This panel will explore "experience" as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers. I am also interested in essays centering on experience in connection with American literary historiography. Of particular interest are analyses of scholarly traditions that privilege experience as an epistemological category—often in the service of arguments that foreground the distinctiveness and/or the exceptional quality of American culture. Essays may address any American literary period(s), genre(s), and/or themes. Papers may also compare constructions of experience in American literature with the literatures of other linguistic, national, and/or cultural groups.
In April 27-28, 2012, the Society for Novel Studies will hold its first biennial conference at Duke University, sponsored by the journal NOVEL: A FORUM ON FICTION.
Call for Papers
43rd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Using and [Re]Fusing The Bible: Revision and Parody in Medieval Britain (Roundtable)
While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man discovers a "new" way to hear the "unheard sounds" between the beats , so that he is listening in time and space. Ellison's novel, with its turn toward music to negotiate the visual ideologies of race, is located at a site of crossings and re-crossings where the narrator realizes that "few really listen"—but even more than listening, it is a feeling of and in the space between the beats that most affects him. Such a feeling for space permits a descent into the "underworld of sound" where the narrator experiences the laugh and the cry of an old slave woman.
2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Aldous Huxley's final novel, _Island_ (1962), and 2013 will observe the half-century since his death. The panel session will reexamine Huxley's work (of any genre) in light of its influence on and relevance to contemporary culture, ideas, and movements. The panel's scope intends to be broad and inclusive, to encourage new North American scholarly attention on Huxley and his works. Of particular interest are new approaches that place Huxley in dialogue with other artists and intellectuals within and beyond Anglo-American traditions.
Send 250-word abstract to Bill Harrison, email@example.com.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2011
Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication
- A book edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk
- To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/oESA7c
Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)
Editors: Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
CFP for C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference to be held from April 12-15, 2012 in Berkeley, CA.
Disciplined Verse: Academia and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and Poetics
The Sandstar Review is an online literary magazine that seeks unpublished prose for its second issue. (Note: prose may include scripts.) Poetry is also accepted, but will be deferred to the third issue. Send up to 6 poems or 15 pages of prose; cover letter and bio appreciated. Simultaneous submissions accepted upon notification of publication elsewhere.
Send all work in one document (poetry or prose; no combined submissions) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further guidelines may be found here.
Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville
Saturday 15th September 2012
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
Conference Call for Papers
HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK
Home/Land is an interdisciplinary conference that asks what dialogues might be engendered, globally and locally, around concepts of citizenship and belonging by engaging with women's photographic practices. In the terms of this conference, 'photographic practices' may include both historical and contemporary work, still and/or moving image, derived from fine art and social science contexts and embracing genres such as portraiture, landscape, documentary and installation.
Abstracts due December 21, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due Winter 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)
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Great Writing 2012
The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.
To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.
Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in between. This panel seeks instead to explore moments of interaction across the spectrum of earlier and later medieval English literature. Examples may include parallel literary forms, English identities, linguistic developments, and the ways that they interact with historical, religious, and social frameworks.