Monica Chiu (University of New Hampshire) and Tim Gruenewald (The University of Hong Kong) are editing a collection on Asian American graphic narratives to be submitted to HKU/Columbia UP in 2013. We are searching for original, unpublished essays on the work of Derek Kirk Kim (especially) as well as Jason Shiga, Hellen Jo, and Lynda Barry. Works by Gene Yang are well covered. Other pending contributions examine Tamaki & Tamaki's Skim; narratives by Shaun Tan; Japanese manga in a U.S. context (including the Japanese Canadian Skim read by a Japanese audience); Fleming's Long Tack Sam; Tomine's Shortcomings; and The Last Avatar (tv, film, and the graphic novel adaptation).
Seminar session at the 2013 NeMLA Convention poetry by Michael S. Harper. Seeks explorations of its engagements with African American experience in jazz, history, family Black writers and more. Welcomes discussion of Harper as teacher, mentor and scholar and his impact on African American letters & poetics. Interested in examinations of Harper as New England poet, Harper and the visual arts, Harper and James Wright, the geographic imaginary & Harper's verse, among other possibilities. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement or CV to:
Michael Antonucci (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We invite papers for our special session at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (May 9-12, 2013): "On the Borders: Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland."
We are interested in seeing proposals on any topic concerning the still under-studied literature of late medieval and/or early modern Scotland, but especially those that address the challenges to conventional periodization that the authors of this notoriously "in-between" period represent (roughly 1425-1525, but with no strict boundaries on either side). Papers might focus on any of the following areas, although they are certainly not restricted to them:
An essay collection on the current state of literary theory based on the notion that Postmodernism is waning or that postmodernist discourse should stand aside. Postcontemporary theory, hybrids and revisions of postmodern discourse, critical methods that simply eschew postmodernist ideologies (e.g., Affect Theory), figures or works that transcend postmodernist discourse--any and all ideas are welcome. Chapters nearing 25 pages would be best; book contract is assured. Send inquiries to email cited above. Target date for completed essays is December 15, 2012.
The 2013 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 21-23, 2013.
ENTER SHAKESPEARE, PAINTED FULL OF TONGUES…
This panel explores extracurricular writing practices during the nineteenth century and beyond. What writing practices occur(red) by way of extracurricular genres such as letters, journals, diaries, newspapers, etc.? What alternative understandings of writing (possibly in relation to race, gender, or class) do these practices promote? How does extracurricular writing contribute to rhetorical education, civic literacy, or social change? Send abstracts of 200-400 words and brief biographical statement to Grace Wetzel at email@example.com
This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements. Literature actively participates in the ongoing rhetoric of scientific inquiry and discourse and gives voice to the promise and fears associated with technological advancement. Many literary works engage very particular aspects of theory and practice from fields such as neurobiology or quantum physics while others engage with the rhetoric associated with science and/or its misinterpretations (Social Darwinism for Evolution or relativism for Relativity, etc.).
The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.
CFP: CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUGUST WILSON
August Wilson scholar, Dr. Sandra Shannon, has been recently contracted to serve as Volume Editor for EBSCO Publishing's Salem Press brand for Critical Insights: August Wilson. The intended audiences for this new collection of essays include advanced high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. This means that the literary titles and critical subjects developed in these chapters should be commonly studied and accessible for students at these levels.
An important preliminary task is to provide the publisher with the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of thirteen scholars who agree to write an original chapter on August Wilson.
Deadline for abstracts: July 10, 2012.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
If you'd like to contribute to an edited volume on Joseph Conrad, published in the Critical Insights series of EBSCO Publishing's Salem Press, send an abstract by June 29th, 2012, 10 a.m., to Agata Szczeszak-Brewer (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am seeking original, previously unpublished 7000-word papers that engage commonly studied topics and texts that will serve as a guide for advanced high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. After the abstract review process, the full papers will be due on November 1st, 2012. Each contributor will receive a $300 honorarium.
Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions!
1st Global Conference
Time, Space + Body
Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February 2013
Dialogues on the Vocation of the Humanities
Ever since Theodor Adorno's famous pronouncement that there could be no more poetry after Auschwitz, the 'crisis in the humanities' has been a commonplace, and that for varying reasons. Today we find this notion reinforced, however, by the global financial crisis that is scourging the humanities faculties of universities worldwide. How can the humanities justify their existence in an academic environment facing ubiquitous cutbacks – an environment where, as Stanley Fish argues, productivity, efficiency and consumer satisfaction appear to be the only relevant criteria anyway?
2nd Global Conference
Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February 2013
CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ON
1) PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND LITERATURE
2) FICTIONAL WORLD OF CHETAN BHAGAT
Dr. Arvind Nawale
Dr. Shivani Vashist
(No Contribution/Subscription fees. Papers will be accepted and published free of cost and only on basis of quality and each contributor will get a free complimentary copy from publisher)
Last date of submission: 1st July 2012.
Thematic Focus of the Volume:
1)PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND LITERATURE