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Literary Explorations: Where Do Words Take You?

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Louisiana State University Department of French Studies Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University

 

lsufrenchconference@gmail.com

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Topics 

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Wanderlust
  • Literary vessels
  • Pilgrimages
  • Expeditions
  • Vagabondage
  • Discoveries
  • Odysseys

Presentations

 

Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long.

 

Abstracts

 

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saint Louis University Madrid

submissions to before March 31, 2018:

slumadridconference@gmail.com

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Madrid, June 22-23, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has

been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello

Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has

Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Daniel Olsen, Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Call for Chapters: Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

Daniel H. Olsen, Brigham Young University

Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palmero

 

In recent years there has been a growth in the academic literature related to travel to sites related to tragedy and death. Labeled as dark tourism or thanatourism, this research has focused on typologizing dark tourism supply and demand, the ethical considerations regarding the commodification of death, as the ways in which death and tragedy are presented to a post-modern consumer society, and how dark tourism sites can be used for reconciliation and healing.

 

2nd Annual Languages and Literature Conference Comparative Literature Graduate Association—Louisiana State University

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
LSU Comprative Literature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Call for Papers:2nd Annual Languages and Literature Conference
Comparative Literature Graduate Association—Louisiana State University
“Time, Consciousness, and Exile”
March 9-10, 2018, LSU, Baton Rouge Campus

Jocasta: What is it like to be deprived of your country? Is it a great calamity?

Polynices: The greatest: the reality far surpasses the description.

Jocasta: What is its nature? What is hard for exiles?

Polynices: One thing is most important: no free speech.

Jocasta: a slave’s lot this is, not saying what you think.

Polynices: You must endure the follies of your ruler.

Jocasta: That too is hard, to join fools in their folly.

Sea Change: Wavescapes in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Sea Change: Wavescapes in the AnthropoceneFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split & Island of Vis, 3-6 December 2018

 

Keynote addresses: Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey), Rebecca Giggs (Macquarie University) & Joško Božanić (University of Split)

 

 

                              Nothing of him that doth fade,
                              But doth suffer a sea-change,
                              Into something rich and strange.

                                                            — William Shakespeare

 

Thoreau's Cape Cod - ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California.

Cape Cod  

Call for Papers: 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Seminar

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:35am
Matthew M. DeForrest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Call for Proposals

 

Johnson C. Smith University is please to announce a call for our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Seminar, scheduled for March 12-13. This year, we will focus on two topics: “What is the future and consequence of migration?” and “Global and Voices in Charlotte, NC (and similar urban environments)”. We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for this event will be award-winning poet Tess Taylor.

 

T(r)opophilia: Haunting/Haunted Places

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:34am
University of Suceava, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The academic journal Messages, Sages and Ages (http://www.msa.usv.ro/), based at the English Department, University of Suceava, Romania, invites contributions for an issue focusing on t(r)opophilia: sense/love of place.

Maxine Hong Kingston Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The MHK Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Kingston’s life and work. The topic is open. Especially welcome are papers exploring Kingston’s work across genres. How are her thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, poetry, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination? What is the importance of space and place in her work--San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Honolulu, New York, the Sierra Mountains? Please email abstracts of 2-300 words to John Whalen-Bridge at jwb@nus.edu.sg no later than January 13, 2018.

“Truth in Fiction / Fiction in Truth" (ALA 29th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018); Due January 10

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:55pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Society for Contemporary Literature (SCL) is a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years. SCL seeks, for ALA 2018 in San Francisco, papers that explore the intersection of truth telling and literary art in 21st-century American literature. As pressing concerns about real politics, justice, and representation loom large in the culture, and as Common Core standards actively encourage K-12 teachers to engage fiction a bit less and nonfiction a bit more, a clear and contemporary discourse on how literary art modulates and indwells all kinds of expression is becoming more and more necessary to scholars and teachers of literature.

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