The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.
While narratives of "savage war" along the borders of wilderness and civilization are not unique to the United States, Americans' tendency to assign those stories mythic significance is.
Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that "The opposite of hatred is love; the opposite of tyranny is love; the opposite of censorship is love; the opposite of evil is love; the opposite of politics is love; the opposite of war is love; the opposite of God is love." This conversation, titled, "The Only Subject is Love," emphasized the centrality of love as a theme in Rushdie's writing and in the creative process. This seminar will have us explore the role love plays in reacting and responding to its opposites in postcolonial literature.
Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art. The Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars is seeking abstracts that address consumption in any of its many forms, including but not limited to the following: eating, buying, obsession, the reception of media, and the status-seeking public use of resources first called "conspicuous consumption" by Thorstein Veblen in 1899.
Description of Award:
In 1927, Ernest Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer, whose family lived in Piggott, AR. The Pfeiffer family, prosperous Arkansas landowners who had made their fortune in the pharmaceutical business in St. Louis, supported their new son-in-law both financially and intellectually. They converted the barn behind their Piggott home into a writing studio for him. It was in this unlikely spot that Hemingway wrote much of A Farewell to Arms and several of his short stories. This barn and the Pfeiffer family home are now restored and have been opened to the public by Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.
Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature. This collection seeks to explore how African-American writers have used, referenced, engaged and disengaged with Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in their writing through various cultural and historical movements.
Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015
Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America