In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie recounts the liability of foreignness that confronts Indian Americans who are embodied by the protagonist, Junior, and his family. Although it appears indirectly articulated by the writer, being a foreigner is the biggest challenge that sparks hazardous and paramount issues and obstacles which are depicted as meaningful themes for Indian Americans in this novel. Consequently, Indian Americans' adults are indescribably conquered by their cultural identity, causing a plethora of difficulties to adapt to the circumstances.
This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people. Just as American culture is often characterized as anti-intellectual, as if the democratization of education entailed a turn away from the life of the mind, literature for the young is sometimes summed up as empty-headed. Even the school story—a genre named for the central role it gives to school experience—is notorious for its lack of interest in academic pursuits. Hence the need to consider those rarer narratives that give expression to the intellectual lives of the young.
Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016
Now in its third year, the Critical Juncture conference at Emory University provides a forum for emerging scholars to engage with important thinkers on topics that reach beyond traditional disciplinary lines. This year's conference, "Representations of the Body," will center on work that interrogates how the human body is represented at complex intersections of multiple identities: race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and beyond. See below the call for more information about the innovative conference design.
We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. Rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.
Topics should focus on styles and forms of criminality, including but not limited to:
Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now
Clemson University English Department
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida
DEADline is approaching!!
Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.
The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.
Writing (and) Affordability: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Writing Instruction
Originally posted on emberjournal.org — Please visit the site for details and the image prompt.
"THE CARROT IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD"
Scheduled for the Spring 2016 issue, the chosen story will bring to life the amazing cover which has been specially designed by by artist and illustrator Sean Greenberg.
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Proposal Deadline extended to December 15, 2015.
Costs of Abstraction
5th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 25, 2016
Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University
"…any measurement, however comprehensive, is an act of abstraction, an act of replacing the thing measured" (Rosen 1991: 60).
Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories
International Conference on the Short Story in English; July 13-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle."
Seeking collaborators to propose a panel session for the upcoming Sixteenth Century Society Conference 18-20 August, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium. Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be submitted to Eileen Sperry at email@example.com by February 1st.
Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life
2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"
Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist
March 4, 2016
We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration. This must be work that has not been published in print or online, including blog posts. Submit your work electronically, following the specific guidelines for the genre.
Please submit the following:
Cover sheet: e-mail document with this information:
Subject line of e-mail: Mayo Review Submission
Your name (as you wish to see it printed in the journal)
Your mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address.
The title and genre of each submission
A short (50 – 100 word) biography