The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature.
Panel on "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Conference Dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
This roundtable discussion centers itself on the relation between economics and literature, via theoretical intervention. We are especially interested in thinking logics of debt, measurability, and accountability in literary works of world literature (or those that challenge, undermine, and otherwise interrupt these economic regimes). Our aim is to investigate authority of systems of value and their modes of subjecting and subjectification.
This conference takes as its starting point the relationship between pedagogical practice and scholarship, or how teaching film to undergraduate students affects, or is affected by, our scholarly methods and research interests.
In her 2010 collection of essays, _Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work_, the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat writes, "There are many possible interpretations of what it means to create dangerously, and Albert Camus, like the poet Osip Mandelstam, suggests that it is creating as a revolt against silence, creating when both the creation and the reception, the writing and the reading, are dangerous undertakings, disobedience to a directive" (11). This session focuses on the literature of diaspora communities that disobeys legal directives and constructions of personhood, citizenship and immigrant status in the post-9/11 era.
The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz invites you to attend the 2015 biannual "Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media," which will focus on the theme of (dis)ability. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: "Drama through the Ages."
Proposals are now being accepted for one of SWPACA's newest areas, Eclectica. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas at http://southwestpca.org to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.
This year's conference theme is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." Proposals relating to this theme are particularly encouraged.
Call for Proposals
SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send individual proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the complete submission guidelines posted on the website: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/
Participatory urban projects have been shown to foster 'real' democracy; enliven the public sphere; expand civic consciousness and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency (Baiocchi 2005]. Participatory art projects subvert the traditional relationship between the art object, the artist and the audience such that the artist is no longer an individual producer of discrete objects but a collaborator and producer of situations; the audience is a co-producer or participant; and the work of art is an ongoing happening rather than a commodifiable object (Bishop 2012).
How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 43rd annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
Papers are invited for the Volume 2, Issue 3 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2014. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 10th August, 2014.
Proposed Panel for SSAWW's Triennial Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015). Theme: Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives
U.S. literature and culture, at least since Franklin, have been perpetually preoccupied with mythologies of both the self-made man and confidence-man. What accounts for this preoccupation, and where do the two identifications of these 'men' intersect or blur? Further, why are they 'men,' and how do women and people of color fit into these categories? This panel seeks papers that investigate these connections, depicted both in literature and periodical publications of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a goal to solicit new inquiry into discussions of U.S. imposture and self-making, including but not limited to discussions of self-making within passing, gender imposture, and criminal imposture in American culture.
As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:
• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?
"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.