BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.
This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.
Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due EXTENDED: Saturday 21 February 2015
The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.
Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.
CSULA's Significations graduate conference is looking for papers related to Christopher Isherwood's life, works, and/or his conceptions of Los Angeles. While the 2015 Significations theme is "Generation(s)" in all of its meanings, these papers need not deal directly with the concept of "generation" or "generations."
Please send an abstract, cover sheet that includes your contact information and school affiliation, and your paper (8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA format) to email@example.com no later than Friday, 1/30/2015.
The Emerson Society announces three awards
for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2015.
*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2015.
Spring 2016 Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities
Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture
Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay
When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 23, 2015.
Keynote Speaker: Ulrich Baer (NYU)
HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED
COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE
Date: 12 March, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania
Few American writers have enjoyed the posthumous popularity of Poe, whose works inspire adaptations in various genres such as film and graphic novel while lunchboxes and bobblehead figures commemorate the man himself. Such popularity is a boon for teachers of Poe, who can use movies, comic books, and online videos to help students make sense of a nineteenth-century writer whose stories and poems might seem, at first glance, peculiar and puzzling. Contemporary creative reinterpretations of Poe's writings also provide insight into how we remove Poe from his antebellum milieu and refashion him to suit our tastes.