Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as religious practice. All religions and periods. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015; Lisa Gordis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction welcome. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Liam Corley, email@example.com
The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2015 Film, Media, and Music Conference.
We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, and/or digital media.
Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.
Special Volume of Black Mountain College Studies Journal
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor
Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley's relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley's work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre.
Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:
- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre
300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:
Works can be in prose or poetry (or experimental) and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:
Call for papers:
"Based upon a Life": The Biopic Genre in Question
The Women's Voices in Poetry regular session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association seeks proposals for its 2015 panel. We are especially interested in regional voices in 20th and 21st c. Amer. poetry, but all relevant proposals, including creative work, considered. Email abstract and 2-pg CV to email@example.com by March 1, 2015. For more information on RMMLA and other related cfps for 2015, see www.rmmla.org.
CFP: Flannery O'Connor session at RMMLA 2015.
The Flannery O'Connor regular session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association seeks proposals for presentations related to "New Directions in Flannery O'Connor." We are especially interested in projects inspired by newly available archives, but any new work on O'Connor or authors influenced by O'Connor considered. Send abstract and 2-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2015. RMMLA will meet October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.