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
Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures
Durham University, 5-6 July 2012
Keynote Speakers: Professor David Cowling, Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham and Professor Margaret Cormack, College of Charleston, South Carolina
The Medieval and Early Modern Student Association of Durham University is holding its annual interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early career researchers and seeks papers on the theme of "Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures". Attached please find the complete call for papers.
9th Global Conference
War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace
Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Call for Papers:
What is the experience of war and what does it mean to us? Is war an extension of politics by other means? The locomotive of technology? Does a state of peace truly exist, or do we perpetually live in absentia bello ? Is humankind at war in its most natural state; or is human society – despite perceptions and ongoing conflict around the world today – actually moving toward an aversion to war and toward a state of peace? Are Human Rights illusory and is the quest for Human Security achievable?
Service Learning and Literary Studies
Special Session at the Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013
Service learning enriches and/or transforms the study of literature in the college and university curriculum while meeting community needs. Proposals should integrate theory and practice. 250 word abstract by 1 March 2012; Roberta Rosenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Laurie Grobman (email@example.com).
Due to the recent global constriction of national economies, the impending debt crises of sovereign nations brings to the forefront the relationship between capital and culture. In Ireland, the Celtic Tiger has given way once again to a debt crisis akin to the one of the 1980s, and as austerity driven measures are demanded by the European Union, International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank the national economic crisis has drawn over 100,000 bodies into the streets of Dublin to protest. At such times, when banks receive "bailouts" and the Irish public receives austerity measures, there is a populist sentiment that the people who comprise the political and cultural nation are not the people who comprise the economic nation.
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue.