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The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
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This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of "pastness" and the politics of identity in the present. It asks what it means when discourses that once animated forms of contemporary identity are consigned to the past, and it queries the mechanism by which such "pastness" is produced. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the idea of a post-race society, the relationship between contemporary race politics and the Civil Rights Movement and/or Black Power, the relationship between contemporary feminism and first/second/third wave feminism, literary periodization, and queer pastness.
Send 150-250 word proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 10, 2015.
EAPSU Online: A Web Journal of Critical and Creative Work, published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions from any area of English studies: literature, writing, film, cultural studies, English education, composition/rhetoric, or any other area of interest. These may be critical or pedagogical articles, but they should not have been published elsewhere.
The suggested length for essay submissions is 1500-3000 words. We also welcome submissions of original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or other forms of creative work.
Deadline: Rolling Acceptance
This conference is designed to explore the relationship between David Foster Wallace and short fiction. The organisers particularly welcome proposed papers on as yet unstudied, or understudied aspects of Wallace's own use of the short story, as well as its influence on contemporary short fiction. What is evident in Wallace's own short fiction is a continued experimentation with the possibilities of the form, framed by the almost inescapable influence of the form's recent history. Wallace's engagement with Barth - and 1960's postmodern fiction more generally - has been well covered by critics, but there is little discussion, as yet, on the ways in which Wallace employed short fiction as a means of understanding genre, period, and styles of writing.
Keynote: Marius Kociejowski
"Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings."
– Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom
Taking place on 2nd June 2015 at the University of York, this interdisciplinary one-day symposium aims to give postgraduate students across the arts and humanities the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary debates and ideas around the concept of identity, questioning the way in which identities are (re)formed, constructed and explored psychically and spatially in the modern world.
Leisure is a central rather than a peripheral feature of culture. Indeed, the divide between leisure and "productive work"—to which it is traditionally opposed—has never been an impassable wall, but rather a porous boundary involving dynamics of control, negotiation, and hybridization. Far from a mere holiday or retreat from society, leisure represents a specific domain of activities in which core social and cultural values and structures are expressed, reified, transmitted, learned, manipulated, and resisted.
From its inception, gender studies analyzed the boundaries and binaries of gender to show that both are socially constructed. Earlier studies investigated the creation and institutionalization of gender boundaries in the realms of culture, politics, and economy as well as the link between gender boundaries and gender inequality. Drawing on critical race theory, feminists who demonstrated that boundaries of gender always interact with that of race and class opened up a fertile terrain for the study of intersections, as well as how gender boundaries interact with the production of hierarchies.
The international interdisciplinary Journal seeks papers reporting novel results by researchers, authors and experts in social sciences, psychology, counseling, criminology and law on the topic of narcotic addiction. For more Information see guide for authors
Papers exploring literary, cultural, historical, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction and memoir. 300 word proposals by March 15 to email@example.com
This is a guaranteed session arranged by the Community College Humanities Association. While we very much encourage community college faculty members to submit proposals, all are welcome!
You must be an MLA member by April in order to be accepted. The 2016 Modern Language Association convention will be held in Austin, Texas on Jan. 7-10.
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Volume 7, "Art|Design|Science and Literature in Early Modernity" 2015
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EMSJ is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 26, 2015 to Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a proposed special session at MLA 2016: Forerunners, fantasies, false starts on the way to DH. Network theory in literature and criticism, graph theory, library science revolutions ("KWIC"), topic mapping, early literary visualization, statistical criticism, etc. Abstracts—ledes, kickers, quotes by 15 March 2015
Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015
Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:
Up to the 19th century, across the divided Romanian territories, the culture (customs, cloths, songs, other traditions) changed very little within predominantly agrarian regions.
Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts. This session encourages papers that examine post-medieval texts, cultures, and practices, especially Australian, Native American, Pan-American, and Eastern.