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Genre Bending: Crime's Hybrid Forms (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:22am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Clues: A Journal of Detection
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Guest Editor: Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna)

Throughout its long history, crime writing has inspired and been inspired by other genres such as the gothic, sensation fiction, horror, romance, film noir, science fiction, and true crime. This theme issue of Clues, guest edited by Maurizio Ascari, seeks to explore the richness of these generic contact zones and the acts of cross-pollination they engendered, ultimately contributing to the overall development of this galaxy of literary forms. Articles for this issue might address questions such as the following:

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

Medievalism between East and West

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:34pm
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Medievalism between East and West

(https://sites.utu.fi/pseudohistoria/news/cfp-medievalism-between-east-an...)

University of Turku, Finland

Extended deadline for proposals 15 April 2019

The imagination of the Middle Ages runs wild on the internet. From popular history to pseudohistorical conspiracy theories, from gaming culture to memes, the medieval inspires the present. The study of medievalism is now a well-established field of study, but scholars rarely venture beyond American and Western European cultural sphere.

MMLA Permanent Sessions on Global Film

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:33pm
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Film III: Global Film for the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting in November 14-17 in Chicago

The permanent session on Global Cinema seeks papers that address any aspect of the conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Dopplegangers."  We have two wider topic areas around this broader theme.  Please feel free to send abstracts for one or both topics:

Masculinity Crisis in the Americas

updated: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 2:49pm
Queen's University Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Masculinity Crisis in the Americas

Queen’s University Belfast

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Edited Collection: Localizing Transnational American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:57am
Amy A. Zenger
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Call for proposals for an edited collection: Localizing Transnational American Studies

Deadline for proposal submissions: May 8, 2019

Gaskell Journal Graduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:44pm
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Gaskell Journal

Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2020

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2020

 

The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society.

Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:25am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020

The 2020 Historical Fictions Research Conference will be held the University of Salzburg, 21st and 22nd February 2020.

Theme: The Forms of History