Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. 'Forever' is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination. It finds its way into statements of intimacy and commitment, as well as statements of loss; it seems applicable both to the spiritual and the mundane; likewise to the very long and the ephemeral. 'Forever' comes up in discourses of religion, in manuscript and book history, and in medieval and early modern conceptions of time.
Please find below a list of proposed MLA panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature and culture for the 30th annual convention scheduled to be held in Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015.
Please feel free to circulate this CFP as widely as you can among your colleagues and students.
Please note the deadline for each panel; panels have different deadlines.
On behalf of the Executive Committee for the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture
1) Panel s Proposed by the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture:
The AnaChronisT 18 invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2014. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Friday, 25 April 2014. Note that this is an extended deadline.
The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:
- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;
Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality? Submissions from all periods and methodologies welcome.
300-word abstract & bio by 15 March 2014 to joshua.gang [at] utoronto.ca
EXTENDED Submission Date
A child is thought to be an innocent figure, an inactive persona in fiction. S/he is someone who is acted upon and hardly ever reacts in turn, almost a mute and ignorant individual who remains marginalized or largely absent in literature. Though an important part of any society, the children are more or less seem to be missing from the "adult" literature. Fiction that does not cater to the children as readers appeared to have forgotten the child as a character worthy of being written about.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES
10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago
Keynote Title: "On Being in Life Without Wanting the World: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.
In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, "'After the Eruption': Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War."
We welcome papers on any aspect of Melville's representations of the American Civil War—especially how those representations helped to influence the cultural memory of the conflict in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
Please send 300-word abstracts and brief CVs to Coleman Hutchison by 15 March 2014 (email@example.com).
What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination? This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014
Theme: Voice and Empowerment
Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell
Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also want our students to hear the different voices of others in their classrooms and cities and in literature. Working in a culture that often has an anti-intellectual bias, how can we find our own voices and empower ourselves? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about the topics below.
This is a call for early career Assistant Professors in India and abroad for a novel venture in publishing. Detailed CVs are requested from interested scholars for consideration as both Peer Reviewers and Editors of a partly open access journal to be published from India on American Studies. Please include a small write-up about why you are positioned to peer-review American literature or edit articles within the domain of American Studies.
There will be two forms of the journal: one online and one with standard international accreditation in print form. Incumbents should be willing to spend about 5 hours/ week in working on the website, blog and editing etc. The first issue of the proposed journal will be on the Gothic in American Studies.
Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene. Theories, analyses, visualizations, and big data projects welcome.
The Modern Language Association convention will be held 8-11 January 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Information here: http://www.mla.org/convention
Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.
Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.
Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)
Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.
The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.
Networks of Modernism