The aims of this panel are to discuss and inform on the topic of gender politics of 20th-century English drama. The politics regard a total shift from the previous format of plays. Due mainly to the women's movement in society, many changes started to take place. Prior themes centering around a male-dominated world have given way to themes of men's abuse of power, sexual politics, pain, physical and psychological torture, general feminist themes, sexual desire and redemptive love just to name a few. The existence of cross-gender casting also makes its appearance in force. Two important playwrights who have made names for "women" in their work are Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane.
Call for papers for group session: Art as Information: Plans, Maps, Diagrams and Algorithms for the 2015 UAAC conference at NSCAD University, Halifax, on November 5–7.
Call For Papers
The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering that aims to encourage conversation between scholars and researchers of Irish and Irish-American culture and the writers, artists, local historians, surfers, musicians, skaters, chefs, poets, thinkers and readers of Irish and Irish-American culture.This is the third year of Transatlantic Connections, and the overall theme of this year is Ireland and the Diaspora.
Regular Paper Submission:
Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.
Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality
Call for Participation 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom
CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)
Contact email: monstrousmessengers(at)gmail.com
I am still in need of several chapters for this edited collection. Please recall that the focus in on physical picture books and children, not on television or film. Deadline for submission is extended to July 15. Questions are welcomed.
Call For Papers
Fourteenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 28-29, 2015
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Ministers Hall,
Claflin University campus
Morning: Concurrent sessions
Afternoon: Keynote address and readings
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, seeks American Studies submissions. We welcome a wide range of topics and approaches.
You can see the journal guidelines here:
You can see past issues of the journal here:
The panel expands the discursive space where disability matters in poetic studies. While disability studies has been present as an active force in literary studies for decades, there is still much discussion concerning the category of "disability poetics." Many people argue that it is an activist movement, while others believe it as an aesthetic and/or a position around embodiment.
The Midwest Modern Language Association invites submissions for the Fall 15 issue of the JMMLA.
Deadline for essays: July 15th, 2015
"The Lives of Cities"
Deadline for essays: July 15th, 2015
Submissions are accepted from papers given at our 2014 Conference in Detroit, MI. The following topics are welcome:
CFP: Adaptation and Dance
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester
It's time to submit proposals for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Seattle March 21-25 (Monday through Friday), 2016. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,
a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.
b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.
c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.
In an unpublished forward 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: The language of satire
Group Section sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association
ICLA: The Many Languages of Comparative Literature
21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
21st July – 27th July 2016
University of Vienna
'The satirist is the figure in whom the cannibal was received into civilization.'
Walter Benjamin on Karl Kraus
Following up on last year's Anniversary Seminar on Foucault and Derrida: Theory and Practice, the Departments of Philosophy, English and Education Studies would like to announce the second Engaging the Contemporary: Philosophy, Literature and Education seminar. The aim of this series is to organize an annual day seminar to encourage participation from graduate students, graduates and academics coming from different departments and backgrounds.