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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.

IASIL 2017: IRELAND’S WRITERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:16am
IASIL2017 | NTU-Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The political, economic, cultural, and artistic histories of Ireland are deeply intertwined with its rich tradition of writing in Irish and English, with generations of writers greatly contributing to broader literary categories like the realist novel, European modernism, postmodernism, colonial, and postcolonial literature. Writers such as Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B.

Coldnoon Cities London – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions) IInd Round of Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5:25am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016

 Mapping the Metropolis: Coldnoon CitiesLondon – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions)

 

To read the concept note and call for submissions, please visit: http://coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/

 

Confluences and Conduits

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:04am
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

In the twelfth century, Hugh of Saint Victor compared the temporal world to “flood water sweeping past,” and Bernard of Cluny imagined it to be unfixed and unstable like “streams of water.” Linking apocalyptic imaginings and temporal anxieties with the flux of liquid landscapes was not uncommon in the Middle Ages. But medieval waterways also gave life. This panel seeks to explore the generative nature of rivers, channels, and oceans at the edge of human experience, exploring the dynamism of fluid liminality.

Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

Romanticism Takes to the Hills, Saturday 29th April 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Building on the success of our 2016 symposium, ‘Edgy Romanticism / Romanticism on Edge’, Romanticism @ Edge Hill University brings you: Romanticism Takes to the Hills!

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Fulford, De Montfort University

 

East/West Transmissions of Knowledge (Kalamazoo '17 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:25pm
Misho Ishikawa / UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello, 

I am looking for 2-3 papers to sit on a special session for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo 2017). The session will consider textual instances of cross-cultural contact between the Latin Christian West and "Eastern" worlds. If interested, please send short abstracts (250 words) to the listed email address. For further detail, please see the below description of the panel:

Third CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

Special Topic Title CEA (3/30-4/1/2017)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

International Thomas Merton Society

 

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College English Association

 

 

Hilton Head SC—March 30-April 1, 2017

Call for Papers

 

"Europa vs Europa""

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:39pm
Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Call for papers

Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts - Nr 5 (July/December 2016) - Deadline: 16th October 2016

 

The theme for the monographic section of issue nr 5 (July/December 2016) will be Europe vs Europe.

The Delusional Self or the Artful Self

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:52pm
ASECS 2017, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whether as a self in motion, a delusional self, or a pensive self, the construction and representation of the “self” is central to the 18C.  The scrutiny of self-representation has been taken up through the lens of rhetoric, literary genres, gender, modernity, politics, and history, to name but a few scholarly undertakings. This panel seeks to explore  self-representation as spectacle, performance, testimonial, revelation, and/or deliverance, be they evident in the printed word or in the visual and fine arts. Contributions across disciplines and geographies examining representations of the self are welcome. The use of visual aids is encouraged.

Port Cities of the South: Points of Assembly, Places of connection (ACLA 2017 (July 6-9) Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:51pm
Louise Green and Kristine Kelly/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 ‘Walvis Baai, Luderitz, Lobito, Luanda, Douala, Port Limbe, Bonny, Port Harcourt, Onne, Lagos, Cotonou, Lome, Tema...’ This list comes from the newly established website 'Ports and Ships: Shipping and Harbour News out of Africa' which provides a useful reference point for thinking about port cities in Africa and the spider web of connections shipping routes establish with ports in the global south and beyond. Port cities manage the relation between sea and land and facilitate the movement of people, animals, commodities and ideas across continents, among countries, and between hemispheres.

Forming Place, Placing Form

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:51pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Place—as both geographical locale demarcated by boundaries, and as a site of experience naturalized through ideological functions—has been transformed by as well as articulated through artistic practices. Place in cultural texts is codetermined by locatedness and agency. And it is when land as the reserve of identity is threatened by colonial and neo-colonial extensions of empire, transportational foreshortening of distances, and technocratic domination of ethnicities, for example, that place finds reciprocal formal expression in modes such as collage, montage, prosodic experimentations, and narrative hybridity. Such representational practices stand as testimony to the experience of place as the very possibility of movement.

Returns & Revisions: The Eastward Counterflow from New World to Old

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:47pm
Symbiosis: Journal of Transatlantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

The 11th Biennial Symbiosis Conference

Returns & Revisions: The Eastward Counterflow from New World to Old

Keynote Speakers: 

Eve Tavor Bannet, George Lynn Cross Professor of English, University of Oklahoma

Jahan Ramazani, University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, University of Virginia

Venue: Daemen College and the University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York, USA

Dates: Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July, 2017

Caribbean Literature at CEA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / 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

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 48th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

 

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

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:53pm
Amanda Brahlek / 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

 

Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries (ACLA 2017 panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Asma Sayed & Pushpa Acharya
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were 'deterritorialized' and 'reterritorialized' not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the story of the Indian Ocean has gained a renewed interest as it reminds us of the greatest mobility and traversal with such an impact that it forces us to rethink how the processes of such encounters operate and what the areas stand for.

Mapping the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
ASECS 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Amidst growing population and urban redevelopment, eighteenth-century cartographers turned to maps to structure the changing size and shape of cities. For example, topographical maps provided readers with details that visually enclosed and contained the increasing sprawl of a rebuilding London. Textual surveys, by such cartographers as William Stow, used narrative prose to expand the topographical view in order to show “where every Street, Lane, Court, Alley…or any other Place…is situated.” These maps and surveys flooded the market in the 1740s, the decade which also witnessed the intensifying growth of the novel.

Con·course: Call for Essays on Intersection of Literary & Visual Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:01am
Plur·al·ity Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Plur·al·ity Press seeks unpublished scholarly essays on the intersection of literary and visual arts for its interdisciplinary journal Con·course. While interested in works at all levels of scholarship, we are particularly interested in the works of budding and independent scholars. The theme for the inaugural issue of Con·course is: Public Modes of Transportation.

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