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Sowell Collection Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:19am
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texac Tech U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018.  Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker. 

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels.  We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection.  However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.

Mark Twain-Jack London Panel

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:21am
Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 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

Third Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:03pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Third Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference (June 20-22, 2018. Lisbon, Portugal)

Abstract Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO February 14, 2018

Graduate students wishing to be considered for supplemental travel funding must submit a full paper by February 28, 2018

 

The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its third biennial conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Literary Explorations: Where Do Words Take You?

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Louisiana State University Department of French Studies Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University

 

lsufrenchconference@gmail.com

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Topics 

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Wanderlust
  • Literary vessels
  • Pilgrimages
  • Expeditions
  • Vagabondage
  • Discoveries
  • Odysseys

Presentations

 

Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long.

 

Abstracts

 

EXILE SURVIVAL DISSENT

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:28pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

 On Miracle Ground XX

          The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a July 2018 conference in downtown Chicago. In a year marking the centenary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Durrell’s satirical dystopia Tunc, ILDS welcomes papers reflecting on modernist and postmodern writers or artists who challenged the political and cultural ideologies of their time and place. Interrogating conceptions of exile, survival, and dissent, we will explore how the work of these past intellectual dissidents has shaped our critiques of twenty-first century society.

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saint Louis University Madrid

submissions to before March 31, 2018:

slumadridconference@gmail.com

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

Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Daniel Olsen, Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

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.

 

2nd Annual Languages and Literature Conference Comparative Literature Graduate Association—Louisiana State University

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
LSU Comprative Literature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

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

 

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. 

Travel Writing and Travel Bans

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:32am
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing, ALA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

In June of 2015, United States President Donald J. Trump promised to build a border wall to impede the passage of Latin American individuals into the United States. This pledge propelled his unlikely campaign. On September 24, 2017, President Trump signed a third attempt at an executive order that would institute a temporary travel ban on individuals from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad. These are only two recent instances of political bans and obstacles imposed on travel.

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference on College Composition and Communication

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Virginia Commonwealth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

                                                                                                                   Call for Proposals (2018)

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

on College Composition and Communication (CCCC):

Theme: Inclusive Composition Practices, Processes, and Pedagogies

Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA | Friday May 25, 2018

 

Irish Journeys: Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities

updated: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:26am
Irish Famine Summer School, Irish National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

 

Irish Journeys: Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities.

The 2018 Irish Famine Summer School and International Conference:

 Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park House, the Irish Heritage Trust, and Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University

The 2018 Irish Famine Summer School will take place at Strokestown Park House from 20th-24th June. The theme is Irish Journeys: Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities.  

ORIENTATIONS: A CONFERENCE OF NARRATIVE AND PLACE

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:48pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 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. Further details on our second keynote to be released soon.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 NOVEMBER 2017!

Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 12-17 May 2018

Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined.  Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English.  Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

Washington Irving Society (ALA 2018)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:23pm
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

CFP: Early American Literature and Food Culture (ALA 2018)

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals connecting Irving and his contemporaries with food culture studies for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.  Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the history of particular foods, the politics of the kitchen, agricultural practices, cross-cultural food encounters, mealtime rituals, hunger, or overconsumption as represented in early American literature.  All critical frameworks are welcome.  Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words plus a short CV to skeck@stlawu.edu by January 15, 2018.

 

CFP: Christmas Traditions in American Literature (ALA 2018)

Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic

updated: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:15am
Transatlantic Women
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic

21-22 June 2018

Dublin, Ireland

The Transatlantic Women 3 conference invites scholars representing various countries and disciplines to present on any topic related to nineteenth-century transatlantic women but are especially interested in those dealing with women of the Irish-American nexus. Some of the key concepts include race, stereotypes, assimilation, immigrant reality; conceptualization of space, distance, and identity; movement, and memory—historical and personal. Please see the full CFP here:

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline Nov. 15, 2017, SWPACA Conference Feb. 7-10, 2018 Motor Culture and the Road

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:36pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Motor Culture and the Road

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

THE HUMANITIES AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEW EUROPE: CULTURE, LANGUAGES, IDENTITIES. 8th International SELICUP Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
UIB (University of the Balearic Islands) and SELICUP (Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 

THE HUMANITIES AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEW EUROPE: CULTURE, LANGUAGES, IDENTITIES

8th International SELICUP Conference (Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture)

Portblue Club Pollentia Resort (Alcudia, Majorca, Spain)

24-26 October 2018

 

 

https://selicup2018.net

 

Captivity Narratives/Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:29pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 39th Annual Conference

 Albuquerque, NM February 7 - 10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.

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