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.
Theatre History Focus Group
Debut Panel 2012
The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.
CFP for Edited Collection: Southern Gothic
Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies invites submissions for a special issue on reproductive technologies and reproductive justice. In commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legacies of that decision, we welcome scholarly and creative works that analyze the contested terrains of reproduction in local, national, or transnational contexts. We are especially interested in the intersections between varied technologies to regulate, manage, or facilitate reproduction (e.g. abortion, contraception, surrogacy, population control, reproductive health, adoption), and claims for reproductive justice.
Poetry, Community, and Formal Innovation
Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science – ASLE – UKI Biennial Conference, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th September 2012
The website for this conference is now online with registration details to follow: www.worcester.ac.uk/compostingculture . Please note revised conference dates. The deadline for proposals for papers is 29th February 2012.
Seeking proposals for a panel (& book project) on "The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age." I am interested in a broad spectrum of approaches focusing on creative writing, including: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film. I welcome abstracts from convergent and divergent perspectives.
Call for Papers
Panel: Digital Transitions
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland, First International Conference, Transitions in Comparative Studies; 28-30 June 2012, University College Cork, Ireland
The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, "Queer (In)Security," to be held May 3-4, 2012 at the University of California, Davis.
The conference topic emerges from campus-wide discussions about the role of a militarized police force on the UC campuses, highlighted by violent responses to the Occupy movement. At the same time, the neoliberal university, precipitated by budget cuts and calls for privatization, has destabilized institutional forms of resistance like queer studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.
Proposed Panel for the Modernist Studies Association's 14th Conference, "Modernism and Spectacle," October 18-21, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Modernist writers experimented to find both the essence and the furthest limits of their genres, as well as how their genres intersected with each other and with the other arts. This panel will investigate how modernist writers used spectacle within genres that normally don't lend themselves to spectacle: in what ways, to what ends, and to what effects did Modernist writers use spectacle (theatrical, painterly, or musical means) in their novels and poems – in works understood to be usually read silently and solitarily?
Articles on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner are invited for the 2012 issue of the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.
Contributions should be no more than 5000 words long, and be emailed to the editor by 20 September 2012.
Further information is available from the editor at Helen.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk or from The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society at http://www.townsendwarner.com
The editors at Word Hoard, a new interdisciplinary journal at the University of Western Ontario, are pleased to announce our inaugural issue. We are seeking submissions of between 3000 and 5000 words related to the interwoven ideas of Community and Dissent. Topics may examine multiple historical periods of literature, cultural studies, philosophy, or theoretical thought. Submissions are due 5 March 2012, addressed to email@example.com; include a brief biographical sketch and an abstract of 150 words, but don't include your name on the submission itself. Please see the attached Call for Papers for further details.
Conceivable subjects could include the following:
SAMLA Panel, November 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC
Throughout his lifetime of travelling to collect and record folk traditions, Alan Lomax developed a devotion to what he called "cultural equity"—a conceptual leveling of cultures made available to all who are interested. As Lomax's collection at the Library of Congress goes public after a long digitization process, the promise of access to all is becoming a reality. This panel investigates the role of the archivist/folklorist as well at the impact of digitization on collections like Lomax'. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the questions raised here. We seek article interested in, but not limited to:
• The role of the folklorist