Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.
The phallus is often considered the ultimate symbol of power in patriarchy, but the naked man is hardly a reliable bearer (or barer) of such power. This panel seeks papers that challenge the equation of "phallic" with "power" by considering representations of the male body in American literature and culture that foreground other values—tenderness, vulnerability, or resistance to dominant power structures, to name just a few. Please upload 500-word abstracts to panel session 15675 after clicking on the cfp link above.
Abstracts required for edited collection 'Crossing Boundaries: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals, 1850-1950'.
Abstract (300 words) deadline Sept 15, 2015. Full chapters due Feb 29, 2016.
From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience. Often represented in both cultural and physiological terms, disease functioned as both sign and symptom of the irrevocable togetherness of mind and body, something to be combatted morally and technologically by prudence and enlightened reason.
As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.
Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.
This symposium is held in conjunction with the loaning of Shakespeare's First Folio to FIU by the Folger Library, as part of the Folger's 2016 national tour of the book. For more about events related to the First Folio at FIU, please see folio.fiu.edu
We are proud to present two invited special events as part of the symposium:
* Roland Greene will speak at the opening reception.
* Ayanna Thompson, Ruben Espinosa, and Carla Della Gatta will offer a special panel on race and Shakespeare.
CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (10/1/15; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/22/16-3/25/16)
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2016 JOINT CONFERENCE
Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
The Conference will be held at the
SHERATON SEATTLE HOTEL
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98101 United States
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015.
Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Abstracts due October 10, 2015
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.
Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015
LiNQ is a 45-year old peer reviewed journal affiliated with the Department of English at James Cook University, Australia. This special issue explores the confluence of narrative and place-based digital storytelling. We welcome explorations of any aspect of digital storytelling, from blogs to immersive game-like narratives, particularly with some emphasis on space, place, or geography. Equally, we welcome any geocritical DH approaches to traditional narrative forms.
Please see our extended call for papers and submission information:
CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)
Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic
Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media
Guest editor, Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite the academic community to attend the 8th International Conference "Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects", which will be held on April 20-22, 2016 at Chelyabinsk State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia).
We welcome the submission of research papers related to the following topics:
–Innovative approaches to language studies in the XXI century.
–Linguistic image of the world and cross-cultural communication.
–Discourse as the object of interdisciplinary research.
–Current issues in translation and interpreting studies.
–Current issues in language education.
The official languages of the conference are Russian and English.
In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.
The Arts and Humanities Research Division (AHRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing a Panel on Neo-Victorian Fiction: Excavating the Bygone in the Modern World which will be held in Athens, Greece on 3-6 January 2016. In the past, the five research units of AHRD have organized 50 annual international conferences on history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, languages, as well as the visual and performing arts. The aim of the conference session lies in discussing the significance of recollecting the Victorian literary past in the present-day fiction by means of diversified historical narratives.
Moreover, other topics are welcome (but are not confined to):
CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015
This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.
Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)
'Making New Writing: 1975-2000': JNZL Special Issue 2016 call for proposed articles
Full name / name of organization:
Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: email@example.com
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. JNZL, which is published annually, carries scholarly and critical essays on all aspects of New Zealand literature and cultural studies. We welcome submissions on any aspect of New Zealand literature in English. It also reviews books of critical interest in the field of New Zealand literary studies.