Paul Taylor (Philosophy / African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State): author of Race: A Philosophical Introduction
Lisi Schoenbach (English, University of Tennessee Knoxville): author of Pragmatic Modernism
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.
The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses she isn't always associated with or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.
Although European thought has traditionally placed 'nature' in opposition to 'culture', as the title UN/NATURAL HISTORIES suggests, the world in which we find ourselves and the narratives we tell about it can also be seen to stand in a shifting and mutually influential relationship to one another. Recent work in eco-criticism has emphasised the importance of the relationship between our environment and the literary work we produce; while in popular culture, programmes such as the BBC's Unnatural Histories (2011) investigate the ways in which even the most pristine 'natural' spaces can be seen as human constructions.
Penumbra, California State University, Stanislaus' art & literary journal is currently accepting submissions for our 2013 publication.
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013.
**Send no more than a total of five submissions. Incomplete entries will not be considered.Affiliation with the University is not required. Early entries are appreciated.**
Provide a cover letter that includes:
A list of submitted work.
A brief biography in third person (not to exceed four lines).
Your name, address, email, and telephone number.
DEADLINE: January 15th, 2013
For our inaugural issue, we are seeking submissions of graduate student work from around the world on the topic of mimesis versus invention. The Rat's Mouth Review, as a journal, seeks to invent itself, few would argue that it is not doing so in a mimetic fashion. We emulate other journals in order to forge our own identity and we do so with the hope of being "of [great] worth." To accomplish this, we require your contributions.
Proposals are invited for a special session on "Minority Literature(s) and the Question of an Ethics of Collective Dissent" to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Washington DC, November 21-24. 2013.
"I am Just Like You": Perpetrators and Bystanders in Holocaust Literature and Film
Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 ALA Conference in Boston (May 23-26, 2013).
The Candles of His Eyes: Stories of James Purdy
American Literature Association 24th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2013
Boston, Westin Copley Place
Presented by the James Purdy Society
CFP for a Panel Proposal for ASA 2013, Washington DC:
"Transatlantic Approaches to Nineteenth-Century African American Women's Literature"
Description: Transatlantic approaches to literature by nineteenth-century African American women that foreground discussions of "debt," broadly defined.
400-word proposal, 1 page CV
Deadline for submissions:
January 15, 2013
The meaning of "women's work" has never been stable. While women have consistently engaged with the production of home as well as labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualized as wage-for-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. "Women and Work" seeks to explore the many ways that women have offered their labor in service of their families, their communities, and their nation and how labor has contributed to women's sense of belonging to (or exclusion from) these same communities. How do U.S. women represent the work of being women -- where "work" encompasses not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of _Waverley_, the Lyrica Society is sponsoring a session on the interconnection between the works of Sir Walter Scott and music. And the connection is great. Scott's works were the basis for countless operas and musical theatre pieces, as well as texts for many songs.
We invite 250-350 word proposals by March 1st, 2013 on any aspect of Scott and music. Send them to DrJSDailey@aol.com, and put "Scott MLA 2014" in the subject line.
Southern Spaces invites essays, photo essays, video productions, and digital projects which explore the relationships between social justice and real and imagined spaces and places of the U.S. South and their global connections.
Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The group is holding its fourth international conference in London from 1-4 October 2013 at Senate House, Malet House, London WC1E 7HU. The conference is supported by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, and by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University.
Chicago, the 2014 MLA conference location, inspires thought about the individual experience of works of art, and, as the Chicago Art Institute describes: "the irreplaceable embodiments of the creative impulse from all times and areas," within the specific context of the American West. From elaborate collections found in museums such as the Chicago Art Institute to the somewhat simple act of reading Shakespeare in a small Western town, how does experiencing art removed from its original context and placed in an utterly different location and time influence original Western American artistic production?