Thinking Verse (www.thinkingverse.com) is now inviting contributions for its sixth issue, a special issue entitled 'What are we reading?' We will be publishing essay-reviews on works in poetics published since 2005: either of individual monographs/collections or of several different works around the same topic. We will be happy to field informal queries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions, 30 September 2016.
This panel seeks papers on reclusive figures in American literature, with a particular emphasis on how such figures represent, reproduce, and/or contest dominant cultural paradigms of individuality and sociality. All periods and critical approaches are welcome. Please send an abstract of 150-300 words and a brief biographical statement by March 15, 2016.
Note: This is a proposed special session for the 2017 MLA Convention; its acceptance is not guaranteed.
We invite submissions focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.
Essays might examine consider, for example:
· the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence
· the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured
· death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience
· the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence
August 25 - 26, 2016
The University of Bamenda, NWR, Cameroon.
"There is no great literature without nationality, no great nationality without literature." (Yeats, 1989: 30)
Politics and Politicians in Contemporary US Television
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017
The City and the Anthropocene
Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)
Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: "Border States"
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Papers are accepted on any topic, yet participants are welcome to consider this year's conference theme: "Border States."
THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea
The Northeast Popular Culture Association is currently soliciting papers for its upcoming conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH, on October 21/22, 2016.
Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity, sex, or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation are especially welcome, though papers on all appropriate topics are encouraged.
Please submit a 250-word abstract to the NEPCA conference website on the conference proposal form.
Inquiries regarding details of this session may be directed to its chair, Dr. Donald P. Gagnon, at GagnonD@wcsu.edu. Please submit for this session no later than May 27, 2016.
Theorizing Borders in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture
We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...
Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"
'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America
English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.
In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.
Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to: