From Ragnarok to Revelation, from the utopian proposals of Plato’s Republic to the dystopian vision of Huxley’s Brave New World, a prominent concern of human language and literature has always been to describe possible futures. Some of these visions of the future are cataclysmic, looking forward to a time when Heaven—or Mother Earth—will wipe the slate clean; others propose a more optimistic vision of progress. Recent films such as Interstellar or Tomorrowland have taken a middle way, suggesting that although humanity has recently fallen short of its promise, there still remains hope that we will be able to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.
The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego -- ( http://americanliteratureassociation.org ). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:
“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”
(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)
Submissions are open until December 20, 2019
Publication of the dossier: July 2020
This conference aims at joining together researchers and teachers from different fields of language education and linguistics that address topics related to foreign language learning.
The working languages of the Conference are English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, with specific panels for each one of them.
We welcome abstracts for individual papers in parallel sessions.
Individual papers will be assigned 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Proposed Panel for the Chicago, Illinois 50th Anniversary Symposium, May 14-16, 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions:
December 20, 2019
full name / name of organization:
CFP FOR EDITED COLLECTION (2020)
Working Title for Proposed Volume:
Through the Looking Glass: Orientalism, Reverse Orientalism and Beyond in Literature and Film
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of English Language, Communication and Cultures
The University of the Sacred Heart
William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.
In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.