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Poetic Digression (conference panel for ESSE 2018, Brno)

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:11pm
ESSE / Dr. Patrick Hart and Dr. Heather H. Yeung
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

PANEL ON POETIC DIGRESSION for ESSE 2018 (www.esse2018brno.org)

From the parecbasis or ‘stepping away’ of Quintilian to the meandering twists and turns of the ‘loiterly’ work, this panel investigates the many and various modes of digression in poetry, figuring digression as a means through which we can rethink poetic effect - poetry’s grammatical, rhetorical, formal, philosophical, lyric and/or narrative power or force.

We invite proposals for conference papers exploring poetic digression and its effects. Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to the following:

Confluence: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Inquiry

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:12pm
Published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of

Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work

produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing essays, short stories, poetry,

creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the

kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the

fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged

and explored. Submissions are welcome year-round, and will be reviewed promptly after receipt.

Transatlantica special issue: call for papers / Creating the child audience: media and the invention of modern American childhood in the late 19th and 20th centuries

updated: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:37am
Thibaut Clément, Université Paris-Sorbonne
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

One of the most original contributions of the so-called new childhood studies is the shift away from earlier notions of a “universal child” (marked by biological as much as cultural and psychological universals, cutting across all cultural and social groups) to the idea of childhood as a social construct, contingent on historically and culturally situated realities. Starting in the 1980s, researchers have increasingly placed emphasis on children as “agents” and “beings” in their own right, whereas before childhood was conceptualized as a social structure and a state of becoming toward fully realized human adults (James and Prout 1990).

SHARP 2018 Panel: Quantifying the Biases and Value of Book Reviewing and Prizes

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:13pm
Dr Melinda Harvey and Dr Julieanne Lamond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

Proposed Panel for SHARP18

Making it Count: Quantifying the Biases and Value of Book Reviews and Prizes

Convenors: Dr Melinda Harvey (Monash) and Dr Julieanne Lamond (ANU)

This panel proposes to bring together researchers who examine book reviewing, prizes, publishing and other consecratory acts in the literary field through quantification.

Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:10pm
James Rovira
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

CFP: Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism

Of the 605 proposals received by Bloomsbury for their 2015 33 1/3 Series call for papers, only 18% of contributors and 11% of artists covered were women, even though the female series editor was aggressively soliciting contributions by and about women. Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism seeks to address a visible shortcoming in scholarship about women in both popular music and in English Romanticism by bringing the two together in this collection.

Edited Volume on George Orwell's Animal Farm

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:10pm
Thomas Horan, Associate Professor of English, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I need a few 5,000-word articles to complete a forthcoming Critical Insights volume on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Authors are invited to propose specific topics. If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please submit a 300-word abstract by 20 December to tom.horan@citadel.edu. Initial drafts will be due by March 31, 2018. I will review them and as needed return them to you for revision. When the book is published, authors will receive an honorarium of $250 and a complimentary copy.  

Call for book chapters: “Text, object, context. Studies in historical anthropology and in archaeology”, tome I, 2018

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:14pm
Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and Art Historie, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Department for Ancient History, Archaeology and Art History (DIAAIA) of the Univerity of Bucharest is preparing a collective volume of studies under the title: “Text, object, context. Studies in historical anthropology and in archaeology”. This volume shall be published at the University of Bucharest Publishing House in 2018. 

Special Issue: "New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age"

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:08pm
The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

CFP: The Heroic Age special issue (2018): “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age”

Guest Editors: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University) and Mary Kate Hurley (Ohio University)

The Heroic Age, a digital peer-reviewed scholarly journal, seeks submissions for a special issue on “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age” which will run from 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2018.

Liberal Education Conference May 3-5, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:10pm
Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Can a liberal education make you a better discerner of truth?

It seems as if we're awash in information. From the moment we wake until we turn off our phones at night, we are bombarded with images, messages, news and information from a confounding number of sources. The entirety of the world's collected facts, seemingly left unadulterated only for us to interpret and justify, never feels more than a few taps away.

EXT: WRITING EXTINCTION

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
Oxford Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Papers for Oxford Literary Review 41.1 (July 2019)

ext: writing extinction

Imagine thinking about extinction, starting from ext and extending, textually and extra-textually, and coming back to the raw, more-or-other-than-death thought, perhaps unthinkable, of extinction.

ext would suggest the perhaps for now truncated name of something needing thinking, a thought without a thinker, that would be more than a thought—extinction, textuality, extravagant thinking of the effects of a vanishing without trace, that we can’t face.

Global Black Desires

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Conference

GLOBAL BLACK DESIRES: FREEDOM AND CONSTRAINTS

 

Conference date and location:

May 4, 2018

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

New York City

 

Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2018

 

Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.

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