Journal Announcement: Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies

Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies exists to facilitate a dialogue among researchers who work in any field related to queer studies. Its purpose is to offer scholars working in queer studies, in and out of academia, a place to share their work, to reach like-minded readers, to initiate collaborations, to make things happen. We aim to foster a diverse and mutually respectful community among scholars of different backgrounds, research interests, methodological allegiances and disciplinary affiliations.

Each issue of Whatever will include a general section, which will host papers dealing with any and all aspects of queer theories and studies, and several themed sections, each curated by an independent editorial team. A list of the themed sections for the second issue, including deadlines and submission guidelines, can be found at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/1.

International and Interdisciplinary Summer School

The summer school will be organised for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and will be held at Landau (Germany) from August 20th to 24th 2018 focusing on the topic: “Political Masculinities in Europe: New Definitions, Methods and Approaches”. The Summer School will feature four key-note speakers and is organised by Kathleen Starck (University of Koblenz Landau) and Birgit Sauer (University of Vienna).

The Summer School is funded through the Volkswagen Foundation and thus comes without tuition fees and features substantial bursaries for travel and accommodation. Participants have to apply via the English website until April 16th 2018: https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/landau/fb6/philologien/anglistik/Page/Research/internationalsummerschool

Flyer-Summer School Landau 2018

Call for Papers for EJES Volume 24

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2020. Potential contributors are invited to submit detailed proposals of up to 1,000 words to the guest editors of the topic they are interested in.

The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 October 2018.

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

  1. Contributors are invited to submit proposals for essays on the topic in question by 31 October 2018.
  2. Following review of the proposals by the editorial board panel, informed by external specialists as appropriate, the guest editors will invite the authors of short-listed proposals to submit full-length essays for review with a spring 2019 deadline.
  3. The full-length essays undergo another round of review, and a final selection as well as suggestions for revisions are made. Selected essays are then revised and resubmitted to the guest editors in late 2019 for publication in 2020.

EJES employs Chicago Style (T&F Chicago AD) and British English conventions for spelling and punctuation. Continue reading “Call for Papers for EJES Volume 24”

CFP: Language.Literature.Politics.

Colloquium – New Philologies, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, and The Alps-Adriatic-Rectors’ Conference (AARC)

present the 3rd AARC Conference

Language.Literature.Politics.

1918-2018. (Un)doing Nationalism and Resistance

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria – September 20-22, 2018

First Call for Papers

The Open Access journal Colloquium – New Philologies, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and the Alps-Adriatic-Rectors’ Conference are happy to announce the 3rd AARC PhD Students’ Conference entitled: Language.Literature.Politics. 1918-2018. (Un)doing Nationalism and Resistance, to take place from Thursday, 20th to Saturday, 22nd September 2018 in Klagenfurt (Austria), at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.

Although it may seem to many as a case of déjà vu, we actually bear witness to a cyclical turn of events in history. The world shortly after World War I seems very similar in many ways to the current state of affairs in the sense that another major push against multinationalism, multiculturalism, and globalism is clearly evident. Mirroring 1918 and the nationalist movements of the time, 2018 seems to bring a strong (or at least a loud) return to nationalism. After a long general movement into globalization, unification, and multiculturalism that has marked the period succeeding World War II, nationalism, particularly in the Western World, seems more pronounced today than any time in the last 70 years. It is particularly rampant in the political discourse of today. On the other hand, supranational entities such as the EU, seem to be deriving new motivation precisely from the revival of these nationalistic tendencies. A thorough look is hence needed into the languages not only of nationalisms, but also of critique and resistance to them, especially into their narrative, rhetoric, and argumentative strategies, as well as their use of metaphors, images, and other devices of communication.

As environments are linguistically classified in different ways, both culturally and cognitively, understanding the various experiences that influence these classifications is crucial for us to be able to account for the different modes of the human condition expressed by language that socially constructs us. The conference thus invites contributions in all of the disciplines of linguistic, literary, and cultural analysis, and artistic installations focusing on studies of language as a vessel of negotiating nationalism in the various instantiations it can take, especially in:

  • literature;
  • linguistics;
  • media;
  • politics;
  • the arts (including popular culture and visual culture);
  • sports;
  • and the academic world.

We particularly welcome papers or posters reflecting on topics such as:

  • language and identity;
  • cultural identity;
  • public political discourse;
  • conceptual metaphors and nationalism;
  • nationalism and citizenship;
  • gender, sexuality and nation; and
  • nationalism and social media.

We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring scientific exchange in a very peculiar region. The Alps-Adriatic region is gifted and haunted alike by its very special historical and sociocultural situation as the point of intersection between three language communities, various systems of beliefs and thoughts as well as economic and political experiences. It is a region characterised by experiences of generations of the local population that were able navigate between these various linguistic, cultural, and political systems as part of their everyday lives, within and beyond existing national boundaries.

Contributions may take the form of traditional paper presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time) or of standard poster presentations. Additionally, we are also featuring theory reading and discussion workshops (discussion groups organized around a previously set reader, particularly open to early career researchers). Extended abstracts of approximately 800 words (including a theoretical outline, the methodology employed, and the tentative results) are to be submitted as MS Word (.doc or .docx) file to aarc18@aau.at by 15th April 2018, while the notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 1st June 2018.

No conference fees apply.

There will be a limited number of travel and accommodation grants available. Further information will appear on the conference website.

Selected contributions will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Open Access Journal Colloquium – New Philologies (http://colloquium.aau.at/).

The official language of the conference is English.

Plenary speakers to be announced.

Further details will appear on the conference website: https://conference.aau.at/event/150/

Conference committee:

  • Cristina Beretta (Department of Slavonic Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Nikola Dobrić (Department of English, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Angela Fabris (Department of Romance Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Thomas Hainscho (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt , Austria)
  • Doris Moser (Department of German Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • René Schallegger (Department of English, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Mark Schreiber (Department of English, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Jürgen Struger (Department of German Studies Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Peter Svetina (Department of Slavonic Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Giorgio Ziffer (Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Udine, Italy)

 LLP call for papers

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

Vulgarity in literature and the visual arts of the English-speaking world
Paris, France, 2 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 7 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/#vulgarity

Literary Networks and Digital Media in Contemporary African Literatures
Double Guest Issue 13:3 & 13:4 of Postcolonial Text, 2018
Deadline for proposals: 9 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-01-03/#African_literatures

Capitalist Aesthetics
A special issue of Open Cultural Studies, an Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal (De Gruyter)
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-01-03/#capitalist_aesthetics

Pies in the sky. Food in Great-Britain and in France: How Representations and Practices Have Changed, 18th-21st centuries
Bordeaux Montaigne University, France, 28-29 September 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1809/#food

Feminisms in Motion: Migrations, Upheavals, Relocations
CINiBA Katowice, Poland, 4-6 October 2018
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1810/#feminisms_in_motion

Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult
Goldsmiths University, London, UK, 19-20 July 2018
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1807/#decadence

Representations of Age and Ageing in American Culture : 6th Annual CAAS American Studies Workshop
Zadar, Croatia, 15-16 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/#ageing

Living, Reading, Teaching and Translating in a World Dominated by the Culture of War and War of Cultures (CELLTTS-3)
University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28-29 September 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1809/#CELLTTS

Romanticism and Time
Université de Lille, France, 8-10 November 2018
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1811/#romanticism

Narratives of Power and Empowerment
Sousse, Tunisia, 23-24 November 2018
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1811/#TAELS

Multi/Inter-culturalism and identity negotiation
Summer 2018 issue of the ESSE Messenger
Deadline for submissions 1 May 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-04-06/#Messenger

Negotiating Aging and Ageism in English-speaking Literatures, Theatre and Performance Arts
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS)
Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-04-06/#HJEAS

Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era: The Montpellier Congress
Montpellier, France, 26-28 September 2019
Deadline for Seminar and Panel proposals; 30 May 2019
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1909/#WS_on_screen

3rd Old and Middle English Summer School and Conference

3rd Old and Middle English Summer School and Conference

Dates: 19 July 2018 – 25 July 2018

Location: Naxos, Greece

Website: https://oldandmiddleenglishnaxos2018.wordpress.com/

We are happy to inform you that registration is now open for the 3rd summer school program and conference on the history of English to be held on 19-25 July 2018 on the island of Naxos, Greece, under the aegis of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes for a period of seven days. The aim is to attract students and scholars to study topics in Old and Middle English in a relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in-depth analysis and discussion.

Faculty & Courses

Courses:

  • A Construction Grammar of Old and Middle English. Alexander Bergs (University of Osnabrück)
  • How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the circumstances that led to its modern appearance. Olga Fischer (University of Amsterdam)
  • Old and Middle English through manuscripts. Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)
  • Old English phonology and meter. Donka Minkova (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Language contact and the development of English. Nikolaos Lavidas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus certification of the 6 ECTS gained, issued by the University of Osnabrück.

The 3rd Old and Middle English Summer School in Naxos will also be organizing a conference on “New Approaches to the History of Early English(es) III” as well as thematic and poster sessions on: language change, historical morphology and syntax, historical phonology, historical sociolinguistics, linguistic theory and historical data, language teaching and dialectology (diatopic aspects), language teaching and diachrony (diachronic aspects). The 2018 Old and Middle English Conference will be held under the aegis of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

Info

Registration fee: 35 euros, it covers the light lunches for the whole period of the summer school and the conference.

Accommodation: We can offer 29 beds at the municipality hostel (Vivlos/Tripodes village) for the whole period of the summer school and the conference (July 18-26).   Financial Aid: 4 scholarships available (of 250 euros each) for students of Greek universities. Applications accepted until April 15, 2018.

Financial Aid Instructions: In order to apply for a scholarship, please upload your motivation and your CV to the online application form before the 15th of April, 2018.

Registration

15 January 2018 to 15 April 2018

Registration Instructions:

Call for Papers: ELOPE 15 (1), 2018

ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research of English language, literature, teaching and translation.

The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre. In the first decade of the third millennium, the extrapolations of current technologies and science typically associated with the genre seem to be moving from the temporal to the spatial axis, that is, from the futures far far away to the multiplicity of presents and realities that are parallel to ours. Jaak Tomberg attributes this collapse of futurity to the “cognitively dissonant pace of change in contemporary technocultural society” which renders imagining of ontologically different futures impossible. Approaching the issue from the perspective of postmodern theory, we can similarly ascertain that in a world in which the digital code precedes reality, the present is a priory infused with futurity, and any (literary) speculation cannot NOT be realistic. On the other hand, recent developments in the field increasingly reveal an alternative, radically different approach to futurity. In the 2014 collection of essays on contemporary science fiction SF Now, for instance, contributors acknowledge the prevalence of texts in which the future is a furtherance of the technocultural, late capitalist present; however, with regard to the social, cultural and historical relevance of the genre in the coming years, their focus is directed at the narratives in which the future transcends imaginable possibilities and inspects the potentialities of a different ontological order.

What, then, is science fiction today? What is its role? Has the collapse of futurity onto the present caused an irretrievable convergence of the speculative and the mimetic? How does that reflect on the language used? The stylistic properties? On the ways such fiction is translated? How much sense does it make to treat science fiction – or anything else for that matter – as a genre significantly different from other instances of writing in the context of the postmodern paradigm which fundamentally revels in hybridity? To what an extent do traditional definitions of the genre still apply? What can be considered cognitively dissonant and what can be considered a novum in a world that seems to have no outside? Can there be an outside, and if so what is it (would it be) like? What role can science fiction play in our imaginings of the future? And of our present? What does it have to offer? What can it teach us? These are some of the issues we would like to address in the up-coming issue of ELOPE. The editors warmly invite contributors to submit original research on these and related topics, and to provide insights from as wide a range of perspectives, approaches and disciplines as possible – not only from the seemingly primary domain  of literary studies, but also from the perspective of language and translation studies, as well as ELT.

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions). Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si). Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018.

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

LondonIsOpen: London as a Cosmopolitan City in Contemporary Culture
Nr 20 of Other Modernities, November 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/#LondonIsOpen

Contemporary Victoriana: Victorian literature and Popular and Material cultures
Centre universitaire de Troyes, University of Reims, France, 16 March 2018
New extended deadline for proposals: 20 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#victoriana

Museums in literature – Literature in museums
A forthcoming issue of Journal MuseumEdu
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/#museum

(Im)possible Worlds
Journal of Philology and Intercultural Communication
Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/

Modernist Objects
Paris Sorbonne University (VALE EA 4085), France, 13-16 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/

Female suffrage in British art, literature and history
University of Toulouse, France, 24-25 May 2018
Deadline for proposals: 20 December 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#female_suffrage

Transfigured Voices: Vocal disorders, disruptions and impersonations
University of Caen Normandie, France, 17-18 May 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#voices

Katherine Mansfield: New Directions
Birkbeck, University of London, UK, 28-29 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/#KM

Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders. Captivating Criminality 5
Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK, 28-30 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 3 February 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/

Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, 9-11 July 2018
Deadline for proposal: 28 February 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1807/

War and Peace: Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 10th Annual Conference
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London, UK, 3-7 July 2018
Deadline for proposls: 2 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1807/#war_and_peace

CFP for The Nordic Journal of English Studies

The Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) is an international journal publishing articles in the field of English literature and linguistics. Although an important aim of the journal is to promote the field of English studies in the Nordic countries, it publishes articles from international scholars both within and outside Europe. All scholars working within the field of English literature and linguistics are thus welcome to make submissions. New PhDs and PhD candidates are particularly encouraged to submit their work. NJES also publishes special issues focused on a particular theme in English language and literature. The journal is peer-reviewed and listed in the MLA, EBSCO and ERIH databases.

To submit your article or for more information please contact us by email at nordic.journal@sprak.gu.se .

Deadline for submissions: 1 March  2018.

See also the journal’s home page http://ojs.ub.gu.se/ojs/index.php/njes.”

CFP for the Winter 2017 issue of the ESSE Messenger

The ESSE Messenger invites submissions for its Winter 2017 section of professional articles on the topic: Jane Austen Ours

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. What she left as her bequest to the world was to become a prolific space where sense, persuasion, sensibility and pride remained pre-eminent and where the Elinors, Mariannes, Janes, Elizabeths, Emmas, Darcys, Brandons, Willoughbys and Dashwoods still congregated together or at least briefly crossed each other’s paths. More than 200 years after their first publication, her novels are still avidly read as books and even transformed into successful film adaptations. In the 21st century her creations still provide a source of fascination and continue both to captivate well-seasoned readers and to animate fresh audiences. The questions that naturally arise are, then: Why are people still so obsessed with Jane Austen? Why is her legacy still alive and spreading? Is it because she has a sincere, direct, natural and convincing way of depicting human nature? Is it because her works are easily translated or adapted across various mediums, cultures and time periods? What is it that constitutes Jane Austen’s face in the 21st century? Questions such as these may help to suggest some of the topics for the Winter 2017 issue of the ESSE Messenger. Proposals should be submitted to the Editor by 1 October 2017.

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The Hidden Faces of the Americas
Université Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France, 22-23 March 2018
Deadline for proposals: 6 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#hidden_faces

(Re)Defining Gender in Early Modern British Drama (1550-1700): Power, Sexualities and Ideologies in Text and Performance (tentative title)
A collection of essays
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-07-09/#gender

Writing Romantic Lives: A One Day Postgraduate Symposium
Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele University, UK, 25 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 18 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/

Precarity, Populism and Post-Truth Politics
Universidad de Córdoba, Spain, 1-3 February 2018
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1802/#populism

The Fantastic versus Realism and their relevance as literary conventions
Bialystok, Poland, 16-17 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#fantastyka

War Memories: Celebrations, Reconstructions, Representations, War narratives in the English-speaking world (18th to the 21st century)
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, 12-14 June 2018
Deadline for proposals:  15 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/#war_narratives

Body, Voice and Language Learning in Higher Education
Volume 37 No 2 (June 2018) of the journal Researching and Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes
Deadline for proposals: 30 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/#APLIUT

The Transformative Power of the Arts in Victorian and Edwardian Culture and Society
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France, 2-3 March 2018
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#SFEVE

British Jewish Contemporary Cultures: An International Conference
Bangor University, Wales, UK, 26-27 March 2018
Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/

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CFP: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

Coils of the Serpent is a scholarly journal dedicated to the investigation of contemporary manifestations of power, launched in 2016. It is intended as an open-access platform on which diverse theories and analyses of power shall be developed, brought into dialogue with each other, discussed, criticized, illustrated and popularized. The orientation of the journal is interdisciplinary; it is conceived as a forum for a lively exchange of ideas and opinions between the fields of sociology, political science, philosophy, history, economics, literary, cultural and media studies, psychology, educational sciences, and others. The phenomenon of power is essentially tackled on three levels, which can be interwoven to varying degrees: on the level of theory, on the level of case studies (of concrete institutions, social practices, discourse formations, dispositifs, forms of subjectivation, spaces, etc.) and on the level of contributions dealing with cultural and artistic engagements with power.

Contributions addressing the issue on one or more of these levels are welcome from all the relevant disciplines. Besides the traditional essay, the journal also publishes more unconventional texts as well as shorter statements, discussions and commentaries. It publishes only original work and only manuscripts written in English. We also explicitly invite submissions that are not fully ‘rounded’ and ‘finished’ scientific pieces, but rather of a fragmentary, ‘work/thought-in-progress’ nature. Since Coils of the Serpent aims at reaching a wider readership than exists for academic writing, the texts submitted should aim at a certain degree of accessibility. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. We also invite proposals for thematic special issues.

To find out more, please go to: www.coilsoftheserpent.org

Manuscripts should be submitted to: submissions@coilsoftheserpent.org

CFP: The International Journal of James Bond Studies

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is an academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary scholarship on all aspects of Ian Fleming’s James Bond franchise. The journal aims to develop contemporary critical readings of Ian Fleming’s James Bond across literary, filmic, and cultural history, and offers broader criticism of the popular appeal of Fleming’s creation and its relation to the spy genre. The journal will appeal to scholars, academics, and cultural critics whose work focuses on Ian Fleming and James Bond, as well as to fans of the James Bond franchise who wish to supplement their knowledge in this area.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • the James Bond novels (both original and continuation);
  • the James Bond films;
  • the music of James Bond;
  • James Bond computer games;
  • television, radio, and comic adaptations;
  • James Bond parodies and/or spin-offs;
  • James Bond merchandise;
  • the cultural impact of James Bond;
  • James Bond and spy fiction;
  • other academic works on James Bond.

Articles of 6,000-8,000 words and reviews of 2,000 words will be considered.

For full details on the style guide and journal conventions, please see our submissions page: http://jamesbondstudies.roehampton.ac.uk/about/submissions/

You can also connect with the International Journal of James Bond Studies on Facebook (@JamesBondStudies) and Twitter (@IJJBS)

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

Political Masculinities and Populism
University of Landau, Germany, 1-3 December 2017
New extended deadline for proposals: 18 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1712/#populism

Movement and/in/of the City
University of Kent, UK, 16 June 2017
Deadline for proposals: 24 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1706/#MovementCity17

Linguistic correction/correctness: GReG P.L.S. 5
Université Paris Nanterre, France, 17-18 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#GReG

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity in the Labor Market: Politics, Practices and Representations in the 21st century
MSHS, University of Poitiers, France, 11-13 October 2017
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1710/#diversity

The poetics of Woolf through the prism of translation
Paris, France, 7 October 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1710/#Woolf

Memories, Marks and Imprints
Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France, 20-21 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#memories

Self-portraits in costumes: multiple identities at play
Nantes, France, 24 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#self-portraits

The Renewal of the Crime Play on the Contemporary Stage
A special issue of Coup de Théâtre
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-04-06/#crime_play

Reading Michèle Roberts
University of Lodz, Poland, 7-8 September 2017
Deadline for proposals: 1 June, 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1709/#Roberts

First letters (18th-19th centuries)
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines Victor-Segalen, Brest, France, 24-25 May 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#first_letters

Shame and Shamelessness
Contributions are invited to an issue of Volume 23 of EJES
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2017
Shame and Shamelessness

Call For Papers: ELOPE 14 (2), 2017

ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address issues of English language, literature, teaching and translation. The editors, Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel, warmly invite contributors to submit original research related to these fields for the next issue of the journal (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2017).

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 worlds in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines available at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions. Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si).

Submission deadline: September 1st, 2017.

 

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
http://www.esse2018brno.org/ Continue reading “Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance”

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.

Continue reading “EJES: Call for Papers for Volume 23”

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/