This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature –
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Farah Mendlesohn, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
March 11 & 12, 2016
Call for Papers and Presentations: Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing/the Mash-Up SWPACA 2016
Southwest/American Popular Culture and American Culture Association
Please submit your paper title and 100- to 300-word abstract by November 1, 2015, through our database, which can be accessed at:
Make plans to join the Southwest PCA/ACA for our 37th annual conference, February 10-13 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
This panel surveys and celebrates examples of women in collaboration, also taking into account some of the possible challenges associated with women in partnership. How do women's groups or communities handle differences in sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, and religion among members? What does it mean to be women in collaboration in the Canadian city recently voted worst for women (Edmonton), or the city voted best (Québec City), or the city ranked exactly in the middle (Hamilton)? How have women's communities been depicted in various media, and how have collaborators presented themselves? Submissions should be in keeping with ACCUTE's broad interest in English studies, and work on any time period is welcome.
Being the first specialized conference on Literature and Cinema, this conference aims to attract the attention of scholars and readers from different countries in order to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, and global facet of cinema using literary adaptations. The beginnings of cinema in the early 1900's gradually led to a close affiliation between literature and cinema. Cinema and literature although very different are yet related to one another and cinema can now play a pivotal role in the popularization of literary texts, novels or plays.
CFP: Literature (General)
37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015
"Don DeLillo: 'Fiction Rescues History'" Conference
Paris - February 18-20, 2016
Guest of Honor: Don DeLillo (with the support of Actes Sud Editions)
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Michael Naas, DePaul University
LARCA – Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones (UMR 8225, Université Paris Diderot)
VALE – Voix anglophones, littérature et esthétique (EA 4085, Université Sorbonne Paris 4)
ERIAC – Équipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les aires culturelles (EA 4705, Université de Rouen)
PRISMES (VORTEX) – Langues, textes, arts et cultures du monde anglophone (EA 4398, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
"Peripheral Modernity and the South Asian Literary-World" is a conference panel, jointly held by Sourit Bhattacharya (University of Warwick) and Priyanka Basu (SOAS, London), at the 24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), to take place at the University of Warsaw, Poland, July 27-30, 2016. Here is the proposal in short and long abstracts:
How has South Asian literary and artistic work responded to the recent crisis in capitalist world-system? Papers sought that take "peripheral modernity" as analytical framework and focus on literary form, space, rights and activism, economic crisis, global literary marketplace, and comparativism.
Shirley Jackson's work is currently experiencing a much deserved and long overdue critical and popular reassessment. Except for The Haunting of Hill House and the much-anthologized "The Lottery," Jackson's work has only seen sporadic scholarly activity. But with this year's publication of Let Me Tell You and a new biography set to be released in 2016, a reevaluation of Jackson's influential yet overlooked novels, plays, essays, and memoirs is more pertinent than ever. To that end, the theme of this proposed panel on Jackson's work is open-ended although preference will be given to scholars engaging with Jackson's lesser-known works.
Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now
Clemson University English Department
February 25-26, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015
Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry
A book edited by Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia) and Kalaivanthan (Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort , Malaysia)
XV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR IRISH STUDIES
Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Ireland"
University of Zaragoza
This book project aims to mark the 10th anniversary of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Laureateship and will include essays on his major works to be published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart / Germany. The provisional title of the collection is Tales from His Father's Suitcase: Essays on Orhan Pamuk. We invite proposals for well-researched essays that address the major issues and themes in Pamuk's works, such as national identity, memory, historiography and ideology. We especially encourage contributions from scholars and academics working in the fields of comparative and translation studies. The collection is also open to other topics such as narratology and stylistics.