Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.
"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year's conference theme, "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements," focuses on the theme of exile, otherness, and displacement in local, national, and global contexts. We aim to think transnational American Studies in relationship to occupied spaces of nation and state; we are interested in how these occupations enact, normalize, and hegemonize imperial logics and their displacing effects - materially, historically, and ontologically.
Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille's Blue Room, thereby setting the intellectual standard for salons.
"Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare's London and London's Shakespeare" – seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.
Seminar conveners: Donald Hedrick (Kansas State University) and Edel Semple (University College Cork)
The Pennsylvania State University
Committee for Early Modern Studies
2016 Symposium, Call for Papers
In the Face of Destruction: Historical Memory and the Preservation of the Past in the Early Modern Period
October 28-29, 2016
State College, Pennsylvania
"The Scholastic Forum"
The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.
5. Papers to be sent on: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Abstract followed by keywords(5)
'The Gothic and all its forms'
The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)
Gothic in New Media (encompassing gaming, hypertext fiction, online culture and others)
Gothic materiality and the Gothic object
Gothic popular culture (the Goth community, fashion, social identity)
The Gothic in print culture
The Gothic in science
The MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance, jointly co-ordinated and taught by the English Literature and the Film, Theatre and Television departments at the University of Reading, encourages both in depth study of Beckett's work, and research into Beckett's interrelationship with the broader contexts of, for example, literary Modernism, literature, arts and politics, modern and contemporary interdisciplinary performance, and collections based research.
We are delighted to announce the James and Elizabeth Knowlson Scholarship, available to candidates who have been accepted onto the MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance in the Department of Film Theatre and Television, University of Reading, for entry in October 2016.
We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature. If, as scholars and teachers of Western literatures and cultures, we regularly share our research, we perhaps do not as often get the chance to share new and innovative strategies for teaching courses or individual works in Western studies. Our volume seeks to fill this gap by offering a range of essays on teaching Western literatures and cultures that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists, faculty and graduate students, and experienced and inexperienced instructors alike.
Update: Proposal deadline extended to March 15, 2016.
The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars invites conference papers that examine Steinbeck as an international/translational writer. Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of theoretical applications, such as Steinbeck's connections to world literature and world thought—for example, Classical Greek and Roman, Eastern, and twentieth-century Russian. How has Steinbeck adapted not only themes but also aesthetic choices and narrative strategies? Other topics are welcome as well: deep ecology, power and subjugation, the concept of democracy and America, ethics and philosophy, gender studies.
The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. This year's conference theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." We welcome submissions on any topic relating to American Literature Before 1900, but we are particularly interested in papers that deal with the city and urbanity.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jamie Korsmo at email@example.com
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Call for Papers
Asking Questions of Education
We'd like to think as a country we provide all children with access to adequate educational resources. But with a national emphasis on testing, the poorest students have the least opportunity as their funding hinges on test scores.
Working class and poor high school graduates seek higher education, but they are asked to mortgage out their future to access the college learning community.
The study of humanities in higher education is discouraged in favor of STEM and career training, but it has become clear that people who study the humanities can lead us in a direction with more social equity.
Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?
"What we learned from our grandmothers"
Our grandmothers, ourselves.
Many of us learned lessons in feminism from our grandmothers. Whether they explicitly or implicitly taught us these lessons is varied depending on who you ask.
We are interested in nuanced depictions of your grandmothers' lives. Whether you'd like to write about one grandmother or both, an estranged grandmother or one close to you, is part of your own personal story and is your prerogative.
Whatever story you have, we know it will be unique.
We are interested in poems and prose about the woman you called Grammy, Nana, Nanoots, Nanners, Abuelita, Gran, Grandmom...
Who Can Submit:
The Centre for Critical Thought, the Centre for Comic and Popular Performance and the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent are glad to invite 250-word abstracts for
COMEDY AND CRITICAL THOUGHT: LAUGHTER AS RESISTANCE?
a two-day interdisciplinary conference scheduled on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May 2016 at the University of Kent in Canterbury.