150 word abstracts invited before September 5, 2015
SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015
The UK publisher Intellect is now seeking chapters for Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga, the next edition in its Fan Phenomena book series. Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga will be an edited collection of essays about the forces that contributed to the global popularity and commercial success of the books, films and graphic novels of The Twilight Saga. Chapters will explore its unique appeal to fans, as well as the impact the series has had on people, literature, film, music, television and social issues. This book is intended to be an enlightening and fun addition to Twilight fans' collections, as well as a resource for universities. As such, papers should be written for a broad audience of academics and fans.
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Great Writing 2015
The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015
A SMALL NUMBER OF PRESENTER PLACES REMAIN - AUDIENCE PLACES ALSO AVAILABLE
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.
This panel invites papers that investigate literary or popular representations of Southern swamps from any era. All approaches and topics are welcome but potential ones might include ecocritical, posthumanist, animal studies, Indigenous studies, slave narratives, nature writing, "cli fi," documentaries, and popular culture renderings. Please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Kirstin Squint at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2015.
In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.
Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.
We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Topics might include (but should not be limited to):
Please consider submitting a proposal to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Portland State University November 6-8. Possible Indigenous Literatures and Cultures sessions: transnational Pacific literatures and visual culture; early Native American literature and visual culture (with a focus on west coast Indigenous narratives); Indigenous sound and movement (reading geographical and cultural spaces as language); Indigenous futurity and futurisms; and/or Indigenous gender, sexuality and the erotic in a west coast context.
The deadline for submissions is May 15. Please see the following for conference information and to register.
Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology
TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.
"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.