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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.

 

Visualizing Travel: Panel at ASECS (Orlando, FL; March 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:36am
Lacy Marschalk
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly interested in analyzing and recovering eighteenth-century travel writing, but the visual side of travel texts is often ignored. By the time the word “scrapbook” entered the English lexicon in the 1820s, personal, visual travel records had long existed and circulated in other forms, including the album, the illustrated journal, and the commonplace book. These forms typically contained less of a chronological narrative than written travelogues, but they presented a highly curated, interactive, and, in some cases, tactile experience for their viewers.

Submissions open for Culaccino Magazine's inaugural issue

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Culaccino Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Culaccino Magazine is a trimonthly magazine that hopes to open up a world of unexplored ideas to people who crave exploration. We believe that writing doesn't take place in a vacuum and hence, represents the world like nothing else can.

We stand for humanity! So tell us your stories. Talk to us about your desires, culture and struggles. Help us make this world a better place to live, one story at a time.

Culaccino Magazine accepts submissions from all age groups across the globe. We look for Literary works that touch our hearts. So, it doesn't matter to us if you are emerging or established in your field. Just send us your best and we'll be in touch soon.

Guidelines:

ACLA 2018: Bodies in Motion: Gender, Race, and Politics in Travel Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 1:37pm
Shannon Derby, Tufts University; Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Travel narratives are unavoidably influenced by the changes in perspectives and new experiences that take place as bodies cross national, political, and cultural boundaries. They also situate the body, particularly the gendered body, within a larger context that ascribes bodily roles and hierarchies through the rhetoric of power and mobility.

Edited Volume on British Women, Travel and Empire, 1770-1850

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:42am
Dr. Sutapa Dutta, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Proposals are invited for essays on early travel accounts by British Women and their experiences in Africa, Asia, America, Australia, Europe, Canada, West Indies, for an edited collection of essays on British Women, Travel and Empire, 1770-1850 (to be published by Routledge).

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

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:42am
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.

Refuge

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:19pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CFP: Refuge

46th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900

http://thelouisvilleconference.com/

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

22–24 February 2018

 

The whole world was a refugee now that the war had at last ended. 

 — Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, or Ruling Passions (1982)

 

Any man, even the greatest, can be broken in a moment and has no refuge. Any theory which denies this is a lie. For myself, I have no theories.

 —Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince (1973)

 

Place, Displacement, and Memory in the Literature of Exile

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 4/12-15/18
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In his 1988 lecture “The Condition We Call Exile,” Joseph Brodsky said: “Whatever the proper name for these people [refugees, exiles, émigrés], whatever their motives, origins, and destinations, whatever their impact on the societies which they abandon and to which they come may amount to—one thing is absolutely clear: they make it very difficult to talk about the plight of the writer in exile with a straight face. Yet talk we must; and not only because literature, like poverty, is known for taking care of its own kind, but more because of the ancient and perhaps as yet unfounded belief that should the masters of this world be better read, the mismanagement and grief that make millions take to the road could be somewhat reduced.”

The Forest Imagined – vol. 1, issue 2

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:52pm
Artis Natura
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The editorial committee at Artis Natura is searching for emerging artists and researchers to contribute to a thematic issue on its cultural online platform. This project has taken the form of a blog reviewed and published by an editorial committee, where researchers, artists, and writers can share reflections on the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature.

C19 2018 -- Moving to Better Climates

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Moving to Better Climates

 

 

Wanted: Critical and Creative Works on the Theme of Embodied Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:21pm
Body of Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.

En Route: Travel, Transport, Transit

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:32pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.

Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:41am
Corinne Duboin / Université de La Réunion (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature" – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)  

T(r)OPICS is an annual peer-reviewed open access e-journal publishing scholarly essays and book reviews from diverse fields of humanities including Literature, Arts, Cultural Studies, Language learning, Linguistics, Anthropology and Sociology. It is administered by the multidisciplinary research center DIRE (Displacement, Identity, Revision, Expression) at the University of Reunion Island, located in the South-West Indian Ocean.

Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:23am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University/ North American Periodicals Society (NAPS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies.

Friday 22nd September 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Deadline for proposals extended: 28th July 2017

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

Organisers: Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University); Dr Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Sue Currell (Sussex University); Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL) and Dr Rachel Farebrother (Swansea University)

C19 panel CfP: The Landscape of Tourism in Nineteenth-Century America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Emma Newcombe, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

This proposed panel for the 2018 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of tourism in nineteenth-century American culture. The panel aims to explore the relationship between tourism and the American landscape. This might refer to tourism’s impact on the American landscape, or how tourists and touristic writers understood and depicted the environment. Papers might also consider how touristic writers grappled with the cultural or political “landscape” of the nineteenth century.

Sterne and Travel Writing: 18th-21st centuries

updated: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof.

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