Cultural life in the regions is part of what makes our regional centres vibrant places to live, work, create, share, and participate, as well as providing the basis for insights concerning place, space, and identity that can be divergent from those arising from other locatednesses. The experience of regional Australia is unique. John Woinarski has written that there "are places in Australia that are awe-inspiring, spectacular, mysterious; they touch our spirit and help define our nation"; but these places are complicated, for ideas of the bush or the outback are "sometimes more shifting myth than reality".
The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its third annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 5-7 at the Killashee Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.
The theme for 2019 is “The Technologies of Preaching.” We are defining “technology” quite broadly; topics related to the theme might include
III JRAAS Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
The JRAAS team is pleased to announce the third JRAAS Conference New Perspectives, which aims to give students and young researchers the opportunity to present papers on subjects connected to Anglo-American studies. We offer a platform where new ideas can be shared and discussed openly, in order to lay the foundations for an engaged dialogue between the next generation of scholars.
Call for Papers
Journal of Working Class Studies
Social Haunting, Classed Affect, and the Afterlives of Deindustrialization
This Special Issue of the Journal of Working Class Studies will bring together essays that explore the lingering afterlives of deindustrialization.
“T. S. Eliot: Identity / Politics”
The phrase “identity politics” has become as highly charged as the phrase “politically correct”—more often deployed today as an invitation to attack or defend some group or form of affiliation. For the 2020 MLA in Seattle, the International T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor a panel that recognizes the power of the phrase and the importance of all that it points toward, but we intend to avoid the merely reactive, accusatory and defensive postures that often attend its use.
This is a Call for Chapters to be published in the book "Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology" by IGI Global.
Enrico Proietti, expert in Communication of Archaeological Heritage from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (see contacts below), is the editor.
CFP: Neo-Gothic Narratives
Recent years have seen the strong development of Neo-Victorian studies, including a theorization of the project by scholars including Ann Helimann, Christian Gutleben, Marie-Louise Kohlke, Mark Llewellyn and others. This collection on the Neo-Gothic invites similar attempts to define and theorize what exactly qualifies as such a text, what mobilizes the employment of the gothic to speak to our own times, whether nostalgia plays a role, and whether might there is room for humour or only for trauma in these narratives across various media.
We invite submissions on neo-Gothic topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Call for contributions for Digi-Mediated-Culture; a one-day symposium that will consider the social, cultural and political space between human consciousness and digital technology. Digi-Mediated-Culture will examine the intersection between humans and machines as a generative space for creative production. Digi-Mediated-Culture invites proposals from academics, artists, designers, philosophers, linguists, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, programmers, et.al. The symposium will be held on 10th May 2019 in Swansea College of Art’s Reading Room, ALEX, Alexandra Road, Swansea - 1.30pm – 6.00pm
Edge Effects is currently accepting submissions to a new series on the Plantationocene. We’re interested in previously unpublished essays (~1500-2000 words), photo essays, and other creative pieces from a diverse array of academic, artistic, and activist perspectives.
First submission window: January 28-March 29, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
All my relations: Comparative Indigenous Literature and Epistemologies, Post-Scriptum, issue 27, directed by Marie-Eve Bradette (Phd Candidate, comparative literature, University of Montreal) (to be published in December 2019)
Post-Scriptum.ORG is the comparative literature graduate journal at University of Montreal - http://post-scriptum.org
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, January 9th-12th, 2020.
Title of Session: John Clare: Conversations in Song
Scholarship on any aspect of song, music, or conversation in Clare. Papers might touch on personification, voice and its relation to print, and/or Clare’s way of relating to the non-human world.
Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2019 to Erica McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Department of English at the University of Hawaii at Hilo organizes the Hawaiʻi International Conference on English Language and Literature Studies (HICELLS) with its theme “Trends in Research and Pedagogical Innovations in English Language and Literature” at UH Hilo main campuson March 13-14, 2020. The conference aims to provide an avenue for research scholars in the fields of English language and literature Studies to share their expertise with other scholars, researchers, and students from various international backgrounds, and to discuss among scholars and educators the new trends in research and pedagogy in English language and Literature.
The JRAAS (Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies) team is a research group based at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) in the University of Porto, Portugal. Apart from the many activities we organize, we also send out a monthly newsletter.
We welcome submissions of short articles, essays, poems, short stories or any academic or creative object within the general scope of Anglo-American Studies for our monthly newsletter. The submissions can be sent year-round.
Send your submissions to email@example.com with the subject heading 'JRAAS Newsletter Submission'
The Humanities at the Crossroad of the Local and the Post-Global
October 17-18-19, 2019, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
A collaboration between Phantasma Center and the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies on Planetarity (CELCP, Université de Montréal)
Co-presidents: Laura T. Ilea, Corin Braga, Simon Harel, Heike Härting