This roundtable examines the locations, terminologies and methodologies that shape the oceanic turn in contemporary American literary studies. The recent twentieth anniversary of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic reminds us that an oceanic rather than a national framework has influenced the direction of literary and cultural studies for the last two decades. During this time studies of American, British, and African Diasporic literature have taken a decidedly oceanic turn. Current scholarship reflects renewed interest in the impact of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on the creation of extra-national literary imaginaries. Yet, despite what we might consider a degree of academic canonization, the oceanic turn remains as slippery as it is suggestive.
Thinking Verse vol. 5: Call for Papers: Intonation
Co-editors: Natalie Gerber and David Nowell Smith
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 30 - May 3, 2015
"The medium is the message", declared Marshall McLuhan (1967) in his now famous book of the same name. He writes: "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" (2008: 8). Seemingly, the elements of Trash Culture have always prioritised the content over the medium, the supposed vulgarity contained in objects such as comic books rather than the aesthetics of the object itself, and the 'crude' programs on television rather than the television as a medium of communicating trash. The medium itself has therefore been a neglected element of Trash Culture, and in this way the notion of 'trash' must be discussed through lenses of technological and/or cultural determinism.
CFP – Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st.
2015 International Conference on Narrative – March 5 – 8 2015, Chicago Illinois.
Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)
Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)
Call for contributors to essay collection Performing the Family Dream House: Space, Ritual, and Images of Home, eds. Emily Klein (Saint Mary's College), Jennifer-Scott Mobley (Rollins College), and Jill Stevenson (Marymount Manhattan College).
NEMLA 2015: CITIES AFLOAT
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Hosted by Ryerson University
The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studies and performance for a special issue (Thread) in the upcoming issue of Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.
ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY.
CALL FOR PAPERS.
This panel applies a transnational approach, which is interested in links between British Romantic and Victorian authors with American writers such as (but not limited to) William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walt Whitman, Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wordsworth and Henry David Thoreau, etc. Papers will focus on how British writers influenced the form, content, and sensibility of American writers.
When asked about the influences of immigrant fiction on her own writing, Jhumpa Lahiri told the New York Times, 'I don't know what to make of the term 'immigrant fiction.' […] If certain books are to be termed immigrant fiction, what do we call the rest? Native fiction? Puritan fiction?
SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2014
Professor Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Joe Street (University of Northumbria)
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.
Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills
Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"
Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Thomson Gale Cengage and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.