Harrison Middleton University (www.hmu.edu) is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.
The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).
Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word. TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals.
All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers. Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.
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The Aesthetics and Theory of Repair
ACLA Seminar @ UCLA, 3/28-4/1/2018
Organizer: Michael Dango (University of Chicago)
James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History | March 9-10, 2018
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Robertson, George Mason University
“Reimagining Black Urban Space In the 1920s and 1930s: Mapping Places, Events, and Networks with Digital Harlem"
In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin draws a figure whose narratives imparts wisdom and lived experience, one whose stories “[have] counsel for his readers.” He laments “the art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” For Benjamin, the solitary and isolated author has no lived experience to offer in her stories, for rather than epistemological stories she produces only informative narratives that offer “evidence of the profound perplexity of living.”
The editors of this Special Issue of Life Writing seek original articles on aspects of women and ageing as related to life writing. Submissions may take the form of academic articles or critically informed reflective essays. Contributions might focus on all forms of life writing, including older women’s diaries, journals, memoirs, letters, autobiography, biography as well as digital forms of life writing.
CALL FOR PAPERS – EDITED VOLUME
THE REPRESENTATION OF YOUTH IN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE CINEMA
The 49th Annual NeMLA Convention - April 12-15, 2018
The 49th NeMLA Annual ConventionApril 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
This panel seeks to investigate particular narrative strategies of describing the non-human experience in literature, drama, philosophy, and art throughout the ages (not simply the 21st century). Papers for this panel are invited to reflect the following questions: how are ideas of the non-human transmitted in literature, art, and other media and how can we assess them? What trends, novel methods, gaps, or fallbacks are present as humans attempt to understand the other? Further, how do narrative strategies across media or time periods compare or contrast?
Possible approaches to investigating narrative strategies may include but are non limited to:
Joyce Carol Oates is one of America’s most prolific and celebrated living writers. Her short fiction and novels frequently explore spaces and the borders surrounding them: for example, the physical spaces of the home in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” or a car sinking in Black Water, the border between reality and the imagined in Blonde, the psychic and ideological spaces that separate individuals in A Book of American Martyrs. What forces create and maintain these spaces? What are the costs and benefits of blurring or crossing these borders? How do these different types of spaces--physical, social, psychic, and imaginary—constrain or intensify one another?
The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates. We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or non-canonical Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on single author/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.
The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2017.
This call is for a seminar to be held at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Convention, March 29-April 1, 2018 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
ACLA Seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies
ACLA Annual Meeting (March 29-April 1, 2018)
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Call for papers: Erasure (FPC n° 14)
Erasure in poetry can take on various aspects. It can be the result of the poet’s revising her own work, or of a manipulation, possibly distortion, of an existing work. In the first case, it is part of the way a text is improved by being made more concise, more compact, and so more powerful. In the second, it can be either a textual substraction (we can think on Ezra Pound’s work on T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land), or a rewriting of the source text so as to remove part of its content and its form and so change its formal and semantic mechanisms.
The Urgency of Now (and Then): Contemporary Representations of African American History (Panel)
49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA