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SCSECS 2017, Salt Lake City (Update)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:23pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2016

The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS 2017 (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18) has been extended to Dec. 5, 2016. Information about the conference venue and a preliminary list of panels can be seen on the conference website (http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2017/cfp.html). Proposals for complete panels will still be accepted and can be sent to Brett McInelly (brett_mcinelly@byu.edu).

The theme for this year's conference is "The Instructive Enlightenment."

A More Stable Stance: Privileging the Working Class in the Academy

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Katelynn DeLuca/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

What does it mean to be working class? How do languages spoken, values held, and cultural representations vary given one’s class position? Though 62% of the country is working class (Zweig), the answers to these questions are left largely unclear and unspoken. Among others, these questions will be addressed via reflection and exploration from individuals from the working class, or who many call “working-class academics.”

"The Child in Medieval Romance I-III" (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:41am
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 11-14, 2017, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The medieval romance society is hosting for three sessions seeking to open up the complexities of romances’ engagement with children’s issues. How do romances problematize the relationships between children and adult society? Can children act to challenge the social order? In what sense can or should romances be understood as ‘children’s literature’? Is it possible to construct a child’s perspective? The sessions particularly invite approaches and methodologies drawn from non-traditional disciplines such as psychology, anthropology and emotions history. They aim to reconceptualise the ways in which children ‘read’ romance and forge new understandings of children’s engagement with medieval literary culture.

Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Miriam Edlich-Muth/ Free University Berlin and Alastair Matthews/ Centre for Medieval Texts (University of Southern Denmark/ University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

21–22 July 2017, Free University Berlin, in collaboration with the Sonderforschungsbereich 980, ‘Episteme in Bewegung’, Berlin, and the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)/University of York.

Do we overestimate the impact that the transient socio-political and formal linguistic borders of Western Europe had on the literary culture of the pre-nation state era?

Authorship (RBS-Mellon Conference, Philadelphia, October 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:53pm
Session Organizers: Andras Kisery (The City College of New York), Caroline Wigginton (University of Mississippi)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:45–5:15pm

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, 12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Books as Agents of Contact (RBS-Mellon Conference, Philadelphia, October 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Hansun Hsiung (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), András Kiséry (The City College of New York), Yael Rice (Amherst College)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Call for Proposals

"Books as Agents of Contact"

Session Organizers: Hansun Hsiung (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), András Kiséry (The City College of New York), Yael Rice (Amherst College)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 8:30–10:00am

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference

12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

The book territorializes and deterritorializes. It binds together materials, technologies, and labor from far and abroad--a letter from Goa, an editor in Rome, Chinese paper, German engravers, Italian leather, English capital--only to be dispersed and reconstituted, from hand to hand, collection to collection, dismembered, reassembled, and reinvented for new audiences in new locations.

NeMLA 2017 Panel - Transcultural Adaptation of Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to shed light on transcultural adaptations of Shakespeare. Proposals are invited for presentations on aspects of adaptations of Shakespeare across languages, cultures, religions, and even platforms (theatre, TV, cinema, video games, social media, and other forms of pop culture). One of the features of global Shakespeare in the 21st century is the proliferation of transcultural adaptations around the world. This panel seeks to shed light on these adaptations across languages, cultures, religions, and even platforms (theatre, TV, cinema, video games, social media, and other forms of pop culture). Proposals are invited for presentations on aspects of transcultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

Literature and Science: The State of the Unions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Configurations and JLS Joint Double Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

JLS/CONFIGURATIONS “DOUBLE ISSUE”

THE STATE OF THE UNIONS

 

What are the relations between literature, science and the arts within our field today? This special double issue marks a unique collaboration between the Journal of Literature and Science and Configurations. Across two years – 2017 in the JLS and 2018 in Configurations – we aim to enable scholars of all career-stages to debate the nature of the interdisciplinary relations of our field in short and sharp “position” papers of approximately 2000 words. 

Postcolonial Literature, CEA Special Topic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Transatlantic Literature, CEA Special Topic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Economy: Moral Challenges and Opportunities

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Western Illinois University's English Graduate Organization/Sigma Tau Delta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Call for Papers

13th Annual EGO / ΣΤΔ Conference

 

Economy: Moral Challenges and Opportunities

 

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) chapter of Western Illinois University call for paper or panel proposals from graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty for our thirteenth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

 

Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries (ACLA 2017 panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Asma Sayed & Pushpa Acharya
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were 'deterritorialized' and 'reterritorialized' not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the story of the Indian Ocean has gained a renewed interest as it reminds us of the greatest mobility and traversal with such an impact that it forces us to rethink how the processes of such encounters operate and what the areas stand for.

Kalamazoo Medieval Congress 2017: Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Sierra Lomuto, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017Organized by: Cord Whitaker, Sierra Lomuto, Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh Thomas Hahn’s 2001 JMEMS special edition, Race and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, spearheaded a critical discussion on race in the medieval period; one that Cord Whitaker continues in the 2015 postmedieval edition,Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages. While the articles included in Hahn’s edition explore the question he poses in his introduction— “What, if anything, does medieval studies have to do with racial discourses?” —  Whitaker’s edition takes as its starting point “not whether” the Middle Ages was race

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