We invite proposals for scholarly papers and panels at TRANSFORMING QUEER, the 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium at the University of Maryland. The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations about the history, present, and future of trans and queer studies, bringing together scholars and artists whose work stands at the intersection of both.
Affect and emotion have long been staples of WPA scholarship, field stories, and lore. In fact, Diana George’s iconic collection, Kitchen Cooks, Plate Twirlers & Troubadours: Writing Program Administrators Tell Their Stories, includes several chapters dedicated to the emotional labor of WPAs, such as Mary Pinard’s “Surviving the Honeymoon: Bliss and Anxiety in a WPA’s First Year or Appreciating the Plate Twirler’s Art,” in which she discusses the isolation and pressure of a do-it-yourself approach, and Doug Hesse’s “The WPA as Father, Husband, Ex,” in which he discusses the roots and implications of his perpetual feeling of provisional access and his need to be a prover and a provider, all rooted in his working class background (47).
In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond
“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
- Joseph Campbell
In 1568, George Bannatyne fled Edinburgh to the countryside during a plague outbreak. To pass the time during his isolation, he complied an anthology of Scots literature that inevitably created an important collection indicative of a rich medieval and Early Modern Scottish poetic heritage. The Bannatyne Manuscript is one of the most prolific and thorough collections of medieval Scottish literature, providing a window into Scottish literary culture and medieval society. Divided into five sections based on content, the manuscript features poetry that explores theology, moral and philosophical themes, satire, gender and love, and allegories.
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Organizer: Adele Kudish, Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
NeMLA 2018 Roundtable: Imagined Connections: The Space of Empathy in the Undergraduate Classroom
The Aesthetics and Theory of Repair
ACLA Seminar @ UCLA, 3/28-4/1/2018
Organizer: Michael Dango (University of Chicago)
The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson
This panel seeks papers that consider the work of Rachel Carson from both literary and environmental perspectives -- that explore its growing critical possibilities and theoretical potentials -- and that address Carson's influence on contemporary artists and writers.
When: February 3-4, 2018
Where: The University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center - 1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30602
Theme: Reframing Pedagogical Practice and Language and Literacy Research: Teaching to the Future
Submissions Accepted: September 13, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: By November 15, 2017
Conference Proposal Rubric and list of possible topics can be found on the conference website
Call for Paper
TELTSA: Technology Enhanced Learning: Theories, Systems, and Applications Special Track
Chairs and Coordinators:
Rawad Hammad, Senior Education Solutions Analyst, IT Solutions, King's College London, UK
Dr. Kamran Munir, Senior Lecturer – Information Science and Big Data, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War have been organized since 2014 and would continue through 2018. It has already sparked of various retellings on the war in fiction and celluloid. The third issue of JSHC attempts to offer renewed perspectives on the First World War. While war and society is the general theme for this issue, all the content in our issues have never been restricted to the pre-decided theme alone. Therefore, we welcome contributors for wide ranging perspectives and discussions on general issues beyond the present theme.
Recent scholarship has noted the importance of viewing medieval manuscripts at many stages of their “lives”, not merely confined to the mechanics of their production and the immediate contexts of their creation, but also viewing them within each cultural context that they encountered throughout their existence. This session aims to apply this approach to manuscripts of medieval mystical, visionary, or prophetic/revelatory texts, examining their reception and use long after their original composition and the lives of their authors. These genres produced some of the most provocative and controversial texts of the Middle Ages, with often complicated reception histories.
The Supernatural Studies Association (www.supernaturalstudies.com) invites submissions for the inaugural Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at Bronx Community College on Friday, March 23, 2018.
The conference welcomes proposals on representations of the supernatural in any form of text or artifact, such as literature (including speculative fiction), film, television, video games, social media, or music. Submissions regarding pedagogy and supernatural representations will also be considered. There is no restriction regarding time periods or disciplinary and theoretical approaches (examples include literary, historical, and cultural studies approaches).
“The City Plays Itself: cinema and the city”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 5 Issue 2 (June, 2018)
José Duarte, School of Arts and Humanities – Universidade de Lisboa/ULICES/FCT & Luís Urbano, School of Architecture – Porto University/CEAU