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Paper proposals on the work of Lyn Hejinian, for the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:45am
Professor Laura Hinton, Department of English, City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.

Laramie Twenty Years Later

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:08pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Modern Lanugage Association will be holding its annual conference in Cheyenne, WY in October 2018. The conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the events just miles away in Laramie that led to the death of Matthew Shepard. 

Abstracts are requested for papers or panels that address the ongoing influence of those events on any aspect of American culture. 

Depending on the level of interest, the conference is open to including a stream of sessions under the larger title "Laramie Twenty Years Later" that divides up the perspectives on the events and the meanings Shepard's death has taken on after two decades. 

Sewing Reality: Fashion in Non-Fiction Media

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Dr Elena Caoduro/ University of Bedfordshire, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Call for papers

Sewing Reality: Fashion in Non-fiction Media

9th June, 2018

University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK

 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Pamela Church-Gibson (University of the Arts, London)

Deadline for proposals: 15th January 2018.

 

Virginia Woolf and spirituality: essay collection

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Kristina K. Groover
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.

Why Kathy Acker Now? (American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 8:45am
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short vilume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making.  But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read?  If so, why?  How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today?  Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome.  Abstrac

Hot Mess: Nasty Feminisms in Performance

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:43am
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

On February 25, 2017 at Fashion Week in Milan, over 40 statuesque women stalked Missoni’s runway in pink pussyhats. Was this a rebellious act of women’s defiance in a world they are systematically put down or a neoliberal opportunism to capitalize on a world in which feminism is a burgeoning trend? This trend didn’t begin with the Women’s March or Lady Gaga, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump’s “nasty” label. Women were “bad feminists” as early as the 1990s. Second wave feminists rejected third wave performers for the controversial way they used their bodies and spoke their minds to a public who didn’t want to hear or see them (Buszek). Today we hear and see them, labeling them and ourselves as “difficult”, “nasty”, and “bad” (Gay).

Strolls Across paper. Celebrating the 140th Birth Anniversary of Robert Walser

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
University of Opole and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

STROLLS ACROSS PAPER

CELEBRATING THE 140th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROBERT WALSER

Opole (Poland), October 22 – 24, 2018            

 

Conference organized by the University of Opole and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Venue: University of Opole (Upper Silesia, Poland), with events held in the (Walserian) Dambrau castle.

 

Conference Committee: Prof. Adrian Gleń, Prof. Jacek Gutorow, Prof. Daniel Pietrek (Opole), and Prof. Łukasz Musiał (Poznań).

 

Adopt, Adapt, Adept -- Pacific Rim Conference -- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
Pacific Rim Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

March 23rd and 24th 2018

Pacific Rim Conference

University of Anchorage Alaska: English Department

BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK

 

 

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
Sally Joan Jones (MPhil/PhD, University of Chester)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 26, 2018

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium

University of Chester, Friday 14th September 2018

 

The twentieth-century American author Patricia Highsmith is arguably experiencing a posthumous resurgence of popular interest (and, we would argue, not before time), owing, in part, to the recent success of Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Carol 2014, and Anthony Minghella’s earlier remake of The Talented Mr Ripley 1999. Many titles from her extensive repertoire have, thankfully, recently been republished, with tasteful matching jackets, by Bloomsbury and Sphere in the UK.

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