July 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the military revolt in Spain and the start of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Few 20th-century conflicts were as ideologically and emotionally charged. The consequences of a military victory and the fall of the Spanish Republic were dire: the outbreak of World War six months later, forty-years of repressive rule in Spain, and thousands of Spanish exiles and refugees displaced across Europe and the Americas. Internationally, writers and artists responded with moral outrage to the attack on democracy by military and fascist forces: Auden, Dos Passos, Ehrenburg, Hemingway, Koestler, Lee, Malraux, Neruda, Orwell, Vallejo, to name a few.
Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors have included Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, and Sandra Cisneros.
For our upcoming issue, all submissions (except reviews and interviews) will be eligible for contest prizes in three categories: poetry, prose, and art. Here are the full guidelines:
riverSedge 2016 General Submissions/Contest Guidelines
The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, just north of Dallas, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted Working-Class Studies scholar Dr. Sherry Linkon, Professor of English at Georgetown University. Dr. Linkon is the author of several books, including New Working-Class Studies, Steeltown U.S.A.: Work and Memory in Youngstown, and Teaching Working Class.
Call for Papers:
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.
Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:
We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.
Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"
Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.
The Journal of Cultural and Media Studies seeks papers for a themed issue on The Family in African Film and Media (film, television, video games, YouTube, social media, etc). Papers should address any aspect of the following, but not limited to:
• Family types in African film and media
• Family roles (teenagers, patriarchs/matriarchs, etc) in African film and media
• Social media and the African family
• Family communication in African film and media
• Marriage in African film and media
• Generational relationships in African film and media
• Family consumption/reception patterns of African film and media
• Families and African film/media ownership
CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CONFERENCE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, 8 MARCH 2016
Posted on November 24, 2015 by Rachael Wiseman
Re-Sounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge
University of Maine at Farmington, USA/Université du Maine, France
To be held at University of Maine at Farmington
Adaptation in the Arts: Theory and Practice
April 28-29, 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Conference Date: April 1, 2016