Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.
Adaptation and Intertextuality
Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!
Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:
How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials? Inviting perspectives from the range of languages and fields represented by the MLA, this roundtable session invites proposals for presentations that either theorize principles in historicist pedagogy or present examples of syllabi, course texts, classroom practices, and assignments informed by historicist approaches to scholarship. Submit a 300-word abstract by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website (registration required):
The Philip Roth Society encourages scholars to submit papers on the work of Philip Roth to this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium. The Symposium is held at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida, from November 9-11.
The JAHLIT Symposium directors welcome an international body of scholars of Jewish American and Holocaust literature regardless of religious affiliation, denomination, or area of scholarly expertise.
Recharting Penn's Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic
College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies. The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2015 (Volume 42). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies for inclusion in our forthcoming general issues. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.
Call for Papers: SEA/OIEAHC Joint Conference (Chicago, IL; June 18-21, 2015)
Nature, Ecology, and America's Founding Fathers
Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson
'I use my childhood in all my pictures, and all the time. I go back there to find ideas and stories. My childhood was the most fruitful part of my entire life. All those horrible, traumatic years I spent as a kid became what I do for a living today, or what I draw from creatively today.'- Steven Spielberg
Mythology in Contemporary Culture
liquid blackness invites abstracts for its no. 4 issue titled "fluid radicalisms"
Planned in conjunction with the presentation of the Black Audio Film Collective film series hosted by liquid blackness at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA on September 26-28 and October 3-4, this issue will address a range of topics prompted by, but not limited to, BAFC's filmmaking practice in the context of Black Atlantic artistic and intellectual flows.
Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for their third collection of essays considering political women and leadership. Having published two edited collections, Political Women: Language and Leadership (2013) and Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric (September, 2014), they are seeking to shift their focus from American and global political women and their choices of political language to focus on one U.S. political woman whose career has led to many titles, including wife of a governor, First Lady of the United States, Senator of New York, U.S. Presidential candidate, U.S. Secretary of State, and most recently, a potential candidate for President of the United States in 2016.
Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:
We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.
Call for Papers
BSECS 44th Annual Conference
6th – 8th January 2015
St Hugh's College, Oxford, United Kingdom
The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.