We invite papers exploring short fiction or the theory of short fiction from any period. The conference theme is "Forces of Nature" and we particularly invite submissions that deal with literary representations of nature, or engage with questions of the natural or unnatural in short fiction. Papers that take an eco-critical approach to short fiction are also very welcome.
Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Society Conference 45
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Friday, August 8 through Monday, August 11, 2014
WHERE FANTASY FITS
Scholar Guest of Honor: Richard C. West
Winner of the 1976 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Scholarship for Tolkien Criticism.
Author Guest of Honor: Ursula Vernon
Winner of the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for Digger.
Domestic (Horror) Stories: Women Writers of the American Cold War Period
Special Session proposed by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for MLA in January 2015.
The Cold War period in America is typically remembered as a time in which women were returned to the domestic sphere en masse. This panel solicits proposals for work on women writing during the Cold War (roughly 1945- early 70s) about the horrors, limits, and anxieties of domestic and family life. Some writers to consider: Sylvia Plath, Shirley Jackson, Jean Kerr, Patricia Highsmith, Flannery O'Connor, May Sarton, Diane di Prima, Alix Kates Shulman, Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen.
THE AMERICAN LITERARY WEST: A TERRITORY WITHOUT BORDERS?
III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
UPV/EHU (UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY)
VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN, OCTOBER 8-10, 2014
Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014. You can still view the original call-for-papers for a guide to what we're looking for: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/wfb/article/viewFile/441/414
liquid blackness is proud to announce our Spring Symposium, April 11-12, 2014, at Georgia State University. We are extending our deadline for art and writing for our Spring online publication until Monday, March 11. For artists, scholars, and curators planning to submit work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by THIS THURSDAY, March 6, to express your interest in submitting.
Our CFP and more information about the liquid blackness research project on blackness and aesthetics is available at www.liquidblackness.com.
Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.
Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 10
***Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.
full name / name of organization:
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: 10/ 05/ 2014 Issue Publication Date: June 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission guidelines webpage: http://ijhcschiefeditor.wix.com/ijhcs#!submission-guidelines/c24vq
I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen, which will eventually be submitted to Routledge's Studies in Popular Music series. The editor of this series has expressed an interest in seeing a Springsteen collection proposal.
In the middle of Bruce Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball tour promotional interview with the Paris media, one reporter observed, "so many people these past couple years look to you for your interpretation of events… . Look at us: when we were waiting for you earlier, so many people care about what you think, and what you feel about what is happening in the world."
Jeremy Braddock, in his Collecting as Modernist Practice, argues that the material collection and the anthology both be considered as an "authored work" and, following Bourdieu, a "system of positions." The history of collecting and publishing in the 20th century – from Peggy Guggenheim to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX – illustrates a widespread development and framing of how literary and cultural materials are received. Publishers, editors, librarians, and curators have all played a fundamental role in authoring and shaping the reception, preservation, and influence of textual and cultural objects.
Call for Papers:
Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Oldenburg, Nov 6-8, 2014.
Organized by Martin Butler and Paul Mecheril
Opening Lecture by Gayatri C. Spivak (New York)
Decadence: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S., Canada)
August 15-17, 2014
How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, CDBL@Brown.edu. Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.
This is a regular session categorized under "English--U.S. and Canada Studies."
Submissions examining any aspect of Early American Literature are invited. Topics of interest include visual culture, technology, nation, animal studies, humor, and book history, but all proposals will be equally considered.
The 2014 RMMLA Annual Convention will be held on 11-14 October in Boise, Idaho. Abstracts for the "Early American Literature" session should be 300-500 words and must be submitted with a brief bio. to Katherine Bishop (email@example.com) by 31 March 2014.