The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers: Edited Volume
Libre acceso: Critical disability studies in Latin American literature and film
Co-Editors: Susan Antebi (University of Toronto) and Beth E. Jörgensen (University of Rochester)
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Literature, Liberation, and the Law
The 39th annual conference of the African Literature Association (ALA)
Charleston, South Carolina, March 20-24, 2013
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Leonora Miano, multiple award-winning Cameroonian writer
Njabulo S. Ndebele, Noma Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and critic
Justice Albie Sachs, former ANC activist and Constitutional Court Judge of South Africa
Binyavanga Wainaina, Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer
Cleveland Sellers, civil rights activist and President of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.
Paper are now solicited for the forthcoming Issue of Postgraduate English journal:
Special Issue on Basil Bunting and Friends (Issue 25, September 2012):
The 25th Issue of Postgraduate English focuses on the work of Basil Bunting and on poets associated with Bunting, and will address the possibility a broader modernist tradition to which he belongs, in line with the theme of a forthcoming conference, to be held in Durham on the 4th and 5th July.
More information about the conference can be found here:
To live long enough and to have the kind of poetic career that seems to call for some formality of leave taking surely constitute a double blessing. But it's easy to imagine as well that a writer would feel a unique pressure in composing such a summation—composing in a comprehensive sense: the language, the context, the perspective. This panel aims to assemble analyses of a range of such published, leave taking gestures, of the criteria we should use (or not use) for assessing them, of the critical uses we can make (or that have been made) of them, perhaps even of our tendency to take poems that seem to face another way and invent them.
After a long hiatus, the journal of GACCEA will return in May as an online journal. "Notes" will offer pedagogically directed scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship. The journal will come online in early May of this year. We welcome submissions for possible publication in this journal—both scholarly and reflective.
We are looking for four types of contributions:
World Picture Conference
University of Sussex
2-3 November 2012
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London
The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):
The World Congress on E-commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW2012)
London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
Aug. 27-29, 2012
All the accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore and Ei Compendex
The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom, From Aug. 27-29, 2012 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.
The International Lawman's Brut Society announces the following sessions for the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013):
CALL FOR PAPERS – Special Issue - Women's Studies International Forum
Eating like a 'man': Food and the performance and regulation of masculinities
Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania
Michelle Phillipov, University of Tasmania
"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."
The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.
We welcome papers related to the theme:
Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture
Call for Papers
Literary Celebrity and Social Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Culture
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Matthew Lynch and Rowman and Littlefield are proud to announce the creation of a new book series entitled Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement. Books in this series will explore how anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement manifest themselves in American society, and how they are expressed in various cultures. As a general rule of thumb, the series will primarily focus on the intersection of anti-intellectualism/academic disengagement & education. Currently, we are recruiting members to sit on a 10 member editorial board.
Matthew Lynch and Rowman and Littlefield are proud to announce the creation of a new book series entitled Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement. Books in this series will explore how anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement manifest themselves in American society, and how they are expressed in various cultures. As a general rule of thumb, the series will primarily focus on the intersection of anti-intellectualism/academic disengagement & education. Please visit www.drmattlynch.com/book-series.html to found out more information about the series and how to submit a book proposal.