The deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
The Centre of Comparative and Cognitive Linguistics at the University of Bucharest organizes the first international conference on Catalan Studies in Romania:
Languages and Cultures in Contact: Catalan and Today's Europe
Cultural Dialogues through Literary Translations
Bucharest, april 17 – 18, 2015
Articles, conference papers and reviews requested for the January edition. Please submit through the site.
A new edition of "The Victorian" will be published in January. Please send your articles, papers and reviews to:
This call for papers is for the American Studies Association 2015 conference in Toronto (Oct. 8-11).
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015
The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
The proposal deadline has been extended to 30 January 2015.
"Soon after the Braincap came into general use, some highly intelligent—and maximally zealous—bureaucrats realized that it had a unique potential as an early-warning system. During the setting-up process, when the new wearer was being mentally "calibrated," it was possible to detect many forms of psychosis before they hand a chance of becoming dangerous." —Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey
CFP: American Writers in Exile
Call for Proposals
From the Outside:
Narratives from the Othered in the Academy
Editors Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick are proposing a collection of edited essays with the working title "From the Outside," which would collect theorized narratives from a number of positions: non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; non-tenured individuals (especially those beyond the MA, MFA, or PhD); racial and ethnic minorities; academics with HIV, AIDS, or other diseases; differently abled individuals; academics from an impoverished and/or working class background; first-generation academics; atheists and members of religious communities; and non-US/international faculty and grad students.
ASA 2015 CFP: Modes of misery, genres of grief: narrative forms of environmental suffering
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of SYMBOLISM: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
Focus on Caribbean symbolic forms
Chapter proposals are currently being considered for a book, entitled English Romantic Ecologies, on ecological themes in English Romantic writing. Proposals are 600 w plus a bibliography, due by April 30 2015. Chapters will be 6000w, due by December 30 2015. Please firstname.lastname@example.org with initial statement of interest.
Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles. She is the editor or co-editor of ten books, including Identities in Early ModernEnglish Writing (Brepols, 2014).
We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.
Critical Insights: Harlem Renaissance
under contract with Salem Press
I am seeking fellow panelists to present on at the ALA on trauma--from psychological perspectives to literary trauma theory. The work that I aim to present is focused on vicarious trauma--a trauma transmitted but not experienced directly.
Submissions need not be more than 300-500 words and may be emailed to me directly, titled "ALA Boston Trauma Theory Panel."
I also have an excellent chair for the panel; a professor who has done a great deal of trauma theory in her dissertation.
Please feel free to contact me with further queries.