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.
The Even Bigger Read: Making American Literature National
CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
The inaugural issue of ĕm: A Review of Text and Image is almost here, but we are already reading submissions for issue 2. We invite submissions of poetry, translations, fiction, creative nonfiction, lyric essays, graphic short stories and essays, comic strips, photographs, paintings, miscellaneous artwork, interviews, and book reviews.
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
34th Annual Conference
Fresno, California March 7-9, 2013
Graduate Forum Call for Papers
Building on the Nineteenth Century Studies Association's 2013 conference
theme of Loco/Motion, graduate students are invited to submit proposals
about the medium of pilgrimage in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914)
to a graduate student forum session. From religious travels to personal
journeys (actual and imagined), this panel seeks abstracts that will
address the role of the pilgrim as traveler in the nineteenth century,
whether in America or abroad.
Since 2004, "ESJ" has become a double blind peer - reviewed international journal which accepts high quality research articles in the field of social sciences. The journal is issued monthly and is available for all students, scientists, experts, practitioners and researchers who are interested in publishing their work in the field of social sciences.
The excellent team, composed of chancellors, deans and professors from more than 40 universities worldwide, is crucial to the prestigious status that our journal enjoys. Regular monthly publications of the ESJ are uploaded to our website at the end of each month .
We have the pleasure of inviting you to the AIIC (Annul International
The first international interdisciplinary conference is a summit academic
event, with a primary purpose of assembling explorers and scientists of
various scientific disciplines, who by submission of their scientific
papers will contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary
By expressing their opinions and attitudes, the participants of the
conference will have the opportunity to discuss social, cultural,
economic, educational, scientific, etc. problems and contribute to
1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)
CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses:23-24 April 2013
One of the greatest paradoxes of the 21st century is the fact that, even though western societies have reached an outstanding scientific and technological development, fear and insecurity continue to be very much alive in public discourse as well as in our private life. Concerns about terrorism, urban criminality, global epidemics, computer piracy and organized crime and, more recently, about the outcomes of the financial and economic crises circulate widely in the media and their highly politicized representations shape much of our everyday life.
Our panel in 2013 will focus on representations of Elizabeth I in the classic and more recent film narratives. In the last decade alone, the image of Elizabeth I on film has ranged from Dame Judi Dench's aged but energetic queen to Cate Blanchett's preternaturally youthful 55 year old monarch to the adolescent princess played by Laoise Murray on _The Tudors_. This panel will seek to explore the general trajectories of representing Elizabeth I on screen as well as identify and analyze the developments, continuities, and significance of these representations in the 21st century.
This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.
The American Literature Association (ALA) conference will be held in Boston, May 23-26, 2013. The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the conference.
Session 1) Dickinson and Queer Theory
We welcome papers that consider Dickinson's place within the queer literary canon. For example, panelists might examine the role queer theory has played in Dickinson scholarship, or the influence of Dickinson scholarship on the emergence of queer theory in the 1990s. Alternatively, papers might offer queer readings of Dickinson's texts, or explore Dickinson's 'queer' readings of the works of other writers.
Session 2) Open Topic
We welcome papers on any aspect of Emily Dickinson's life or literary work.
The Rodopi Press Dialogue Series seeks proposals for writings to be included in a volume of new critical essays devoted to President Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father. The volume seeks essays in the following areas:
● The relationship between President Obama's writing and emergent scholarly interest in "post-race" American culture/President Obama's memoirs in the context of cross-cultural or bi-national writings by Americans or other ethnic groups or Americans born outside the United States
Please send 500-word abstracts for a book collection of essays exploring the literary and cultural left in the American West. Final essays should be 6000-7000 words and should in some way examine how the political left is deployed in the literature or visual culture of the American West in the twentieth century. Topics can include author and genre studies, cultural phenomenon, textual issues, political embodiment and controversy, Old Left, New Left, the "left coast," socialist conversion narratives, cultural work/workers, and dissident, radical, or protest literatures, texts, and institutions. Abstracts are due October 15, 2012, and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae or short biography.