CALL FOR PAPERS Papers are invited for the Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in July 2016. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 20th July, 2016.
We are inviting essays for a proposed collection tentatively titled The Critic as Amateur, with strong interest from Oxford UP. The collection will focus on literary criticism as an activity suspended (productively) between expertise and amateurism. It will explore the idea of the critic of literature as an amateur rather than an expert, or conversely, it will consider the role of expertise in literary criticism. Individual contributions might touch on figures who have written on literature without credentials/certification, academic or otherwise, or institutional affiliations. They might also address academics who have successfully assumed "amateur" roles while writing or speaking in the public domain.
ScandGrads, the graduate student group affiliated with the Department of Scandinavia at the University of California, Berkeley, welcomes students and early career researchers to submit abstracts. Please see the site below for the full call and contact information.
Call for papers
International and interdisciplinary conference
Cultural development and territorial innovation
Blaise Pascal University, Clermont Ferrand, France
8-9-10 November 2016
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2016 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.
This years conference will be held in Pasadena, California and is sponsored by California State University, Los Angeles and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The conference will be held between Friday, November 11, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016.
The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.
We seek in particular articles that engage with queer feminism, antisocial feminism, Halberstam's notions of shadow feminism and the wild, and deeply intersectional feminism in order to read literary texts. Similarly, we encourage submissions that provide bold takes on works, authors, or characters that appear to be inimical to feminist inquiry—the more oblique the angle, the more surprising the application, the better.
Free States: 2016 American Conference for Irish Studies--Midwest
CFP Children in World Cinema
CALL FOR PAPERS
Olho d’água (ISSN: 2177-3807) – UNESP – Brazil
Aesthetics of Dispersion
Drinking from the River of Mnemosyne: Memoir, Truth, and Rhetoric
The modern concept of the memoir has a complex relationship with traditions of art, history, memory, rhetoric, and even ethics. Memoir is usually distinguished from autobiography by its inclusion of reflection—the examination of a life that borrows techniques from fiction to render its story interesting. Generically, it is often classified as ‘Creative Non-fiction,” a categorization that seems unwilling to confront the divide between fiction and non-fiction. That reluctance, however, may recall a more classical interpretation of truth, fiction, memory, and history.
VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016
University of Bucharest
Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI
Some Preceding VISUAL DADA Events
Monday, June 20th: Dada films at the Cinémathèque
Tuesday, June 21st: Unteatru: Travesties, by Tom Stoppard
Wednesday, June 22nd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)
Thursday, June 23rd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Associationinvites submissions on the topic of “Arts and Sciences,” essays that investigate the roles of the humanities and scientific inquiry within academic models of the past, present, and/or future. Essays might consider artistic representations of science or scientific presentations of the arts, as well as the social roles of the arts and sciences, blendings of artistic and scientific methods, and practical considerations of such categories in campus life and the broader culture. Please email your submission to email@example.com by June 30th, 2016.
Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary internationally peer-reviewed journal published continuously online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.