Issue 2 will present articles from an international pool of postgraduates on the concept of metamorphosis. The issue seeks to consider varying aspects of this theme; submissions might address (although need not to be limited to):
Re-conceptualizing Cartography: Space-Time Compression and Narrative Mapping
University of South Florida Graduate Conference
13–14 April 2012
Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is is motivated by a need to move past a void within mainstream culture in the depiction of people and places experiencing staggering violence, and the literature they produce.
We are looking for book reviewers interested in writing about fiction, poetry, non-fiction and graphic novels. We have a list of titles that you could choose from or you could suggest a relevant work published within a year from now and we will consider it.
[b]Further Studies in Jewish Comics[/b]
The scholarship surrounding comics and graphic novels has proliferated over the past several years, as has studies focusing on particular comics themes or visual texts created by certain ethnic communities. In light of these convergent fields of inquiry, I am pulling together a diverse edited collection of essays devoted to comics and Jewishness. The scope of this book will take in the theoretical, literary, and socio-historical contexts of comics and its links to Jewish identity, history, and discourse. This will be an expansion of the "Jewish Comics" special issue of [i]Shofar[/i] that was published in Winter 2011 (vol. 29, no. 2).
Accepting Christopher Haigh's concept of English reformations, this collection of essays will offer scholarship focused on women's creative undoings and reimaginings during the period of religious reformations in England between 1534 and 1829. The collection will explore the inspiration for women's actions during this period of reformations whether those actions were for the conservative or evangelical cause. The aim of this collection is to expose the consequences and the contradictions inherent in reimagining religious boundaries which cannot but manifest internally in the individual while simultaneously doing so externally in a society's political and social structures.
12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa
"…Do not be afraid to say revolution!"
"…Do not be afraid to say revolution!"
Abstract deadline extended to January 6.
Keynote speaker: Peter Lake, University Distinguished Professor of History, Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University
It is also by examining ways in which we envision the times ahead that we learn about each other today. This cross-cultural session proposes to present and discuss visions of futuristic social, political, economic, and artistic environments by contemporary fiction writers (21st century) from different countries and languages.
Please send submissions of paper proposals by March 31, 2012 through online submission form on the www.pamla.org website.
This Rough Magic, thisroughmagic.org, is a peer reviewed, online journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles and short essays for our Summer 2012 issue. We are also seeking book reviews.
Submission information regarding articles, short essays, and book reviews may be found at the following address:
The current submission deadline is May 1st, 2012.
2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of two of John Berger's major works: the novel G., winner of the Booker and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, and the collaborative, SFTA/BAFTA-winning BBC TV series and book Ways of Seeing. In celebration, the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King's College, London, and the Department of English & Drama at the British Library – home, since 2009, to the major collection of Berger's papers – are holding a series of events.
The conference will be based at King's College London, with an evening of discussion and celebration at the British Library on Friday 7 September 2012.
Call for papers
Article contributions wanted for a book addressing how gender and sexuality is written in eighteenth-century novels by women and/or how these texts helped shape the "norms" of a specifically feminine desire.
The Sinclair Lewis Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27) that focuses on the topic of women in the work of Sinclair Lewis. In Main Street, Lewis writes: "What Carol said that evening, what she was passionately thinking, was also emerging in the minds of women in ten thousand Gopher Prairies." This roundtable seeks participants who can add to the discussion prompted by Main Street—What are Lewis's women thinking? What do characters as diverse as Carol Kennicott, Una Golden, Ann Vickers, Leora Arrowsmith, Myra Babbitt, and others, have in common?