CFP: The Sporting Eighteenth Century
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010
The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session
Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.
Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives. CLTL sentences criminal offenders to a series of literature seminars instead of traditional probation. Studies have confirmed that program graduates are half as likely to commit additional crimes than their counterparts in the justice system.
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan
Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies
Philip Roth Studies publishes essays that cover the entire span of Roth's oeuvre. In past volumes we have featured a variety of essays on the author's post-1990 fiction, such as pieces focusing on Operation Shylock, American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and The Plot Against American.
*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort
"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West
The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects of proper names in dramatic, narrative and verse texts. The journal is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2011. In order to be considered for publication, all submissions must at a minimum demonstrate that they are substantially informed by current scholarly literature on onomastics and mindful of its characteristic methods.
Superplus seeks to recognize the value in conceptual brevity by calling for submissions of microessays maximally three short paragraphs or stanzas in length for publication in its Spring Volume III: Critical Theologies.
While preference will likely be given to pieces falling inside the issue theme, we encourage submissions on a diverse range of philosophical, cultural, and scientific topics, as well as submissions which make use of diverse stylistic and semiotic approaches, including lyricism, images, ideogrammar and expressive graphemes.
Please send submissions to Edmund Zagorin: superplusa2 at gmail dot com
Deadline: March 31, 2010