REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE- MARCH 2014
Paradise is a subject that has stirred the imaginations of writers for millennia while simultaneously exceeding the scope of artistic representation itself. Poets, playwrights, and novelists have been inspired to describe in various ways that which is indescribable. Language can only approximate visions of paradise occasioned by mystical experiences such as spiritual awakenings, ecstasies, and epiphanies. Conference organizers invite papers that explore how literary artists imagine paradise, from abstract images of height and light to concrete images of sublime mountain peaks and lush seascapes. Papers are also welcome that investigate literary depictions of paradise's dark opposite, hell, and its penitential proving grounds, purgatory.
University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Anna McCarthy (NYU)
ENDNOTES 2014: READING AND RECOGNITION IN ENGLISH STUDIES
Location: Green College, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Proposal Deadline: Friday January 31st, 2014
"STRANGELY FAMILIAR" is the organizing theme for Endnotes 2014, the annual graduate conference of the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. This conference invites you to consider the "strangely familiar" in literary, language, and interdisciplinary contexts.
This session seeks to explore "cultures of reprinting" by considering the wider importance of reprinted and new editions of previously published works. There are several instances where time and zeitgeist seem to coincide to restore or recover texts at the time when they are most likely to be appreciated, read, and taught. Many times these recovery-through-reprinting efforts change or significantly shift the canon.
Possible topics to consider:
Thursday-Friday, May 8-9, 2014
Abstract deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014
The 17th International Comic Arts Forum
November 13-15, 2014
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites scholarly paper proposals for its seventeenth annual meeting, to be held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, OH, from Thursday, November 13, through Saturday, November 15, 2014.
The deadline to submit proposals is March 14, 2014. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)
CFP: An Introvert in an Extrovert World—Edited Collection
In an 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes delivered a speech celebrating American chess champion Paul Morphy's triumphant tour of Europe. Of note for Holmes was the fact that a "child of the Great Republic" had demonstrated the capacity of the nation to excel at "the royal game of kings and conquerors." Only two decades earlier, in "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), Edgar Allan Poe had dismissed the ostentatious and "elaborate frivolity" of chess" as a game in which "what is only complex is mistaken for what is profound." For both Holmes and Poe, as well as for many Americans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Chess was a game whose deep cultural and historical meaning held a special significance for the United States of America.
The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine. We are asking you to consider these questions and shape these important dialogues by submitting proposals, papers, discussions, performances, workshops, debates, you name it, for presentation at the conference. Share your techniques, report on your projects, explore ideas for the future, seek assistance in meeting challenges, get constructive critique of your efforts, and raise new questions about the where's and how's of the struggle against oppression through theatre and education.
We welcome proposals that address our theme as well as one (or more) of the following in some clear way:
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, coined and elaborated by Paulo Freire.
Melville Society panel for MLA 2015 (Vancouver 1/8-1/11)
Melville and Comparative Racialization
The "selfie," with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic. But, though the "selfie" is relatively recent, the act of self-representation is of course very old. Autobiographies, diaries, fictional selves, privately-printed collections of poetry, obsessive editorial practices, commissioned portraits, fashionable clothing, elaborate grave markers, carefully-crafted public personae: life is the accumulation of selfies. This graduate conference seeks papers that explore such modes of self-representation and the discourses surrounding them.
Transatlantic Ecologies seeks readings of the complex and developing connections between ecological and global thought in the early modern period. When discussing burgeoning forms of early modern ecological awareness, how should we account for the complex networks of knowledge construction in the Atlantic world resulting from the confluence of European, African, and Amerindian cultures? And, how do nonhumans figure into this network? Namely, how do we account for the influence of diverse New World ecologies and changing conceptions of land, space, animal consciousness, and ecological interdependence?
The First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Street, Normal, Illinois 61761
309.862.9000 (Ask for the ISU Rate)
CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORK
This year's keynote speaker will be DFW scholar Stephen J. Burn, University of Glasgow.
Featured speakers will be selected from early submissions.
Call for Papers//Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies//Pat Parker and Judy Grahn: Where Would I Be Without You?
2016 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the only spoken word album produced by Olivia Records, Where Would I Be Without You? Featuring the poems of Judy Grahn and Pat Parker, Where Would I Be Without You? introduced Grahn and Parker to a wide array of women making the two beloved poet/troubadours during the 1970s. While both enjoyed enormous popularity, scholarly treatments of their work and its lasting significance have been sparse. This special issue of *The Journal of Lesbian Studies* will continue to redress the lack of critical engagement with these two important and iconic lesbian-feminist poets.