travel narratives

-Bucolic nature

-Disability and the environment

-Animal studies

CFP: The Subject of Criticism (edited collection 1/15/17)

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:53am
Alison Annunziata / Art Center College of Design
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Subject of Criticism

 


 

    We are told that the humanities are suffering a downturn. Even as critical thinking, analysis, and compassionate assessment—the backbones of the humanities education—are in high demand now more than ever, the world of the academy outside of science and technology continues to experience cuts, downsizing, and general devaluation. Digital Humanities has been one proposed remedy, yet their increasing popularity has paradoxical implications for the humanities at large: rather than challenging the scientistic epistemology, they perpetuate it by subjecting the arts to the empiricist’s analytical toolkit.

 

CfP: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Friday 23rd June 2017, University of Oxford

 

The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way from the social sciences to the humanities and, in particular, to disciplines concerned with the study of the past. This conference proposes to bring the two together by exploring how everyday mobility contributed to the shaping of late medieval and early modern spaces, and how spatial frameworks affected the movement of people in pre-modern Europe.

(Im)mobility and Violence

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:06am
English Graduate Student Society University of Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

(Im)mobility and Violence 

14th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 16-17, 2017 

(Im)mobility and Violence

updated: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:21am
English Graduate Student Society University of Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

(Im)mobility and Violence

14th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 16-17, 2017

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize (travel writing)

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Hakluyt Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Hakluyt Society

 

Publisher since 1846 of Historical Voyages and Travels

  

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. The prize or prizes for 2017 will be presented, if possible, at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2017. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society. The Society hopes that the winning essay will be published, either in the Society’s online journal or in a recognised academic journal.

HEMINGWAY IN PARIS “Paris est une fête” . . . Hemingway’s Moveable Feast

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:59am
The International Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

XVIII International Hemingway Conference

 

HEMINGWAY IN PARIS

“Paris est une fête” . . . Hemingway’s Moveable Feast

JULY 22-28, 2018

 Conference Co-Directors: H. R. Stoneback & Matthew Nickel

Paris Site Coordinators: Alice Mikal Craven & William E. Dow

Host Institution: The American University of Paris

 

From Cosmopolitans to Cosmopolitanisms (in the long eighteenth century)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:59am
CSECS & NEASECS (Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies & Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

CSECS – Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

NEASECS – Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

 

From Cosmopolitans to Cosmopolitanisms

Joint Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 18-22 October 2017

Proposals for panels due by 1 February 2017

Proposals for papers due by 1 March 2017

 

 

Writing Nicosia… beyond barriers: An anthology

updated: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:52pm
Literary Agancy Cyprus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How do we imagine Nicosia beyond barriers – either physical, social or mental? Can we imagine Nicosia beyond barriers? Can Nicosia – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – invite and inspire us to write it, to be creative because of and about it?

We invite contributions from writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English for the forthcoming anthology Writing Nicosia… beyond barriers.

3rd World Conference on Media and Mass Communication – MEDCOM 2017

updated: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:08am
The International Institute of Knowledge Management
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

We cordially invite you and your colleagues to submit original research papers and take part in the International Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MEDCOM 2017). We welcome papers for Oral, Virtual and Poster selections.

Date - 20th, 21st and 22nd of April 2017
Location - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Academic Partner - Gaziantep University
Features - 3-day Conference, Publication Workshop, Students' Gathering, Round Table Discussions, Gala Dinner, Field Visit

Eighth International State of Mark Twain Studies Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

8th International State of Mark Twain Studies Conference

“The Assault of Laughter”

Elmira College

Elmira, NY

3-6 August 2017

 

UPDATE: EXTENDED Submission Date: Call for Publication: “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary”

updated: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:40pm
Journal of South Texas English Studies (JOSTES)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Fall 2016 issue, themed “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary.” EXTENDED Submission deadline: November 11, 2016. ‘Journey’ is a word that evokes images and feelings of freedom, escape, newness, experience, and curiosity. Within English studies, a journey may be literal, requiring movement across borders and spaces; figurative journeys often develop the inner dynamic of a character; and whimsical voyages, on the other hand, take place in the mind—the ultimate creative, uncharted territory.

REMINDER CFP: Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism, and Belonging

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:09am
Erasmus University Rotterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LOCATING IMAGINATION

POPULAR CULTURE, TOURISM, AND BELONGING

APRIL 5-7 2017

ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM

 

 

Keynote Speakers:

David Morley

André Jansson

Marie-Laure Ryan

 

 

 

The William Dean Howells Society (ALA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. 

 

Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells

Creative Writing: Fiction & Poetry (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Global Railway Cultures: Train Travel in Fiction, Film, Music and Visual Art

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
Benjamin Fraser, ECU and Steven Spalding, USNA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The editors of Global Railway Cultures: Train Travel in Fiction, Film, Music and Visual Art (Benjamin Fraser, East Carolina Univ. and Steven Spalding, United States Naval Academy) seek chapters on train travel as it appears in cultural production (literature, film, graphic novels, popular music, visual art, digital media...) from across the globe. Authors may employ any number of literary, cultural, historical, geographical, anthropological, sociological or psychological approaches. Although titles, abstracts, and chapters should be written in English, we seek global coverage and invite contributors to focus on any linguistic, cultural, or (inter)national context.

Mobilities, Literature, Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Lancaster University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

MOBILITIES, LITERATURE, CULTURE:

Inaugural Conference of Palgrave Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture

 

21st – 22nd April 2017, Lancaster University, UK

 

Plenary speakers

Marian Aguiar (English, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Kat Jungnickel (Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London)

 

Film screening and Q&A with Director Andrew Kötting

 

Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:04am
Susan Roberson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

“I just flew in from Miami Beach, and, boy, are my arms tired.”

 

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing and the American Humor Studies Association seek abstracts for a collaborative session on “Humor and Travel” for the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25-28, 2017.

 

We welcome papers focusing on individual authors/travelers from any time period as well as conceptual or theoretical discussions that consider the intersections between travel experiences and expressions of humor.  

Proposals might consider the following questions:

How does humor serve to define the inevitable incongruities of travel experiences?

Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:03am
Susan Roberson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Teaching Travel Writing

 

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing seeks abstracts for a session on “Teaching Travel Writing” for the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25-28, 2017.

 

As a genre of Literary and Rhetorical study, Travel Writing generally occupies a marginal status in most curricula. The same might also be said of Travel Writing as a practice. Confronting this, we welcome papers on the specific challenges and rewards of travel-writing pedagogy, either as a study in itself or as a practice.

  

Proposals might consider the following questions:

The First Wave: Exploring Early Coastal Contact History in Australia

updated: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 3:58am
Gillian Dooley
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers: Proposed edited book

 

The First Wave: Exploring Early Coastal Contact History in Australia

Editors: Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode, Flinders University, South Australia

 

De-Periodizing Urban Spaces (NeMLA 2017, March 23-26, Baltimore)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:12pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association

March 23-26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland 

 

Victorian-Modernism. An unlikely match that many might consider intrinsically oxymoronic. In this panel, we invite Victorian and Modernist literary scholars to a productive conversation with a dual purpose. First, to trouble the boundaries between these two periods through papers that treat Victorian and Modernist literary texts as companions rather than as strictly periodized texts in opposition. Second, to examine representations of the city as a key site that initiates this dialogue.

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