This panel will consider the audience for Bukowski's oeuvre and public self in conversation with Chinaski's fictional (counter)publics. Please submit 250-word abstracts and short bios to David Pratt (email@example.com) by March 9, 2015. The 131st MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.
Special Session: Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers
Papers may examine the various nervous states that either inspire or impede artistic and literary production, the ways in which anxiety, depression, and mental states are depicted in literature, the role of discomfort in reading and teaching literature, and the rising awareness of mental illness in the academy. This session encourages considerations of this topic in/through any text from any period or place. 300-word abstract and CV by 7 March 2015. Rebecca Soares (Rebecca.Soares@asu.edu)
Call for editors: The Rising Dragon, a Pacific Rim #Journal of #culture and #mediastudies.
We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Orson Scott Card.
This two-day interdisciplinary conference - sponsored by the colleges of Arts and Cultural Studies and Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University - will examine the relationships between science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction in all forms of science and science fiction, including science fiction stories, film, television, radio, graphic novels, and theoretical physics.
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or paper for this conference on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:
Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)
For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.
The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.
Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.
Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers
in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)
In collaboration with
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Ad Parnassum Journal
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dpt. of Musicology)
13-15 October 2015
Accademia Filarmonica Romana - Rome
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2015.
Panel 1: A Radical Howells