The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) welcomes original contributions for the third issue of the journal to be published in the fall 2014. Researchers in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit papers in final form by April 30th, 2014.
SF/F Now and Irradiating the Object: M. John Harrison conferences
Warwick University (UK)
21-23 August 2014
SF/F Now (22-23 August) is a 2-day international, interdisciplinary conference exploring the current research into the fantastic (in any medium) and the ways in which sf, fantasy, and the weird grapple with and illuminate the crucial political and social issues of the moment.
The conference will open up the nuances of the term 'prosaic' by exploring the privileged relationship between the novel genre and multiple and complex categories of the 'everyday'. Building on John Plotz's notion of the novel as exemplary 'portable property', the conference will address the relationship between novel-reading as everyday activity and the novel's prosaic subject matter, whether this is conceived as material object, cultural practice, or speech act.
We are happy to begin accepting paper submissions at this year's 21st annual (dis)junctions conference, on April 11-12, 2014. (dis)junctions is the interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English graduate students at UC Riverside, and is designed as a friendly forum for graduate students of all levels to introduce their latest work. Annually, we bring together graduate student scholars from across disciplines, schools, states, and countries---last year we had 29 panels, with 97 presenters from 3 countries and 20 different stats.
The conditions for perfect worlds, of utopias and dystopias, and the possible dangers of such concepts have preoccupied not only religious and philosophical thinkers, but also writers, composers, visual artists, stage and film directors, and other artists. Such visions have often stood at the center of political ideologies, including communism and fascism. Their adherents are promised a perfect world, the attainment of which sanctions censorship, terrorism, the confinement of internal enemies, genocide, and war. But visions of perfect worlds are not restricted to the political, religious, and philosophical realms. The peddlers of today's Western pop-culture still advertise a perfect future to the disillusioned.
SCSSAWW seeks recent work on subversive elements in sentimental novels written by 18th and 19th women authors to explore how these novels queried and contested conventional social and cultural expectations for American women of their times.
Proposals of 300-400 words should be submitted to Christine.Danelski4@calstatela.edu by January 30, 2014. Please include your email and a one-paragraph bio with the proposal. (Apologies for the short notice.)
The 2014 American Literature Association Conference will take place at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Please see the ALA website for specific details regarding the rest of the conference program.
The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.
8th Global Conference: Mulitculturalism, Conflict & Belonging
Thursday 11th September – Saturday 13th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Women on the Edge: International Women's Day Postgraduate and Early-Careers Research Conference 7-8 March 2014
full name / name of organization:
Queen's University Belfast
"Life, in Theory" refers to the ways in which the principle of life is assumed and articulated by highly specialized disciplinary knowledge, is entangled with media technologies, and is constantly resignified in relation to specific forms of power. Because the concept of life today does no longer provide sufficient ontological ground to distinguish among different forms of life and to guide ethical, political, legal, medical just actions, the conference aims at generating the context for a fruitful discussion on the ecological stakes of theorizing the bios across science, technology, literature, and the arts.
CFP: Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture
50th Anniversary Conference
April 4-5, 2014
"The Study of Eighteenth-Century European Culture: Past, Present and Future"
Al Coppola, Department of English, John Jay College, CUNY
Nicole Horejsi, Department of English, Columbia University
Call for Papers:
February 14-15, 2014
Poison and Love
"Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same." --George R. R. Martin
The quint's twenty first issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Without a doubt, Woody Allen counts among the most prolific filmmakers of the past few decades. The recent Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) offered a broad retrospective on and paid homage to his biography and his multifaceted work, both of which have been subject to academic research. This essay collection aims to add to the existing scholarship on Woody Allen's movies, seeking contributions that explore the multiple instances of referentiality and intermediality in his films after 1980. The density of his films in terms of references, allusions, and quotations to other artists' works as well as to his own previous oeuvre has so far been neglected and deserves closer attention.
Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.
Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*Powell as a political poet
Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at email@example.com by March 14, 2014.