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.
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 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.
The "Micro" Digital Humanities and the Recovery of American Women Writers
Proposed panel for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference. November 7-11, 2018 in Denver, CO.
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference - https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018-conference/
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
Topics could include but are not limited to:
- Literary vessels
Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long.
Saint Louis University Madrid
submissions to before March 31, 2018:
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
Call for Chapters: Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage
Daniel H. Olsen, Brigham Young University
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palmero
In recent years there has been a growth in the academic literature related to travel to sites related to tragedy and death. Labeled as dark tourism or thanatourism, this research has focused on typologizing dark tourism supply and demand, the ethical considerations regarding the commodification of death, as the ways in which death and tragedy are presented to a post-modern consumer society, and how dark tourism sites can be used for reconciliation and healing.
Call for Papers:2nd Annual Languages and Literature Conference
Comparative Literature Graduate Association—Louisiana State University
“Time, Consciousness, and Exile”
March 9-10, 2018, LSU, Baton Rouge Campus
Jocasta: What is it like to be deprived of your country? Is it a great calamity?
Polynices: The greatest: the reality far surpasses the description.
Jocasta: What is its nature? What is hard for exiles?
Polynices: One thing is most important: no free speech.
Jocasta: a slave’s lot this is, not saying what you think.
Polynices: You must endure the follies of your ruler.
Jocasta: That too is hard, to join fools in their folly.
Sea Change: Wavescapes in the AnthropoceneFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split & Island of Vis, 3-6 December 2018
Keynote addresses: Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey), Rebecca Giggs (Macquarie University) & Joško Božanić (University of Split)
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change,
Into something rich and strange.
— William Shakespeare
American Literature Association
May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California.