category: bibliography and history of the book

Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies
contact email: 
Robert_P_Ward@brown.edu

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies has two books available for review:

1. Evelyn I. Funda, Weeds: A Farm Daughter's Lament (University of Nebraska Press)

Diverging Diversities / ChLA 2014 (Columbia, SC, June 19-21)

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Association (ChLA)
contact email: 
schwebel@mailbox.sc.edu

In 1965, Nancy Larrick wrote an article for the Saturday Review entitled “the All-White World of Children’s Books.”

Victorian Treasures and Trash

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
contact email: 
vpfamembership@gmail.com

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association
CFP: Victorian Treasures and Trash

6th Annual Conference, 8-10 July 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

[UPDATE] Allegory Studies? FINAL REMINDER

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
v.brljak@warwick.ac.uk

FINAL REMINDER FOR

Challenger Unbound [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Challenger Unbound
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013

Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital (ACLA 2014 @ NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Yonina Hoffman, Torsa Ghosal, Michael Harwick (English, Ohio State University)
contact email: 
yonina@gmail.com

One of the decade’s more contentious theories concerning the reformulation of capital in (post)industrial America was the denomination of the so-called “creative class.” United by a tendency tow

In/Tangibility: The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between; March 6th 2014 DUE December 5th 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
contact email: 
agic.concordia@gmail.com

In/Tangibility: The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between

CALL FOR PAPERS DUE DECEMBER 5th, 2013

Submissions are welcomed for the

What We Do: English and Communication in Theory and Practice (March 28 – 29, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

The 22nd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL is currently accepting proposals for 15 minute papers from individuals an

Digitizing the Medieval Archive

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
digitizingmedievalarchive@gmail.com

There has been and continues to be considerable variation in the introduction, evaluation and continuation of digital storage.

Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration (abstracts due: November 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
contact email: 
michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration is a special-topics panel to be held at the 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, February 28 – M

First Conference for the International Society for Heresy Studies - New York University, May 30-31 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory Erickson (gtel@nyu.edu), Bernard Schweizer (schweizerb@yahoo.com)

The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference at New York University, May 30-31, 2014.

Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Dept. of English Graduate Student Conference with keynote Dr. Rachel Adams
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Indiana University Graduate Conference: “Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind” with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical & Textual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
uscaegs@gmail.com

ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is most recently the author of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove), and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Critical keynote TBA.

This conference will explore the many ways that systems of energy facilitate connection and exchange across borders and networks. As the world increasingly searches for new forms of sustainable and renewable power of all kinds, energies direct our lives on both macro and micro levels every day. In 2013, energy as an umbrella term relates not only to the technology that saturates our day-to-day existence — the forces that powers our cars, phones, computers — but also the invisible forces that connect us to each other, to nature, to the world around us and worlds beyond.

The idea of energy crosses disciplinary boundaries and historical periods, but holds a particular resonance for the questions engaged by the humanities. From the printing press to the camera to the Internet, technological and mechanical energy has long been integral to the way we communicate and create. Kinetic energy moves performing bodies across stages and screens; creative energy pushes the artist to new psychic spaces. Along with religion, art and literature have historically been primary catalysts for the exploration of the ways that vital emotional and spiritual energies surround and sustain — or destroy — us.

CFP: "Visions of Empire," 6th Annual Medievalist Graduate Student Conference, February 28, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Medievalists @ Penn, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennmedieval@gmail.com

Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) is a graduate student organization at the University of Pennsylvania invested in developing a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the Middle Ages.

Negotiating Aesthetic Hierarchies: the Creative Tension between High and Popular Culture April 11-12 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (GAFIS)
contact email: 
gafis2014@gmail.com

Throughout modern history, the labels “high” and “popular” culture have come to denote two categories which are most often hierarchical and polarized.

Bloosmbury C21 Conference 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Bloosmbury and Centre 21, University of Brighton UK
contact email: 
M.R.Duggan@brighton.ac.uk

Bloomsbury C21 Conference 2014: Towards A Twenty-First Century Literature

10-11 April 2014, Brighton, UK

Supported by: Bloomsbury Higher Education Academy UK Gylphi Myriad 3AM Magazine

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals - American Literature Association (5/22/14); proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
wustert@gmail.com

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals

War and American Periodicals after 1914 - American Literature Assn (5/22/14), proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
gailey@unl.edu

War and/in American Periodicals after 1914

RE: HUMANITIES 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore Colleges
contact email: 
rehumanities@gmail.com

Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates, now in its fourth year. Our theme for Re:Humanities 2014 is “Play. Power.

[UPDATE] Retirement, or, The End of Canadian Literature? (deadline: 1 November)

full name / name of organization: 
ACCUTE conference, 28-31 May 2014
contact email: 
robert.mcgill@utoronto.ca

"Retirement, or, The End of Canadian Literature?" session
ACCUTE conference, 28-31 May 2014
Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Unconventional Archives - Literature and the Uses of History, 17 -18 January 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ertegun Graduate Programme, University of Oxford
contact email: 
unconventionalarchives2014@gmail.com

Unconventional Archives: Literature and the Uses of History is a two-day workshop to be held at Ertegun House, Oxford on the 17 and 18 of January 2014.

Call for Participants - Cannibal Modernisms Conference

full name / name of organization: 
King’s College London Programme in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
cannibalmodernisms@gmail.com

Cannibal Modernisms

King’s College London Programme in Comparative Literature Annual Graduate Conference, 7th-8th November, 2013.

CFP ‘Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature and the Environment’ One Day Symposium.

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland.
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton (Bristol University)
Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall, Date: 8th March 2014

The Pierian Call for Submissions--Deadline March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Pierian Literary Journal/Albany State University
contact email: 
thepierian@asurams.edu

Currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue. Accepting unpublished poems (3 max), short stories (1500 word max), one-act plays, and essays (1000 word max).

Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
LLUC@gordon.edu

The Department of English Language and Literature and the De

BREVITY - Graduate Student Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 - 8, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
contact email: 
brevitywestern@gmail.com

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

Craft Critique Culture: (Mis)Leading (April 4-5, 2014: Iowa City, Iowa)

full name / name of organization: 
Annmarie Steffes/Miriam Janechek (University of Iowa)
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

14th Annual Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conferen

Be Merry and Wise: Children's Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age conference, 28-29th March 2014, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL)
contact email: 
anne.markey@nuim.ie

Children’s literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction.

The Human and the Hand-Drawn Image in Comics, Animation, and Book Illustration

full name / name of organization: 
2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
contact email: 
michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

This special topics panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between the human and the hand-drawn image in all of its contemporary forms in media from comics and illustrations in children's li

STS 2014: Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines, Seattle (March 20-22, 2014; proposals due 11/1/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
stsuw14@uw.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for Textual Scholarship
International Interdisciplinary Conference
March 20-22, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle

MLA 2015: Personas in Production (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Melanie Wattenbarger
contact email: 
mrwattenbarger@cohab.mu.ac.in

This proposed special session will examine the typefication, marketing practices and consumption of a diasporic author's identity in the publishing process.

Special Panel Session: “Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries” (21-22 March 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth-Century Studies Group (ECSG) & Nineteenth-Century Forum (NCF), University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
contact email: 
atsay@umich.edu

Call for Papers
Special Panel Session: “Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”
“The Economy of Scales” Graduate Conference

“Remix the Conference” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Free-Exchange Committee, Graduate Department of English, University of Calgary
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

“It’s the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen...” – R. Kelly, “Ignition”

Special Issue on Irish Studies and Digital Humanities [Deadline: January 15th, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
contact email: 
breac.djis@gmail.com

In 2012, Stanley Fish posed the question: does the digital humanities offer new and better ways to realize traditional humanities goals?

Studies in American Culture (submisson deadline 4/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
STUDIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE
contact email: 
mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

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