In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the "other" creatures, with whom we share our world. In the meantime, our material existence has been reconfigured by the human genome project, in-vitro meat, custom-made pharmacology, bioart and other scientific developments.
Learn more and hear an audio version of the CFP at http://tinyurl.com/SoundwritingPed.
The availability of digital tools has made it easier than ever to record and edit sound, and teachers of composition have noticed. We record sonic texts for our students, and we give aural assignments in many genres: audio essays, podcasts, sonic remediations, interviews, radio shows, think-alouds, experimental pieces, and much more. We're entering an age of soundwriting, where the affordances of sound intersect the pedagogies and practices of writing and rhetoric.
Call for articles
Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Spring 2016
Post-conflict territories: representations and reconfigurations
IAFOR and its global partners are proud to announce the Sixth Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship. We encourage submissions and participation from around the world to this international, interdisciplinary and international event.
• digital and social media
• library content
• library instruction
• library management
• library research and development
• literary criticism
• theatre and drama
• world literature
IAFOR and its global partners invite you to participate in the Seventh Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities. Join us and delegates from around tin the exciting seaside city of Kobe, Japan and discuss research centered around the theme "Justice".
• arts theory and criticism
• film studies
• performing arts
• teaching and learning the arts
Scholarship on women's writing on the First World War has helped recover important texts that give us insight on the important roles women played as nurses and ambulance drivers. This panel seeks papers that examine the ways in which women depicted their new jobs. How did these new jobs affect their views on their gender? What about their responsibilities as citizens? And, how do these texts help change our views on the First World War?
Submit abstracts through NeMLA's website:
JNZL essay prize
The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2015
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) offers an annual prize for an essay in the area of New Zealand literary studies.
• The prize is available to graduate students and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
• There is a cash prize.
• The winning entry will be published in JNZL.
• The prize is open internationally.
• Entries will be judged anonymously by the Editorial Committee and the International Advisory Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.
• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.
CALL FOR PAPERS, PROPOSALS AND CREATIVE WORK
Responsibility, Morality and The Costs of War:
PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond
Deadline: August 3, 2015
Symposium, Exhibition and Performances
November 12-14, 2015
This symposium is a three-day interdisciplinary event that speaks to key issues facing our nation today: namely the challenges that confront veterans from the numerous, ongoing sites of combat and conflict around the globe. The symposium will include panel discussions by a range of scholars, artists, and veterans, keynote lectures, an art installation, an exhibition, a film screening, a short film exhibition, a solo performance, and a staged reading of a new play.
This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology. Referencing Rey Chow's notion of entanglement, i.e., a "condition of overlapping recurrences," the panel seeks to analyze the points of recursive coincidence that ensue between cultural manifestations, poetic production, and environmental thinking. Entanglement points to associations of spatial proximity, of overlaying, but also of resistance and tension between phenomena. It thus brings occurrences together through affinity and disjunction alike and offers a powerful paradigm to think about mediation in relation to complex networks and loop interactions.
Want to get started on a digital American studies project? We may be able to help!
At this year's American Studies Association annual meeting in Toronto, the Digital Humanities Caucus would like to help you get started on a digital project by offering one-hour consultations with experienced digital humanities practitioners. We'll hold these consultations from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, in the conference hotel.
We can think your idea through with you, suggest useful tools and resources, and give you some suggestions about where you might go next.
The International Conference A Century of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić's 'Priče iz davnine' is the central event in the celebration of the centenary of the first publication of Priče iz davnine (Croatian Tales of Long Ago, 1916) by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, the most famous Croatian collection of fairy tales. Scholars and experts from Croatia and abroad are invited to take part in the Conference in a joint effort to critically examine the various aspects of this unique prose collection.
The Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual Science Fiction Symposium!
From the earliest days of science fiction, the subject of Time has provided fertile ground for exploration and imagination. Divergent histories, time travel, chronoclasms and the manipulation of past and future events are prevalent tropes of the genre.
We are seeking proposals relating to representations and discussions of Time in Science Fiction, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).
Session: Classical Influences in Dante
51st. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
Organizer and Chair, Filippa Modesto, Ph.D, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Send abstracts to: email@example.com
The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI:
I: Speech, Sermons, and Silence in the Pearl-Poems
II: Places and Spaces in the Pearl-Poems
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with the support of the regional program EnJeu(x).
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016