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Workshop 2018

Biomedical humanities:
21st-century American perspectives on literature and culture
4th Methodologies in American Studies Workshop
October 22-23, 2018

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Poster (pdf)

The 2018 MAS workshop focuses on biohumanities – a cutting-edge field of inquiry that attempts to reconcile the natural and medical sciences with the humanities. The integration of theories and concepts from ecology, biology, anthropology, medical sciences, and psychology, as well as political science and philosophy, to name only a few, offers innovative approaches to the study of non/human agency, citizenship, cultural and environmental change, and economic processes. Importantly, life sciences add to our understanding of the human being and open up a critical space for rethinking and reevaluating the established approaches to the study of American culture and its global impact.

Venue: Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

Format: 2-day workshop consisting of five 3-hour sessions,
a plenary lecture, and a summing-up session

Eligibility: The workshop is open to young scholars who are either working on their doctoral dissertations or have recently received a Ph.D., and who are affiliated with an institution of higher education in Central/Eastern Europe.
Since the number of participants is limited to 20, the organizers reserve the right to select the applications based on geographic and academic criteria.

Description: International scholars and members of the Polish Association for American Studies will offer a series of 3-hour workshop sessions on biomedical humanities as perspectives on the critical study of American literature and culture.
Participants will also have a have a chance to seek advice from the instructors on problems related to their research projects.

The workshop format requires that all participants read the assigned set of materials in advance. Reading materials for each workshop session will be made available online by 15 September 2018.

Workshop topics and instructors:

Keynote lecture:
Prof. Lennard Davis, University of Chicago (Disability Studies)

Instructors:
Prof. Martin Halliwell, Leicester University, UK (Mental Health Studies)
Dr Stephanie Mueller, Freie University, Berlin, JFK Center for American Studies (Law and Literature)
Dr hab. Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Food Studies)
Dr hab. Zuzanna Ładyga, University of Warsaw (History of Emotions Studies)
Dr Justyna Włodarczyk, University of Warsaw (Animal Studies)

Accommodation: Three nights (21-24 Oct. 2018) at the Dziekanka dormitory near the Old Town (double rooms; Krakowskie Przedmieście 58/60).

Participation fee: PLN 200, the fee covers accommodation, lunches, and one ice-breaker supper.

In order to apply, please send a CV and a 300-word statement explaining why you would like to take part in the workshop to: adybska@uw.edu.pl.

Deadline: September 10, 2018

Organizers:
Dr. hab. Aneta Dybska, PAAS and University of Warsaw
Dr. hab. Zuzanna Ładyga, PAAS and University of Warsaw

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Whistleblowing Conference

Exposing Secrets: The Past, Present and Future of U.S. National Security Whistleblowing and Government Secrecy

17 and 18 January 2019

New York University London Campus, 6 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, UK

Call for Papers deadline: 15 September 2018

An Interdisciplinary Conference involving Scholars, Journalists, Whistleblowers, and Advocates

Conference Details and Call for Papers (pdf)

whistleblowingconference [at] gmail.com

https://wp.nyu.edu/whistleblowing

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40th American Indian Workshop

Indigenous economies:

sustenance, sustainability and sovereignty

 

40th American Indian Workshop, Poznań, Poland

Date: April 24-27, 2019

Institution: Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.

CfP Deadline: 15th, December 2018.

Conference website: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/aiw2019/callforpapers.html

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Nowe/stare. Materializm w literaturze, sztuce, krytyce

W 2018 roku obchodzimy 50. rocznicę zrywu 1968 – wydarzeń, które dziś pozostają dla wielu symbolem rewolucji “w imię codziennego życia” i jako takie okazują się nieodmiennie ważne dla tradycji materialistycznie zorientowanych badań sztuki i kultury. W związku z tym

Ośrodek Badań nad Awangardą UJ,

Katedra Krytyki Współczesnej UJ,

Pracownia Literatury po 1989 r. UWr,

Zakład Literatury Amerykańskiej UŁ

oraz czasopismo naukowe “Praktyka Teoretyczna”

zapraszają wszystkich zainteresowanych badaczy do wspólnej dyskusji podczas konferencji

“Nowe/stare. Materializm w literaturze, sztuce, krytyce”

Call for Papers (pdf)

Więcej informacji pod adresem: http://nowe-materializmy.pl/

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Blues in the 21st Century

Blues in the 21st Century: Myth, Social Expression and Transculturalism

Date: November 23?24, 2018.
Institution: Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
CfP deadline: June 30, 2018.
Conference website: http://bluescatania2.my-free.website/

Contact: Prof. Uwe Zagratzki (uwe.zagratzki@uni-oldenburg.de) and Prof. Douglas Mark Ponton (dponton@unict.it)

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Captive Minds: extended deadline

Captive Minds: Norms, Normativities And The Forms Of Tragic Protest In Literature And Cultural Practice

September 20-23, 2018
Szczyrk, Poland
23rd International Conference of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
University of Silesia in Katowice

The application deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018

Conference website: http://captiveminds.pl

Second Circular (docx)

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TSA Annual Conference: extended deadline

Transatlantic Studies Association
17th Annual Conference
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA

9-11 July 2018

Call for Papers

The TSA is coming to America. For the time since it was established in 2002, the TSA is holding its annual conference on the other side of the Atlantic. TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the ‘transatlantic’ as a frame of reference for their work in political, economic, cultural, historical, environmental, literary, and IR/security studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals from these and related disciplines are welcome.
This conference thus welcomes papers in the following areas:
  1. History
  2. International Relations and Security Studies
  3. Literature, Film, and Culture
  4. Planning and the Environment
  5. Economics
  6. Proposals that investigate the ‘transatlantic’ and explore it through frames of reference such as ideology, empire, race, religion, migration, political mobilisation, or social movements
  7. Proposals that incorporate perspectives that involve north-south and south-south transatlantic connections, as well as north-north
Both panel proposals and individual papers are welcome. Panel proposals are encouraged to include a discussant. New members and junior scholars are especially welcome.
Please send individual paper proposals (a 300 word abstract + brief CV) and complete panel proposals (300 word overview + 300 word abstracts for the papers + brief CVs) to the conference email: tsaung2018@gmail.com
Extended Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 26 March 2018
Conference proposals should be directed to the conference address:

For further information or enquiries please contact the following:

Chair of TSA / Local Organiser: Christopher Jespersen: christopher.jespersen@ung.edu

Further details can be found on the Association’s website: www.transatlanticstudies.com

 

Call for papers (pdf)

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Crossroads II: City/Non-City

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Crossroads II: City/Non-City
Institute Of Modern Languages
University Of Białystok
29-30 November 2018

Call for papers (pdf)

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2018 PAAS Conference

POLISH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
2018 Annual Conference
Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics
held and hosted by the Department of American Studies and Mass Media,
University of Łódź, Poland,
24-26 October 2018

Call for papers (pdf)

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Call for Papers: Explorations (2018)

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the Department of the English Language and the Department of English Language Literatures at Opole University, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl). For the next issue of the journal, to be published in December 2018 we invite articles addressing language- and literature related topics in an original and innovative way. We welcome interdisciplinary approches ranging across lingustics, critical theory, and literary and cultural studies. Each submitted article will be peer-reviewed by academic experts selected from relevant fields of research.

Contributions are expected by June 30, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2018.

For style sheet and further information, please consult the journal web page at http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl

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Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference

Transatlantic Studies Association
17th Annual Conference
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
9-11 July 2018

Call for Papers

The TSA is coming to America. For the time since it was established in 2002, the TSA is holding its annual conference on the other side of the Atlantic. TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the ‘transatlantic’ as a frame of reference for their work in political, economic, cultural, historical, environmental, literary, and IR/security studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals from these and related disciplines are welcome.

This conference thus welcomes papers in the following areas:

  1. History
  2. International Relations and Security Studies
  3. Literature, Film, and Culture
  4. Planning and the Environment
  5. Economics
  6. Proposals that investigate the ‘transatlantic’ and explore it through frames of reference such as ideology, empire, race, religion, migration, political mobilisation, or social movements
  7. Proposals that incorporate perspectives that involve north-south and south-south transatlantic connections, as well as north-north

Both panel proposals and individual papers are welcome. Panel proposals are encouraged to include a discussant. New members and junior scholars are especially welcome.

Please send individual paper proposals (a 300 word abstract + brief CV) and complete panel proposals (300 word overview + 300 word abstracts for the papers + brief CVs) to the conference email: tsaung2018@gmail.com

Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 2 February 2018

Conference proposals should be directed to the conference address:

tsaung2018@gmail.com

For further information or enquiries please contact the following:

Chair of TSA / Local Organiser: Christopher Jespersen: christopher.jespersen@ung.edu

Further details will soon be posted to the Association’s website:
www.transatlanticstudies.com

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CFP: PJAS Special Issue “Other Souths on page and screen”

Dear Colleagues,

Below, please, find a call for papers for the 2019 special issue of PJAS – devoted to “Other Souths on page and screen.”

Authors are cordially invited to submit a 200 word abstract and short bio via email to urszula.niewiadomska.flis@gmail.com

The email should bear the subject line “(surname) – abstract for PJAS”

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2018

All abstracts will be subject to review. Authors will be notified by 15 May, 2018

Accepted articles are due by August 31, 2018

Formal condition of acceptance:

Manuscripts of accepted articles should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers undergo a review process, and the editors reserve the right to refuse papers or to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.

Download full CFP (pdf)

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CFP: Visions of the Future Student Symposium

4th Re-Examining American Literature Student Symposium 
Visions of the Future in American Literature and Culture
The Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
March 17, 2018
Poznań, Poland

Call for papers (docx)

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Captive Minds

Captive Minds: Norms, Normativities And The Forms Of Tragic Protest In Literature And Cultural Practice

September 20-23, 2018
Szczyrk, Poland
23rd International Conference of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
University of Silesia in Katowice

Call for papers (docx)

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CFP: Transatlantic Conversations

Call for Papers:
“Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies”

A Workshop Jointly Sponsored and Organized by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and the Society of Early Americanists

October 4-6, 2018
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

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