I have permission to set up a session on Supernatural Literature at the 2013 Popluar Culture Association meeting in Washington, DC 3/28 to 4/01. All submissions should be sent to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chair on the PCA home page, citing the words "supernatural literature." This is an open panel on any aspect of the topic: apparitions, werewolves, vampires, ghosts--but do keep this as "literary" as possible. American and European ideas are particularly welcome as we look back to the dark ages and move into Stephen King. Any inquiries may be sent to me, but abstracts should go to the PCA area chair mentioned above.
In recent years, with the popularity of such global movements as Occupy and SlutWalk, the issue of public protest and performance has been at the forefront of debates about how we engage with and in public spaces. This symposium will take up the issue of street performance/performing the streets in light of these recent phenomena. Jan Cohen-Cruz defines street performances as ones which "take place in public by-ways with minimal constraints of access." With this definition of open access in mind, we hope to problematize issues surrounding the relationship between public and private space via examples of both activist and commercial street performances and other public acts of social engagement on the streets.
THE STRING QUARTET FROM 1750 TO 1870:
FROM THE PRIVATE TO THE PUBLIC SPHERE
LUCCA, COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO
29-30 November – 1 December 2013
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice
In association with
Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini's Complete Works
Ad Parnassum Journal
Keynote Address: Dr. Cary Wolfe, Rice University
Faculty Address: Dr. Peter Gibian, McGill University
Cosmopolitan city, a place of cultural exchange between the Francophone communities of European and Canadian descent, Creoles from the Caribbean and Africa, and a significant influx of American as well as Irish, Italian and German immigrants, New Orleans holds a special place in American history, geography, and culture. At the frontier of the French and Spanish empires, during the formative years of the American nation, the city immediately played a vital role in the young nation. It became the "point on the globe" (Thomas Jefferson) that would have justified a declaration of war against France had Napoleon chosen to pursue it.
CFP: New Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman
American Literature Association Conference
May 23-26th, 2013
We are seeking panelists for a roundtable on innovative approaches to teaching the work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Many of us who would not consider ourselves Gilman specialists teach her work regularly, and this panel aims to introduce new voices to the discussion of her work. We are especially interested in panelists who teach works other than "The Yellow Wall-Paper" but will also consider particularly fresh strategies or contexts for the teaching of this classic story as well.
Possible Topics include:
InVisible Culture, Issue 20
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
"A Matter of Time: Temporalities of Material Culture"
9th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference
University of Rochester
April 5-7, 2013
Keynote speaker: Dr. Cary Wolfe (Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor, Rice University)
Accounts of the emergence of Modernism in early twentieth-century Paris often focus on the contributions of writers and artists from Europe and the United States, even as understandings of their work have been transformed by increased scholarly engagement with transatlantic migrations and by contestation over the significance of "primitivism" in European and North American modernist art and writing.
The 25th Annual English Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
February 9, 2013
Stony Brook Manhattan,
New York City
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.--Maya Angelou
Now in its twenty-fifth year, Stony Brook University's English Graduate Conference is currently accepting paper proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?
Possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
CFP: "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
North Carolina State University English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Abstracts: 300 words
We welcome submissions that investigates the relationship between public & private, personal and political. Submissions may re-frame existing and emerging research to interrogate the significance of the debate over public and private, as well as those that make strides toward understanding how our research might provide insight into our own current moment.
Note: This announcement replaces the call for papers for the volume originally entitled Intellectual Disabilities in Literature: Critical Essays (posted July 2012).
Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Disabilities in Literature: Critical Essays. The federal definition for disabilities includes the following: emotional, speech and language (communication), physical, visual, deaf, autism, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury. There is another category called "Otherwise Health Impaired" that includes chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, leukemia, and sickle cell anemia.
Edited by Don Ault and Will Walter
In any crisis, whether economic or cultural, there is a sense of an unimaginable danger right around the corner. These unknown and unfathomable terrors fascinate the imagination and dramatically play out our anxieties in a more cognitively relatable form. We attempt to embody them, to transplant them, or to make them somehow tangible, yet despite the variety of attempts, the underlying anxiety persists. The narratives and forms into which we channel our terrors become our monsters. At the same time, the modes and means of this content production and distribution seem to loom, suggesting changes and mutations around the corner, and the outliers and disturbances in the status-quo make us wary of what's to come.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.