Fresh on the heels of our first issue of 'Merica Magazine we're asking for new submissions we hope to publish weekly on a rolling basis. 'Merica Magazine is a public humanities periodical committed to publishing work that examines American culture and the idea of "America" with a critical eye. Potential writers are asked to familiarize themselves with our style at mericamagazine.org. Queries, pitches, and submissions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals are now being accepted for the conference's newly established subject area, Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture. In this inaugural year, we are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering as seen within popular culture, such as through:
representations of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering including pregnancy, comparison to fathers,
experiences of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering and variances by race/ethnicity, genders, class, age, etc.
theories related to mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering,
studies about/with mothers, and
pedagogical applications of research/writing relating to the topic.
Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject.
Due date for proposals is December 1, 2015.
The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in downtown San Antonio, TX from February 25-27, 2016.
The English Graduate Student Association at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce its third interdisciplinary graduate conference which will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. We welcome proposals for paper presentations, panels, or workshops produced from MA and PhD students enrolled in graduate programs all over the country.
The Willa Cather Society seeks proposals for two panels for the 27th annual conference of the American Literature Association at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 26-29, 2016 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
Papers related to the works of C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, George MacDonald, and Dorothy L. Sayers are invited.
The theme of the conference "Is Man a Myth?" takes its cue from the book on Mr. Tumnus's shelf to ponder not just the plausibility of "sub-created" worlds and their mythical inhabitants, but the ontology of ourselves, ostensibly the only meaning-making creatures in this cosmos. Now that God is "dead," there has also been the death of the "author," and so the next to go is Man (humanity itself). For recent Bible translators who eschew masculine references to God, the gender construct of "man" is even more suspect. We invite presenters to look in the Inklings' works for how they might have responded.
Thank you for your interest in SCCC's annual Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing. Our festival features four days of events held Monday, April 11- Thursday, April 14 at each of our three campuses (in Brentwood, Selden, and Riverhead, NY) preceding an all-day conference in Selden, NY on Friday, April 15, 2016.
The festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events.
Currently, we are accepting proposals for workshops and panel discussions to be held throughout the week and at the all-day conference. We are looking for:
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
Exploring the Renaissance 2016:
An International Conference
We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the
South Central Renaissance Conference
March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel
Conference website: http:www.scrc.us.com/archives/2016conference.shtml
Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Program Chair: Christopher Baker
Armstrong State University
Abstract submissions close this week for AMSN3: Modernist Work
Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney
Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015
The Warburg Institute
30 October 2015
We invite papers to round out an edited collection on David Foster Wallace and short fiction, following a one-day conference, David Foster Wallace and The Short Things, at Bristol University, UK. The organisers particularly welcome proposed papers on as-yet-unstudied, or understudied aspects of Wallace's own use of the short story, as well as readings of particular short fictions that explore questions of their use of the form.
The editors invite abstracts that address one or more of the following topic areas:
Call for papers
There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:
When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay
The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:
2016 Symposium CFP: "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