From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.
The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro's short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).
In 2014, Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades is on the Agrégation curriculum in France (a competitive advanced state exam for English secondary school teachers and university readers). This is a small « victory » for Canadian studies scholars in France as Canadian literature is rarely acknowledged or taught in our English Studies departments in European universities.
Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in August, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.
PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA
The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.
46th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
30 April - 3 May 2015
Call for Proposals:
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015
In recent years, Animal Studies has gained increasing prominence among literature scholars, particularly among those working in the environmental humanities. This roundtable invites early American considerations of non-human animals, broadly conceived. We welcome papers that examine literary or visual texts as well as material artifacts.
With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social, political, and economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole. This seminar seeks to contribute to this field by considering a number of questions:
StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. No limits on period or country covered. No creative writing. All articles are peer-reviewed. StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database.
I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies. The conference meets from 21-22 November 2014 at Wheaton College. Further details at http://acisweb.org/announcement/cfp-acis-new-england-regional-nov-21-22-....
Please email me, ASAP (but no later than 8/15/14), at NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com if are interested using "Dracula Panel" as your subject.
Papers are invited for an international conference on the concept of the future and speculative representations of the future in Anglophone and European Romantic literature, philosophy and art, but also on the legacy of Romanticism since the nineteenth century, on its continuing relevance in contemporary literary, artistic and theoretical production. Poetry and prose about the future as hope and promise for a better world in the early days of the French Revolution appeared in France, the UK and across Europe.
The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies will be held March 20-21, 2015, at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies is a regional conference dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of utopianism in all its forms. We invite papers on topics related to the utopian tradition, from the ancient to the present day, from diverse fields, such as: utopian and dystopian literature, the history of actual or planned intentional communities, political theory, music, art, architecture, media and popular culture, urban/rural planning.
THE RACIAL IMAGINARY
A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY
DATES: March 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice
Keynote speaker: Dr Timotheus Vermeulen, assistant professor in cultural studies and theory, University of Nijmegen, editor of Notes on Metamodernism
Hosted by the Journalism, Creative Writing and English Literature postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde
Tuesday September 16th 2014
School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016