Child, baby, girl, boy, youth, juvenile, adolescent, young adult, young people are all age-bounded categories, laden with assumptions about who does and does not belong to them. They often suggest a state of becoming and borders to cross on the way to something else – usually adulthood. Those categories profoundly colour the way that artists produce work, institutions engage with young audiences and young performers, and influence the way we as scholars engage with our own research about and with young people within the context of theatre and performance studies.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia
ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore in 2015. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.
Deadline Extended through T, 2/28.
A panel on American comics is forming for the ASA in Los Angeles, November 2014. Panel proposals are due by February 2, so I need to receive a short abstract and your cv by JANUARY 28, 2014.
How do comics engage the public sphere and what work do they perform for collective thought? What ideological, political, and sexual concerns do they engage? Theoretical approaches are encouraged. Work on Krazy Kat, Prince Valiant, Mickey Mouse, Little Sammy Sneeze, and early work welcome, along with work on Fantomah, Batman, and other later magical figures. Participants will need to be members of ASA for the event.
The 2014 First Book Institute
June 8-14, 2014
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature
The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org
--- Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature ---
The Cusanuswerk invites academic personnel, senior students; PHD candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit previously unpublished papers on the topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts.
Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.
Papers must be between 10 and 12 pages in length, including Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Anticipate 20 minutes for presentation of your paper.
Evaluating Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig in the 21st Century
American Studies Association Conference
November 6-9, 2014
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA
Disabled slaves figure repeatedly in nineteenth-century American literature. What do their representations tell us about disability, race, and slavery in the long 19th-century? 250 word abstracts/CV by 10 March 2014; George Gordon-Smith (email@example.com) and Heather Chacon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014
"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"
"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow
Submissions deadline extended: February 22, 2014. The Journal of South Texas English Studies seeks submissions for its Winter 2014 issue, themed "What does the future hold for English Studies?"
With this issue, we celebrate our five-year anniversary, and we thought it would be relevant to mark this milestone with a look into the current state and future of our discipline.
Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014
Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College); Nick Bromell (English, UMass-Amherst)
Send proposals to email@example.com by Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Print technology and the discovery of the new world have often played a major role in the construction of our visions of modernity by means of a mass-produced imagery set in motion by the increased circulation of goods, people, and ideas across transcontinental routes.