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.
Call for Papers
McGill University’s 26th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 14-15, 2020 Montréal, Québec, Canada
This posting is to announce that The Journal of Epistolary Studies has published its first issue. Please visit https://journals.tdl.org/jes/index.php/jes to view the issue.
The journal is also seeking submissions for future issues; again, please visit https://journals.tdl.org/jes/index.php/jes to submit an article.
Due to a final conference deadline extension, the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is still accepting paper proposals for the 2020 conference on February 19-22 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For full CFP and conference details, please contact the Area Chair, Dr. George Sieg, at email@example.com.
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.
HOWELLS OUT WEST
Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Call For Papers:
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100
Langston Hughes Review
Guest Editor: Shane Graham
Expected Publication: (May) 2021
Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO. The journal is published both online (http://www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print copy.
Intégrité welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2020) on “Cultivating Virtue in Christian Higher Education.”
Call for Papers
International Conference “Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures”
Location: University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Dates: September 17-19, 2020
Taking a cue from pioneering efforts at the intersection of context-oriented approaches in race and ethnicity studies and post-classical narratology, this conference is interested in the relationship between narrative, race, and ethnicity in the United States.
British Romanticism and Europe
5-8 July 2020, Monte Verità conference center, Ascona, Switzerland
Keynote Speakers: Christoph Bode, Biancamaria Fontana, Paul Hamilton, and Nicola Moorby