all recent posts

Gender and/in Captivity

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

This issue of Gender Forum addresses all aspects of captivity in relation to questions of gender and sexuality. From psychological captivity over social captivity to physical incarceration, we invite a variety of papers addressing the subject of imprisonment.

* Gender theories and captivity
* Daily performance of gender and the role of impersonation and fantasy
* Gendered visual and material cultures: From the theatrical stage to the silver screen
* Gender Identities: Political Imprisonment and History
* ...

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

Exploring Liability of Foreignness Through the Eyes of Young Adults in Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Yahia Hakami Emporia State Universiy
contact email: 

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.

The Life of the Child's Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association

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.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Critical Juncture

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.

3rd Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality (April 1-2, 2015)

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

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:

Deadline approaching for: Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
dr Katarzyna Bronk

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.

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 

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.

"The Carrot is Mightier than the Sword" — Deadline December 31, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation
contact email: 

Originally posted on — Please visit the site for details and the image prompt.


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

[UPDATE] "Costs of Abstraction," Natura Graduate Conference, March 25, 2016, Rutgers—New Brunswick

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group

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

Keynote Speaker
Steven Shapin
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; Conference Papers CFP; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University

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

Panel Organizers:
Jeff Birkenstein Tristan Beach
Saint Martin's University Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Lacey, Washington

is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle."