Call for papers on African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature, popular culture, popular music, cultural studies, African American literature and culture, carrebian literature and film.
Decolonising the Stage:
Paradigm, Practice and Politics
Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
November 15 – 17, 2011
R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University
Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
March 21-25, 2012
Recent work in film history has deemphasized broad national frameworks for criticism and analysis, proposing instead studies that center on more localized interactions with films and with cinema culture at large. Richard Maltby, Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers (2011) define this "new cinema history" as work that analyzes "the circulation and consumption of film and examines cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange."
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
San Antonio, TX
March 22-25, 2012
Deadline for abstract proposal submissions is 31 July 2011 at 5pmCT. Submissions that meet the scope of the collection will be followed up for full-length chapter contributions. See "How to Submit" below for details.
The Journal of Contemporary Thought invites submissions for its forthcoming issue on "Space and Spatiality: Public, Private, and Hybrid Third Spaces" expected to come out this fall. The journal seeks innovative theoretical readings of familiar topics. The concept of space, for example, may be approached from a geographic or a psychological or a physiological perspective. Some papers may consider real space, virtual space, or even imaginary space--space as as a given, or space as a construct--or even deconstruct the whole notion of space. Others may approach space as a point of social/cultural contrast for identity formation and self-definition.
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP Conference 2012
Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice
Humber Lakeshore Campus, Toronto
Thursday, May 10th – Sunday, May 13th , 2012
Keynote Speakers: Joseph Boyden, Nicole Brossard, David Fenza, Erin Mouré, Yvette Nolan, and Tim O'Brien
13 JUNE 2012 – 18 JUNE 2012
GOODENOUGH COLLEGE :: LONDON
THE BRITISH LIBRARY :: LONDON
The year 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990).
A celebrated novelist, poet, and travel writer, Durrell is most remembered for the novels comprising The Alexandria Quartet (1957 – 1960), along with a trio of island books, Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corcyra (1945), Reflections on a Marine Venus: A Companion to the Landscape of Rhodes (1953), and Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (1957).
CFP: Queer Gilman
We are seeking a third paper for a proposed panel on Queer Gilman for c19, the conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, to be held in Berkeley, California, April 12-15, 2012.
This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature. Papers discussing texts from the late-colonial through the contemporary moment are welcome, as are papers (in English) on texts from across the Caribbean's several linguistic communities. Submissions that promise to explicitly interrogate the role of the transnational in figurations of Caribbean citizenship are particularly encouraged. Please send 250-300 word abstracts in body of email to Rachel Mordecai, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature invites submissions to Issue 2.1 (Jan 2012) describing the participation of literary works in the global intersection of languages and literatures, groups and cultures. Comparative articles emphasizing literary criticism, cultural theory or book history are welcome.
This panel will highlight 21st century confessional responses in the following genres: memoir, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will read their creative work in the aforementioned genres. Please submit a sample of five poems or 7-10 pages of prose as an attachment to Komal Patel, Kennesaw State University, at email@example.com. The following information should also accompany each submission: name, title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address(es), and phone number(s). Submissions will be accepted until June 29, 2011.
Mutatis Mutandis Vol. 4. No. 2 2011.
Research Group on Translation Studies
Call for papers
Valentín García Yebra in Translation Theory, History and Criticism.
As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries. In late 20th century America, second wave feminists seized upon this strategy as they sought to locate and emphasize women's roles in history, literature, mythology and sacred traditions. In particular, many feminists utilized the practice of revisionism as a means of coming to terms with the sacred and of carving out a place in both traditional and non-traditional religions for a women-centered spirituality. This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature.
Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines. There is no length max or minimum, but we would like the article to be of an appropriate academic length. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)