We invite chapter proposals for an edited collection on the writing of Bonnie Jo Campbell. Campbell is the author of three short-story collections—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (2015), Women & Other Animals (1999), and American Salvage (2008), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has also published two novels—Q Road (2002) and Once Upon a River (2011), which was recently adapted into a feature film.
Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.
When: April 3 & 4, 2020
Where: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Keynote speakers: Dr. Sherryl Vint & Dr. Rei Terada
Proposal: 250 words
Contact: Heidi Wallace and Sarah Wilhoit; firstname.lastname@example.org
Special-Issue Proposal Guidelines
Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.
How to Do Things with Worlds
Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington
Conference Dates: April 10 & 11, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2019 [UPDATED]
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Plumly
Assistant Professor of German, Lawrence University
“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”
- Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 17 February 2020
The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro is very pleased to announce the 41st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place between 26 and 28 March 2020.
Proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are welcome on a wide range of topics that fall within the field of English Studies (literary and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology).
PCA/ACA National Conference
April 15-18, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, USA
On the eve of Friday the 13th celebrating its 40th anniversary, the concept of the “slasher” and the “slasher film” remains a topic of debate and discourse among horror scholars and fear film aficionados.
Though theorized and analyzed consistently for the past 30 years, slasher films possess a complex history, one that contains controversy (such as graphic violence, misogyny and the promotion of seemingly socially conservative “morals”), a labyrinthine origin and genealogy as well as alternating and shifting periods of popularity.
Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition
CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’
In posthuman theory we do have an obligation, but it is never what we think it is, because the ethical event cannot be known in advance… Posthuman Ethics shows we cannot ‘do’ ethics, and evaluate whether something was as ethical or not as we would hope.
-- Patricia MacCormack