Thinking the Americas: narratives and violence/ Pensar las Americas: narrativas y violência is a bilingual volume, organized by the Master Program in Literature at URI, RS, Brazil. Texts will be published in Spanish and Portugueses; submissions in English will be translated, and the translated version will be submitted to the author before publication. The volume aims to collect essays that reflect on how literary prose produced in the twentieth and twenty-first in the Americas addresses violence.
The deadline is fast approaching for the upcoming issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities that focuses on noir visions in American culture (www.h-e-r-a.org).
When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French couldn't help but notice their dark and emotionally bankrupt quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James M. Cain feature moody, morally bankrupt characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.
17th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 17-19, 2016
Isleta Resort & Casino Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 20, 2015
Romance Writers of America announces the eleventh annual Research Grant competition. The grant program seeks to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English language and literature, gender studies, linguistics, literacy studies, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome. The ultimate goal of proposals should be significant publication in major journals or as a monograph from an academic press. RWA does not fund creative work (such as novels or films).
Grant amount: $5,000
Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
This panel invites papers that explore how multi-ethnic authors perform unconventional identities by manipulating readers' expectations of formal conventions of literature. As Trinh Minh-ha says, "Clarity is a means of subjection, a quality both of official, taught language and of correct writing, two old mates of power." By revising form and genre to avoid outright clarity, do authors revise society's expectations for their characters and for themselves as artists?
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.
I'm seeking additional participants for an approved session on Hartford area writers and Sentimental Culture for the Northeast Modern Language (NeMLA) Convention in Hartford, March 17-20, 2016.
Twenty-First Conference On Baseball in Literature and Culture
April 1, 2016
On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Keynote Address: TBA
Luncheon Speaker: Former Kansas City Royal Frank White
The twenty-first annual Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, April 1, 2016. Presenters will have 15 minutes. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines "culture" loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include the following:
Call for Papers
Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers
This edited collection will address educational practices and pedagogies for teaching writing in prisons. The collection's framing concept argues for social and political consciousness within prison writing education that represents equal and shared learning between writers and teachers. The collection will offer material that advocates an equalitarian pedagogy for prison writing education while exploring how writing projects can model student/teacher collaboration in order for learning to occur for both teacher and student. More directly, how do knowledge, writing, and social activism combine in writing classrooms within a prison setting?