This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?
Call for Presentations and Panels
Italians Without Borders: Transnational Italian (American) Experience
The University of Toronto
October 17-19th, 2014
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: MAY 1ST, 2014
Send Proposals by Email Only to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Italian American Studies Association welcomes proposals for individual presentations and full panels (three to four presenters per panel, not including the chair and respondent) at its 47th Toronto, Canada. Especially encouraged are scholarly and creative presentations and panels dealing with transnational Italian (American) experience.
Proposals are invited for the Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference to be held in New York City, February 26-March 1, 2015. Email 250-word abstracts, subject heading "2015 Poe Conference," to Richard Kopley email@example.com by June 1, 2014.
September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference
"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"
Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA
Co-Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Department of History
"I would read accounts of so-called battles I had been in, and they had no relation whatever to what had happened. So I began to perceive that anything written was fiction to various degrees. The whole subject – the difference between actuality and representation – was an interesting one. And that's what brought me to literature in the first place."
I invite proposals for the formation of a panel on Adrienne Rich for the upcoming American Literature Association (ALA) conference in May 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Shafilea Ahmed, Adam Goodes, Rachel Jeantel, Torres Strait Islanders, the Miwok people: names and communities lost in the interstices of cultures, in the fissures of the mosaic that forms the complex cultural pattern of contemporary societies. Is intercultural exchange truly possible in societies riddled with social and cultural tensions of every sort? Identities are now more fluid, less easily definable, demanding new articulations, new dialogues. And yet, some communities seem unable to engage in a dialogue traversing cultural borders and fostering the appreciation of diversity as the cornerstone of a more just and humane society.
CFP: "Teaching Poe's Poetry," a Poe Studies Association panel at the 25th Annual American Literature Association Conference in Washington, D.C. (May 22-25, 2014)
Bullying has been a hot topic in recent years in terms of education, social media, and garnering awareness and protection of all persons from bullying. While being bullied or picked on used to be considered something of a rite of passage of elementary and high school, it is now considered a serious offense and can result in school expulsion and criminal charges. The scope of bullying within popular culture has also changed radically; depicting scenes in television or movies regarding bullying is now considered offensive and come with a warning at the start of an episode.
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
April 4-6, 2014
Proposals due January 31
Keynote speech by Andrew Piper
Master class with Rita Felski and Andrew Piper
From the BBC's "Downton Abbey" and "Dancing on the Edge," to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," The Jazz Age's presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This edited collection aims to complicate familiar images of this iconic period and to better understand its persistent presence "in our time." Essays that situate well-known figures in new contexts or highlight the significance and contributions of the period's lesser-known figures are especially welcome.
Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference — 1-2 May 2014, at University College Dublin, Ireland.
The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2014 EGS Graduate Conference.
Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early-stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. The fruits of their labour have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives. Both the conference and journal are kindly supported by the UCD School of English, Drama and Film.
While most would agree that war is inhumane, traumatic—"hell" indeed— specific sites of fun and experiences of pleasure have also been produced alongside and even through mass destruction and violence. In fact, locations of pleasure and violence often coexist alongside one another and sometimes occupy the same space, simultaneously or consecutively. For example, sites of military occupation and past warfare (such as Hawai'i, the Philippines, and Guam) now serve as destinations for tourism and, moreover, rest and recuperation ("R and R")for military personnel. U.S. military bases abroad (in South Korea, Okinawa and elsewhere) are often surrounded by bars and brothels that have been implicitly sanctioned by the military and civilian officials.
Digital America is a new online journal on digital culture and American life. We are looking for critical essays and creative work from a range of fields and across the academic spectrum (undergraduate, graduate, and PhD). Our goal is to provide a publishing outlet for exemplary work that deserves a second life beyond the classroom. We also provide a voice for students (and non-students) as ongoing contributors. Please see submission guidelines at www.digitalamerica.org/submit.
Program in American Studies
University of Richmond
Reconstruction 14.2: Phenomenology and Education (due Mar 1, 2014)
full name / name of organization:
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Special Issue 14.2: Phenomenology and Education,
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity