The 46th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

February 22-24

 

Literatures and/of Waste

Orchid Tierney, University of Pennsylvania

Call for Papers



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Submission Deadline: September 11, 2017, if received by 11:59 P.M. EST

The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 22-24, 2018.
Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.

Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Submissions will be considered if received by 11:59 P.M. EST September 11, 2017.

Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Submissions will be considered if received by 11:59 P.M. EST September 11, 2017.



Critical panels

Panels pre-organized by participants are welcome. Panel proposals are to be emailed to

submissions@thelouisvilleconference.com with two attachments in pdf, rtf or doc format. The first attachment is to include: (a) copy of each abstract; (b) rationale for grouping papers, including a suggested title for the panel; and (c) name, address, email address and phone number of panel organizer and/or panel chair. The second attachment is to contain a cover sheet for each participant. The panel presentation should be designed for a 90-minute time slot. Please submit all panel abstracts together within the same email.

Creative submissions

Send an email to submissions@thelouisvilleconference.com with two attachments in pdf, rtf, or word format. The first attachment is to contain poetry or short fiction/nonfiction selections suitable for a 20-minute reading. The second attachment should contain a cover page. Submitter’s name should appear on the cover page only (see details below). Creative submissions may be published or unpublished works. Manuscripts cannot be returned.

Seminars

Seminars are limited to 15 participants, who write short position papers that are circulated and read prior to the conference. At this point, we are calling for seminar leaders and topic proposals. After seminar topics are announced on the conference website in fall 2017, participants will be able to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis, at the point when registration for the conference as a whole opens.

Prospective seminar leaders should send an email to submissions@thelouisvilleconference.com with two attachments in pdf, rtf or doc format. The first attachment should contain the title of the proposed seminar and a 300-word summary of the seminar’s theme(s) and purposes, suitable for posting on the conference website. The second attachment should contain a submitter’s cover page (see details below).

Submitter’s cover page to include:

Name (as it will appear in the program)

Address (home or institutional)

E-mail address (necessary to confirm your acceptance)

Academic affiliation (if applicable)

Title of paper/work/seminar (as it will appear in the program)

National origin/genre of work discussed (please be specific)

Personal biographical note (100-150 words)


Group Societies

are welcome. Society panel organizers should email proposals to submissions@thelouisvilleconference.com as an attachment in pdf, rtf, or doc format. The attachment is to include: (a) abstracts and titles for the papers to be presented; (b) a suggested title for the panel; and (c) the following information for each presenter and for the panel organizer or chair: name (as it will appear in the program), address, e-mail address, academic affiliation (if applicable). The panel presentation should be designed for a 90-minute time slot. Please include the society name in the subject line of the e-mail submission.

Section Chairs

Submitters as well as guests are encouraged to chair a session. Please submit a brief CV specifying your area(s) of interest.

Registration

See rates below for presenters and presenter-chairs, panel chairs and guests.
 
Price Before Deadline
(January 31, 2018)
Price After Deadline
(January 31, 2018)
Regular Fee
$150
$180
Independent Scholar / Metroversity
$110
$125
Graduate Student Fee
$85
$100
Chair
$50
$60
Guest
$15
$15

Presenters, chairs and guests must remit fees by January 31, 2018. Registration will open in early December.

Email all submissions to: submissions@thelouisvilleconference.com

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Co-sponsors:
Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Department of English
Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society

Conference Director: Alan Golding

Inquiries to:
Janna Tajibaeva, jstaji01@louisville.edu (Conference Coordinator); or alan.golding @louisville.edu (Conference Director))