Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval and early modern periods. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.
Call for Submissions
At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in
daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore
literary iterations of that mood, the editors of 'After NAFTA:
Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature' encourage submissions
about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic
novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian,
American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.
The editors of After NAFTA have an agreement for publication with
Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
This session will examine Walter Mosley's fiction. Papers that examine any aspect of Mosley's fiction may be submitted. Particularly welcome are papers that explore Mosley's use of setting and his exploration of the city, especially Los Angeles. Also encouraged are papers that explore Mosley's use and adaptation of genre.
Please submit proposals by 25 March 2011 to the PAMLA website: http://www.pamla.org/2011/. The conference will be held November 5-6, 2011 in Claremont, CA.
First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012
As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.
Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.
Topics which could be explored include:
Neo-Victorian Studies is currently still accepting submissions for the summer/autumn 2011 general issue.
Neo-Victorian Studies, an on-line, peer-reviewed journal, is dedicated to the exploration of the fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century in the present. Inter-disciplinary and international in scope, the journal seeks to analyze our complicated investments in and creative engagements with the period.
Current and past issues can be found here: http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/
The Gertrude Stein Society seeks papers dealing with any aspect of Stein's writing and/or her legacy in 20th/ 21st century American poetry and poetics. Please upload your abstract of 300-500 words to the PAMLA online submission tool at http://www.pamla.org/2011. Please ALSO send your abstract and a current c.v. to Amy Moorman Robbins at Hunter College, CUNY. Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu. Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2011.
The MLA Committee for "Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and Autobiography" is soliciting proposals for a panel on the topic of "Creative Nonfiction in a Global Frame."
ART, LITERATURE, BUSINESS, THE PRESS, AND EXILE:
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.
This CFP is interested in papers that address the representation of Latinos in Cultural Studies (Film, Television, Advertising or Literature). Specifically, we are looking for papers that examine the tensions between ethnic otherness and cultural assimilation in the representations of Latino/as in mainstream American culture. For example, representations of Latinos promoting "family values" in U.S. Army advertisements and those of Sonia Sotomayor throwing out the first pitch at a Yankees game, each implicitly argue for a type of "public," as Richard Rodriguez might argue, American identity, one which attempts to minimize the otherness of ethnic identity in the U.S.
The Cosmopolitan Lyceum:
Globalism and Lecture Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
The American Antiquarian Society 23-25 September 2011
Thomas Augst (New York University)
Peter Gibian (McGill University)
Angela Ray (Northwestern University)
Ronald and Mary Zboray (University Of Pittsburgh)
This conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the phenomenon of the nineteenth-century public lecture in terms of its engagement with global and transnational themes.
The Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group at Durham University invites abstracts for its fifth annual conference on the 23rd and 24th of June 2011 addressing the theme of "Beauty".
The interdisciplinary conference aims to offer a broad ranging forum, and will be followed by a display of Durham's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,introduced by staff from the University's Palace Green Library.
Possible areas of discussion might include, but are by no means limited to:
~The appreciation of beauty within literature; poems, manuscripts, and books as beautiful objects; the performance of beauty in drama.
Friday, May 13, 2011
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"
Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.
Tomorrow's Ideas, Now is an international interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate students working in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts. Hosted by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta, the conference will run from August 17 to 20, 2011 on the U of A campus.
The conference will focus on three topics of crucial global importance: Stewardship of the Planet, Place, Belonging, and Otherness, and Culture, Media, Technology. 300-word abstracts are due Monday, May 9, 2011. Registration is $100CAD and covers all food and event costs for the conference. A limited number of travel and accommodation grants are available to those residing outside the greater City of Edmonton, on a competitive basis.