The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture, experimentation, and their relationships to contemporary literature. In the past 25 years, experimentation in literature has seen a diverse and dramatic boom. Literature sees experiment by way of form, structure, context, theme, and modes of mediation.
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. This panel seeks to explore the trends in literature of the past 25 years, including but not limited to
Culture, class, and/or citizenship
Eighth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
April 1-2, 2016
Home (Alone): An Interrogation of the Familiar, Transitory space, and the Contours of the Self
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: (TBA)
It has been sixty years since Lolita first appeared in its green-clad double volume in 1955 in Paris, published by Maurice Girodias (Olympia Press). During those six decades, the nymphet that Nabokov carved out of American poshlust made her way through all the clichés of magazines and tabloids, but also through the history of literature and the history of language (one can now look up the noun "Lolita" in dictionaries). Lolita also shaped a very specific way of being a reader, mainly because of its intertextual layering which plays with the stereotypes of Romantic poetry and detective novels, and because of its very unique narrative stance and traps.
In the last couple of decades, comics and graphic novels have made their way into a wide variety of classrooms, from science to the humanities. As Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Kay Syma argue in 'Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art,' "It is no longer a question of whether sequential art should be used in educational settings, but rather how to use it and for what purpose" (1).
Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
African Literature Association 2016 Conference
Justice and Human Dignity in Africa
and the African Diaspora
Venues: Marriott Marquis and National Center for Civil and Human Rights in
Atlanta, Georgia. USA.
April 6-9, 2016
Conference website: http://ala2016.com
GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and
independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and
2. Articles should be followed by an abstract alongwith keywords.
3. Paper size - A4, Font - Times New Roman and Font Size - 12.
4. Spacing - 1.5 and margins of 1 inch on all four sides.
5. Word Limit: for abstract 250 – 300 for paper 3000 - 3500
6. Papers to be emailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon McKenzie, in his 2001 book Perform or Else, makes the prediction that "performance will be to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries what discipline was to the eighteenth and nineteenth, that is an onto-historical formation of power and knowledge."
We are currently seeking papers for this open topic session which explores the intersections of literature and politics. Please e-mail 350-500 word abstracts to Marina Trninic by March 31, 2016.The theme for this year's conference is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." For more on the 2016 SCMLA conference in Dallas, visit the website at http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
The Institute of English and Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia and the Polish Association for the Study of English are pleased to invite you to the 25th annual Conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English.
The theme of the conference is
Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self
Submissions are welcome in the area of literature, culture studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation and teacher training.
The following topics are only our suggestions for presentations at the conference:
The Second International Conference on Big-data, Internet of things, and Zero-size intelligence (BIZ2016)
University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Manchester, United Kingdom
July 26-28, 2016
All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore
Religious Experience in the Americas
The 5th Biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas
We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing religious experience in the Americas.
Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):
• Religion and social activism
• Religion and political life
• Religious communities
• Monasticism in the Americas
• Religion and public health
• Religion and migration
• Religion and integration
• Interfaith initiatives
• Religion and the arts
The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:
URBAN (DE)COLONIALITY AND LITERATURE
Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University
March 3, 2016
ICSI'2016: Call for Papers and Proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials, Symposia, etc.
Name: Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2016)
Theme: SERVING OUR LIFE WITH Swarm Intelligence
Dates: 25-30 June, 2016
Location: Padma Resort Legian, Bali, Indonesia
Jan. 01, 2016: Deadline for Special Session Proposal.
Jan. 30, 2016: Deadline for Paper Submission.
The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for a panel at the 27th Annual American Literature Association conference. In light of Edwidge Danticat's most recent concern with the Haitian/Dominican border and citizenship crisis, we welcome papers that explore Danticat's activist and creative work in relationship to borders, citizenship, and denationalization.
The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations, possible topics include: