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Dos Passos Today: Roundtable at the American Literature Association (Boston, MA: May 23-26, 2019)

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conservation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”

CFP: PLAY Conference (Texas Tech University, April 13, 2019)

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:40am
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

“PLAY” Conference
Texas Tech University
April 13, 2019

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) is happy to announce a call for papers for our second Annual Conference in the Humanities, to be held in Lubbock on April 13, 2019.  The conference topic each year aligns with the Center's annual theme, which for 2018-2019 is "PLAY.” We are interested in the interdisciplinary study of play in myriad forms and in any of the following categories: art, culture, literature, music, dance, games, sports, politics, technology, and education. This list is open-ended and, in the spirit ofplay, we are open to proposals that catch us by intellectual surprise.

The Matter of the Elgin Marbles: Romantic Materiality

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:10pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR Conference 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)


The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.


"Technically Yours": Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:37pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

An international conference organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, to be held October 18-20, 2019

Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2019

Conference website: https://ntuyours.wordpress.com 

Keynote Speaker:

Martin E. Jay (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Plenary Speakers:

Eyal Amiran (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature + Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, USA)

Book Chapters on Halide Edib Adivar's Serialized Novels

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 4:06pm
Iclal Vanwesenbeeck
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Book Chapters:

A critical edition of Halide Edib Adivar's serialized novels (1910-1961) in English translation is currently under consideration for publication. I am soliciting book chapters on:

-Halide Edib and women's literature

-Women, media, and the Turkish novel in twentieth-century Turkey

-Film adaptations and/or book illustrations of Halide Edib's novels

Please send inquiries, 500-word proposals and biographical information to

Iclal Vanwesenbeeck at vanwesen@fredonia.edu

Deadline: January 15, 2019

In Pursuit of Quality in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:17am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,

“In Pursuit of Quality in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead”

Dhaka, Bangladesh

JULY 18-19, 2019