NTU Studies in Language and Literature is a refereed journal of literature and culture published biannually (in June and December) by the National Taiwan University Press for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University. Devoted to generating intellectual and trans-cultural dialogues, NTU Studies in Language and Literature welcomes original submissions from all over the world dealing with literary and related texts and informed by theoretical, interdisciplinary, or comparative perspectives or approaches. Reviews, review essays, and commentaries on recent debates and controversies are also welcome.
Call For Papers
"FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE"
University of Valencia, Spain
12-14 December 2012
International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature (IJALEL) is a peer-reviewed journal established in Australia. Authors are encouraged to submit complete unpublished and original works which are not under review in any other journal. The scopes of the journal include, but not limited to, the following topic areas: Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching, and English Literature. The journal is published in both printed and online versions. The online version is free access and downloadable.
The journal publishes research papers in the following fields;
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVI
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
September 20-22, 2012
Keynote Address: "Passion, Naturalism, and the Sea: David Jones's Tristan ac Essyllt"—P. J. C. Field, University of North Wales
"Victorian Mixed Media," the annual meeting of the Victorians Institute, calls for proposals for papers on any aspect of the topic, or on the work of Robert Browning, for the conference to be hosted at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Keynote speaker, WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago; Plenary speaker, Herbert Tucker, University of Virginia.
Further information at http://www.vcu.edu/vij
Panels will begin to be selected after 1 May.
This international conference will focus on Ben Okri's Booker prize-winning novel The Famished Road in order to try and offer new perspectives, a little more than twenty years after its publication. Contributors are welcome to adopt a variety of approaches that will illuminate the main themes, narrative strategies, literary traditions, modes of writing, generic traits and any other component of the novel. Ben Okri will attend the conference and take part in a public discussion. All papers will be delivered in English. Papers will then be peer-reviewed for publication.
You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language
The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies is pleased to announce its second call for submissions for the Autumn issue (JLTS issue 2). The Journal is a bi-annual peer reviewed academic publication, accessible on JSTOR and MUSE and available in both electronic and hardcopy formats. The first issue on 'tragedy and trauma' is about to appear and the Editorial Board is now seeking quality submissions from interested researchers, scholars and writers working in the interrelated fields of literature, trauma and memory studies.
Volume on Multilingualism and Translation, deadline June 1
Call for contributions
Polyglot Fancies: Multilingualism and Translation in 20th Century Fiction (working title).
(To be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (publication)
The frontier has long been framed as a landscape of life and death, but few scholarly works have ventured into the realm where the two become one, to explore portrayals of the Undead in the West – the zombies, vampires, mummies, and others that have lumbered, crept, shambled, and swooped into the Western from other genres. This sub-genre, while largely a post-1990 phenomenon, traces it roots to much deeper hybrid traditions of Westerns and horror or science fiction, and yet, also shows ties to the recent Western renaissance.
(Re)Locating the Frontier: International Western Films (publication)
Papers /Essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology of Essays on ABORIGINAL POETRY from AUSTRALIA to be published this year. The essays should examine / discuss various aspects of poetry written by the Aboriginal poets of Australia – including their socio-political concerns, historical position, colonial oppression and identity issues, ethnicity, indigenous culture, religious and spiritual values, ecological / environmental issues, aesthetics, art, folklore and oral traditions, etc. as reflected in their verses.
The essays must conform to the latest MLA Style. If published earlier, the essays must accompany the Copyright permission from the Publisher for use in the present anthology.
BHAGVAD-GITA; Anthology of Essays; June 30, 2012.
Contributions are invited from scholars and writers from any discipline across the world for an Anthology of Essays on BHAGVAD-GITA to be published this year by an Indian publisher of international repute. The essays must focus on the contemporary relevance of the philosophical thought contained in this time-honoured text. The essays may include the following issues, but may take up other significant issues as well:
Call for Papers: Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (Fort Worth, Texas)
We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 2-3, 2012.
The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine 21st-century film and television offerings in intellectually intriguing and diverse ways. Possible topics include (but are certainly not limited to):
Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars.
Featuring Doug Henwood as Distinguished Keynote Speaker Henwood is editor and publisher of the Left Business Observer, a contributing editor to The Nation, and host of a weekly radio program on KPFA (Berkeley). He is the author of Wall Street, The State of the USA, and After the New Economy.
The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 6th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at George Mason University (Research 1 Building, Room 163) in Fairfax, Virginia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
This panel seeks presentations which will explore the work of Dieter Leisegang (1942-1973). Leisegang was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and committed suicide at the very young age of 30 years old. During his short life, Leisegang, however, accomplished a great deal. He published nine books of poetry. In his book of poems, Lauter Letzte Worte, he included his own miniature drawings and paintings. Additionally, he translated the literary works of W.H. Auden, Hart Crane and Edvard Kocbek into German and wrote cultural programs for German television. Leisegang was only 27 years old when he received his doctorate degree from the Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University where he studied German philosophy under the direction of Theodor Adorno and Julius Schaaf.