The 24th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from 19-21 July 2018. We welcome abstracts for paper and panel proposals that explore Southern literature, writers, culture, and key figures. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary environment, featuring graduate students with an interest in the U.S South. Potential topics for discussion include:
Intersections of Southern material culture, cultural identity, and literature
Re-defining the boundaries of the “South,” and considering the region in a global context
Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-asses its relationship to literature and culture?
The Secret Life of Crowds: Gender, Sexuality, and the Masses
Princeton University Department of Comparative Literature
April 5-7, 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Klaus Theweleit
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 8-11, 2018
CFP: Suicidal Modernisms
In Andrew Bennett’s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide “streams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon.” And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on “literary suicidology” more generally has not matched the subject’s importance to our field. This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED BOOK ON INDIAN THEATRE
Abstracts are invited from academics and research scholars for a book which shall be an anthology of critical essays on the work of the following modern Indian dramatists: Asif Currimbhoy, Habib Tanvir, Mahesh Dattani, Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, Dharamveer Bharati, Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sircar and Mahesh Elkunchwar, Ratan Thiyam and Heisnam Kanhailal. The book will be jointly edited by Dr. Sushanta Bardhan, Associate Professor of English, Suri Vidyasagar College (University of Burdwan) and Dr. Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor of English, THLH Mahavidyalay (University of Burdwan). It will be published with ISBN from a reputed international/national level publisher.
The 2018 General Call for Papers
Imagining Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future
The Fourth Graduate Conference on Religion
Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles
DEADLINE EXTENDED until February 2, 2018
Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History
8-10 November 2018
University of Rouen
With the collaboration of the University of Picardie - Jules Verne
And the Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes
The 2019 issues of the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) will feature African American literature of North Carolina. Submissions are due by August 31. In anticipation of this special feature topic, the editor is proposing a panel (or panels) at SAMLA of papers on African American writers of North Carolina, which will also be considered for publication in NCLR. Please send 300-word abstracts to Margaret Bauer, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 21.
The West Virginia University Press has invited North Carolina Literary Review Editor Margaret Bauer to edit a volume of critical essays on Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier. Please email paper proposals before the final submission July 15 due date. Papers may be on a single Frazier novel, or they might trace a theme/conflict/character type through all of his novels. If needed, writers of the latter type of paper will be given the opportunity to expand their papers to include the new Frazier novel, Varina, due out spring 2018.
Haunt Journal of Art is a vessel for critical interrogations of writing as both a tool for artistic expression and a means for analyzing creative practices. Ours is a commitment to providing a platform for new textual forms and strategies wherein the production of writing and art may serve one another.
Conceptions of identity, community, and space are given a new dimension in the digital age. Particularly since the mid 20th century, there has been a significant interest in the myriad ways that human identity is developed and expressed through technology. Researchers have adopted new tools and adapted old ones in order to account for the ways in which the digital serves to inform, organize, record, and explain both individual and communal identity. It is this flexibility to both adopt new tools and critically interrogate them that is at the center of digital humanities.
Call for Papers Annual International Conference July 2, 2018: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding
Date of the Conference: July 2, 2018
Place: Hope Park Campus, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD
Deadline for paper submissions: April 1, 2018
Identity and memory play key overlapping roles in both war and peacebuilding. Indeed, the construction of collective identities can make a difference between choosing war or choosing more peaceful paths to dispute resolution. Identity is also deeply entwined in the ways we choose to remember past wars, through commemorations and memorials.
Papers are solicited for the Race and Ethnicity panel of the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Worcester State University on October 19/20, 2018. With this year's success of the BLACK PANTHER film and the BLACK LIGHTNING television series, the role of black heroes engaging radical liberatory politics has taken on a very public presence. Engaging resonances with The Black Panthers and their political presence, both of these popular culture superheroes (among others) represent many of the same culture-based politics and performances as real-world resistance movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, as well as literary iterations of black liberation implicated in the Afrofuturism movement. Papers are solicited especially on any aspect of blac
Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2018 is “Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy.” This conference invites submissions that question the essence of individuality, the process of “otherness” and contextualization of dissent and controversial topics. We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African American Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and anything including the Natural and Social Sciences.