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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.

Mapping Balkan routes: literary, cultural and linguistic landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:16am
Department of Albanian Language and Literature, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali" in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interest in Balkan Studies, especially among scholars from the Balkans, has increased considerably. Being such a unique region, the Balkans have stirred the imagination of writers, travelers, scholars and the like. The aim of the conference is to gather together scholars from the Balkan region and worldwide who share an interest in Balkan studies. The conference promises to offer multidisciplinary perspectives in various fields of Balkan studies, namely in literature, cultural and language studies. It will be open to complementary and alternative ideas and interpretations. One of the main ambitions will be tackling taboo topics with the intention to overcome any forms of ordinary fanaticism, bias, fabricated antagonism, prejudices and stereotypes.

Essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:49pm
Edited collection of essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.

Victorian Empire and Oceania

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:11pm
PAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Special Session for PAMLA 2017 - Honolulu, HI

Nov 10-12, 2017

Victorian Empire and Oceania

Many analyses of Victorian empire focus on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships between Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections between Victorian empire and Hawai'i.

The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction and Memoir for PAMLA 2017 Conference Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
J. Mark Smith (MacEwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The presiding officer invites submissions of short works of literary nonfiction, memoir, or other sorts of creative nonfiction (such as the lyric essay) that can be presented in a twenty minute segment of the panel. Both established and emerging writers are welcome.

Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:27pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation
and

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on adaptation in the eighteenth century in general.

CFP (Extended Deadline 6/26/17): Western American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:54pm
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on Western American Literature in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Women in French at SAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

 

This panel welcomes papers focused on illustrations of borders and boundaries in popular culture in French Caribbean women’s writing or film. Papers may be in English or French and may not exceed 20 minutes. Please send 250-word abstracts and any A/V requests to Lisa Connell (lconnell@westga.edu) by June 1, 2017.

Flash Call for Short Essays on Public Transportation

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Plurality Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plur·al·ity Press seeks unpublished short essays and scholarly articles for the inaugural issue of its interdisciplinary journal Con·course. The broad theme is Public Modes of Transportation. 

Guest editors include: Rachel Robles-Saeger, MA in Psychology and Creative Writing, University at Buffalo. John A. Bateman, MA in English and Innovative Writing, University at Buffalo.

Worldwide Educators of African Descent: Lessons from International Teaching and Tests in the Field

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:22pm
Black Educators Abroad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.

CFP: Travel and Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Richard Hill, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to travel literature, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

The Two Canaries of Climate Change: Island and Polar Places

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Two Canaries of Climate Change -

Island and Polar Places

 

Call for Papers

 

South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference

 

14th - 16th February 2018

UNE FutureCampus, Parramatta, NSW

 

 

101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

Strangers, Foreigners and Aliens (Articles: 6/15/2017)

updated: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:44am
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 5th special issue, to be published in December 2017, on the topic of Strangers, Foreigners and Aliens. Contributors are invited to examine (a) the issue of otherness as a philosophical and existential condition; (b) the reality and representations of immigrants and foreigners in the political discourse, the arts, the humanities, the media and the social sciences; (c) the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward immigrants; and (d) the legal processes (local, national, international) by which people are made to feel outsiders / insiders.

2017 Ozarks Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eleventh Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium, 2017

Call for Proposals

 

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its 11th annual symposium to be held in the West Plains Civic Center on September 22 and 23, 2017.

 

The 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation
and

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

Deadline Extended: CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol.II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

Destination(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:50pm
Department of English Language and Literature Faculty of Philology University of Montenegro
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty of Philology

University of Montenegro

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The XIII International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies

 

Destination(s)

 

Extension: 64th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

CFP Extended Deadline: April 23, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

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