In this special issue we intend to address the relationship between masculinity, war and violence. We interpret this theme broadly and invite contributions that discuss gendered violence, military practice/s, resistance to war and violence from multilayered perspectives. Contributions may concern macro level phenomena such as public policies, debates and ideologies on war and terrorism, which may directly or indirectly reflect gendered discourses and specific notions of masculinity. Macro level issues may also include perceptions of national identity and questions of (re)making nations and national borders.
Guest speakers: Sheena C. Howard and José Alaniz
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media." The conference will be held from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. The proposal deadline has been extended to January 27, 2015.
The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.
This is a call for papers for new theoretical, interdisciplinary and literary interpretations on Indian citizenry and national identity. Is the psyche of the Indian nation in a state of eternal rupture, even as we perpetually desire to portray the emergence of a modern, stable, successful democratic nation-state?
CFP: Issue 27 Transformations
Thing Theory, Material Culture, and Object-Oriented Ontology
Transformations is calling for submissions for Issue 27, which is dedicated to the topic of Things.
Call for Paper
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.
FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.
Places of Invention, Locations of Learning: Reading and Writing in the West
Recent journal issues in English studies (CCC; Kairos; RSQ) suggest that place matters to our discipline, as it both shapes and is shaped by our reading and writing practices. Our material environments not only influence our understanding of our students and ourselves as teachers, but they also support and constrain our opportunities for creative and rhetorical invention. The ideas we consider and discuss with others, the tools we have available to write and to teach, and the available means of persuasion, are all directly or indirectly tied to our locations.
Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7)
Following previously successful I-CHORA conferences in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010) and Austin (2012), the University of Amsterdam, Media and Information Program is pleased to announce the forthcoming seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives to be held in Amsterdam from July 29-31, 2015. The conference will take place at De Bazel Conference Centre (http://www.debazelamsterdam.nl/index.html), located in the building that hosts the Amsterdam's City Archives.
IMAGES OF MINORITY LANGUAGES AND IDENTITIES
The starting point is the underlying interests fueled by the Images of minority languages and identities meaning group or minority social community expressions in an expanded context like that of the current EU.
The image of a minority identity and of a minority language, besides serving as a "brand" for one or the other, represents a line of communication and of explanation that refers to the role of the minority within a given society and at the same time, is an effective tool with which to underline how important it is, in general, to understand the languages and cultures related to them.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30th
Submissions accepted through Friday, February 6. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, February 13. Interested applicants should submit a 250-350 word proposal.
Jonathan Alexander, the incoming editor of College Composition and Communication and former editor of Computers and Composition, will deliver the keynote address.
The conference date has changed to Saturday, March 28.
Call for Papers: The Future of Whedon
We all know and love Buffy, Firefly, Avengers, and the other big Whedon projects. But what's on the horizon—giant Marvelverse movies and tie-in shows? What about the smaller, long-rumored projects like Doctor Horrible 2, Ripper, Wastelanders, The Serving Girl? Whedon just created Bellwether Studios to produce Much Ado About Nothing and In Your Eyes. Will he do more Shakespeares like Hamlet? Film his decades-old scripts like Afterlife? What of the beloved Wonder Woman?
Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.
April 18th, 2015
Featuring distinguished speakers
Dr. Edmundo Paz Soldán
Dr. Vicente Luis Mora
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by
1. Analyzing the lesser known works of McCullers, and 2. Reexamining her more popular works through lenses that are of growing interest in contemporary literary studies. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
•Comparative readings of the work of Carson McCullers, especially within transatlantic scholarship;
•The reception and evolution of McCullers' work across national boundaries;