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Literature as Vocation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:46am
Western Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Why do we do what we do in the field of literary studies? Why does it matter? To whom? What redemptive or transformative work does literature do? When? Where? How? We invite reflection and conversation about the different kinds of work literature does to and through writers, readers, teachers, thinkers, and scholars. Our topic is intentionally broad as we seek to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creation, interpretation, and appreciation of literature from any historical period and any genre. Our format is inclusive with panels for professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as scholars from multiple disciplines including English, Modern Languages, Theology, Education, Psychology, Science, and Humanities.

St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:44am
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

from current and prospective undergraduate students

28th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 16, 2019

featuring poet, editor and English teacher Peter Kahn as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 in any of the following categories:

Special Issue: Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:43am
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Special issue title: Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative
Issue editors: Dr. Malcah Effron (MIT) and Dr. Nicole Kenley (Baylor University)

The Global 15th Century @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Recent scholarship on Chaucer has focused on his global influences and receptions. But how global was England in the century after Chaucer? This panel will explore this question, seeking answers in discussion of previously overlooked texts (such as Lydgate’s Fabula Duorum Mercatorum), consideration of source study, and pedagogical practice. This panel hopes to illuminate global roads into and outward from English literature of the fifteenth century, examining how its authors perceived and represented cultures and peoples far afield from their own, but also considering how those authors’ works were received, and how we view them today both in our scholarship and in the classroom. 

Women and Lydgate (a roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lydgate’s relationship with women was complicated. Within 200 lines of one poem, he denigrates their instability and denounces another author’s misogyny. Beyond the treatment of women in his works, he counted several influential women among his patrons. Political and religious extremists of our own time have attempted to appropriate medieval studies for patriarchal purposes, and we must challenge these views by fully explicating the complexities of texts about and connected to women. This roundtable solicits brief papers exploring Lydgate’s relationship with women as characters and patrons. We will attempt to untangle the various threads of Lydgate’s treatment of and relationship to women.

Lydgate's Little Library @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:54pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

A full 43% of Lydgate’s works in the DIMEV have no print or online editions. Rather than situating Lydgate in relation to his “big works” that have (sometimes multiple) editions – “Siege of Thebes,” “Troy Book,” and “Fall of Princes” – we should take our cue from Thomas Warton, who in 1840 wrote that “to enumerate Lydgate’s pieces, would be to write the catalogue of a little library.” We invite proposals addressing “Lydgate’s Little Library” – those pieces that demonstrate his “versatility of talents” (to quote Warton) and do not get the scholarly or pedagogical attention that his larger works do.

EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP // EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

25th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 17-19 July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

OUR DICKENS: DICKENS AND HIS PUBLICS

17th-19th July 2020, Bloomsbury, London

In 2020, the 150-year anniversary of Dickens’s death, the annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in Bloomsbury, Dickens’s home for periods of time and where he produced some of his most memorable novels. Organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum (formerly the Dickens House Museum), the anniversary Symposium seeks to explore what Dickens means to so many people across the world and why he has meant so much to diverse publics over time.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Proverbs and Wisdom

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:50am
Early Proverb Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Early Proverb Society emphasizes the functions of that mobile, morphic form, the proverb.  EPS showcases our readings at a round table (three to four discussants and one respondent) and a panel of papers (three speakers) at the 55th Congress, May 7-10, 2020.  All methodological approaches are welcomed warmly.

Round table:  Medieval Proverbs:  Exchanges, Clashes, and Transactions

2019 China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 3:24am
Junbin Su / Xiamen University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

A New Era, New Media, and a New Silk Road

2019 China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference

2019 中国新媒体传播学年会

November 23-24, 2019   |   Xiamen, China

Organized by Xiamen University School of Journalism and Communication