Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015
We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.
CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now
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Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature
1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
May 5-6-7, 2016 – Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Kusadasi/ TURKEY
This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"
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Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.
Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
Introducing: Reconstruction 15.1, "Unorthodox Autobiographies"
Edited by Matthew Ryan Smith
Featuring work by: James A. Wren, Ricky Varghese, Meryl McMaster, Ellyn Walker, Brendan Sullivan, Sharlene Khan, Rev. Michael Prieur, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ana Laura Pauchulo, and Sandra Lim.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.
Call for Papers:
After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity
Saturday, 19 September 2015
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW) at Wolfson College, Oxford, United Kingdom
PAMLA special session on Western American literature.
This session will feature papers on all aspects of cinema, drama, prose and poetry of the American West. We welcome proposals that explore, problematise, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation and also papers that seek to explore the contemporary condition of Western American literature in a globalised 21st Century.
Held at the University of Western Australia, the conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Think Forward Look Back'.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Gender and/or sexuality
Digital and/or popular culture
Social and public policy
The Comparative Literature session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, welcomes papers on the Conference theme, Literature and Time. We are also open to any essays dealing with contemporary issues in Comparative Literature including but not limited to: Environmental Humanities, Subaltern studies, Memory and Memorials, Translation and Memory, Cosmopolitanism, and Post-Colonial studies. All submissions must go through the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org Membership in PAMLA will be required upon acceptance of a paper and subsequent presentation.
Special Topic Session for 2015 PAMLA Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015
China in Western Minds: Literary Constructions and Cinematic Representations