all recent posts

PAMLA 2016: Young Adult Literature (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

updated: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Young adult literature is home to a host of paradoxes. Inscribing the monstrous and yet rapturous, traumatizing and yet electrifying, self-alienated and yet self-conscious experience of adolescence, texts for and about young adults explore rich and radical liminalities. The Young Adult Literature session of PAMLA 2016 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures - PAMLA 2016

updated: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
contact email: 

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

CFP: Anthology—Tagore and Yeats: A Postcolonial Re-Envisioning

updated: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amrita Ghosh & Dr. Elizabeth Redwine, Seton Hall University
contact email: 

Rabindranath Tagore and William Butler Yeats met at a dinner on July 7, 1912, at William Rothenstein's Hampstead home in England. At a turning point in Yeats' writing life, meeting Tagore was revolutionary, and the ensuing collaborations were both fruitful and problematic. This literary friendship had far reaching impacts on both writers' careers with Tagore catapulting into international fame and eventually getting the Nobel Prize within a year. However, the meteoric friendship also saw a curious fall-out that raises questions about translations, approaches to nationalism, postcoloniality and representation.

Artistic Migration and Identity, Paris 1870-1940 (McGill University, April 27-29, 2017)

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
McGill University / Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM)
contact email: 

"Artistic Migration and Identity, Paris 1870-1940"
International interdisciplinary conference
McGill University/Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM)
Montréal (QC), Canada
April 27-29, 2017

***Deadline for the submission of proposals: August 31, 2016***

Categories, Voice, and Authenticity in Indra Sinha's Animal's People

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Trent Sanders

Drawing upon Roland Barthe's concept of the author and the text of which he states, "We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single 'theological' meaning (the 'message' of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture" (Barthes 1324), I consider the ways in which Animal's People contains traces of influence from Western voices like an editor, contemporary novels written in English, and the Western rhetorical tradition. Scholars such as Rob Nixon, Brigitte Rath, Anthony Carrigan, Adele Holoch, Andrew Malhstedt make excellent contributions to Animal's People.

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jay Shelat / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster. Butler was a pioneer in science fiction writing with her groundbreaking integration of race, sexual politics, and religion with traditional elements of the genre. This panel aims to celebrate Butler's life and works by presenting on a variety of topics, particularly the conference's theme of Utopia/Dystopia. Other possible paper topics include a pedagogical study of Butler's work, a theological approach to Butler's most celebrated works (Kindred and the Parable series), and an analysis of Butler's treatment of space and migration throughout her oeuvre.

[UPDATE] Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of Veil in Literature, Film, and Fine Arts

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Umme Al-wazedi (Augustana College) and Afrin Zeenat (University of Dhaka)

The veil's ancient and modern history and its resurgence in our time is an important subject for discussion for those of us posing new questions about women and Islam in literature, film, and fine arts. In Europe and the U.S., the veil is often presented through errors of conceptualizations. The media, in particular, seems to be obsessed with the role of the veil. Recurrently, these discussions run along essentialist and ahistorical lines associating Islam with the ideology of shame and honor. Moreover, the Muslim immigrant "problem" in Europe and the U.S. and the fear of Islam and Muslims in connection with terrorism has heightened the controversy on the issue of the veil.

Undergrad journal seeks excellent student writing and multimodal compositions

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers
contact email: 

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for the fall 2016 issue; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students' works as we receive them.

[DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP: Re-conceptualizing Cultures of Remote Warfare / Special Issue of The Journal of War and Culture Stud

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran
contact email: 

We are now into the second century in which aerial warfare is commonplace in a range of forms, and the second decade in which drone warfare is routinized. As paradigm, strategy, and tactic, violence-at-a-distance has become a predominant model of military engagement.

[UPDATE]

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
MMLA - St. Louis 2016
contact email: 

In the spirit of MMLA's conference theme of "Border States," this roundtable seeks to explore new pedagogical approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses, though others will be considered. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how we introduce students to "world literature" in new and innovative ways, models that move from traditional surveys to the borders of world literature, and ways in which world literature, broadly speaking, can be effectively included in the curricula.

CFP for Students and Teachers: Spring Magazine on English Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine (ISSN: 2455-4715)is inviting essays and articles from teachers, research scholars and students on any area of English Literature. Know more at http://www.springmagazine.net/call-for-papers
How to Prepare Essays
An essay can be of 150-3000 words with references.
MLA style-sheet reference system should be followed.
Include Endnotes only.
Send a short bio-note of not more than 60 words along with a small (not more than 100px in width).
Use your own or copyright-free or CC-licensed pictures if necessary.

How to Send:

CFP: Celebrating our Visual Culture

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design
contact email: 

The Chitrolekha Magazine (www.chitrolekha.com is inviting articles, essays and photo essays on the visual culture right from the prehistoric to the modern times. Submissions can be made on the following topics/areas (not exclusive but suggestive):

CFP: Animal Studies

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:14am
full name / name of organization: 
The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 

Calls for Papers
Vol. VIII, No. 3, 2016
www.rupkatha.com

We are inviting papers on the selected focus area of Animal Studies and other general topics.

Focus Area:
Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity

General Areas:

Pages