The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2012 issue, themed "The Politics Of...." Submission deadline: December 1, 2012.
CALL FOR PAPERS--Mythology in Contemporary Culture
2013 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference
Washington, D.C. 2013
It might be said that regional literature has a photographic memory. Dialect, landscape, micro-culture and spatiality are drawn with exacting precision. The connection between art and authors, or art and regional literature, may be causal or merely influential. This panel will explore how the term ekphrasis has grown in inclusivity, how regional literature intersects with the sister arts, and what these connections imply. Submit 250 word abstracts to Brandi So, Stony Brook University, Brandi.So@stonybrook.edu.
Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research
Quarterly Electronic Journal "Caucasian Economic Triangle"
Professors, Researchers and even the brilliant students of M.A. and Ph.D. programs are welcome to publish their research papers in "Caucasian Economic Triangle"
Thoreau Panel at Northeast Modern Language Association
Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013
See http://nemla.org/convention/2013/ for full details.
*Metaphysical Dirt: Teaching Thoreau Outside*
This panel offers teachers an opportunity to reflect upon effective
strategies and practices within or outside of the classroom for teaching Thoreau through a multi-disciplinary lens. Papers that describe challenging students through practical engagement with Thoreau's wide array of practices and corpus of texts are encouraged.
Word and Image
Northeast Modern Language Association
Boston, MA March 21-24, 2013
This panel considers the interplay between word and image in works of literature, or in works that defy categorization as either fiction or nonfiction. How does photography function as an "effet de réel" in works by André Breton or W. G. Sebald, for example? How do ekphrastic texts function in relation to an absent visual "other"? Please send 300-word abstracts to Gillian Pierce (email@example.com)
Jadavpur University Essays and Studies Issue no 27 (2012)
Call for Papers
Theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Deadline: 30 November 2012
Abstracts are invited for a pre-formed panel to be proposed to The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference May 28-June 1, 2013 at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.
Thunderbolts, Routers, and Ruffians: Early Modern Bullies and Bullying
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, peer-reviewed global journal of Irish Studies later this fall.
The journal will be called Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies. As some of you may know, breac is the Irish word for "trout" but also "speckled," and it is this latter sense of the word that we think particularly captures the spirit and themes of the journal. We are interested in thinking about Ireland's culture, history and literature in a global context with methodologies that are inter- and multidisciplinary. The journal will be entirely digital with a forum section that aims to cultivate an open, global conversation about the published articles.
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
44th Annual Conference | April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, GA
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Native American Literature for our 44th annual conference.
Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
Special Topic: Native American Literature
Call for Papers
Disability and Its Discontents (Seminar)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
**Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2012**
This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.
"Modern memory is, above all, archival. It relies entirely on the materiality of the trace, the immediacy of the recording, the visibility of the image."
This panel will explore aspects of Robert Lowell's poetry that may be repressed in analyses of his work that "bind" Lowell to terms of tradition or to biography, as key aspects of Lowell's work from Life Studies (1959) on may be repressed in such analyses, reasonable as they may be. But often unconsidered in such analyses are Lowell's antitraditional stylistic and formal features, as well as ways that Lowell's identities within his verse may be shaped by fantasy rather than being reflections of literal biography.