The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing is soliciting artwork for its cover image. The deadline for its Volume 4 supplement is 1/31/17, but this is also an open call for submissions for subsequent volumes. DH may be reached at http://qudoublehelixjournal.org/index.php/dh or through its listing at the WAC Clearinghouse: http://wac.colostate.edu/.
Call for Papers
“War & Culture”
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016
Call For Papers
Jamesian Cultural Anxiety in the East and in the West
International Conference of the Henry James Society
Henry James Society of Korea
5–8 July, 2017
Venue: Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
In his lifetime, Nietzsche referred to over 150 nineteenth-century writers in both his published writings and Nachlaß. Nietzsche’s use of nineteenth-century fiction and poetry ranges from somewhat nonchalant to extremely systematic. Indeed, the cornerstone of his “Advent of European Nihilism” in the late 1880s is the decline or decadence of literature during Nietzsche’s lifetime.
The panel attempts to focus on passages, individual novels or poems, and complete bodies of work in order to assess Nietzsche’s use of these texts in his philosophical project.
Multimodal Books as Archives
The annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative
Lexington, KY: March 23-26, 2017
Please e-mail abstracts to the following addresses by October 10th, 2016
Rooted: Legacies of Recovery and (Re)Memory in Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”—Simone Weil
“My obsessions stay the same—historical memory and historical erasure.” –Natasha Trethewey
GIAN Course | Conquest of Knowledge: The British in India | NIT Silchar | 16-22 December 2016
National Institute of Technology, Silchar with generous support form the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is organizing a Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course titled Conquest of Knowledge: The British in India during 16-22 December 2016.
Cultural institutions are custodians of important collections of the material and natural world. They are repositories of material culture that reflect the cultures and practices of humanity and the natural world, revealing the fantastic, the foibles and the strange, in addition to the efforts and products of great ingenuity. Such collections, in various formats from the ephemeral to the digital, from the bespoke to the mass produced, are accessed by many different publics, including those seeking to understand or connect with elements of popular culture.
How have authors represented island worlds from the Antarctic to Manhattan, from the islands of the climate justice threatened mid-Atlantic coast to those of the Pacific rim, from romanticized islands off the coast of Maine, Scotland, or Alaska to the enormous islands of Australia, the United Kingdom, and Japan? Ecocriticism and landscape theory have not focused on the intersection of water and land, especially when water surrounds land. Literary representations of islands offer a novel and fruitful focus for ecological investigation.