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ACLA Panel: Networks of Adoption

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Melissa Dinsman and Beth Rosenberg
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.

New Jersey College English Association Annual Fall Roundtable

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
New Jersey College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

 

New Jersey College English Association invites you to attend our

 

Annual Fall Roundtable

 

Hosted by Essex County Community College

 

We encourage academicians who want to explore more fully what it means to teach and learn contemporary & interdisciplinary humanistic approaches in the field of English to attend the day’s events.

 

Fall Roundtable

·         Roundtable Theme: Contemporary Humanities

NEMLA '18 World-Making and Anglophone Fiction

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Shun Y. Kiang / Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In his recent work On Literary Worlds (2012), Eric Hayot examines how literature—through narration—gives shape and substance to worlds and ways of being in them. Literary worlds, Hayot argues,“[are] the diegetic totality constituted by the sum of all aspects of a single work, constellated into a structure or system that amounts to a whole” (44) and “they are always social and conceptual constructs, as well as formal and affective ones” (45).

Fifteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:26pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 22, 2017

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.

“Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book”

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Sarah E Parker/International Congress on Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apologies for cross posting:

 Call for session proposals for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI.

Title: “Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book”

Format: Roundtable Discussion (10 minute presentations with time for discussion)

Contact Person and Organizer: Sarah E. Parker (Jacksonville University; sparker6@ju.edu)

Film / Film Studies (CEA 4/5-4/7/2018)

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subject: Call for Papers: Film Studies at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, Film Studies at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Film Studies for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

ACLA 2018: Divided Public(s): On the Intellectual Vocation

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Robert Ryan, University of Illinois-Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking

The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Brontë Studies / Claire O'Callaghan and Sophie Franklin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Brontë Studies

Special Issue (2019): Call for Papers

The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered

Guest editors: Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan

 

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 49th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain 

The postcritical turn has called for an alternative to critique in favor of description, surface reading, and the literal. In response, this panel investigates recent theorizations of form that rethink critique without leaving theory behind. Taking interpretation as indivisible from description, how might we consider form as a means by which texts theorize themselves? How can form explore questions of identity, environment, or politics? How can a return to form rethink the literary and the critical together?

Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:44pm
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:

Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?

In den Blick geraten dabei

“401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:44pm
The Heritage College and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

                                                                                                                                                

International Conference on “401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”

24th and 25th November 2017

Organized by The Heritage College (Department of English)  in collaboration with the     Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

Venue: The Heritage Campus

 

Concept Note:

Devoted to the Body: Devotional Practices and Performances in Feminine Spirituality (Session at IMC Leeds 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Godeline Perk and Lieke Smits, Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Bodily practices played an important role in medieval devotion, some particularly associated with female believers. One need only think of how devout women kissed manuscripts and rosaries, Beguines performed series of prostrations and genuflections, and nuns constructed own meditational processions through their convents. Some mystics are represented as engaging in more extreme bodily performances. For instance, according to her vita, thirteenth-century beguine Elizabeth of Spalbeek imitated Christ’s Passion in public, resulting in stigmata erupting on her body.    

DEADLINE EXTENDED, CFP: Postcolonial Economies: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (edited collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:44am
Maureen Fadem (CUNY) and Michael O'Sullivan (Chinese U HK)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[1] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.

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