American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Poetry for the Third Millennium. The special issue will explore patterns of change in the current practice of verse in Anglophone contexts. While we will gladly consider essays that seek to contribute reconceptualisations of established poets and poetic traditions of English expression, we are particularly keen on poetico-critical writings that address new departures, innovative styles, and experimental waves in the poetic practice of post-postmodernism, from electronic and cyber verse to the 'workshop poem'.
"In popular music today," Daniel Tiffany observes at the opening of Infidel Poetics (2009), "there is a flourishing market in poetic obscurity—-in lyrics composed in various kinds of slang, jargon, or patois, which make little or no sense to most listeners." For Tiffany, this lyric obscurity—-a phenomenon he traces from the Sphinx's riddle to the underworld practice of canting speech to Mallarmé's prose—-is precisely the condition for the "celebrity and publicity" of such texts: the uninitiated reader or listener "is willing to pay for the pleasure of cruising the unknown in a text."
NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART WORK, or POETRY, as well as REVIEWS of music, architecture, movie, books and multimedia from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.
Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2012)
I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 16, 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org
Female madness is well represented within European and Anglo-American literature, letters, and scholarly endeavors. From Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's inaugural The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) to Elaine Showalter's The Female Malady (1987) and more recent forays into madness as a trope of female (dis)empowerment, mental illness has been largely feminized and reified into a space of literary whiteness. Nevertheless, this is paradoxical, considering the multiplicity of female writers of the black diaspora who incorporate mental illness into their work.
We seek submissions for a panel proposal on nineteenth-century subcultures, undergrounds, and counterpublics for MLA '13 in Boston. We are interested in advancing the study of forgotten, secret, or unofficial cultural formations, but also in complicating the culture/subculture binary, interrogating the relationship between undergrounds and the mainstream. We welcome archival work, print culture studies, theories of the public sphere, considerations of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, and other approaches.
The Precarious Alliance
The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here
October 11-12, 2012
We are calling for the submission of paper proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop on Time and Globalization, to be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, on October 19-20 (Friday & Saturday), 2012. The workshop is organized by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC), which has focused on research and teaching on globalization and its social and cultural effects since its creation in 1998. In this workshop we hope to build on work that is ongoing at the IGHC.
IJCES is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJCES is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.
This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft, sexuality and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. 300 words abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.
The session will be held at the PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21, 2012 (110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
Call for Papers
The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney, Auden, and Kallman
October 26-27, 2012
The University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum, College of Music, and Center for British and Irish Studies
To be held in conjunction with the CU-Boulder Opera's performances of The Rake's Progress and the CU Art Museum's exhibit, Hockney and Hogarth: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Collection of British Art (featuring Hockney's A Rake's Progress, 1961-63)
What role has the creative nonfiction genre played in documenting and responding to genocidal violence and civil conflicts?
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Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville
Saturday 15th September 2012
Senate House, University of London
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London
Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher, Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series
Professor Sherryl Vint (Brock University)
Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)
Response and Q&A from China Miéville
Contributions are invited for a special issue of the international journal, Shakespeare, 'Shakespeare and Japan', edited by Dominic Shellard. Submissions will be considered on all aspects of Shakespeare and Japan, ranging from performances, film and television adaptations and translations of Shakespeare. Submissions (marked "Shakespeare and Japan Special Issue") should be sent to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rshk
Deadline: 28th January 2013.
Enquiries can be made to Deborah Cartmell