Flash fiction is as old as Aesop’s fables, as recent as microfiction on blogs. But what works best in a limited space, who are some of the best practitioners of this brief form, and why? Is there an emerging praxis or theory for writing and teaching flash fiction as there once was for short stories? Any fresh angle on this subgenre is welcome, but preferably with an emphasis on analysis and technique and something intrinsic to the form, not just a reading of a particular short short story. 300-word abstracts, please, to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16145
Learning in the Digital Library (special session of the 114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016)
The availability of online collections of digitized documents from institutions from around the world has profoundly changed our methods of research and publication. This session investigates the pedagogical innovations which this newfound wealth of original material can foster in the classroom.
To submit proposal to extended deadline session, please go to
CUCKOO IN CRISIS: Contemporary Indian English Women's Poetry
Editors: Charu Sheel Singh & Binod Mishra
Eco-Fictions: Emergent Discourses on Nature and Environment in Postcolonial Literatures
Guest editors: María Alonso Alonso and María J. Cabarcos-Traseira
CALL FOR PAPERS
CfP: Writing Spaces – Landscapes and/in German Travel Writing (Panel)
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2017
submission deadline: Sept.30, 2016
“Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative” elicits new perspectives on well-known texts that depict sexual violence. This panel seeks to curate a trans-historical discussion about new ways to approach representations of sexual violence. In her book Framing the Rape Victim, Carine Mardorossian argues that postmodern feminists of the 1990s ironically placed the onus of rape deterrence back on women when they “began locating the source of women’s sexual oppression in the representational and rhetorical codes of feminism rather than in societal norms” (42).
Kaiju is a familiar trope in film and television that places giant monsters in direct conflict with fellow monsters and/or everyday citizens. While a larger-than-life creature that attacks Tokyo is likely the most familiar form of kaiju, additional iterations include apes, dragons, dinosaurs, and even robots. Kaiju as a genre has evolved along with cinema; technical developments no longer require men stomping around in rubber costumes as CGI enables bigger and more frightening monsters to haunt our screens. With a timeless kitsch quality, kaiju is solidly placed within our collective pop culture psyche.
Nemla Baltimore March 23-26 2017
Call For Abstracts: Fostering Global Competence Through Film: Reimagining the Foreign Culture and Language Class
Please consider submitting an abstract for the proposed session below to be held at the NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017.
In his three volume study of technological historicity, Technics and Time, Bernard Stiegler contends that contemporary culture is characterized by the incessant technological exteriorization of our interiors. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter sustain a constant and seemingly stable feed of our psychological maneuvers in a variety of media. But what happens when the words, photos, or sounds you just posted are subject to commentary, reframing, and sometimes deletion? This is precisely what occurs in online creative writing collaboration.
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.
Pre-Modernisms: Friday, October 28th, The Graduate Center, CUNY
12th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
Combining disability and modernist studies, this panel engages in current discourses on disability in modernist texts. The modernist moment, marked by war trauma, advances in psychology, and eugenics, is a rich area of inquiry for disability theory. Recent disability theory argues that representing disability is an effort to engage with the unknowable, which we also see in the modernist preoccupation with connection. Papers may address representations of disability in modernist texts and/ or how authors negotiated their disabilities.
For a full description and to submit an abstract, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16375.
A Call for Contributions to an Anthology: Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Inviting proposals for
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016
Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University
Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
In 1995, George Haggerty and Bonnie Zimmerman’s landmark volume Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (MLA), followed by William Spurlin’s Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English (NCTE, 2000), began addressing the esoteric discussions that complicate intersections among gender, sexuality, and other identity constructs within the English classroom.