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Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:44am
Mid-West Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

Call for Papers

Permanent Section: Italian


“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”


November 14-17, 2019

Chicago at the Hilton Chicago



Not Just Clowning Around: Blackface Yesterday and Today

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:48pm
PAMLA November 14-17, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

As recent events in Virginia demonstrated, blackface minstrelsy is far from being a thing of the past. Despite its taboo status and overtly racist underpinnings, blackface continues to happen. In his seminal work on the phenomenon, Eric Lott argued that early blackface minstrelsy emerged out of the “intersection of slave culture and earlier blackface stage characters such as the…clown of English pantomime and the clown of the American circus.” What might this lineage tell us about the ongoing prevalence and relevance of blackface? This session invites proposals that consider and examine modern and past manifestations of blackface minstrelsy, its legacies, and its influence.

Borders, Walls, and Bridges

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:26am
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019


Themes:  Borders, Walls, and Bridges


Luncheon Speaker:  Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate


Location:  Michigan State University, Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane, East Lansing MI 48824

4th International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation: Exploring Cultural Intersections

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 4:48am
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Conference Description

The conference will focus on the dynamics of culture and its representations in the fields of Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation. It aims to emphasize cultural intersections and explore ways in which such intersections could be conceptualized, critiqued or disrupted and ultimately reconstructed. We invite contributions on the theoretical and analytical frameworks that examine cultural intersections, as well as those which explore the practical and pedagogical implications of such intersections.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. (Emeritus) Alister Cumming (University of Toronto, Canada) - Language

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

International Conference - "Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention"

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:54am
Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference: Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention

Organizer: The Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dates: 14­­–16 November 2019


Keynote Speakers: Professor Michelangelo Zaccarello, University of Pisa

                                  Professor Martin Dzelzainis, University of Leicester