Across the nation, institutions of higher learning are facing radical changes from many angles, whether they be budgetary, curricular, structural, or otherwise. As educational professionals, it is our task to manage this whirlwind of redirection with aplomb and finesse while maintaining a high level of success in our primary areas of concern: our students. How do we remain innovative and focused during these times of upheaval? How do we identify and strengthen our identities as professionals? Additionally, how to we assist our students in doing the same as they shape their personal and professional identities, particularly in developmental classrooms?
Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers
Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.
In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:
* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature
Marxist critics from Adorno to Fredric Jameson have emphasized the revolutionary potential of modernism in its effort to project viable alternatives to capitalism. Indeed, one of the central goals of avant-garde artistic production is the radical break from existing norms, with experimentation serving as a means of liberation from artistic values and institutions deemed both oppressive and outmoded. But it is also, to varying degrees, a rhetoric of reform.
The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. This year's conference theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." We welcome submissions on any topic relating to American Literature Before 1900, but we are particularly interested in papers that deal with the city and urbanity.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jamie Korsmo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Broad Street is a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence. Visit us at broadstreetonline.org to see how we push academic work, reportage, and belles lettres in new ways. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped colleague. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.
Call for papers American Journal of Social Science Studies R&d
submission via website
American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that's why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences.
Viatica, revue en ligne consacrée à la littérature des voyages (http://viatica.univ-bpclermont.fr/), recherche pour ses prochains numéros des contributions inédites en français ou en anglais (entre 25 000 et 40 000 caractères). Il est également possible de suggérer une idée de dossier thématique.
Merci d'envoyer vos propositions (résumé accompagné d'une brève bio-bibliographie pour un article, argumentaire avec éventuellement une liste de contributeurs pressentis pour un dossier) à Philippe Antoine : Philippe.Antoine@univ-bpclermont.fr. Elles seront examinées par le comité de rédaction.
Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.
The BBC television series Downton Abbey, developed and produced by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, has become a cultural barometer with American viewers harkening back to the days when televised serial dramas ruled the airwaves. Its recent series finale was one of the most-watched in television history.
Exploring Downton Abbey is a collection of scholarly essays that interrogate this cultural phenomenon – the essays challenge readers to explore how and why this British television serial about life upstairs and downstairs in a British, turn-of-the-century manor home resonates with American audiences.