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Thoreau's Cape Cod - ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California.

Cape Cod  

Call for Papers: 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Seminar

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:35am
Matthew M. DeForrest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Call for Proposals

 

Johnson C. Smith University is please to announce a call for our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Seminar, scheduled for March 12-13. This year, we will focus on two topics: “What is the future and consequence of migration?” and “Global and Voices in Charlotte, NC (and similar urban environments)”. We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for this event will be award-winning poet Tess Taylor.

 

T(r)opophilia: Haunting/Haunted Places

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:34am
University of Suceava, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The academic journal Messages, Sages and Ages (http://www.msa.usv.ro/), based at the English Department, University of Suceava, Romania, invites contributions for an issue focusing on t(r)opophilia: sense/love of place.

Maxine Hong Kingston Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The MHK Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Kingston’s life and work. The topic is open. Especially welcome are papers exploring Kingston’s work across genres. How are her thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, poetry, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination? What is the importance of space and place in her work--San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Honolulu, New York, the Sierra Mountains? Please email abstracts of 2-300 words to John Whalen-Bridge at jwb@nus.edu.sg no later than January 13, 2018.

“Truth in Fiction / Fiction in Truth" (ALA 29th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018); Due January 10

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:55pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Society for Contemporary Literature (SCL) is a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years. SCL seeks, for ALA 2018 in San Francisco, papers that explore the intersection of truth telling and literary art in 21st-century American literature. As pressing concerns about real politics, justice, and representation loom large in the culture, and as Common Core standards actively encourage K-12 teachers to engage fiction a bit less and nonfiction a bit more, a clear and contemporary discourse on how literary art modulates and indwells all kinds of expression is becoming more and more necessary to scholars and teachers of literature.

Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Kaori Nagai
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Maritime Animals

Telling stories of animals at sea

 

 

Two-day international conference

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

 

 

April 26-27, 2019

 

Keynote speakers

Thom van Dooren      

William Gervase Clarence-Smith

 

 

Visualizing the Victorians: Objects, Arts, and Artifacts

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario, 51st Annual Conference, 28 April 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

Call for Papers:

Victorian Studies Association of Ontario, 51st Annual Conference

28 April 2018

Toronto, Ontario

 

Visualizing the Victorians: Objects, Arts, and Artifacts

 

ORIENTATIONS: A CONFERENCE OF NARRATIVE AND PLACE

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet (2017). Details regarding our second keynote will be released soon.

Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:33pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Call for Papers
Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference
University of Warwick
8–9 June 2018

Keynote Speakers:
Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University)
Richard Hamblyn (Birkbeck, University of London)

Travel Writing in Cases of Political Asylum and Refuge

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:33am
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

After 6 years of terrible violence, the war in Syria grinds on, and after surviving harrowing journeys, millions of people remain displaced, trapped in camps, between “borders,” tangled in bureaucratic processes. Meanwhile, anti-refugee campaigns have gained traction in certain wealthy nations best suited to mitigate the suffering of innocent people. Though a refugee crisis of this magnitude and duration is rare on the world stage, such catastrophes are not new and, today, not limited to Syria. 

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