Sustaining Humanity: The Abundance of Edith Wharton
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE (SCCL)
Christian Literature and Sustainability
This panel welcomes papers having to do with any issue relating to the interrelationships between the
environment, ecology, the economy, or any subject pertaining to these topics from a religious perspective. In particular, papers examining Christian attitudes or portrayals of the earth and of humanity's place in nature would be of interest, especially those which handle the impact of doctrinal differences on these themes. Is there a proper "Christian" view of sustainability? In what ways has Christian literature been supportive or resistant to environmental concerns? By June 10, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, a
Call for papers for a special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Detroit, MI.
Submission deadline: May 30.
"The City and the Open Road"
Few American cities and towns, especially in the Midwest, have survived the automotive era. In spite of decades of renewed interest in urbanism, the legacy of the last century's love of the open road remains: low-density suburban development, built up along highways and occasionally interrupted by what remains of formerly industrial towns and cities. The hollowing-out and carving-up of cities has exacerbated already existing problems of discrimination and segregation along lines of class and race, perhaps nowhere more evidently than in Detroit.
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 1, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Theme for SAMLA 86 is Sustainability and the Humanities.
Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla
40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)
Call for Chapters
Evil Women and Mean Girls: Critical Examinations of the Fairer Sex's Nasty Side in History, Literature, and Popular Culture
Edited by Lynne Fallwell and Keira V. Williams, Texas Tech University
Due date for abstracts (500-700 words): September 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance date: October 1, 2014
Due date for accepted paper drafts (8000-10,000 words): March 31, 2015
Recent turns in psychoanalytic criticism cast individuals as more porous—more permeable to the feelings or psychoses of others—than traditional humanism usually allows. Theorists engaged with this affective turn wrestle with questions of how the "feeling of feelings," or affects, flow freely between individuals—especially when individuals are found in groups. "The Affects of Cities," a special session of the 2014 Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, themed "The Lives of Cities," proposes to explore and discuss affect and affective transmission specifically in urban environments.
We invite presentation proposals for the daylong Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of media, politics, and/or culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere. This daylong conference promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Fifties." Accordingly, participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme quite broadly and innovatively.
The Subversive in the American Sentimental Novel
PMLA: 112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, California , Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
SCSSAWW seeks recent work on subversive elements in sentimental novels written by 18th and 19th century American women authors to explore how these novels queried and contested conventional social and cultural expectations for American women of their times.
The Comparative Literature standing session seeks papers for the 112th annual PAMLA conference in Riverside, CA (Oct. 31-Nov.2). We invite paper proposals on any topic, but encourage submission of proposals that engage with this year's theme, "Familiar Spirits," exploring topics related to magic, conjuring, spirits, and hauntings. Paper proposals are due by midnight on May 15. All paper proposals must be submitted online via the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals.
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Call for Papers: Film Studies
PAMLA is looking for a wide-array of papers dealing with Film and Visual Culture. ***ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE DONE ON PAMLA's Website***
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE:
STATES OF AMERICAN STUDIES
MONDAY, JUNE 16 — SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
CO-DIRECTORS: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (University of Virginia)
This panel seeks papers that explore the intriguing relationships among religion, leisurely pursuits, and pleasure in the long eighteenth century. These connections include religion's complex engagement with the period's entertainment practices and changing social spaces as well as the idea of religion as a leisurely pursuit with its own pleasures. Participants are invited to consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:
- How do religious critiques of entertainment or leisure activities reflect changes in eighteenth-century social dynamics?
- How might categories of blasphemy, obscenity, or immorality intersect with an emerging culture of pleasure and/or eighteenth-century religious thought?
Update: the deadline for submissions has been extended to May 30.
The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its first biennial conference. Prompted by the centennial of The Great War, a formative event in Dos Passos's life and career, this conference will facilitate discussion of the author's responses to war and other defining features of the early twentieth-century in his major and minor works. The meeting will conclude with an address by John Dos Passos Coggin, who will speak about his grandfather's "writing life" as it compared with the styles and habits of his friends Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014
Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.