How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature? What is the relationship between the characters' religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)? How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots?
The 22nd Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 14-16 July 2016.
CFP: Teaching Wallace Stevens (Special Issue of The Wallace Stevens Journal)
Over twenty years have passed since John N. Serio and B. J. Leggett published their collection, Teaching Wallace Stevens (1994). Since then the teaching landscape has been undergoing significant change. Are there new challenges and opportunities for teaching Stevens in the twenty-first century, with the growing diversity of our student populations, shifting job possibilities (or lack of them), the increasing marginalization of the humanities and of poetry in particular? In this era of globalization, what success have you had teaching Stevens to speakers of other languages and readers from different cultures?
Now accepting proposals for the Renaissance Drama panel at the SCMLA in Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2016. The topic is open, but papers that treat the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are especially encouraged. More information about the conference can be found here: http://southcentralmla.org/conference/
Submit abstracts of 250-300 words to jessica.c.murphy_at_gmail.com before March 31, 2016.
This Special Issue comes at a time when the humanities face conceptual, theoretical, and ethical challenges from within their own ranks, as post-racial and post-human discourses problematize or reject many of their foundational principles. The defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to reimagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects?
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory" October 28-29, 2016
Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.
The CLGO of UNC Charlotte is hosting a colloquium exploring current trends of representation of diversity and expression of identity in children's and YA literature. We welcome scholarly and creative original papers, readings, and presentations that examine the ways in which difference, Other, and activism operate within texts as well as how these topics are taught, interpreted, and adapted. As an interdisciplinary organization, we hope to include multiple approaches to these topics, from a wide variety of disciplines.
SIXTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES & NATIONS
The University of Granada, Granada, Spain
27-29 July 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, held at The University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 27-29 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address diversity through one of the following categories:
Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2016
CFP Issue Vol. 5, no. 1
HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice
With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?
Papers examine colonial/postcolonial representations of environmental disaster, vulnerable and/or resistant populations, and the discourse of extinction in the Pacific Islands across literary or sub-literary genres (19th -21st C.).
350 words; 15 March 2016; Carla Manfredi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.
These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.
Deadline has been extended to 15 February 2016. We welcome your proposals.
(French version below)
Call for Papers
Interdisciplinary conference on:
The Soul in Community: Individual and Collective Spiritualities in New France
13-15 October 2016
CFP: ASA 2016: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are
Proposals are invited for a session on "Non-Fictions of Race: Post-War Writing Genres" to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Denver, Colorado from November 17-20th 2016.
For the Special Issue "Tagore and Spirituality" of the new peer-reviewed online journal Gitanjali and Beyond, we are inviting papers about Tagore's spirituality and its expression in socio-cultural, educational, ecological and artistic realms. Relating to these ideas, we are going to publish comparisons with Tagore's contemporaries, historical analyses, and evaluations of the contemporary relevance of his ideas.