Enculturation, a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, announces the launch of Intermezzo, a series dedicated to publishing long essays – between 20,000 and 80,000 words – that are too long for journal publication, but too short to be a monograph. Intermezzo fills a current gap within scholarly writing by allowing writers to express themselves outside of the constraints of formal academic publishing. Intermezzo asks writers to not only consider a variety of topics from within and without academia, but to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.
Given 1) the ongoing expansion of modernist studies in "temporal, spatial, and vertical" directions (Mao and Walkowitz) and 2) a renewed interest in textual materiality and modernist institutions (Jeremy Braddock's Collecting as Modernist Practice), the time would seem right for a thorough reconsideration of literary anthologies in/and/of modernism.
Professor Martin Ceadel, University of Oxford
Professor Sandi Cooper, City University of New York
Dr Grace Brockington, University of Bristol
We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.
How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age?
The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
2014 Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature
"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature"
November 7-8, 2014
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters
The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost's poetry. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to email@example.com for consideration.
The Robert Frost Review is also planning a double special issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Robert Frost Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of the poems, history, or reception of either or both books. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
"He had vanished like a dream, and yet he was not a dream. He was the only thing real in the unreal emptiness of her unlived life." –Anzia Yezierska, "Wings"
From Anzia Yezierska to Lara Vapnyar, Jewish American women's immigrant narratives have frequently addressed the quest – sometimes successful, more often detrimental – for love in the New World. In many of these works, the desired other stands in for an idea rather than a person, obscuring the material and emotional realities of the parties involved. The love plot hence often encapsulates the immigrant's hunger to bridge cultures, frequently evoking the yearning to find a familiar sense of self, one that feels like home.
CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 1 June 2014
Call for Papers for a special issue of American Periodicals
Black Periodical Studies
Guest Editors Eric Gardner and Joycelyn Moody
2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Sounding Futures
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, September 3-5, 2014
Call for Papers
"The future is always here in the past" -Amiri Baraka, "Jazzmen: Diz & Sun Ra"
"We will make our own future Text" -Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo
Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.
Submission Deadline: May 15
Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at email@example.com.
Mark Twain is as popular a figure as ever. In "Corn-Pone Opinions" Twain writes, "The black philosopher's idea was, that a man is not independent, and cannot afford views which might interfere with his bread and butter... He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions—at least on the surface." Twain satirizes the age's customs and politics, using food-based metaphors to do so. During his life, Twain went from corn-pone to Delmonico's. His dinner parties at Nook Farm were magnificent. However, he was also a powerful critic of the excesses and hypocrisies of society. How can we use Twain's writings to re-examine issues of consumption and overconsumption in U.S. society during the second half of the nineteenth century?