The theme of next year's Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Concord, MA: July 12-15, 2012) is "Celebrating 150 Years of Thoreau's Life, Works, and Legacy." The Emerson Society sponsors a program at the Annual Gathering; the topic for 2012 is "Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy." For a conversational panel on Emerson's practical and philosophical impact on Thoreau, the Emerson Society invites brief papers that consider Emerson as an example, mentor, or antagonist for Thoreau, their shared practices of walking and journal writing, and the implications of Emerson's 1862 eulogy for Thoreau. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Dec. 20, 2011.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Emerson and Lincoln's first meeting, the Emerson Society welcomes studies of the intellectual and political relationship between these two "representative men." For this panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, papers might consider Emerson's lectures and writings on emancipation, his concern for the fate of American nationality in a global context, and his views of political leadership and institutions of government. E-mail 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (email@example.com) by Dec. 20, 2011.
In 1844, Emerson asserted, "if you have man, black or white is an insignificance." For a panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco from May 24-27, 2012, The Emerson Society invites reflections on African American responses and challenges, from the antebellum period to the present, to Emerson's core ideas, antislavery views, and Civil War engagements. Papers might address specific authorial dialogues and revisions, cultural innovation and formal experimentation, matters of politics and protest, and the relation of "self-reliance" to black elevation. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Dec. 20, 2011.
How do you treat your water at home? The only really effective way to treat your water is by buying a home water treatment system or water filter. You can't rely on municipal water treatment facilities. Although they generally have excellent, dedicated employees, many such facilities are aging, and in the first place they were never built to deal with the thousands of chemicals our society has produced. It's just too easy for contaminated water to get into our water supplies. And boiling all the water you drink is simply too time-consuming and not practical.Its one of the best treatment technologies available in this modern world.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/43/. The meeting of cultures, particularly when each appears exotic to the other, generates many possible outcomes. One culture may conquer or cooperate with the other. The two (or several) may learn to live side by side without much interaction, or one may assimilate the other. In some instances, many cultures can mingle and influence each other in a way that sets off an explosion of creativity and cross-pollination. How has the meeting of East and West influenced fantasy writers? Interesting things happen at the borders, or the margins, or the corners. Can this be seen as another example of the interstitial nature of fantasy?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Comedy Studies Issue 6 October 2012 Special Issue: Comedy and Gender
Guest Editor: Dr Katy Shaw (University of Brighton)
Comedy Studies is an annual international academic journal that covers multiple aspects of comedy, with articles about both contemporary and historical comedy, interviews with practicing comedians and writers, reviews, letters and editorials. The journal seeks to be instrumental in creating interdisciplinary discourse about the nature and practice of comedy, providing a forum for the disparate voices of comedians, academics and writers.
We are now accepting submission of abstracts of papers for inclusion in the ACLA seminar, "Palimpsest Story: Vestiges and Emanations."
This year's Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI, from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
Please find the full CFP here:
Please submit your abstract here:
Indicate that you are submitting your abstract directly for this seminar by selecting it from the seminar drop-down menu.
Of Monsters and Miracles
E-Lit International Journal of British Literature and Culture announces call for papers. The title of the issue is All the Vs of Life – Conflicts and Controversies in Tony Harrison's Works.
We invite papers concerning Harrison's poetry as well as his plays with the particular focus being twofold. First, the critical analysis of the theme of conflict in all its social, political, cultural and literary manifestations. Second, the discussion of the reaction to his works, which has often been perceived as controversial.
All papers will be peer-reviewed. The deadline for submission is 30 October 2011.
More details – www.e-litjournal.com (accessible from March 2011)
Guest Editor: Patrick O'Donnell
EXTENDED deadline for Submission: 15 November 2011
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We are inviting proposals from artists, educators, administrators, and students with an interest in TYA. The governing questions behind this forum are: In what ways is TYA changing under the impact of massive global forces? And how is this becoming manifest artistically?
Submissions are due February 15, 2012
Please submit proposals to: email@example.com
For more information visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/conference/tya
Plenary Speaker: Professor Shearer West, Head of Humanities Division, University of Oxford
Saturday 11th February 2012
10am to 6pm
CFP Deadline: 15 November 2011
School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, Millburn House, Warwick University
Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
March 2nd-3rd 2012
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association Call for Papers
March 31 - April 1, 2012
Peepal Tree Press is pleased to announce a 2-day conference, Narrating the Caribbean Nation: A Celebration of Literature and Orature, to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, 14-15 April 2012.
The conference will celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Peepal Tree Press and highlight the contribution of its own authors and other Caribbean and Black British writers to contemporary world literature.
We are also delighted that Kwame Dawes has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker. Widely recognised as one of the Caribbean's leading writers, Kwame is also Chancellor's Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, and Associate Poetry Editor at Peepal Tree Press.