The English Department at Carson-Newman College is hosting the Jeff Daniel Marion Festival on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2013, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The Festival will honor the life and work of the great Appalachian writer with a series of academic panels and plenary speakers (Ted Kooser, George Ella Lyon, and Robert Morgan). Proposals about any aspect of Marion's work are desired and should be submitted by December 15, 2012 to Shawn O'Hare at email@example.com. Abstracts (individual papers or proposed panels) should be limited to 250 words. Early proposals are greatly appreciated.
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 Annual Conference
Hosted by Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, March 22, 2013
Interdisciplinary Studies Section
Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
International conference organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences and Dialogue Platform Association
Budapest, Hungary 8–9 February, 2013
Conference topics: Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes. Emerging security challenges.
Conference location: KJU Budapest Campus, (1139) Budapest, Frangepán utca 50-56.
Deadline for submissions to Natures 2013 has been extended to October 24, 2012.
Theme: "Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Points of View in Humanities Scholarship"
All scholars working in the broad field of the humanities are invited to share their experiences working through the issue of finding and expressing critical points of view in their various disciplines. While papers written through an ecocritical lens are particularly encouraged, all submissions that reflect thoughtfully on the conference theme of "Critical Identities" are welcome.
Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle
This session will address participants' experiences with reading and teaching Kay Boyle, with the aim of sharing practices (including specific strategies, curricula and assignments) and demonstrating the interest of engaging students with reading Boyle in the 21rst century.
Proposals should be sent to Rai Perterson (Ball State University) firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th December, 2012.
CFP: Special Topics Panel, Gender Studies
2013 Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
February 7-8, 2013
The conference gives an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of Kay Boyle in modernist literary studies. The aim is to underscore her achievements as writer, poet and editor by taking into account her active engagement in the wider cultural and public sphere. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Kay Boyle's alternative experimentation with language and form in prose and/or poetry;
- The importance and significance of her participation in little magazines;
- The mutual influence of her friendships and relationships with other writers, poets and artists;
- The originality and impact of her engagement in politics and the political;
RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Van Romans, President at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
March 22-23, 2013
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing, an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the arts and humanities, the fifth annual RAW symposium continues to advance the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.
M. Wynn Thomas Prize
The M. Wynn Thomas Prize is offered to celebrate outstanding scholarly work in the field of Welsh writing in English. There are two prize categories: the 'Open' category and the 'New Scholars' category. Essays submitted may be unpublished or published. Topics may include all aspects of Welsh writing in English as well as the inter-relationship of Welsh writing in English with cognate areas (Welsh Studies, history, cultural studies, film/media studies, translation studies, performance/theatre studies, digital humanities, comparative literature etc.).
Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
Savannah Riverfront Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone (912) 233-7722
Fax (912) 233-3765
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on children's and adolescent literature for our 44th annual conference.
While I welcome essays pertaining to any area of children's and adolescent literature, I am particularly interested in explorations of "nature" (broadly defined) in children's and adolescent literature and culture, including books, films, digital texts, video games, and other media.
The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women. In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book's ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed.
ACLA- American Comparative Literature Association- Toronto, Canada, April 4-7, 2013
"Re-Positioning and Re-Constructing Muslim Women's Identity"
Subject to Change: Nature, Text, and the Limits of the Human
Conference Date: March 22-24, 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 30, 2012
We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, environmental, ethical, and aesthetic implications of living in a world in which the primacy of the human has been called into question.
What does it mean to read an object if we, too, are objects? Do inanimate subjects have a claim to the agency that humans have usually taken to be theirs alone? How are artists and scholars supposed to see into the life of things: the animal, the synthetic, the digital, the inert, the abject? How do we read after nature in a world of things?
Keynote Speech by Timothy Morton