CFP for the Winter 2019 issue of The ESSE Messenger

Theme: The book-to-film debate in the age of visual commodities

New deadline: 15 November 2019.

‘Did you read the novel?’ – ‘No, but I saw the film.’ This is a dialogue that often takes place today. Besides being common, this short conversation is also very revealing about the relation between the printed text and its visual representation as a film or TV series. And, obviously, it couldn’t be otherwise in a world dominated by TV sets, computers, tablets and smart phones with video facilities incorporated, and by video games, rock videos, home cinema, and many other appliances that reproduce images. More than that, the new commercialism could not but take advantage of such a reality and turn everything into commodities and try to extract profit from them. Novels about Harry Potter or Games of Thrones would probably not have achieved such rocketing success if they hadn’t subsequently had their visual adaptations.  J.R.R. Tolkien might still be resting on dusty library shelves surrounded by his Middle-earth if he hadn’t been (re)discovered by film makers and adapted for the silver screen.

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CFP for the New Series of “The AnaChronisT”

The New Series of The AnaChronisT invites academic papers for its next issues.

We welcome papers in any field of English and American literature, culture and literary theory.

Papers may be submitted at any time.

The New Series of The AnaChronisT is an international academic journal published by the Department of English Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

It is indexed by major research databases, and appears annually.

The 2019 issue will have a thematic section on “Dehumanization in Literature,”

as well as a general section.

We welcome papers for both sections of this issue until 15 August 2019.

For submission guidelines and further information, visit our website

https://www.theanachronist.org/

EJES – Call for Papers for Volume 25 (2021)

The general editors of EJES are now issuing calls for papers for two issues of the journal to be published in 2021. Potential contributors are invited to submit detailed proposals of up to 800 words to the guest editors of the topic they are interested in.

The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 December 2019.

Procedure

EJES operates in a two-stage review process.

  1. Contributors are invited to submit proposals for essays on the topic in question by 31 December 2019.
  2. Following review of the proposals by the editorial board, 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 summer 2020 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 2020 for publication in 2021.

EJES employs Chicago Style (T&F Chicago AD) and British English conventions for spelling and punctuation.

Feminist Responses to Populist Politics

Guest editors: Mónica Cano Abadía (University of Graz), Sanja Bojanić (University of Rijeka), Adriana Zaharijević (University of Belgrade)

‘Populism’ is as slippery a term as the political soil it rhizomes in. During the last decade, it has been tested in political reality on numerous occasions and with varying outcomes. The distinction between right and left populisms has also become a staple in everyday academic, policy, and civil society discourses. On the left or the right, populisms often act as a bogeyman, as a threat to politics as usual, and as a sure sign that the world is, yet again, out of joint.

But are these misgivings of any substance? Perhaps the world is actually disjointed. It may be that populisms, left or right, fill in the cracks and fissures that have been lain open for only a short period of time, one that coincides with decades of sustained feminist efforts to change the world for the better. Despite the gains, much of what has been won is now being brought to a halt – and it seems that populisms play their share in this stoppage. It is therefore vital to ask what feminist responses to populisms could be. Can the answer to this question be reduced to the issue of political allegiance, or is it a matter of needing to adjust to new political realities? Would this imply then embracing these realities as well? What is the role that populisms now play in shaping the relationship between radical and mainstream feminisms? If we claim that feminism has always been populist to a certain extent, then we have to have a clear notion of the populus at its core. Alternatively, we might categorically posit that feminist populism is a contradiction in terms and therefore also reject the possibility of left populist feminisms.

This special issue addresses feminist visions of politics as a different answer to populisms’ challenges. We wish to mark ambivalences and name conceptual reasons for why it is insufficiently daring or even reactionary to place feminist emancipatory strategies close to politically divisive contemporary tendencies. Instead, we call for a return to notions of feminist resistance and resilience – notions that put an emphasis on agency, change, and hope in the face of the grave challenges we are faced with around the world. The following topics may be addressed:

  • What does ‘feminist populism’ refer to?
  • To what does feminist resistance to populism refer?
  • How does feminist resilience function?
  • What are the consequences, challenges and possible solutions that feminist resilience can bring about in civil society and institutions?

Detailed proposals (up to 800 words) for full essays (7,500 words), as well as a short biography (max. 100 words) should be sent to all of the editors by 31 December 2019: Mónica Cano Abadía (monica.cano-abadia@uni-graz.at), Sanja Bojanić (sanja.bojanic@uniri.hr), Adriana Zaharijević (zaharijevic@instifdt.bg.ac.rs)

Disseminating Knowledge: The Effects of Digitalized Academic Discourse on Language, Genre and Identity

Guest editors: Rosa Lorés Sanz (Universidad de Zaragoza), Giuliana Diani (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Recent decades have seen a substantial evolution in discursive practices, particularly those associated with institutions, the sciences and the economy. This state of affairs has been enhanced by the appearance of digital platforms, which have made of the web a privileged access platform both for knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination in an increasingly globalized society. This scenario is also characterized by the use of English as the international language of communication, most users being non-native speakers of the language. Thus, the spread of electronic platforms as well as the use of English as a vehicle of international communication have led to the emergence of new discursive practices or the adaptation of existing ones to the digital mode.

Digital affordances, and the immediacy, visibility, and connectedness they bring along, have changed the way we communicate and project our identities. They have also changed the way we approach texts as objects of analysis. This special issue aims to become a forum for some of the latest contributions to this topic. Proposals from different analytical approaches are welcome. These approaches might include computer-mediated discourse analysis, pragmatics, intercultural rhetoric, genre-based analysis, corpus studies or multimodality. The following topics may be addressed:

  • Are digital genres in academic settings modelled on traditional genres in paper format? Or, rather, is the digital mode generating new genres? What are their rhetorical and discursive features?
  • How is identity constructed and represented in digital academic discourse?
  • In which ways has the use of English as a Lingua Franca in the academic world been influenced by the use of digital platforms? To what extent do culture and discipline affect the shaping of academic web-mediated discourse?
  • How do verbal and visual modes interact in academic digital contexts? Which new methods of approaching discourse are needed to understand web-mediated texts?

Detailed proposals (up to 800 words) for full essays (7,500 words), as well as all inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to both editors by 31 December 2019: Rosa Lorés-Sanz (rlores@unizar.es) and Giuliana Diani (giuliana.diani@unimore.it).

Call for Papers: Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS) 10, 2021

Early Modern European Crime Literature: Ideology, Emotions and Social Norms

Edited by Maurizio Ascari and Gilberta Golinelli

This issue aims to explore various inter-related fields within the vast domain of European crime literature, with a particular focus on the British Isles. The literary and cultural phenomena we intend to investigate range from street literature, with its variety of broadsides and chapbooks, to drama (from revenge tragedies to domestic tragedies) and providential fictions, including the translation and transnational circulation of crime stories. While studying the connection between real crime and the literary imagination at various levels, this issue delves into the ideological import of crime narratives intended as prevention of crime, a form of psychological ‘policing’ that compensated for the absence of organized police forces by reasserting the inevitability of mundane and supernatural punishment.

Main deadlines:

30th June 2019: Please send your proposal and working title to the editors maurizio.ascari@unibo.it; gilberta.golinelli2@unibo.it.

20th July 2019: Notification of proposal acceptance.

10th January 2020: Submission of articles to the editors.

The complete CfP is available at http://www.fupress.net/index.php/bsfm-jems/index

 JEMS 2021 CfP

A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings: the 5th SDAŠ conference

To mark the centennial jubilee of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, the Faculty of Arts and the Slovene Association for the Study of English are organizing an international conference. Entitled A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings, the 5th SDAŠ conference will take place from 19th to 21st September 2019 at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

As the title suggests, the conference welcomes a critical discussion on the topics related to the development of anglophone studies over the last century, their place in the globalized societies of today, as well as the directions they may take in the future.

Proposals for papers are invited in the fields of literatures in English, linguistics, translation/interpreting, English language teaching, English for specific purposes, and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged to convey as broad a range of insights as possible.

Plenary Speakers

We are honoured to confirm the following plenary speakers:

  • Michael Ashby, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Patricia Ashby, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Lieven Buysee, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Alberto Lázaro, University of Alcalá, Spain

Proposal Submission

You are welcome to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation addressing the above topics. Abstracts of between 200 and 300 words can be submitted using Easychair. The due date for the submission of abstracts is 25th February 2019. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal by 1st June 2019. A selection of (reworked and expanded) papers presented at the conference will be published in the academic journal ELOPE.

Conference fee

  • EUR 120: regular
  • EUR 60: student (please email a copy of student ID)
  • EUR 100: regular, SDAŠ members
  • EUR 50: student, SDAŠ members (please email a copy of student ID)
  • EUR 40: late registration fee (to be added to all registration fees after 15 July 2019)
  • EUR 50: single day registration (non-participating visitors only)
  • EUR 40: single day registration for members of the University of Ljubljana Alumni Clubs Association

Any enquiries can be addressed to sdas@ff.uni-lj.si.

CFP for the Summer 2019 issue of the ESSE Messenger

Theme: The Reality and Permanence of Fantasy Fiction

The Summer 2019 issue of The ESSE Messenger invites contributors to submit articles on:

(i) how the actual world may be reassembled and (re)presented as another possible, fictional or fantasy world;

(ii) how the “willing suspension of belief” functions in the process of actualization of fantasy worlds;

(iii) the possible embedded cognitive functions of fantasy literature of better knowing and comprehending our reality.

Deadline: 15 May 2019

Details: https://essenglish.org/messenger/cfps/

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de genere 2019 CFP

 About the journal

The online open-access academic journal de genere offers a space for interdisciplinary research and critical debate in gender and postcolonial studies. The journal will be published annually, with issues focusing on research on and around ‘genres’ and ‘genders’, moving within both juxtaposed semantic fields, and within literary, media and artistic forms and formations. The aim is that of mapping and investigating the transformations brought about by the emergence of the “unexpected” subjects of Western Modernity.

2019 CFP

CFP for the Winter 2018 issue of the ESSE Messenger

Theme: Language Contact Phenomena

The multilingual context we live in leads to constant interaction between languages. As a result, there are various language contact phenomena that have become common practice among speakers and that are constantly shaping the individual’s language use and identity. This issue of the ESSE Messenger invites scholars to send their articles on topics related to micro-sociolinguistics (borrowing, code-switching, translanguaging, polylingual languaging, metrolingualism, translingual practices), macro-sociolinguistics (language shift, language maintenance), and how these phenomena influence the speakers’ linguistic practices and identity.

New Deadline: 15 October 2018

Gender Studies Network: Note and CFPs of particular relevance

Note: A new Gallery Picture has been posted: https://essenglish.org/gsn-gallery/

“How to Chant for a Thin Place”: Borders and Bridges in World Literature and Art
Phytorio, Nicosia Municipal Gardens, Cyprus, 30 November – 1 December  2018
Deadline for proposals: 1 September 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1811/#Stephanos_Stephanides

Reading Love with Murdoch: Philosophy and Literature in the Work of Iris Murdoch
A special issue of the journal SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 3 September 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-07-09/#Murdoch

Lesbian Politics, Feminist Theory
A special issue of Feminist Theory journal
Deadline for articles: 14 September 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-07-09/#Lesbian-politics

Place, Space, Region and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Literatures, Arts and Cultures
Prešov, Slovakia, 20-21 November 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1811/#place

Putting the Imaginative on the Map: Teaching Science Fiction and Fantasy in the EFL Classroom
An edited volume
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-07-09/#SF

Nature, environment and environmentalism in Ireland
Spring 2019 issue of Etudes Irlandaises
Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-10-12/#Ireland

Stonewall at 50 and Beyond: Interrogating the Legacy and Memory of the 1969 Riots
Paris, France, 3-5 June 2019
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1906/

Configuring non-Linearity: A Reassessment of Nadine Gordimer’s Art
41.2, Commonwealth Essays and Studies
Deadline for proposals: 30 October 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-10-12/#Gordimer

Approaches to the Literary Animal
An edited volume of collected critical essays
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-10-12/#animal

Borders and Spaces in the English Speaking World
RANAM 52, to be issued in June 2019
Deadline for proposals: 20 November 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-10-12/#borders

Restoration Fiction (1660-1714)
A special issue (n°79) of The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI)
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2018
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2018-10-12/#Restoration_fiction

Epistemocriticism of Victorian and Edwardian Literature
Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens 90 (Autumn 2019)
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2019
https://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2019-01-03/#epistemocriticism

Women Who Made History: 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities
Nicosia, Cyprus, 4-7 June 2019
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2019
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1906/

Journal Announcement: Humanities Bulletin

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.

Frequency: two issues per year.
No publication fee will be charged.
humanities_bulletin@journals.lapub.co.uk
https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/HB/index

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.

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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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1809/#food

Feminisms in Motion: Migrations, Upheavals, Relocations
CINiBA Katowice, Poland, 4-6 October 2018
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2018
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1809/#CELLTTS

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

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

Multi/Inter-culturalism and identity negotiation
Summer 2018 issue of the ESSE Messenger
Deadline for submissions 1 May 2018
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#victoriana

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

(Im)possible Worlds
Journal of Philology and Intercultural Communication
Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2017
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#voices

Katherine Mansfield: New Directions
Birkbeck, University of London, UK, 28-29 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2018
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://essenglish.org/conf1711/

Precarity, Populism and Post-Truth Politics
Universidad de Córdoba, Spain, 1-3 February 2018
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2017
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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