At this year's 24th annual ALA conference (to be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, May 23-26), the Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel entitled Philip Roth and Narrative. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspects of this topic, for example papers that bring a narratological approach to Roth's writing, or those that focus attention on Roth's narrators. Proposals/abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) for 20 minute papers should be emailed to the Roth Society program chair, David Gooblar, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com, by January 10, 2013.
The VWM invites discussion of how Woolf's writings explore the material world. Articles that directly address the relationship between meaning and materiality are particularly welcome, and potential topics include fresh considerations of Woolf's engagement with: the natural sciences; philosophical conceptualisations of materiality; non/human bodies and objects; fabrics and 'things'; the materiality of language and art. Send submissions of not more than 2500 words to Derek Ryan, email@example.com by August 1, 2013.
Autobiography as a writing strategy in postcolonial literature , 2nd, 3rd May 2013
full name / name of organization:
University of Maine at Farmington, USA and University of Maine, Le Mans, France, Labo 3L. AM
2 –3 May 2013
At Farmington – Maine – USA
Autobiography as a Writing Strategy
in Postcolonial Literature
Organized by TIES/IMAGER
University of Paris Est (Créteil/Marne la Vallée)
November 22-23, 2013
The second part of the Gender/Genre conference will be held on November 22-23, 2013 at the University of Paris Est, France. It aims at investigating further the articulation of gender and literary genre from the middle ages to the 21st century. Continuing our debates on the deconstruction of norms, we will welcome papers on all genres in connection with such approaches as feminist studies, masculinity studies, LGBT studies, material culture, and translation studies.
11th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous
Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Presentations
This inter and trans-disciplinary project examines all things monstrous; whether real or imagined, ideological or cultural, historic or futuristic. Building on the discussion points of the previous meeting, this year's event will focus upon points of concentration within issues raised at last years events as well as examining certain aspects of the current ubiquity of particular monsters in contemporary popular culture.
Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
This conference is concerned with re-visiting the politics of religious writing in the 'Long Reformation', a broad chronology of early modern literary and political culture and across an inclusive range of literary genres. Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers that consider puritan and nonconformist writing and its engagement with / impact on a wide range of political and cultural contexts. Recent work by historians and literary scholars has led to a resurgence of interest in the religious history of the period and how various forms of faith and belief engaged with culture and politics in a period sometimes described as the Post-Reformation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Shakespeare Next :A Reappraisal"
This is to invite papers for the upcoming anthology on-
" Shakespeare Next : A Reappraisal" to be edited by Dr. Sunita Sinha and published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi.
Jadavpur University Essays and Studies Issue no 27 (2012)
Call for Papers
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 January 2013
Theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Deadline: 30 January 2013
HBCUstory Symposium 2013
Theme: "Inspiring Stories of the Past and Present, For Our Future"
Presented by: HBCUstory, Inc. and the Nashville Public Library
Date: April 27, 2013
Place: Nashville Public Library (Main), 615 Church Street Nashville, TN 37219
In Caribbean Transnationalism, Rubin Gowricharn finds that the Caribbean "has always had a romantic appeal to the imagination of the outsider…these notions are then attributed to the whole region." Using Gowricharn's assertion as a starting point, this panel aims to interrogate deconstructions of the "paradise myth." If, as Ian Stracharn asserts, "Under tourism, 'paradise' becomes more than a myth; it becomes a product, an item for sale," in what ways does contemporary Caribbean literature resist a culture of tourism? In what ways does literature offer a rebuttal to the myth of the Caribbean and push back against connotations of paradise, relaxation and adventure?
The William Tyndale Project, which is preparing critical editions of Tyndale's theological writings in English to be published by Catholic University of America Press, invites 300-word abstracts on any aspect of Tyndale's life and writings for sessions at the 2013 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in San Juan (24-27 October 2013) and the 2014 Renaissance Society of America conference in New York City (27-29 March 2014). Please send abstracts to Susan Felch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mark Rankin (email@example.com) by 28 February 2013 for SCSC and by 1 May 2013 for RSA.
Deadline Extended to Dec 7th.
As usual, papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered. If you're interested in novel to film adaptations, short story to television adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to blog adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of then kindly submit them!
The Graduate Students in the Department of English at the University of Idaho invite submissions for an interdisciplinary conference focusing on ecocritical issues relating to boundaries and the body. The conference will take place April 13th, 2013 and will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Scott Slovic, Dr. Erin James, and Dr. Anna Banks. The discussion will address the state of contemporary ecocriticism.
This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.
LA SPEZIA, CAMEC
11-13 July 2013
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
Società dei Concerti, La Spezia
In association with
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice