When we explore and critique Latin@ novels, it is a common practice to do so from the perspective of race, class, gender, and colonial identities. While we recognize that these thematic concerns are pressing, we sometimes gloss over the space where thematic and structural forms come together. Interestingly, some of the most important Latin@ writers utilize very similar structural forms, specifically the multi-generational novel—as a way to tackle these issues.
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2016 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Michelle Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Renee Bergland (email@example.com) by January 1, 2016.
Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject.
Due date for proposals is October 1, 2015.
The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel is downtown San Antonio, TX.
In a context where the active (voice, body, citizen) remains the privileged mode of life, the possibility of imagining passivity as a political alternative has been a major lure for critical and political thinkers. Some have also tried to break down the clear-cut division between activity and passivity. In one such instance Lisa Robinson asks, "what is the relation between passivity and will, within cognition?
In the rapidly expanding field of neo-Victorian studies, the million-dollar question remains: what qualifies as neo-Victorian? For guidance, many scholars have relied on Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn's definition, which specifies that to be called neo-Victorian, a text "must in some respect be self-consciously engaged with the act of (re)interpretation, (re)discovery and revision concerning Victorians." The implication is that this is a subgenre for respectable texts, of clear intellectual pedigree.
For its 2016 meeting, the College English Association invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical, and the professional "creations" of our fields.
To create, to study the creation of others and thus re-create in various manifestations of potential meaning, to be a creator of a text or meaning or environment, to stimulate creativity or creation in others -- creation is at the heart of what we do.
We encourage presentations in the related areas of True Crime and Law & Literature, focusing on the role or act of creation in these fields.
Call for papers for edited collection.
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: June 2-4, 2016
Abstracts Due: January 15, 2016
The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference.
Abstracts are currently being accepted for a proposed panel titled "Prizing Children's and Young Adult Literature" for the 2016 CHLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts are encouraged, but not required, to conform to the theme of the conference ("Animation"). Topics may include:
- award-winning graphic novels for young readers
- international prizing of children's literature
- award-winning electronic books and digital storytelling
- prize-winning children's or YA authors
Please submit abstracts of 300-350 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2015.