Theorizing Borders in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture
The Graduate Center for Literary Research at UCSB will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference exploring the topics of translation, memory and exchange within the context of migration.
We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...
Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"
'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America
English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.
In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.
This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of "human" and "animal" found within a variety of cultural textualities in the broad field of animal studies. Since "animality" has often historically been equated with "primitive," in a derogatory sense, and "human" with the rise of civilization and modernity, or the westernization of the world and globalization, this panel seeks papers that disrupt these categorizations through the examination of a wide range of perspectives on animals in diverse texts. To that end, we seek papers analyzing all types of "texts," broadly understood, from mythological sources and artistic representations to music, film, and literature.
Conference: Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: 05–08 January 2017
In this panel for the 05-08 January 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Philadelphia, PA, the Association for Business Communication (ABC) invites interested participants to submit abstracts for a panel on "Issues in Intergenerational Business Communication in the Workplace."
Scholars have turned to intergenerational conflict as an object of study because interpersonal communication in workplaces is growing more complicated as Baby Boomers work beyond traditional retirement age and young employees enter the workforce.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Disaster
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Sponsored Panel at MLA 2017
Organized by Clare Echterling and Phillip Drake
Chaired by Phillip Drake
Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bridget Conor, Senior Lecturer at King's College London and co-editor of Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (2015)
The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers to its fifth annual postgraduate conference.
2016 Call for Papers
The 58th Midwest Modern Language Association
Saint Louis, Missouri
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
November 10-13, 2016
German Women Writers
We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the informal Convention theme of "Border States" are especially welcome.
Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to both David Kraus firstname.lastname@example.org and Dana Grandstaff email@example.com by April 5th, 2016.