all recent posts

Gothic Routes: Travel Writing and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:12am
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

"Gothic Routes: Travel Writing and the Gothic"

ASECS in Pittsburgh, March 31-April 3rd, 2016

This panel will focus on the connections between travel writing as a genre and the uses of, representations about, and innovative connections between it and conventions of the gothic. Themes and topics may include: narrative relationships between the gothic and travel narratives, gender and travel writing/gothic tropes, empire and the gothic/travel narratives, exploration and the gothic, finding the "other" and the narrative of travel writing and the gothic.

Please send abstract to M. Soledad Caballero, Associate Professor of English, scaballe@allegheny.edu, by Sept. 15, 2015

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue, Fall 2016

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:39am
Southwestern American Literature

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue

From now until August 1, 2016 we will be accepting submissions for our Fall 2016 issue, which will focus on music and musicians of the American Southwest.

For this issue we are accepting a multitude of forms and genres such as:
• Poetry
• Fiction
• Creative Non-Fiction
• Critical essays
• Interviews
• Song Lyrics
• and more!

We ask that you limit prose submissions to 25 pages or less and poetry submissions to 10 pages. You may submit more than once, but please wait until you hear from us before resubmitting. 

Westerns and the West (PCA 2016)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:38am
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association

Popular Culture Association 2016 National Conference
March 21-25, 2016
Seattle, WA

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

Brontë Women: Conventional, Radical, and Exceptional, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals Sept.30, 2015)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:37am
47th Annual NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT

This panel invites proposals exploring The Brontës' ability to create striking female characters. Do these authors create conventional women characters or do they deviate from contemporary societal expectations? What might be the motivation or the outcome of creating either type? Papers are invited to examine the traditional, non-traditional, expected and unexpected constructions of womanhood found in the Brontë sisters' works. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract by September 30, 2015.
Proposers must sign in or create a user account in the NeMLA database. All proposal submissions must be made via the NeMLA website at:

NeMLA, March 2016: "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity"

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:29am
Sarah L. Axelrod

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a paper for a panel entitled "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity" at NeMLA in Hartford, March 2016.

Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio establish a canon of literary texts in the vernacular, both by instituting continuity between their works and those of classical authors and by materially and critically formalizing a history of progressively more refined vernacular texts. This panel explores this at times inventive and mythographical approach to literary history through which the tre corone enact new notions of authorship, authoriality, and authority.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:43am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics



The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

International conference on Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES Multidisciplinary Perspectives April 27- 29

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:41am
Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences University of Maroua and Department of English Higher Teacher Training College, University of Maroua

International conference on
Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Conference convenor:
Professor Edward O.Ako, Rector, University of Maroua
Host: Faculty of letters and Social Sciences and Department of English (ENS Maroua)
Date: April 27th-29th 2016

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:37am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

ACLA 2016 - Aesthetics of Imprisonment

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:29pm
Yenna Wu: UC Riverside; Adhira Mangalagiri: UChicago


Proposal submissions due on September 23, 2015

This seminar asks for literary approaches to texts of and about imprisonment.

The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 2:30pm
47th Annual NeMLA Convention

-----------------------------------------
The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
Hartford, Connecticut—March 17 - 20, 2016

Show Your Work: Investigating Digital Methods in Humanities Research

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 2:10pm
Kairos PraxisWiki

While digital methodologies for the production, publication, and circulation of research are increasingly becoming mainstream in English studies, especially among digital rhetoric and humanities practitioners (Grabill & Pigg, 2012; McKee & Devoss, 2007; Nickoson & Sheridan, 2012), such methods are not always rendered transparent in ways that allow us to "show our work." Efforts to bring more visibility to discussions of research, such as the creation of the Research Exchange Index (REx), demonstrate the opportunities made available by open-access venues that can focus attention on writing research.

Pages