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The Tacky South

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-11, 2018

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Associaiton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

The 90th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 2-4, 2018 at the Birmingham Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama. This year's conference theme is Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.

SAMLA invites scholars to submit CFPs both related and unrelated to our conference theme. Interested scholars can click http://bit.ly/2moL1kt to submit a CFP. A link to the CFP submission form can also be found on SAMLA's homepage at samla.memberclicks.net.

MLA 2019: Matei Visniec’s Theatre: Between East and West

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:38pm
Catalina Florina Florescu/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This panel seeks to find 3-4 strong proposals that would talk about the varied themes of international interest that emerge out of Visniec’s critically acclaimed plays. The political and the social are always strong points of interest as explored by the characters’ dynamic dialogues. Born in Romania, Visniec now lives in France, but his plays are performed internationally. He connects with audiences globally and that is proof of his exquisite writing. The panel also seeks to discuss how theater and performance are much needed in today’s conflicting and violent international context, and how the stage becomes an international platform where we are more than passive members, but instead are transformed by the spectacle. 

XVII INTERNATIONAL AEDEI CONFERENCE

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
AEDEI-2018: “Eco-Fictions Irish Studies”. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nature, the landscape and the environment have enjoyed a recurrent presence, indeed have been constant protagonists, in Irish literature and culture.This wild isolated island, originally feared or even despised by foreigners progressively became that romanticized, pre-modern Arcadia imagined by tourists from the early twentieth century onwards. The once desolated and barren landscapes of the Great Hunger were imaginatively recreated as green pastures, nostalgically conjured up by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish emigrants across the world.

Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:14pm
University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST!

New Media, New Messages
The University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jason Palmeri, Miami University of Ohio
  • Ben McCorkle, The Ohio State University, Marion

Friday, April 6, 2018
University of Connecticut, Hartford Regional Campus
10 Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06103

Call for Applications: NEH Seminar "Why Literature Matters"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
The Dickens Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Dickens Project is now accepting applications for the NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, "Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century Britain and America," directed by Professor Janice Carlisle. The seminar will take place from June 24-July 29, 2018 at UC Santa Cruz. Applications are due March 1, 2018. Please see our website (https://teachers.ucsc.edu) for more information and to apply.

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.

The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.

For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary  scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.

Submission requirements for abstracts:

Willa Cather's Irish Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:20am
The Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

Willa Cather Symposium: IrelandJune 28–July 1, 2018Limavady and Derry, Northern IrelandHOSTED BY ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND THE ROE VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, AND SPONSORED BY THE WILLA CATHER FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN

Set in the ancestral home of the Cather family, and taking place during the centennial of My Ántonia, the symposium will explore themes deeply resonant in Willa Cather’s life and work (including but not restricted to):

Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s.

Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder (Updated Deadline)

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 2:45am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018


The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder.” As an interdisciplinary society from its founding, we encourage scholars and practitioners from any academic field to contribute, as well as architects, city planners, artists, musicians whose work relates to utopian thought and possibility, and dystopian realities and visions. Members of intentional communities are also welcome to attend and/or present. Non-theme related papers are welcome.

Abstracts and proposals of up to 250 words for the following:

The Shifting Landscape of Crime on the German Small Screen

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:17am
German Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

We are soliciting abstracts for a panel at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA September 27-30, 2018.

Traditionally the small screen has portrayed danger and crime in the context of the metropolitan, but shows like Weinberg, Dark, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, among others have increasingly shifted the focus to suburbs, small-towns, and countryside infringing on the tranquility of these supposedly safe spaces. These shows expose the deviance and intrigue of non-metropolitan locales. Does this conflict move from the city and into the small-town or have these towns always maintained an undercurrent of menace, of which we are just now aware? 

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:31pm
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Students’ Committee at American Studies Association is sponsoring the following roundtable:

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

We are looking for 5-6 panelists for a roundtable that focuses on graduate school issues for the 2018 ASA conference. This year’s theme:

“States of Emergence,” emphasizes that our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.

 

The Philosopher Franz K. - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Papers

 

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)

 

The Philosopher Franz K.

 

Editors:

Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)

Monika Stępień (University of Warsaw)

 Sonia Kamińska (Jagiellonian University)

 

 

Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance (SSAWW, 11/7-11/11/18, Denver CO)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Alice Rutkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Please email, to Dr. Alice Rutkowski (rutkowsk@geneseo.edu), by Fri Feb 9 an attached Word document that includes: 1) title of paper with 250-300 word abstract 2) contact information 3) a brief bio statement (no longer than 60 words) and 4) any a/v requirements. Decisions will be made by Mon Feb 12 in time for scholars to – if need be- submit to the general call deadline of Feb Feb 16.

 

Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance

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