In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.
Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora Welty. What elements in Welty's fiction, essays, or photography connect to her contemporary moment or a timeless part of human nature? Examples might concern the role of and engagement with politics, jazz and the blues, newspaper and magazine, television and film, translation of oral fairy tales into a written medium or Welty's Robber Bridegroom into a play.
CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Sound and Story
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 72nd Annual Convention
Nashville, TN – October 31-November 3, 2015
Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, email@example.com
The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address sound and story in relation to first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title. The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) is March 31, 2015.
Call for Papers:
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
This symposium aims to discuss the themes of humour, comedy, comedy and tragedy, comedy hero, humour and ideology in western culture and literature, as well as the influence of these themes on contemporary literary forms. The concepts of humour and literature will be discussed in the framework of humour and culture, humour and psychoanalysis, humour and philosophy, humour and ideology, humour and media, humour and history, humour and language, humour and linguistics, humour and semiotics. The BAKEA symposium welcomes researchers from the fields of English, American, French, German and other Western Language and Literary Studies as well as interdisciplinary and comparative literary studies.
Silence in the Archives:
Censorship and Suppression in Women's Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century
A one-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford
Saturday 7 November 2015
Janet Todd (Cambridge) & Karen West (Keele)
In recognition of the Midwest MLA's 2015 conference theme, "Arts & Sciences," The American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that explore the interface of scientific and aesthetic discourse in American literary texts produced after 1870. Possible topics include but are certainly not limited to: literary models derived from scientific models or vice-versa, the aestheticization of science and/or technology, the scientist as literary character, novelistic/poetic/dramatic depictions of scientific discovery, the cultural hegemony of the sciences, author as scientist and scientist as author. Please submit a 250 word abstract and brief academic bio by April 5th to panel chair, Dr.
Modernism grew up alongside a range of revolutionary mind sciences. While modernism's engagements with what Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached term the "psy disciplines"—including psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry—have captivated literary critics for decades, recent critical inquiry has demonstrated how modernist texts inform or push against contemporary theories of cognition, including embodied and extended cognition. These approaches suggest that modernism's interest in subjectivity continues to inform and/or resist current scientific approaches to the mind.
Performing Gender: Cultural Ideals, Expectations, and Representations of Gender in American and British Culture
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, November 13-15, 2015 in Durham, NC