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Reinterpreting Literary Studies: Beyond Thomas Babington Macaulay’s “Minute on Indian Education (1835)”.

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:07am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Lies and Big Feet.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

English literary studies, as a discipline, is fundamentally passé and is in a state of impasse; the sooner we realise this, the faster we can move on and make an epistemic shift in the Humanities in defining what constitutes “literari-ness”; most importantly – it has little relevance and serves no purpose in the Indian context because the Indian literary tradition – which is thousands of years old - cannot be determined by a British literary tradition, that at the most, is still quite recent. It is incredibly problematic that we refer to British cultural motifs in order to talk about our desires as an Indian society. We have to be willing to recreate a literary tradition that refers to the Indian literary-Sanskritic past.

 

The Book Review: Contemporary Forms, Forums, and Forces

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

Academic literary critics have long eyed book reviewers, their public counterparts, with suspicion. For example, in The Armed Vision, a 1948 study of the methods of modern literary criticism, Stanley Edgar Hyman makes the following heavily weighted distinction, "the reviewer, more or less, is interested in books as commodities; the critic in books as literature." However, the past 15 years have seen a proliferation of forms and forums for online writing about books that combine the literary and the commodity in complex and interesting ways, deconstructing and reevaluating the distinctions between these terms.

Multimodal Books as Archives

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:10am
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 10, 2016

Multimodal Books as Archives

The annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative

Lexington, KY: March 23-26, 2017

Please e-mail abstracts to the following addresses by October 10th, 2016

Efron[dot]2[at]osu[dot]edu

ghosal[dot]2[at]osu[dot]edu

Dynamics of Digital Collections

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:12pm
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CFP for short presentations on the "Dynamics of Digital Collections"

Session Organizer: Paul Fyfe (North Carolina State University)

Moderator: Elaine Treharne (Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities; Director, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference  |  12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Digitization, Representation & Access

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:12pm
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CFP for Roundtable participation on "Digitization, Representation & Access"

Session Organizer: Paul Fyfe (North Carolina State University)
Moderator: Bethany Nowviskie (Director, Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources; Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, Department of English, University of Virginia)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference  |  12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:17am
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Thoreau Society Fellowship

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship.

Special issue of JJQ: "Encyclopedia Joyce"

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:03am
The James Joyce Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ulysses and Finnegans Wake are encyclopedic novels—whatever that means. Joyce thought of Ulysses as "a kind of encyclopaedia" (SL 271), and he drew heavily on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica in writing it and the Wake. Both novels have the heft and polymathic breadth of a compact reference encyclopedia. One or the other of them is at the heart of every substantial analysis of encyclopedic literature that extends to modernism, from Northrop Frye's to Edward Mendelson's to Paul Saint-Amour's. Whatever the encyclopedic novel is, surely they're it.

Book History

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 48th annual conference. The conference will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2017. 

The 2017 theme is "Islands" and CEA invites papers and panels that address the idea of the island.  How are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape?  What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation?  Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?

Collecting The Monstrous

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Collecting the Monstrous

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

Panel for the 2017 MAP (Medieval Association of the Pacific) Conference at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 

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