The second conference of the postgraduate forum "Postcolonial Narrations" focuses on comparative approaches to postcolonial anglophone literatures and cultures in an era of globalization. How can comparative approaches enrich our reading practices and add to our understanding of postcolonial cultural production? How do comparative trends and research practices emerging in other disciplines impact postcolonial studies (which is itself a comparative approach)?
Call for Papers:
POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.
Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than Friday 1 August 2014.
Enculturation, a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, announces the launch of Intermezzo, a series dedicated to publishing long essays – between 20,000 and 80,000 words – that are too long for journal publication, but too short to be a monograph. Intermezzo fills a current gap within scholarly writing by allowing writers to express themselves outside of the constraints of formal academic publishing. Intermezzo asks writers to not only consider a variety of topics from within and without academia, but to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.
You are invited to submit proposals for the fall 2014 PAMLA conference, a national organization that will host its annual conference Oct. 31-Nov.2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. The proposal submission process is handled completely online. Please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014
In my role as the presiding officer for the Composition and Rhetoric sessions, I welcome submissions that will extend our field's rich range of conversations. Feel free to contact me with questions about the Comp/Rhet sessions.
We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.
How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age?
The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
Disruptive Time: Queering the Digital and Potentials in Data
Panel Proposal for Annual Meeting
of the Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts
Dallas, TX – October 9-12, 2014
2014 Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature
"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature"
November 7-8, 2014
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters
Call for Papers for a special issue of American Periodicals
Black Periodical Studies
Guest Editors Eric Gardner and Joycelyn Moody
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twentieth Call for Papers)
"Problems of Education in the 21st Century" ISSN 1822-7864
2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Sounding Futures
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, September 3-5, 2014
Call for Papers
"The future is always here in the past" -Amiri Baraka, "Jazzmen: Diz & Sun Ra"
"We will make our own future Text" -Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo
Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.
Submission Deadline: May 15
Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at email@example.com.
The Phenomenology Roundtable was founded at a meeting of the Radical Philosophy Assocation in November 2000, at Loyola University, Chicago. There, over coffee, several of us* gathered and discussed the lack of a space for doing phenomenology. We experienced the antagonistic and confrontational attitude of the dominant philosophical organizations; we bemoaned the lack of collegiality and constructivity in their meetings; and, most significantly, we noted the lack of a Husserlian starting point in most of the work of these groups. We decided we would form our own group aimed at a creative and supportive atmosphere in which we and other phenomenologists could discuss our work and interact with one another.