In 1820, a writer for the Cincinnati Western Review warned his readers that "should the time ever come when Latin and Greek should be banished from our universities and the study of Cicero and Demosthenes, of Homer and Virgil should be considered as unnecessary for the formation of a scholar, we should regard mankind as fast sinking into an absolute barbarism, and the gloom of mental darkness is likely to increase until it should become universal." Almost two hundred years later, Americans are no longer required to learn Greek and Latin, but their necessary connection to antiquity continues—in film and television Westerns.
The quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.
Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.
The deadline of "2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities" has been extended to 1 May 2016 !
Please feel free to forward this CFP to anyone or any group who may be interested in.
Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities
2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities
Transnational Masculinities and Relationalities
8-10 September 2016, İzmir Turkey
An International Journal of Futures Studies
Print ISSN 2415-2374
CALL FOR PAPERS
>>> SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2016 <<<
Knowledge Futures: An International Journal of Futures Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, hybrid open access publication of the Centre for Knowledge Futures, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
This multidisciplinary conference aims to build bridges across disciplines such as history, civilizational studies, literature, and anthropology—among other fields—that rarely cooperate in academia. We also aim to address a diachronic time frame covering the 16th to the 20th centuries. The historiographic tradition equates the journey to a change of scenery and an experience of Otherness.
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. Submissions are rolling, send yours today.
Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)
The 2016 MMLA conference will take place almost exactly a year after the death of René Girard, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
-Call For Papers-
The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016
We are soliciting abstracts for a proposed collection on food and feasting in post-1700 outlaw narratives.
CFP: MSA 18: Reading that Moves: Modernism, Dance and the Body
Pasadena, CA, November 17-20 2016
The Romantics era was rife with social and economic shifts and imbalances as the Industrial Revolution brought destruction to the natural world and further stratification of the classes. In this increasingly dystopian climate, Romantic authors often sought an idyllic nature in which to imbue their utopian views; as such, the Romantic imagination became a mechanism through which authors essentially deconstructed the dystopian world and created the utopian imagination. Conversely, the Romantics sometimes deconstructed the utopian environment as a means to express the dystopian imagination.
To those whose imaginative or scholarly inclinations chafe at fixed boundaries, the limitations they imply can inspire rebellion—that is an attempt to breach the boundaries and explore what lies beyond them. This session solicits papers that address literary topics using tools or approaches from disciplines that rarely meet in the same paper. For example, in what ways can mathematics provide a new or different interpretive lens for a literary text? Or what can poetry tell us about biology?
Submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by April 20.
In her second edition of Theory of Adaptation (2013), critic Linda Hutcheon presents a refreshingly new approach to adaptation, one that examines adaptive versions "laterally, not vertically" (xv), rather than one that privileges the source text. For Hutcheon, adaptation is both "process" and "product" of creation and reception, and the potential for change is endless, the life-giving possibilities of the adaptation infinite.
Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction," guest-edited by Stef Craps (Ghent University) and Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), which will be published in spring 2018 as part of the journal's 50th anniversary volume.