Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The 14th ESSE Conference
Brno, Czech Republic, 29 August-2 September 2018
Deadlines:
Submission of proposals for Parallel Lectures (nominations by national associations): 20 May 2017
Submission of proposals for Seminars and Round Tables (proposals from prospective convenors): 20 May 2017
Submission of individual papers for Seminars and the Doctoral Symposium, as well as proposals for Round Tables and Posters: 31 January 2018
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EJES: Call for Papers for Volume 23

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2019. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 October 2017, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2018.

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First International Conference on John Bradburne

First International Conference on John Bradburne (1921-1979): Mystic Poet and Martyr

Venue: University for Foreigners of Perugia, Aula Magna, Thursday, March 30, 2017

This conference is a tribute to a neglected poet and Franciscan martyr. It is a privilege to host it in Umbria. John Bradburne wrote many poems inspired by Umbria and Saint Francis, and one of the reasons for his strong African ‘sense of place’ was that the hills of Zimbabwe reminded him of the Apennine  and the Assisi The influence of Franciscan poetics and a theology of militant love, as well as a mystical wedding to Our Lady is recurrent in his themes. He is now recognized as the most prolific poet in the history of Anglophone literature having written twice as much verse as Shakespeare. French historian Didier Rance has translated his poems into French. An online corpus of his John Bradburne’s poems has been compiled and edited by the British linguistics author and reference-book editor David Crystal.

John Bradburne, FTO (Franciscan Third Order) was born into an English ecclesiastical family. After heroic war-time service (Military Cross)  with Gurkhan Indian Army in Malay and Burma, and miraculous survival in the jungle, he entered the Catholic  Church. He studied theology in Louvain where he was a novitiate (1950-52). In the 1950s, he embarked on spiritual journeys through France and  Greece. His pilgrimage to the Holy Land took him through Italy twice: to Umbria and Campania, where he lived for one year. He spent the last ten years of his life in a leprosy settlement in Rhodesia . During the Rhodesian civil war, he refused to leave his lepers; after being abducted and tortured, he was tried by the guerrillas and released, only to be shot. At the moment of his passing away and at his Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of Salisbury, inexplicable events occurred.

2017 International Poetry Competition

A competition organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation

Life and poetry walk hand in hand. Life is inextricably filled with poetry, while poetry inevitably fills life. Poetry, the textual avalanche of emotions, contains our inner peaks and valleys: joys, elation, sadness and woes. Poetry carries a sparkle – the flicker of hope, the fire of unknown, the textual suspense. It may be disturbing, it may be blissfully euphoric, but it always embraces the world and the self. The thrill of poetic creation. We hope it will last.

We invite submissions of one unpublished poem (max. 2 pages long) by 1 May 2017

Entry fee: 25 EUR
First prize: 250 EUR
Second prize: 100 EUR
Third prize: 50 EUR

All the shortlisted poems will be published in a collected volume.

It is planned that the winners will be invited to read their poems at the International Conference on Poetry Studies on 27 May 2017 in London.

Enquiries email address: poetrylife@irf-network.org

CFP for the Summer 2017 Issue of the Messenger

The ESSE Messenger invites submissions for its Summer 2017 section of professional articles on the topic: Towards Common European English?

In recent decades a surge of studies have focused on English as it appears around the globe, giving rise to a plethora of new terms to describe various “types” of English (Global English, English as an International Language, New Englishes, …). The greatest effort has, however, gone into the description of English as it appears in what Kachru (1985) calls the Outer Circle, i.e. countries where English has an official status without being the mother tongue of the inhabitants. The question that this issue of the Messenger wishes to address is whether similar descriptions are possible for English in Europe. Is there, in other words, something like Euro-English? Does English have or need a special status in the countries of Europe?

The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2017.
The issue is due out on 1 July 2017.

 

CFP – Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900

CFP – Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900
Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 February 2017
Full name / name of organization: Natalie Roxburgh, Jennifer Henke
Contact email: natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de, j.henke@uni-bremen.de

Psychopharmacology and British Literature, 1650 to 1900, an edited volume to be submitted for consideration in the series Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science, and Medicine, is now inviting submissions. This volume’s aim is to bring together multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on plant-based and/or chemical psychoactive substances that were new to contemporaries. Essays will investigate the time period of 1650 to 1900, the period in which psychoactive drug use, which had always been a part of cultural practice, became intensified partly because of colonial exploration and bio-prospecting but also because of the rise of pharmacological sciences and the advent of synthetic organic chemistry in the eighteenth century.

Rather than focusing on biographies of writers who used drugs as many scholarly inquiries already have done, papers in this volume will emphasize 1) the literary representations of drugs in British literature and 2) the contexts in which they were sold, used, and understood to work on the human brain and body.
We welcome contributions on psychoactive substances ranging from, but not limited to: new types of alcohol, opium, morphine, cannabis, coca, laudanum, tobacco, coffee, tea, chocolate, and sugar.

Possible angles include:

  • the aesthetics of intoxication
  • new approaches to psychopharmacological medicine in literature
  • literature and the history of addiction
  • new contexts for the biochemistry of drugs as represented in literature
  • social attitudes towards drug use as represented in literature

Please submit a 500-word proposal to natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de and j.henke@uni-bremen.de by 1 February 2017.

Acknowledgement of accepted proposals will be given by 1 March 2017. For those invited to contribute to the volume, completed essays of 5000-6000 words will be due by 1 September 2017. Please follow MLA style for in-text documentation and bibliography.

Gender Studies Network International Conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 Women and Popular Culture(s) in the Anglophone Worlds (1945-2015)

4-5 may 2017

 University of La Rochelle

Keynote speakers:

  • Kim Akass (Senior Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, coordinator of the Media Research Group, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Janet McCabe (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Programme Director MA Film Programming & Curating, Co-Director of BIRMAC (Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture, Birkbeck, University of London)

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CFP for the Winter 2016 Issue of the Messenger

esse-messlogo-tinyThe Messenger’s next issue – 25-2, Winter 2016 – is due out in December 2016.

The suggested topic for professional articles is Shakespeare Lives. In the year when scholars and students, writers and artists celebrate the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, the ESSE Messenger Winter 2016 issue is again dedicated to the great Bard and invites contributions about how Shakespeare is still connected with the modern world: how he is re-discovered and made part of our lives, how he is played, taught, interpreted, translated, sung, filmed, etc. in the world of today.

CFP for EJES Volume 22

You can still propose papers for the three issues of Volume 22 of EJES. The full calls for contributions are available on the EJES website at: http://essenglish.org/ejes/current-cfps/

  • Approaches to Old Age, eds Sarah Falcus (Huddersfield) and Maricel Oró Piqueras (Lleida)
  • Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’, eds Michael C. Frank (Düsseldorf) and Pavan Kumar Malreddy (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Poetry, Science and Technology, eds Irmtraud Huber (Berne), Wolfgang Funk (Mainz)

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2017.

EJES – Call for Papers for Volume 22

ejes-logoThe editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2018.

The themes for Volume 22 will be as follows.
Please click on the titles to download the respective cfp.

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2017.

More at: http://essenglish.org/ejes/current-cfps/