The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal. The special theme for 2014 is "Memory & Remembering." Contributors are invited to examine the issues of representation, transmission, and circulation of memory, as well as the role of personal, cultural and collective memory in shaping meanings, values, attitudes and identities. They are also encouraged to address how dominant national, religious, racial, sexual or ethnic narratives of the past are reproduced or challenged.
The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.
2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto." This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.
In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.
This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. The theme this year is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."
The journal Social Inclusion (2183-2803) is preparing a special issue on Indigenous Peoples.
The issue will be edited by Professor Pat Dudgeon (University of Western Australia, Australia), Dr. Waikaremoana Waitoki (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Rose LeMay (Wharerātā Group, Canada) and Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora (University of Waikato, New Zealand).
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 May 2015
Deadline for Full Papers: 31 August 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: February 2016
Unmasking the Persona: In Theory and Practice (working title)
Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture, and Architecture
Vol. 36 (2015) no. 2
Deadline proposals: 14 April 2015
Issue release: Fall 2015
From Langston Hughes' 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman's 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negro Life in Harlem, and the infamous collaboration of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston in Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life, the Harlem Renaissance era was a time of flourishing inter-arts collaborations under-examined in contemporary criticism. This panel therefore welcomes papers about the inter-arts collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance inspired by the SAMLA 87 theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts.
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, Phone: (513) 421-9100
Submit paper, abstract, or panel proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the Contemporary Studies Area on the Submissions website (submissions.mpcaaca.org).
Individuals may only submit one paper, and please do not submit the same item to more than one Area.
Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2015.
Please include AV requirements