CfP deadline 31 May 2011
Strength, virtue and bravery have long characterised the subjects of narrative. If protagonists surmount threats, or survive danger, we are inclined to ascribe the triumph to their heroism. When stories veer into realism, antiheroes receive the attention formerly reserved for gods and heroes.
The gospels are an enquiry into the heroism of their subject. Their opening unstated question is whether there was anything heroic in one who walked open-eyed into an avoidable death? Soon resurrection and a new interpretation of Jesus' heroism was found, and it was seen that he fulfilled a hidden paradigm, Messiahship. A succession of martyrs would bear witness to the same interpretation.
CfP deadline 31 May 2011
The contemporary debate surrounding "communities of security" inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated. At the same time, this debate is concerned with regulations that are designed to minimise the risk of danger and which create an atmosphere of fear; an atmosphere which in turn encourages further concerns about security.
This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for discussion of the issues faced by those involved with English Studies. The complicity of English departments with the agents of power is no secret. The inherent contradictions and challenges of English departments, especially those located in the margin, seem to both accept and reject the power structures in which they operate. The glocal sponsorship of language programs, the pull of the job market, and the ethical responsibilities of graduates coming out of the English departments force us to think 'other-wise.'
Paper or panel proposals may address any aspect of thinking 'otherwise' with/in English Studies including, but not limited to, the following:
This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of media.
The Boundaries of Autism. An opportunity to explore autism's contested identities: Defining autism; autism "spectrum"; changing diagnostic criteria; "high functioning" vs. "profoundly autistic"; autism and disability hierarchy; self-diagnosis. 250-word abstracts, March 21. Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.
We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. This is an open topic and all areas of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction) as well as those with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered. If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers should explore, but are not limited to the following:
• how intersections of race and class function in the narratives of Black women
• explorations of sexuality and gender roles
• issues of travel within Black women's writings (both domestically and internationally) and the effects of travel on race, class, and gender
• identity politics and formation
We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we reconstruct individual and community identities by revisiting folklore of the past.
SAMLA 2011/Southern Conference on Christianity and Literature Panel
Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.
This is a peer-reviewed journal with an international board of editors.
Folia linguistica et litteraria's mission is promotion of excellence in the fields of linguistics and literature, through original scientific research, as well as reviews and translations of theoretical works.
The submission deadline for the third issue of the journal is April 15, 2011.
Papers should meet the requirements of the MLA Citation Style and should not exceed 7000 words. Papers must include abstracts and key words in author's native language.