This is a re-post in search of additional essays. Contribute to an international mix of literary and film scholars who examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 250-500 word abstracts/cvs by April 1st 2015. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Beings. Completed essays are due July 1st, 2015.
The Philip Roth Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2015, at West Copley Place in Boston.
1. Philip Roth in an Age of Terror
This symposium is an interdisciplinary inquiry rooted in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies that explores the simultaneous nature of hyper visibility and invisibility.
EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS: Melodrama
We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.
Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means
"Walk with Us", a tribute anthology to the TV show "The West Wing", is seeking submissions on the theme of how the show has changed the lives of some of its fans. Poetry, interviews, personal essays, literary journalism, and creative non-fiction of all kinds will be considered.
Deadline: 1 March 2015
A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015
Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015
What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.
CALL FOR PAPERS
UNSETTLING ENDINGS IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FICTION
Annual one-day conference organized by OVALE in partnership with VALE EA4085
Paris-IV Sorbonne University
June 20th 2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.
"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight
"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)