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Call for papers and creative writing

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The quint’s thirty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th February 2018—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

First Four: The Films of Kasi Lemmons

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
D. E. Wynter / California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of the films Eve's Bayou (1997), Caveman's Valentine (2001), Talk to Me (2007), and Black Nativity (2013), as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. Abstracts are due March 15, 2018.

The Anthological Impulse: Pedagogy and Social Justice

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:47am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

Deadline for Submissions Extended: January 26, 2018

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

 

The Ideological Emergency of the Frontier

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:29am
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

ASA Annual Meeting 2018

November 8-11, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:38am
European Society for the Study of English, 14th Conference, Brno, Czech Republic. 29th August - 2nd September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic

29th August – 2 September 2018

Call for papers – Seminar 50:

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

 

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

September 27-29, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

 

 

In his poem “Expected,” Mark Jarman writes

                         That sense derived from my mother

                        who saw an angel by her bedside as a child

                        and knew the ghosts who attended her

                        as she cleaned house were playful but indifferent.

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