In her 2008 Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood calls debt "that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force." Today, we are facing an explosion of discourses foregrounding financial debt. Whether in the Euro Zone Debt Crisis, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, or rising student loan debt, narrative and debt cannot be decoupled, nor can they be detached from a given political or affective investment. In addition to the obvious economic concerns, we are also interested in widening the discussion of debt: How do literature and cultural products help us make sense of these issues?
Call for papers
JosTrans: The Journal of Specialised Translation
"Image, Music, Text…?" Translating Multimodalities
Issue n° 20 January 2013
Edited by Margaret Anne Clarke, Caterina Jeffcote and Carol O'Sullivan
JoSTrans is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal bringing non-literary translation issues to the fore. Published bi-annually, it includes articles,reviews and streamed interviews by translation scholars and professionals.
Papers are invited for a seminar that will be held at the 11th European Society for the Study of English Conference(Istanbul 4-8 September 2012).
Status Quaestionis is an open access journal devoted to the study of European and American languages, literatures and cultures. It welcomes philological, linguistic, cultural, interdisciplinary and intersemiotic analyses. Each issue is divided into three sections: Articoli (articles), Rendiconti critici (bibliographical or exploratory essays), and Recensioni (book reviews). The essays submitted to Status Questionis are peer reviewed. Submissions of book reviews are evaluated by the editorial committee. Status Quaestionis is open to a variety of methods and theories and encourages combined submissions of articles and accounts as long as they focus on related subjects. Submission deadlines are November 30 (June issue) and March 30 (December issue).
Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference – CFP
When: December 12-14th, 2012
Where: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)
Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April
Conference Website: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/scca/events/celebrity/
The Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar (ATEG) is an official Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English that provides a national forum for all those interested in teaching grammar. ATEG Journal seeks to foster discussion of teaching English grammar at all grade levels from kindergarten through graduate school, as well as local literacy environments. We solicit articles that describe, analyze, and/or critique any and all aspects of teaching grammar. For example, the following are some suggested topics: For example, the following are some suggested topics:
• Classroom practices in the teaching of grammar;
• Traditional vs. linguistic approaches to grammar;
• Why and how grammar should or should not be taught;
In Theory and Practice
March 16-18, 2012
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow
Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Literature and Theology: Cognitive Science, Literature, and Religion
The Poe Studies Association solicits proposals for papers on "Eldorado," the poem and the idea, as reflected in Poe's life and works, to be delivered at the American Literature Association's 23rd Annual Conference May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center.
The Poe Studies Association solicits proposals for papers on teaching Poe to be delivered at the American Literature Association's 23rd Annual Conference May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center.
Confronted with a 2004 National Endowment of the Arts report that declared Americans "alliterate," how are college teachers convincing students, even their English majors, to read – and be enthusiastic about – Poe? How are his works relevant to their lives? Do you use social media or multi-media to engage them? Do you take a more traditional route to pique their interests? Proposals on all college-level courses encouraged (i.e., introduction to literature, survey, and special topics).
The MU Cross-Disciplinary Project (formerly known as "The Body Project") invites all graduate students and related researchers to submit proposals for our fifth annual conference. The 2012 theme is "Animals in Society." We welcome proposals for research or creative projects, including artworks, literature, performances, posters, papers and/or panels, and various other forms that escape our imagination but may live in yours.
Please join us for the 2012 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, in Boston, MA, April 11-14, at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. Below is information you need to submit a paper or panel and attend the conference. Feel free to cross-post.
Please note: conference dates are one week later than usual, avoiding the religious holidays, and making it easier for all to partaicipate.
To submit a proposal: http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: EIGHTH ANNUAL TEACHING MUSIC HISTORY DAY
RIDER UNIVERSITY, LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
The Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society, the Greater New York Chapter of the AMS, and Rider University announce the Eighth Annual Teaching Music History Day, to be held Saturday, March 31, 2012. Teaching Music History Day is a forum for exchanging ideas on effective teaching, and is open to all who have an interest in teaching music history. We extend a special invitation to those who are involved in public musicology, as well as scholars who teach related courses.
Call for Presentations
Date: March 29th and March 30th, 2012
Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
Does a story ever truly finish, or does it carry on when translated into another medium? When a work of art is reinscribed into a cinematic or televisual text, does it in some ways get a new lease on life? For instance, does David Cronenberg's M. Butterfly (1993), based on the play by David Henry Hwang which itself uses Puccini's Madama Butterfly as a source, rely on audiences to know and recognize its previous source texts to make a larger point? Is this a case of artistic vampirism or taking advantage of the originary text to gain traction and promotion?
We invite you to submit a paper to The 1st International Conference on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2012): http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/smiae/2012/ , to be held at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (http://www.acl2012.org/), on July 8th - 14th, 2012, in Jeju, Republic of Korea.