The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.
Nobody Understand Me. Evil Kids in Children's Literature
Do researchers understand evil kid characters? In children's literature, the evil kid school of thought changes with history. Authors write the Puritan notion of the sinful kid school, the Lockean ignorant but educable kid, and the Romantic idealized innocent virtuous redeeming somewhat helpless kid. Modern, Postmodern, and New Sincerity "evil" kids range from bullies to baby vampires to misunderstood villains like Gregory Maguire's character Elphaba from his book Wicked: The Life and Ties of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995).
Authors use children's literature to communicate their political and moral viewpoints. For example, authors in the 19th century publish religious, didactic, cautionary stories and poetry in children's books to teach moral lessons. Not long after that, Nonsense writers challenge this form by irreverently writing and drawing mayhem as an alternative to worship of morality and the status quo. Recently, Michelle Abate in her book Raising Your Kids Right illustrates how conservative, right-wing values have become the subject of children's literature. On the other side of the political spectrum, we have a lineage from Dr.
Computer Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE (EXTENDED): Saturday, November 15, 2014
Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.
This year's conference theme is:
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose
WSQ Special Issue Spring 2016: Survival
Guest Editors: Frances Bartowski, Elena Glasberg, and Taylor Black
SIXTH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Conference on Health and Society
Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:30am – 4:00pm – Harkins Hall and Slavin Center
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students.
Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be held at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, March 27-28, 2015.
Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios, Professor of English, University of Central Florida, at Anna@ucf.edu
THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE invites submissions of original scholarly articles on the life and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her circle, including Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, F.S. Scott Fitzgerald, Wallace Stevens, Marcia Davenport, Edith Pope, etc. All critical approaches are welcome, including gender, historical, textual, biographical, and source studies, as well as gender-based, multicultural, and ecocritical approaches.
In addition, submissions of short fiction and poetry—in the spirit of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her life at Cross Creek—are also invited.
Please submit an electronic copy in MLA style.
Deadline January 1, 2015
28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, March 27-28, 2015.
Over the centuries, the peoples and nations of the Mediterranean have been divided but also connected by the sea. Its trade routes have facilitated traffic and ideas, artistic creativity, and architecture, as well as commerce. Cultures have evolved and empires have risen and declined through processes that have impacted the histories and cultures of countries washed by the Mediterranean.
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Coville (children's fantasy author)
Special Guest: Laura Lee Gulledge (YA graphic novelist)
Guiding Spirit: Marleen Barr, Founding Mother of Feminist Science Fiction Criticism
Pippi to Ripley 3 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in science fiction and fantasy. We invite papers devoted to imaginative representation in all media: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, Children's, Young Adult, and adult-directed literature.
5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
Call for Proposals -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
February 26, 27 & 28, 2015
With Keynote Speaker, ERIC LOTT
Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities.
We are pleased to announce that the official website for the 3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media "Serialities 1915/2015" has just gone live! From now on, you may get further information about the conference at http://www.berkeleyfilmconference.com.
Performing the Accidental Archive, the fourth annual York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, invites submissions for papers, installations, performances, manifestos, and workshops. In recent years, much theatre and performance studies work has been devoted to investigating, critiquing, and expanding upon the embodiments, objects, places, and practices that comprise the archive. Performing the Accidental Archive is a call to further these discussions by imaginatively exploring the places, practices, objects, and events that are archival despite themselves and that point towards the unintended and incidental remains of our everyday lives and actions.