In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."
Prospective Panel: "Region and National Technologies"
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature's Biennial Conference
March 10-12, 2016 in Boston, MA
Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.
American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
10-13 February 2016
Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org
Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:
Call for submissions for a special issue on Translingual Fiction guest edited by Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich.
English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession
Kristen Marangoni, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College
Joseph Donica, Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Review our Formatting Guide for the Kudzu Scholar Issue before submitting.
Essay Cluster Themes:
--- American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim): How do narrative and storytelling practices (romantic conventions, oral traditions, travel narratives, etc.) influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature. Possible topics include:
American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim):
We invite essays that consider how narrative and storytelling practices influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature.
SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:
Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society
We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at http://rawatbooks.com/ and
Call for Book Chapter Contributions
The Ethics of Animal experimentation: Working towards a change paradigm change
Editors: Kathrin Herrmann and Kimberley Jayne