The changes in the job market and the difficulties for landing a tenure track academic position have been a game changer during the last five years. As many graduate programs in the country have decided to accept lesser students annually, others have devised innovative solutions and have highly engaged in training students beyond academia. This roundtable aims at opening a conversation about professional careers outside academia. The roundtable welcomes speakers who have experience working beyond academia and can guide students and peers towards a professional career path.
We are looking for one-page story submissions to the inaugural edition of Tidbits: A One-Page Story Anthology. For this collection, we would like authors to consider the theme of wishes. This encompasses but is not limited to:
wish-granting entities (genies, fairies, etc)
be careful what you wish for stories
consequences of wishing
REBOOT • REPURPOSE • RECYCLE
September 12-14, 2019
Portland, Oregon, USA
Keynotes: Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University; Matt McCormick, Gonzaga University
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2019
Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for presentations, workshops, craft talks and creative readings for our 3rd annual Fall Literary Festival to be held October 4-5 at Youngstown State University. The two-day festival will feature an acclaimed faculty: Nin Andrews (poetry), Christopher Barzak (fiction), Erica Cardwell (essay, creative nonfiction), Jill Christman (creative nonfiction), Michael Croley (fiction), George Ella Lyon (poetry, essay), Philip Memmer (poetry), Philip Metres (poetry, essay).
Deadline for abstracts: Monday 20th May 2019
Conference date: Friday 19th July 2019
This roundtable will explore the liminal role of graduate students who teach or TA courses while also working on their own graduate coursework. In particular, this session will examine the way that engaging in and constantly switching between these two classroom roles may cause qualities from each role to interpenetrate with both positive and negative effects on the graduate student. This session welcomes shorter 10-minute presentations of academic or nonfiction meditations on graduate students who negotiate their teaching and studying roles.
This panel celebrates the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st, 1819 by welcoming papers on any aspect of Melville’s legacy both during and after the nineteenth century. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to: how Melville’s works may speak to contemporary issues; Melville’s literary influences and how he employs them in his works; other writers who were influenced by Melville and how this influence manifests in their works; the 1920’s Melville revival; Melville's depiction of racial, cultural, sexual, or gender plurality; or textual and thematic analyses of any of Melville’s works.
The Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award of the George Herbert Society, 2017-2019
For an Outstanding Dissertation on George Herbert
The George Herbert Society
The Sixth Triennial Conference
at Cambridge University
George Herbert and Eloquence
18-21 June 2020
In partnership with
Peterhouse College, Trinity College, Magdalene College, and Girton College
Plenary Speakers: Sidney Gottlieb, Sacred Heart University
Malcolm Guite, Girton College
Call for Papers for the Inaugural Session of the Monsters and the Monstrous Area
2019 Conference of the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH, Friday, 15 November, - Saturday, 16 November
Proposals due by 15 June 2019