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Genre and the Crisis of Narrative

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:37am
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading GroupGenre and the Crisis of NarrativeKeynote Speakers: Peter Hitchcock, Mathias Nilges, Nnedi Okorafor23-25 March 2017University of Florida, Gainesville, FL As a cultural dominant, neoliberalism inhibits our ability to think the future. Following Mathias Nilges, neoliberalism can be understood as a dialectic of fiction and reality, and its temporal crisis can be said to be accompanied by crises of narrative in contemporary cultural forms. As the enabling fictions of neoliberalism increasingly become reality, what narrative forms can help us to once again imagine the future as difference?

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Poe

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:06am
ALA Boston - Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

At the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Innovative Approaches to Teaching Poe.


Possible paper topics include pedagogy based on the use of online databases, adaptations of Poe’s works, connections to non-literary disciplines, reading non-gothic Poe texts, unusual writing assignments, group activities, social media, and classroom experiments.


This panel has been organized and will be chaired by PSA Member-at-large Cristina Pérez.

Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times - 2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:58pm
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

***Extended Deadline: December 15, 2016***

Call for Papers

Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times

2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference - Friday, March 31st – Saturday, April 1st

The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

Location TBA

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

www.aspect.vt.edu www.facebook.com/aspectvt aspect@vt.edu


[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Ecology/ies | February 24-25, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:54am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


February 24-25, 2017

Northeastern University


Deadline extended: now February 15, 2017


Though scientifically dense and tethered to biology, ecology—particularly in its multiple, ecologies—is an area rich for discussion and interpretation. At its root, the word “ecology” comes from the Greek word oîkos, meaning “house.” At its most basic translation, “ecology” becomes “study of the house,” and is open for the complex questions about this space of living and interaction.


CFP: "BUFFY at 20" Conference (Marquette University, April 1, 2017) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:59am
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

April 1, 2017
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI


Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to gerry.canavan@marquette.edu and james.south@marquette.edu.
Participants will be notified by January 15, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside

American Indian Workshop 2017 - The Art of Resistance and Resurgence

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:08am
American Indian Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Proposals are invited for the thirty-eighth American Indian Workshop, to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London from July 4-6, 2017. Papers are welcome from all fields and on any topic, though priority will be given to those that speak to the conference’s key theme.