When the United States launched the War on Terror in September 2001, President George W. Bush announced that the nation was facing a “new kind of evil.” This evil, he declared, would be met by an American “crusade” that was “going to take a while.” Bush suggested that he was declaring a new kind of war—one that would be waged on nefarious activities rooted in destructive beliefs rather than other nation-states. This pointed but ambiguous designation cast an entire region and religion, the Middle East and Islam, as perpetual enemies in a conflict with no foreseeable end. Since that point, the U.S.
Literary Spaces of Resistance: Essays on Transformative Spatiality in Literary and Political Discourse
Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)
London Academic Publishing, UK
Vol. 2, No. 2, August 2019 - General Topics
Submission Deadline: July 25, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2019 - Special Issue: "30 Years After the Berlin Wall"
Submission Deadline: November 25, 2019
No publication fee will be charged.
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.
CFP: "Narrative Hysterics: Feeling and Form in Women's Experimental Fiction"
Backward Glances 2019: REBOOT
The Screen Cultures Graduate Student ConferenceDepartment of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University
September 27 & 28, 2019
Keynote Speakers: Professors Susan Murray and Reem Hilu
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019
NEMLA 2020 "Latin American Cosmopolitanisms 'Mapping Global Literary Networks' (Seminar)
May 5th-8th, 2020.
117th Annual Conference - San Diego, California
Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019
This session will focus on Samuel Beckett, the preeminent advocate for the clown. In Beckett’s novels, the protagonists and the narrator are often clowns. Waiting For Godot was written for actors who donned the attire of tramp-clowns. Beckett’s inspiration often sprang from silent film— he emulated Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
From Sue Doe and Seth Kahn, co-editors:
We are excited to offer our first call for proposals for a new book series called Precarity and Contingency, published by the Colorado State University Open Press and sponsored by the CSU Center for the Study of Academic Labor.
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Decisions: Early October 2019
What we want to publish
In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in Italian literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. Yet intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in intermediate language classes?
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on African History. All areas of study, including disciplines such as Black History Race Studies and Women's & Gender History, among others, are invited to submit.
Black Panther envisions 'Afrotopic' advancement; in other words, it imagines an Afrocentric utopia. This call invites examinations of black civilization as portrayed in various literary forms (novels, graphic novels, films etc). Discussions will be centered around representation of Africa and the African diaspora.
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020
Marriott Copley Place
French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790
How did religious spaces and their regulation in France between 1534 and 1790 shape religious rhetoric and identities? How did the legacies or privation of these spaces inform or define the identities of French missionaries in the colonies, or of French-speaking religious communities in exile? What was the relationship between private and public spaces and religious identities?
Suggested topics may include:
More than 400 years after his death Shakespeare is still taught in western universities and throughout the world. The number of published books related to his works as well as similarly devoted scholarly conferences seem to increase yearly. This means that what and how to approach teaching Shakespeare is not stagnant as might be imagined, but rather is expanding. The number of plays attributed to Shakespeare have seen some fluctuations, but the theory and scholarly research applied to pinch and prod his works continue to produce new stimulating insights. This gives the teacher more options on what to include in their lessons and by necessity, what to exclude. It is no easy choice deciding what to focus on in the classroom.