The work of graduate students is an increasingly public business. Yet graduate training typically features little to no training in how to navigate this brave new world. Those who mentor and teach graduate students are often hesitant to offer advice, and institutions are slow to recognize the value of public scholarship. Much of the best thinking on public scholarship has come from graduate students, adjuncts, and other populations that are often marginalized in the university. This panel will seek to contribute to this ongoing grassroots recalibration of graduate education.
Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2015 – "Time"
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's open-access peer reviewed journal for film, television, and digital media, is now accepting submissions for its next issue. This next issue considers the theme of Time in Cinema, Media and Visual Culture. Guidelines for submissions to individual sections are below.
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.
The following broad questions may be considered:
Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015
￼Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.
Readings is a new peer-reviewed open-access journal intended to be read by both scholars and the general public. Like other journals, we look for academic quality and originality. Unlike most, we also care for high readability and the potential interest of literature-loving non-scholars. We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'
2nd issue - Vol1 No2 December 2014
"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.
The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.
We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.
The 39th Great Plains Writers' Conference March 22-24, 2015 South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.
For its 2015 conference "Inhabiting Earth: Writing, Environment, and Sustainability," the Great Plains Writers' Conference welcomes papers, presentations, and creative works that examine the relationship between writing and the environment. Please visit our website at for further information on the conference.
Please send an abstract of 250-300 words along with a cover letter describing your specific interest in this subject matter to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12, 2015. We particularly encourage submissions from the Upper Midwest and Great Plains regions.
Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department
February 20-22, 2015
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: "The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation."
Professor Katherine Zien, Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University.
Presentation Title: "Minstrels of Empire: Black Labor and Blackface in Panama and the Canal Zone, 1850-1930."
CALL FOR PAPERS:
_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.
_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Days of Future Past: Remixing, Revisioning, Reflecting
"..in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles." - Maria Popova
"Everything is a remix"--Kirby Ferguson
For our 13th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit critical papers and creative works that address vision both literally and metaphorically. Beyond the literal act of seeing, vision connects to a desire to foresee the future and look back to the past, whether politically, economically, or aesthetically. These seemingly competing modes of vision are intrinsically related as optics both enable and limit our ability to conceptualize a future beyond what we can immediately see. Humanities scholars might consider vision in terms of visual culture, visual literacy, visual rhetorics, and/or the role of vision within classroom settings.
Editor: Kevin MacDonnell
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
How do we understand exteriors in literature? With critical study often focused on interiority, subjectivity, and soul, the outside is often overlooked or put aside. But what happens when the focus is redirected to exteriors, physicality, materiality—the tangible, ready to be touched surfaces of objects meant to be read? What happens when we pay attention to the shell rather than the spirit? The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider these literary exteriors. The question of exteriority ranges from the covers of the book a reader holds, to the bodies and objects described within, to the varied complexities of visual and material culture and their range of texts.