The Comparative Literature session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, welcomes papers on the Conference theme, Literature and Time. We are also open to any essays dealing with contemporary issues in Comparative Literature including but not limited to: Environmental Humanities, Subaltern studies, Memory and Memorials, Translation and Memory, Cosmopolitanism, and Post-Colonial studies. All submissions must go through the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org Membership in PAMLA will be required upon acceptance of a paper and subsequent presentation.
Special Topic Session for 2015 PAMLA Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015
China in Western Minds: Literary Constructions and Cinematic Representations
This panel seeks critical, creative, and/or hybrid work that examines the poem as a form-in-progress and/or responds to temporal or physical constraint. How does the writing process impact the product of the poem? When does the finished poem reveal information about its making? How do decisions made during the drafting or writing process influence the writing, editing, or revision process of the poem? Potential topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, slow-writing, automatic writing, collaboration, or imposed mediums or materials. Discussions of your own writing process and poetic product are welcome, as are scholarly examinations of others' work.
"Based upon a Life": The Biopic Genre in Question
Deadline for proposals: 1 July 2015
Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.
Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.
This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).
The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.
SECOND CALL FOR PAPER (BY POPULAR DEMAND!)
Organizers: The research group on comics at the English Department, Stockholm University
Where and When: Stockholm, 3rd-5th September
Call for papers, deadline/ Notification of acceptance: 10th of May, 2015/15th of May, 2015
E-mail for submissions: Submissions will be handled via easychair:
Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight,
We currently have the following books for review.
Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2015)
Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)
Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)
Sera Khandro, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)
Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)
Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)
Julie Rak, Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (WLU, 2013)
Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.