In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse. In fact, there are numerous blogs and websites, including "We Need Diverse Books," "Diversity in YA," "Latin@s in Kid Lit," "Rich in Color," and "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?," among others, devoted to promoting diversity in children's and YA lit. As such blogs and websites along with numerous surveys show, there is a dearth of diverse characters and diverse writers in this literature. This dearth promotes, whether intentionally or not, the idea that whiteness is normal and that the unearned privilege that comes with being white is, as well.
Call for Papers
10th and 11th November 2016
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
We are delighted to announce the fifth International Research Conference on Humanities and social Sciences-2016 (IRCHSS-2016), to take place at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, on 10th and 11th November, 2016.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
• Professor David Amigoni, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor in Victorian Literature, University of Keele, UK
Romantic Legacies, 18-19 November 2016
Conference Website: http://rl2016.com/
Rachel Bowlby, FBA (Comparative Literature, Princeton University/English, University College, London): "Romantic Walking and Railway Realism"
Arthur Versluis (Religious Studies, Michigan State University): TBA
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Haiti Needs New Narratives: Literary and Critical Responses to Persistent 'Disaster Zone' Discourse
There is a Haitian phrase that describes the nation as being on tè glise, slippery ground. This condition is the effect of Haiti's many historical and contemporary catastrophes, both natural and (inter)national. Haiti has been beset by not only hurricanes and earthquakes, but also economic struggles after the revolution that freed the slaves and rocked the West, which persist under the further influence of U.S. imperialism and occupation and the devastating Duvalier dictatorships.
The College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate Programs in English, History, and Spanish at the University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR) will host a Student Research Symposium focused on the theme of "The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinarity" on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21. We invite abstracts (due April 1) on a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences, and especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in scope.
Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. Working under the auspices of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study, Kaleidoscope is designed to foster international communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences. The IAS publishes a new theme for study each year, and submissions are particularly encouraged relating to this theme.
We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words. All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.
Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered). All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.
We are currently inviting submissions for 2-3 chapters for an edited collection on Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television already contracted by Ashgate.
Television has been accommodating a bigger number of political narratives in the last years. From the dramatic "The West Wing," "Scandal," "Madame Secretary," "Homeland," "House of Cards," to the short-lived yet impressive "Boss," and "Commander in Chief" and the mini-series "Political Animals," as well as the comedic "Veep" and "The Brink," millennial TV is fraught with political plot lines that are edgier and more provocative than their filmic counterparts.
Keynote confirmed: We are very pleased to announce that Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) will be giving the keynote address at Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema at the University of Kent. Please find below the Call for Papers.
University of Kent
Thursday 26th – Friday 27th May 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Style, in Theory
Guaranteed Panel, MLA 2017, Philadelphia (January 5-8)
Forum: GS Nonfiction Prose
With specific attention to works of non-fiction prose, but broadly enough defined to include literary theoretical and literary critical texts, papers for "Style, in Theory" will take up the question of style. What is style? How theorize style today? How might attention to style produce new encounters with literary theoretical and literary critical texts? All styles, theories, languages, and historical periods welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Brian McGrath (email@example.com).
The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for its 2017 MLA session entitled "Editing the Amanuensis." We seek presentations that address issues of editing material prepared with the help of an amanuensis, broadly defined. Among such situations are instances where someone prepares an original text on behalf of someone else, typically in the voice of that person, or where a scribe or clerk produces a fair copy of a previously oral or written text.
Proposals could address editing for publication
- the work of a person who prepared the original text on behalf of someone else, typically in the voice of that person (Alex Haley for Malcolm X),
Tolkien and the Classics 2
The Gruppo italiano di Studi Tolkieniani (Italian Tolkien Study Group), coordinated by the Associazione Italiana Studi Tolkieniani (Italian Tolkien Studies Association) and the Istituto filosofico di studi Tomistici (Philosophical Institute of Thomistic Studies) of Modena, consists of scholars, writers, journalists and translators who have devoted several years of study and research to Tolkien and his works. Collectively or individually, they have published papers and essays especially for publishers Effatà and Marietti 1820, acting for the latter as the Scientific Committee of the Tolkien e Dintorni (Tolkien and his Surroundings) book series.
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline has been EXTENDED to May 1, 2016
The European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2016 (ECERP2016)
We invite you to submit a proposal to this event or to attend as an audience member.
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Brighton, UK. IAFOR expects this conference to draw educators, researchers, professionals, and members of international offices to discuss the future of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy.
The 2016 conference theme is "Justice".
The Creative Writing II: Poetry section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of borders and bordering as imagined across multiple modes of poetic and scholarly production. The MMLA conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016.
We welcome papers, poetry, and digital poetics projects. We are especially interested in critical-creative works that interpret the conference theme, "Border States," through experimental poetic strategies, like chance operations, procedural modes of writing, appropriation, bricolage, and documentary practice.