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NeMLA 2018: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Stephanie Shiflett (BU) and Ashley M. Voeks (UT Austin)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

This panel explores the spatial limits of bodies in early modern Europe. The spatial limits of bodies, broadly conceived, refer to the determinant role that real or abstract boundaries play on the physical and/or imagined body. These limits can take many forms, including aesthetic conventions, battlefields, domestic confines, geographic boundaries, and religious sites. Notions of the body may be equally diverse, extending to animals, communities, environments, and genders. Panel discussion will provide a rich examination of intersections between spatial perspectives and studies of early modern bodies.

 

American Dramaturgies for the 21st century

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Marie Pecorari & Julie Vatain-Corfdir (Paris-Sorbonne)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

American Dramaturgies for the 21st Century
Engaging with the new millennium on stage

Université Paris-Sorbonne – March 15-16, 2018

Has Technological Progress Permanently Altered the Human Condition?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Silver Streams Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

How has technological ingenuity affected the lives of humans? Has technology permanently altered our experience of reality? Are there still fundamental pillars of the human condition that remain and will always remain unchanged?

Academic papers are invited under any of the above themes and may be concerned with literature, philosophy or technology. 

Submission Guidelines:

 

  • Open to submissions of prose, poetry, critical essays and artwork.

 

  • Prose and Academic Essays - Max. 3,000 words per entry.

 

  • Poetry and Visual Art - Up to 5 works per entry.

Middle English Including Chaucer

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

The deadline for submission of proposals for the session on Middle English Including Chaucer at the 2017 Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association has been extended to May 26.  The conference will be held the weekend of November 10-12 at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawai`i.  More details are available at http://pamla.org/news/2016/11/16/2017-pamla-conference.

Proposals must be submitted via PAMLA's online paper submission system: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

CFP, NEMLA Spaces of Hope and Desperation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If we reflect on Vivian Sobchak’s premise of science fiction’s role of reconciling humans with the unknown along with cyborg spaces of Haraway, we can easily perceive that today one of speculative/science fiction’s roles is imagining what is happening and what may happen to help us come to terms with a dreaded present and unstable future. Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of nationalism and racism and an expanding precarity, it should not be a surprise to see the fast increase in the sales of Orwell’s 1984, re-makes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell or appearance of SF works where strangers, aliens, and others are rethought and replaced in our topological frameworks.

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Talking Back: Voices from Appalachia

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meredith McCarroll
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seeking submissions for a collection of personal narratives that address and complicate Appalachian identities. Interested in voices that challenge and enrich simplistic valorizing or demonizing images of Appalachia. Contributors might range from scholars to poets to farmers to fiddlers—anyone who can add a voice to create a more full chorus—at times dissonant, at times harmonic.

Possible entry points:

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

[REMINDER abstract due 5/29] CEA at SAMLA: Popular Culture (11/3-5)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Journal of Jewish Identities - Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

 

 

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

 

CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities

 

Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse

 

Writing Romantic Lives

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:39pm
Edge Hill University and Keele University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2017

A One Day Postgraduate Symposium, hosted by Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele University

CFP for a one-day postgraduate symposium on 25th November 2017

CfP: edited volume Hipster Culture: A Reader

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:39pm
Heike Steinhoff and Eric Erbacher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Call for Papers

Hipster Culture: A Reader

Eds. Heike Steinhoff and Eric C. Erbacher

Queer Oceans Panel

updated: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:48am
NeMLA Convention 2018 Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel, titled Queer Oceans, seeks abstracts for papers that explore the ocean in relation to queer studies. The sea has frequently been idealized as a place for escaping the norms that bind life on land. From sodomitic pirates to the famous spermaceti scene in Moby-Dick, the sea often emerges in suggestively queer contexts. However, discussions of these queer possibilities rarely take into account the nautical setting in which they occur.

British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century

updated: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:53pm
PAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but particularly welcomes papers focusing on context, especially the relation of an author’s life to his or her texts, and the influence from earlier historical periods on works, items, customs, etc. of the eighteenth century.  We are particularly interested in papers that engage this year’s conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."

 

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