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 email@example.com.
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.
The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.
We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.
Please consider registering for the Cross-Generational workshop for career planning in rhetoric and composition at CCCC 2015 at this link: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv
MW.01 Opportunity, Reflection, and Tactical Foresight: Mapping the Full Span of Your Career from Graduate School to Post-Retirement 9 am -12 pm Wednesday, March 18
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
10th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th September 2015
University of Brighton, UK
Keynote Speaker: Owen Hatherley
International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM ISSN 2348-0386) is a refereed monthly e-journal from Rochester, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.
IJECM intends to contribute to the development & dissemination of knowledge on management, commerce & economics.
Submission: Inviting quality research papers/ review papers/ conceptual papers/ didactic articles for its Vol 3, issue 3 (March issue). Submission due date is Feb 28, 2015. Release date is 15th March 2015. Submission email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 10 will be devoted to 'the conceptualisation of number in the English lexicon', in 2016. Main editor: Laure Gardelle (ENS de Lyon). Deadline for abstract submission: June 2015.
Webpage for issue 10: http://lexis.univ-lyon3.fr/spip.php?rubrique30
Call for papers
The conceptualisation of number in the English lexicon
Deadline now February 10, 2015
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness of this novel, this call for proposals asks us to take stock of the position of this novel in conversation with historical constructions of literal/figurative space, place, home (of the period of the novel's presumed creation or the period of the novel's setting). Topics to be addressed may include (among others) ways in which this transatlantic novel fashions/responds to liminality, hybridity, borders, geo-politics, and peripheries, including comparative analyses in concert with relevant works from varied genres and disciplines.
We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp
Call for Papers
The Media Review section of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities calls for reviews that apply ecocritical and Green cultural studies approaches to the field of Japanese animation.
2014 was a watershed year for Studio Ghibli, arguably the leading anime studio, because it marked the retirement of the founding directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. who issued their swan-songs The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya. To honor this moment and attract more critical attention to anime, we are soliciting reviews of the following:
Miyazaki's films, especially Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo.
What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?
We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.
Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.