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.
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Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 3rd – 6th, 2019
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.
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 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 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.
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:
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?
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.
Call for Papers
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)
The Philosopher Franz K.
Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)
Monika Stępień (University of Warsaw)
Sonia Kamińska (Jagiellonian University)
Please email, to Dr. Alice Rutkowski (email@example.com), 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
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
Topics could include but are not limited to:
- Literary vessels
Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long.
Call for Conference Papers
Chaucer: Sound and Vision, October 19th and 20th, 2018
Deadline for Submissions: June 1st, 2018
Name of Organization: University of South Alabama
Contact Email: ChaucerSoundAndVision@gmail.com
Call for Papers
Lektüreabbruch – Anschlußlektüren: Journale lesen
Interrupted Reading – Follow-on Readings: Reading Journals
International conference of the DFG Research Unit “Journal Literature” (FOR 2288)
17-19 September 2018
CFP: International Conference, Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America
The group Tecmerin (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), within the Research Project "Cine y televisión en España 1986-1995: modernidad y emergencia de la cultura global"(CSO2016-78354-P), organizes de International Conference “Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America” on October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 (5th Tecmerin Academic Encounter).
Call for Papers
The Second CounterText Conference: The Post-Literary
University of Malta, Valletta Campus, 6-8 April 2018
The second CounterText conference will be held at the University of Malta, between the 6th and the 8th April 2018. The theme of the conference is ‘The Post-Literary’.