This panel, sponsored by the South Asian Languages and Literatures discussion group, explores the history, development, and contemporary life of periodical culture on the South Asian subcontinent.
Transgressive Culture is a new international electronic and print peer-reviewed journal published by Gylphi Limited. It concerns the limits – in all of their guises – and what lies beyond them.
The journal aims include: (1) questioning the meaning and significance of transgressive culture; (2) understanding more deeply how this reflects on contemporary culture; and (3) offering an opportunity for transgressive culture to be more widely known through analysis of existing work and through generating new creative work.
The first edition examining cultures of addiction was published at the end of 2011. There are planned forthcoming themed editions on sexual abuse, Hubert Selby Jr., Will Self, and J. G. Ballard.
Call for Papers
NJES is inviting scholars in the field of English Studies to submit articles for an upcoming general issue.
The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work
13-14 December 2012
Contact name: Elif Öztabak-Avcı (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University invites abstracts for its 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work. Abstracts (about 250 words) for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Salman Rushdie's work will be considered. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Giving and Getting Access: Student Access and Success in General Education Courses
This round-table explores possible solutions to help diverse student bodies succeed in general education courses. Send 250 word abstracts to Rachel Dean-Ruzicka (email@example.com) by March 15, 2012; Nirmal Trivedi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Vanessa Cozza (email@example.com.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2012 Trollope Prize, sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.
UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels (10th Anniversary Event!)
NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 12, 2012
Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)
I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 16, 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org
York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY
But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.
"Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainability: A Call to Stewardship"
Brigham Young University--Provo, UT
Date: November 8-10, 2012
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, publishes scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices and promotes work that enacts scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative media. We are actively seeking webtexts and multimedia compositions related to the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy for upcoming open-themed issues for all seven sections:
Topoi: Extended scholarly and often theoretically driven analyses of large-scale issues
Praxis: scholarly investigations with an emphasis on what happens in the writing/rhetoric classroom and why
CFP - Bullying and Self-expression (deadline extended)
CONFERENCE - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
LOCATION - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
DATES - January 3rd to 6th 2013
ABSTRACTS DUE - March 17th 2012
Session description –
This panel explores these and other scenes of public misbehavior in 1930s US literature with particular attention to disruptions grounded in economic depression.
Call for Papers