In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?
The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
The H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings as well as new interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, email@example.com, no later than January 26, 2015.
Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society (http://jacklondonsociety.org/) panel at the American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2015,The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 19, 2015. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. Additional conference information: http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/
The H.D. International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings in addition to recent, renewed interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, email@example.com, no later than January 26, 2015.
The Elizabeth Bishop Society seeks proposals for "New Perspectives on Elizabeth Bishop," a panel at the annual American Literature Conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. The publication of the Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Bishop (in February of 2014) has granted new ground for synthetic appraisals of Bishop's aesthetic and her influence in contemporary poetry.
EFFLORESCENCE– is a quality departmental journal published annually, which aims at providing a forum for our own students as well as also for young researchers along with established authors for their scholarly and authoritative opinion/ views. It welcomes original and unpublished research papers on wide range of subjects, issues, trends, concepts, and genres based on specific themes or open issues.
Issue 5: Tentatively March, 2015
Themes: Celebrating 100 years of the Great War
The Northeastern History Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its 7th annual graduate student conference to be held on March 21-22, 2015 at Northeastern University, Boston MA. The extended deadline for the conference is January 16, 2015.
The 2015 conference title is "Ghosts of History: Location, Relocation, and Dislocation in World History." Through this theme, we hope to investigate issues of place and space, migration, and identity – particularly, how identity is shaped by space and by removal (forced or willing) from that space. In keeping with these themes, we are interested in work that recovers voices traditionally absent from historical research.
CFP: Literature/Film Panel: Recent Work on Film Adaptations of American literature(American Literature Association Conference: Boston.; May 21-24, 2015.) Deadline for proposals: January 25, 2014.
I am seeking fellow panelists to present on a panel loosely based on trauma--from psychological perspectives to literary trauma theory. The work that I am hoping to present is focused on vicarious trauma--a trauma transmitted but not experienced directly.
Submissions need not be more than 300 words and may be emailed to me directly.
I also have set up an excellent chair for the panel, who has done a great deal with trauma theory in her dissertation.
Please feel free to contact me with further questions.