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William Morris and Trans-Atlantic Radicalism (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:54am
William Morris Society in the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following guaranteed session for the 2019 MLA Convention:

Labor unrest and repression in late nineteenth-century Chicago, Paris, and London helped forge internationalist ties that laid the basis for the Second International. William Morris, Walter Crane, and their acolytes were very much a part of this trans-Atlantic radical political, literary, and artistic exchange of ideas. This panel explores the dynamics and consequences of their efforts, doing so in a way that more fully elucidates Morris’s trans-Atlantic influence on socialism’s rise in the West.

Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies -- MLA 2019

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:59am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2108

A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.  Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas.   In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events.  You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon.  250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (dashiell@vt.edu).

The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:56am
Joseph J. Darowski
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The editor of The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should examine the relationships between the Marvel comic book adventures the Black Panther and the social era when those comic books were published. Analysis may demonstrate how Black Panther’s comic books stories and the creators who produced the comics embrace, reflect, or critique aspects of their contemporary culture. This will be a companion volume to existing essay collections in the series that have already focused on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Justice League, and the Flash.

[Update] Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:53am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:52am
NYU/University of Exeter/University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

A One-Day Symposium at New York University

Monday May 14th 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof Regenia Gagnier (Exeter):

‘Transnational Poiesis and the Making of Community’

 

Organizers: Prof Marion Thain (NYU), Dr Kate Hext (Exeter), Dr Jane Desmarais (London)

 

 

Call for participants

 

EAPSU 2018 Fall Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:54am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities 2018 Fall Conference (Faculty & Undergraduate Students)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

CREATIVITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS

hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)

 

Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018

Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4

Keynote Event, Friday evening

Panels on Friday & Saturday

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED EDITED VOLUME Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:35pm
LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

contact email:

lacieraec@unr.edu

 

A man can’t die where there is no earth

because there will be no place

to bury him. His body is the sky

and understands the language of birds.

 

-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.

 

MMLA 2018 Conference - Consuming Cultures

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:56am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Call For Papers

2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"

November 15-18, 2018

Kansas City, MO

 

MLA 2019: Formal Transactions and the US Empire (Proposed Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:38am
Modern Language Association (MLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

How do transnational and transcultural transactions among literary forms resist the hegemonic, violent and global dominance of the US Empire? 300-words abstract and a bio by 15 March 2018; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (mazeem1@binghamton.edu). To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_11460

Eudora Welty Open Topic

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:50am
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Eudora Welty Society panel at SCMLA 2018 invites papers on any aspect of Welty’s work, life, or critical reception, especially approaches that address the conference theme of “CROSSROADS OF CULTURES.” Send 250-word abstracts and a short bio to Sarah Peters at speters@ecok.edu by March 31, 2018.

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, October 11-14, 2018.  Conference information is available at http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Essays on Resistance in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:54pm
Clark Firestone Pharr
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The 21st century has become inculcated with a sense of perpetual crisis, reflecting a world seemingly on the verge of catastrophe. This new age of anxiety is evident not only in the breakdown of traditional hegemonies, but also in an increasingly personal sense of fear, futility, and frustration for marginalized communities. Within this context, we invite essays for a collection that explores the topic/themes/ideas of resistance in works of myriad types of contemporary (~2005-2018) popular culture.

Transnational Poetries of Resonance

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:49am
Eric Schmaltz, York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This is a CFP for a Special Session entitled "Transnational Poetries of Resonance" to take place at the 2019 Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, Illinois (3-6 January 2019). 

This panel invites papers in English focusing on sound-based poetries of Canada and the United States.

Please submit a paper abstract of 250-350 words and a 100-word bio by 14 March 2018 to Eric Schmaltz (schmaltz@yorku.ca).

The Mondo Film and its Legacy

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:11am
University of Bradford (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Film International

http://filmint.nu/

 

Contributions are invited for a special edition of Film International devoted to the ‘mondo’ shock documentary film. The mondo genre was created in the 1960s by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara with their first feature Mondo Cane (Italy, 1962). The genre quickly became an international sensation, hated by most critics but admired by large audiences and the likes of John Waters, Sergio Leone, Boyd Rice and J.G. Ballard.

 

Contributions can explore any aspect of the mondo film including the pre-history of the genre and its legacy.

 

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