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ASA 2018 Roundtable, "American Studies in the Plantationocene: Emergent Methods for the Long Emergency"

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, and Rebecca Evans, Winston-Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society — SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites proposals for a panel on “Recovering Gilman for the 21st Century” for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado (November 7-11, 2018).  This panel will explore how recovery provides new contexts and frameworks for analyzing and teaching Gilman’s work.  Topics include but are not limited to

 

  • Recovery of Gilman’s published and unpublished writing

 

  • Digital recovery projects on Gilman’s work

 

  • Teaching Gilman and feminist recovery practices in the classroom

 

Summer Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 27-28-29

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The 14th Annual Summer Shaw Symposium, co-sponsored by the International Shaw Society and The Shaw Festival, will take place July 27-28-29 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness: Religion, Activism, and Protest

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Too often, especially in the United States today, religion is seen as the enemy of socio-political progress and change. But even a cursory glance at U.S. history — the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sanctuary Movement — attests to the role religion and religious individuals have played in resistance movements. This panel seeks papers that consider the influence of religion on political activism and protest movements — and not only in America, but globally.

“I knew him … a fellow of infinite jest”: Reading David Foster Wallace, Ten Years Later

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers

 

The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker

 

SMART 2018 : Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:40am
Edusoft
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

SMART: Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on artificial intelligence, neuroscience, cognitive science and other scientific methods used in the higher education and research context. 

Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the most scientific methods applied at different levels of higher education. 

Need one additional essay for Doing Vegan Studies (immediately)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
Laura Wright, Professor of English, Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I am editing the collection "Doing Vegan Studies," which is under contract for publication in the “Cultural Ecologies of Food in the 21st Century” series published by the University of Nevada Press and slated for publication in 2018. I have a great set of contributors and essays, but due to a contributor being unable to complete an essay, I’ve lost a valuable contribution on veganism and race. I am hoping to solicit an essay that addresses this topic in a compelling and original way. Potential topics include – but are not limited to:

Veganism as perceived white identity category

Problematic comparisons between human slavery and the enslavement of animals

Veganism and Black Lives Matter

Veganism as postcolonial strategy

Aelurus Graduate Literary Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:51pm
Weber State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

About Aelurus

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students. We welcome the perspectives of all people and are committed to furthering diversity in academia. Papers from all topical categories are welcome.

 

Submission Guidelines:

Women of Color

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
Women of Color/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words, or less, surrounding Women of Color as it pertains to issues in literature, media and film.

Please email your abstracts to either one of us: 

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Rosemary Briseno rbriseno@sulross.edu

Conversations in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
African American Literature/ SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words or less surronding A.A. Literature, Culture and the Experience.  The topic is open! We look forward to reading your submissions. 

This year the  SCMLA will host this event  on October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX!

Please submit your abstracts to:

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Stewart Habig

stewart.habig@gmail.com

Deep In The Heart Of Texas!

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
WOMEN’S CAUCUS OF THE SCMLA/ South Central Modern Language Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This is an open CFP for the Women's Caucus of the SCMLA hosted in San Antonio, TX!

We are asking for an abstract of 500 words or less explaining your area of interest.

The interest should be an interesting surronding women in some capacity. 

We look forward to reading your submissions!

 

Chair

Christel Woods sapoet77@gmail.com

Secretary

Sarah Gray

sbgray@langston.edu

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & his Contemporaries 2018 Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Corrina Readioff, University of Liverpool, Digital Defoe Journal Social Media Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Digital Defoe Journal is seeking papers for its next issue (Issue 10.1, Fall 2018).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

In addition to traditional scholarly papers, we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and his contemporaries.  We also particularly encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects.

 

Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) & Dr. Chris Loar (christopher.loar@wwu.edu).

Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.

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