Cal State San Marcos Literature and Writing Department
Travel Literature and Photography
Uses of photography in travel literature; all aspects of text-image relations in representing travel experiences, contact zones, peoples, places from 19th C. to 21st. 500-word abstracts by 10 March 2012 to Stacy Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 36th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 18-20, 2012
The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks proposals for papers or panels from across today's theoretical and methodological landscape that engage some facet of the amalgam "Extreme(ly) Shakespeare(an)."
"Extreme Shakespeare" alludes to the wide variety of extremities that can be found in Shakespeare's work. It brings to mind those occasions where the playwright demonstrates either a lack of regard for or a lack of control over the principles of proportionality and balance, to the degree either of those principles were prioritized by dramatists of the early modern period.
This panel explores how affective modernism might begin to be theorized, with particular attention to the cultural politics of emotion at stake in collective "belonging."
I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book of essays called Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or interpretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance. Please submit an abstract, a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at email@example.com by April 15, 2012.
Following Sheree Thomas's collection Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science fiction. This panel extends this critical interest by presenting new scholarship on African American science fiction. Although we welcome work on any U.S. historical period, we are particularly interested in papers that examine writers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Following Sheree Thomas's collection *Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora* (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science fiction. This panel extends this critical interest by presenting new scholarship on African American science fiction. Although we welcome work on any U.S. historical period, we are particularly interested in papers that examine writers/texts from the first half of the twentieth century (or the late nineteenth century).
The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 4 – Winter 2012. Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 1 September 2012. We particularly welcome reports on large annual conferences such as SCMS (21-25 March, Boston), NECS (21-23 June, New University of Lisbon), and Screen (29 June-1 July, University of Glasgow). Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.
Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, 3-6 January 2013
Call for Papers
1) Illness and Disability in Asian American Literature
Literary representations of illness, disability, and trauma as complex and productive metaphors in Asian American literature. 300 word abstracts, 2 pg cv. 10 March 2012. Anita Mannur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) Has Asian American Literary Studies Failed?
Evaluations of the public, political, intellectual, and institutional successes and shortcomings of scholarship on Asian American literature; proposals for the field's future directions. 1-page abstract, c.v. 15 March 2012. Timothy Yu (email@example.com)
The seminar hopes to highlight on the reception and production of Tagore in various Indian Languages. The focal point of the seminar will be South Indian languages although other Indian languages are welcome.
This panel builds on the 2010 BABEL sessions examining "fault-lines" by focusing on textual studies. Consider "fault-lines," as errors in texts and editions that lead to productive meditation, productive disagreement; or explore the generally-unacknowledged erasures in texts and editions that---precisely because of their performance as an "unseen" or "unremarked" fault/error/revision---allows productive work and thought. Consider the "fault-line" as the chasm between manuscript and edition (or between editions). Consider "fault-line" as the gnarly space between a word or line and that editorial/textual note intended to inflect or define or comment on it, albeit pages, clicks, or screen-frames away from one another in spatial (and/or temporal) terms.
From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference to explore critically the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.
Keynote Speakers: Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool) and Stephen Benson (University of East Anglia).
With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Bernard MacLaverty, Tom McCarthy, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie, Holly Pester, Kei Miller, Niall Griffiths. More names to be announced shortly.
3rd Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice
Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Important dates (GMT, UTC+0):
- Paper submission: March 14, 2012 (EXTENDED FIRM)
- FPGA Design Contest entry: March 26, 2012
- Author notification: April 13, 2012
- Camera-ready due: April 26, 2012
- Workshop Dates: May 31 - June 1, 2012
Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent (20th-century) Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2012.