In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," this special session seeks papers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world mediated by print. Possible topics include: the power of print to shape poetic form and meaning; the power of such print outlets as the anthology and modern magazine to popularize or restrict the audience for poetry; the bibliographical means by which poetry has expressed or challenged power; the ways in which poetry questions the power of modern print through an emphasis on orality or through an embrace of the digital.
The editor of a collection of essays for a book, tentatively titled American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present, invites proposals for original essays on the literary works written by American writers who lived and wrote in Europe from 1850 to the present.
We invite proposals for papers exploring literature pedagogy at the community college level and welcome critical/theoretical approaches to teaching literature. This is an interdisciplinary call extended to teachers and graduate students. Suggested topics include:
Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world. Umberto Eco once wrote that while James Joyce "designed with words," Borges "designed with ideas." These ideas have had a tremendous impact throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. For example, the genre of magical realism that Borges helped to inspire has in turn inspired writers as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramango and Toni Morrison among many others. Likewise, postmodern authors such as Eco, Italo Calvino, John Barth, and Thomas Pynchon have all cited Borges as a key influence on their work.
In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." While most would disagree that Nabokov disappeared or left nothing much behind him, many would agree that exile played a large role in his life and works. Even before he was forced to flee Russia, Nabokov's earliest poetry expressed the pain of exile and loss, a pain that would only intensify in the years to come.
Critical / analytical / interpretive essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the GEETANJALI of the noted Indian Poet Nobel Laureate RABINDRANATH TAGORE. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher based in India and having its distribution network the world over.
The essay must be within 2500 and 4000 words, typeset with 1.5 paragraph space and must be according to the latest MLA Stylesheet.
An Abstract of the essay is desirable possibly before 15 July 2011.
The last date for submission of complete essay is August 31, 2011.
For further details, please write to Editor of the Anthology at firstname.lastname@example.org
AJAS Call for Papers
The Materials of American Studies, December 2012.
Bill Brown observes that by the end of the nineteenth century, "the invention, production, distribution and consumption of things rather suddenly came to define a national culture" [Sense of Things 4]. This issue of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, "The Materials of American Studies," explores the role of objects in understanding, representing, tracing and conceptualising America, its past and present. We invite essays that explore the material of American Studies: the production, reproduction, consumption and circulation of objects from the colonial period to the present.
This panel seeks to examine the stage history of Christopher Marlowe's dramatic works, considering the literature as the product of a theatre artist. Papers will be asked to approach Marlowe's plays from a theatrical standpoint, in order to discuss what we might learn from by examining the force of performance as a shaping factor in the reception of Marlowe's small but vibrant body of work. Papers that discuss cinematic treatments of the plays, as well as considerations of Marlowe's place in Elizabethan stage history are also welcome. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Louise Geddes atLGeddes@adelphi.edu. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.
Ever since the publication of Appadurai's groundbreaking study Modernity at Large (1996), concepts like "multiculturalism", "globalisation" and, more recently, "cosmopolitanism" have contributed to raise questions about the future of Postcolonial Studies – opening up to issues of "canon expansion" and "rerouting", among others (Madsen 1999; Wilson et al. 2010). From a somewhat counter-perspective, attempts at turning Europe itself into a highly problematic region of postcolonial analysis have also been made.
The term "incorporated art" might be used to describe art that exists in the form of an institution, company, or other organization. In contrast with art that takes incorporation as its subject, incorporated art begins with the act of incorporation and exists only to the extent that the incorporated entity remains in operation.
"Statues Talking Back, Beauties Becoming Beasts, and Little Red Riding Hood Laughing at Wolves: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Classroom" (Teaching Languages and Literature Panel at the annual SAMLA Convention)
Call for papers: InterTexts – a conference on interdisciplinarity
Durham University, Durham, UK
Friday, 23rd September 2011
Abstract submission deadline: 10th June 2011
New Issue of Wide Screen is now online
Go to: http://widescreenjournal.org/index.php/journal/issue/current
Table Of Contents
*Militants and Cinema: Digital Attempts to Make the Multitude in Hunger, Che, Public Enemies- Joshua Aaron Gooch
*Minnelli's Yellows: Illusion, Delusion and Impressionism on Film- Kate Hext
*Trauma, Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction & the Post-Human- Anirban Kapil Baishya
*Drôle de Félix : A Search for Cultural Identity on the Road - Zelie Asava
TWC (Transformative Works and Cultures) Special Issue CFP: Transnational Boys' Love Fan Studies (March 2013)
Edited by Kazumi Nagaike and Katsuhiko Suganuma, Oita University
THE SPECIAL SESSION SEEKS SUBMISSIONS THAT FOCUS ON HOW CERTAIN MEDIEVAL WOMEN NEGOTIATED THEIR PLACE IN THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR WRITINGS, THROUGH THE WRITINGS OF OTHERS ABOUT THEM, OR THROUGH THE IMITATION OF TEXTUAL FEMALE MODELS. PAPERS MAY FOCUS ON ANY HISTORICAL OR FICTIONAL FEMALE FIGURE FROM THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT A DETAILED ABSTRACT TO: DRAGIYSKI@WUSTL.EDU
DEADLINE: JULY 10, 2011