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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.

Captivity Narratives

updated: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:22pm
Southwest Popular and 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.

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference. Berlin, Germany July5-6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:23am
Ian McIntosh/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, and elsewhere, with the numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 5th Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of these often profound events.

Travel Writing & Culture Studies | December Issue | Winter 2018

updated: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:16am
Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

 

Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures (ISSN 22789642 | E-ISSN 22789650)

 

This is a the call for submissions and guidelines for the journal section of Coldnoon. If you wish to write for the magazine, please follow the general guidelines of submissions here.

Coldnoon is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

For the joint national conference (28-31 March 2018 in Indianapolis, IN) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA), we invite proposals of individual papers or special panels.

 

Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like

Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies

History, politics, war & peace

Culture, anthropology & ecology

Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes

Ships, boats, & other water craft

Aquatic life

Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals

Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:57pm
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community. The 2018 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of elsewhere. How do the terms interdisciplinary, difference, and othering delineate the elsewhere of cultural studies? What do authors and texts stand to gain wandering outside canonical forms? We also invite papers that explore the elsewheres of canonical texts, as well as papers that illuminate uncanonized and/or forgotten works.

The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:20pm
The Hitchlit Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism

Deadline: November 17, 2017

The Hitchlit Review is seeking high-quality submissions that explore secularism(s) and feminism(s) for our “Women’s Issue.” Some themes we’d love to see explored:

-Education & Secularism

-Romantic Partnerships & Secularism

-Workplace Secularism

-Domestic Secularism

-Race & Secularism

-Indigenous Feminism & Secularism

-Islamic Feminism & Secularism

-International Secularism

REMINDER: Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

updated: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:26am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:21am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on fiction and poetry for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Contested Modernity: Place, Space and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 44 No. 2 | September 2018

Call for Papers

Contested Modernity: Place, Space and Culture

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

 

 

“Any place is a political place, it’s a cultural space, it’s a landscape.”

—Alfredo Jaar, 2007

 

 

Culture at Our Borders

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA Annual Meeting (UCLA, LA, April 29-March 1, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

It has become increasingly difficult today to characterize cultural belonging. This is not to suggest that cultures have disappeared but that it has become impossible to think of them as homogeneous, providing us with totalizing expressions of collective identity. The globalizing movement of modernity, the deterritorializing flows of its economic relations and the migration that follows it show that the borders between cultures have dissolved while the concept of culture itself is more than ever characterized by internal tensions. It is then neither cultural identity nor its constitutive outside that is central to culture but rather the movement in which it already resides.

The Ocean and the Seas

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?

Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,

in that grey vault. The sea. The sea

has locked them up. The sea is History.

            —Derek Walcott, “The Sea is History”

 

Call for Papers

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 28th Annual Conference

The Ocean and the Seas

Constructing South Asian Identity in Film and Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Constructing South Asian National Identity in Literature and Film: Confluences on the Asian Subcontinent

When Partition created India, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) and West Pakistan in 1947, the nationhood of these new states moved from the theoretical to the real in dramatic fashion, setting up complexities and contradictions that continue to reverberate into the present day. This panel will investigate the past, present, and future of these South Asian nations’ search for cultural identity in an examination of their fiction, poetry, and film. 

Off the Road: Travel and Road Trip Narratives, Fragments, and Aesthetics (ACLA 2018 Conference)

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:50pm
Nicole Dib / University of California, Santa Barbara; Jacqueline Foertsch, University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film (2015), Ann Brigham elaborates the identity building capacities of the road trip genre, and takes on the problem of mobility in women’s and minority writing. By challenging our privileging of mobility as a cultural mythology, Brigham complicates the required agency behind the very act of going on the road, analyzing ethnic and minority literature in light of contemporary political tensions.

 

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