This pedagogical panel—to be held at the BWWC annual conference June 2-5 2016 in Athens, GA—will address the conference theme of "Making a Scene" as it explores why students are resistant to particular approaches or texts, and how we, as teachers, can "make a scene" ourselves to spark involvement, foster interest, and propagate engagement with vital works. We will explore the various ways that 18th and 19th century texts by women writers have been met with unexpected resistance, empty criticism, or unproductive conflict in seminars, which impedes successful exchange of ideas.
This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and the beginning of his incredible legacy, this special teaching issue is devoted to all things Shakespeare—why we teach him, how we teach him, what primary sources we use, and some innovative pedagogy that helps our students connect with him.
Guest editor Michael LoMonico, Senior Consultant on National Education at the Folger Shakespeare Library and former instructor at Stony Brook University, seeks articles that shed light on how we prepare those who will be teaching Shakespeare to the next generation of middle and high school students and what innovative ways we use to teach Shakespeare to college students.
Is "faking it" an essential Victorian characteristic? Despite the popular perception of the nineteenth century as a period dominated by the Protestant work ethic and preoccupied with moral conscientiousness and "realism," Victorian culture bursts with deception and trickery – both in form and content. From misleading plots and authorial pseudonyms to the illusory reality of emerging technologies like photography, identifying the (in)authentic and enacting (in)authenticity is an ongoing concern of nineteenth-century characters, spectators, and readers. For consumers of texts, a certain enjoyment may arise from discovering and tacitly participating in violations of generic and social norms.
CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2015
For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.
February 10 - 13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Fax: (505) 843-2710
We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.
"Portals, Gates": The Classics in Modernist Translation
As Steven Yao observes in *Translation and the Languages of Modernism,* both the practice and the idea of translation were integral to experimental early twentieth-century modernist work in English: "feats of translation not only accompanied and helped to give rise to, but sometimes even themselves constituted, some of the most significant Modernist literary achievements in English." And in their translation work, many anglophone modernists were especially responsive to the literature of Ancient Greece and Rome. As H.D. would note of the work of Euripides, whose plays she translated, "these words are to me portals, gates."
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
I'm soliciting paper proposals for panel I'd like to plan for our next conference in Berkeley. Please review the details below and send all proposals for 15-minute presentations to email@example.com by January 1, 2016.
[French Graduate Students Conference of McGill University]
"Changer ou partir" : poétique de l'exil
Dans un contexte d'instabilité politique accrue doublé d'une crise économique prolongée, il n'est guère étonnant de constater que les discours d'extrême droite opposent de plus en plus ouvertement une politique d'assimilation à la promotion de la différence qui s'est imposée comme valeur sociale à partir des études culturelles1. « Changer ou partir » : voilà le choix auquel l'ethos nationaliste confronte aujourd'hui encore les minorités culturelles, comme l'a récemment commenté Marie-Michèle Sioui en résumant ainsi la posture que la division québécoise de la PÉGIDA a adoptée à l'égard des communautés musulmanes.
CFP: American Stand-up Comedians as Public Intellectuals (1/15/16)
Taking a Stand: American Stand-up Comedians as Public Intellectuals
Editors: Jared Champion (Young Harris College) and Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Amiri Baraka Society
American Literature Association
25th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
The Amiri Baraka Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://www.americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics
The University of Bristol invites submissions for a 1-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of 'Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics'. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes: 1) the intersections between capitalism and the 'Sixth Extinction'; 2) artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism; 3) the biopolitics of domestication; 4) the development of industrial animal farms.
THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN PATRIOGRAPHY:
WRITING FATHERS IN AFRICAN LITERATURES & FILM
CALL FOR PAPERS
(journal collection and conference panel for ALA 2016, Atlanta)
Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference
University of South Africa (UNISA)
College of Human Sciences
Hosted by the Department of English Studies
Date: 28 August – 1 September 2016
Venue: Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift (South Africa)
CALL FOR PAPERS