"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 issue under the theme of "Narratives." We invite papers to address narrative from traditional definitions such as stories or accounts of events (autobiography, lifewriting), literary works, and the technique or process of creating a narrative. We also encourage addressing narratives as ethnographies, for pedagogical use, in theoretical critiques, and for rhetorical uses or critiques.
Great Writing 2015
The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.
Winter 2015 Call for Submissions – EXTENDED
The submission period for Issue #6, Winter 2014 begins September 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014. Please note that submissions received outside of the submission period will not be considered.
(issue to be up between early January 2015)
Special In-Between (Point Five) Issues of Ishaan
On occasion, we will put up a special "in between" issue (see Issue 3.5 and 4.5). If you would like to propose a special issue coinciding with a poetry or fiction writing event, workshop, or as a project with a group of writers, please email J.D. Isip at email@example.com with your ideas.
- PASSAGES -
The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD
Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014
The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.
Call for Proposals
Great Authors/Great Works
A New Book Series from Rowman & Littlefield
Series Editor: Bob Batchelor, James Pedas Professor of Communication, Thiel College
The Rowman & Littlefield Great Authors/Great Works Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on the cultural and literary history of literature's great works. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
The Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.
This CFP is for a proposed panel at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.
Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
March 20-21, 2015
Keynote: Prof. Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
Black and Immigrant: Movement, Contact, and Difference from McKay to Adiche
Proposed Panel for the Annual MELUS Conference 2015 Athens, GA, April 9 – 12, 2015
Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fifth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
Student submissions deadline is December 7, 2014. Interested faculty should contact us by December 7, 2014 as well.
We invite papers for a multidisciplinary anthology that explores the Caribbean as a militarized region. Our volume will focus on the lived experience of militarization from across the numerous language areas of the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean.
Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought
A colloquium hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge
Italo Calvino once asked, "Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while this question maintains its relevance, it is about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts we produce and the environments in which they are produced.