In 1953, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man won the National Book Award for Fiction—the first text in African American Literature to do so. In the six decades since, readers have consistently ranked it high in myriad polls, while critics have rendered it the premier African American novel. Over the past few years, debates about this genre of literature have centered primarily on Ellison's masterpiece.
We are currently inviting submissions for a special issue of College Literature on "The Poetics of Surplus," guest-edited by Ranjan Ghosh.
Deadline: 1 February
We invite 500-word abstracts for a collection of essays that will explore intermedial dimensions of T. S. Eliot's poetry and thought, presenting new research on the relations between his work and extraliterary art forms, such as music, the visual arts, dance, drama, and cinema. Contributions may investigate Eliot's engagement with one or more extraliterary artist, artwork, or artistic medium; use Eliot's work as the occasion to theorize the relationship between poetry and another art; or trace the manifold ways in which his poetry and/or critical writings stimulated developments in the other arts.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: January 18, 2013.
With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For the (anti)Foundations Conference—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.
We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of the Topham Collection of eighteenth century drawings of Roman antiquities. Consideration will be given to papers examining the Topham Collection in relation to British and European antiquarian and artistic culture. Cross-disciplinary and comparative studies are particularly welcome.
The conference, jointly hosted by Eton College, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The University of Buckingham, will be held in London at The Paul Mellon Centre on 17 May, 2013. Selected papers may be published in an edited volume.
For further information please contact Dr Adriano Aymonino (University of Buckingham) or Lucy Gwynn (Eton College Library) at the addresses below.
This proposed special session will examine the typefication, marketing practices and consumption of a diasporic author's identity in the publishing process. Some questions to consider include: How does the publishing industry create and sell a persona of authors with hybrid/hyphenated identities? How are diasporic authors' identities sold and consumed in the literary market? Are authors presented as fully assimilated to the host country or as concretely tied to "ethnic" roots? Particularly when second and third generation immigrant writers are being marketed in relation to the motherland, how is their identity accepted as authentic?
Spring 2013 Call for Submissions
The submission period for Issue #3, Spring 2013 ends February 28, 2013 (extended from December 2012).
Ishaan Literary Review publishes works of poetry and short fiction.
We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors twice a year (Winter and Summer). We encourage your to submit a good range of work to give you a better chance of being published with us.
All submissions should be sent to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking additional essays for this collection, which is slated to be released by McFarland in 2014. The collection features essays that examine how authors of the 20th and 21st centuries continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature. Current literary and cultural criticism maintains that American culture engaged in a turn-of-the-century refutation of the sentimental mode; however, the analysis of 20th and 21st century narratives contained within these essays reveals ongoing use of sentimental expression that draws upon its ability to instruct and influence readers through emotional identification.
The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views
COLUMNS – "Urban Space, Media's Place"
The massive growth of both urban environments and media worldwide has created a new and unique area of scholarly interest across the humanities and social sciences. The proliferation of media, especially socially oriented iterations, across the urban landscape has affected people from both within these urban centers, as well as outside them. The aim of this issue is to address the ways that media has placed itself front and center in modern urban spaces. Of particular interest is research that comments on the use of "urban space" and "place" across media, especially incorporating social media.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
International Departments of English Association (IDEA) is pleased to announce: In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies, an international interdisciplinary conference for language teachers, translators and literary scholars to be held in Kyrenia in collaboration with Near East University, on September 26th and 27th, 2013. The symposium aims to discuss the narrative aspect of English Language Teaching in conjunction with Literary and Translation Studies.
"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil
"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner
"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie
PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
57th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Huntington Library, San Marino CA
Heidi Brayman Hackel
University of California, Riverside
The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines (Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)
Please send a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to:
Andrew Fleck (email@example.com)
or by mail to:
Call for Papers: THE CINE-FILES, ISSUE 4 (SPRING 2013): SPECIAL ISSUE ON MISE-EN-SCÈNE
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013 for articles. February 15, 2013 for abstracts.
The Cine-Files, a peer-reviewed online journal of cinema scholarship, is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2013 special issue on mise-en-scène.
Topic: Cinematic Mise-en-scène
Illusion is commonly defined as a false idea or belief, often the product of misperception or deception, intentional or otherwise. Its etymological basis in the Latin verb illudere reveals an element of mockery that is evidently lost in the modern connotation of illusion and yet remains, arguably, in that intriguing phase of disillusion that often follows it. How does one distinguish illusion from reality? How do our evolving perceptions of the world around us affect our understanding of self and the human condition? Is disillusion a necessary evil, or an essential part of this understanding as it leads to new possibilities for development and discovery?