In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."
Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)
February 10-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency Downtown / Albuquerque, NM
Word, Image, and Power in Africa and the African Diaspora
Organized jointly by the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY and Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
April 1 & 2, 2016
The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around syntax and poetry; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. Following the successful session on syntax and poetry in 2016, we invite abstracts on how poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (email@example.com).
The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around postcolonial stylistics; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. We invite abstracts that explore representations of linguistic varieties and variation in postcolonial literature from the perspective of literary linguistics. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP:Central Pennsylvania Consortium's Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces
Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter
This year's conference will take place April 8-9, 2016 on the campus of Dickinson College, Carlisle PA.
Prospective Panel: "Region and National Technologies"
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature's Biennial Conference
March 10-12, 2016 in Boston, MA
What Is the State of the Humanities Today?
Abstracts due October 15, 2015
Full Articles due February 28, 2016
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters
Volume 43, Numbers 1 & 2
The Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters invites submissions for an upcoming issue that addresses the current state of the humanities and humanities education in colleges and universities in the United States.
Submissions may take the form of scholarly articles, reviews, or creative works (e.g., poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art work). Provision may also be made for a select number of digital and multimedia works.
Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.
American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
10-13 February 2016
Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org
Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:
Call for submissions for a special issue on Translingual Fiction guest edited by Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich.
English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession
Kristen Marangoni, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College
Joseph Donica, Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Review our Formatting Guide for the Kudzu Scholar Issue before submitting.
Essay Cluster Themes:
--- American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim): How do narrative and storytelling practices (romantic conventions, oral traditions, travel narratives, etc.) influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature. Possible topics include:
American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim):
We invite essays that consider how narrative and storytelling practices influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature.
SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:
Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society
We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at http://rawatbooks.com/ and