The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.
Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 19 March 2011
With the intent of providing continued intelligent and entertaining content in the PopMatters' Columns section, we are looking to broaden our staff of columnists and the voice of our writers' community. We're particularly interested in writers who live and work outside of the US, but that is not a deciding factor; in all cases, no matter the writer's locale, we're looking for those who can approach an array of cultural subject matter from their patch of the world with an international sensibility; that is, contextualize the local with an awareness of its place, historical and current, in the broader world.
How and why do modernist writers and artists write with images or pictorialize with words, whether in experimental literature and fine arts, or in popular arts such as children╒s literature or comics? What connections might such aesthetics have with ideologies of biopower, cosmopolitanism, primitivism, futurism, or with other cultural discourses? Abstracts are solicited for an MSA 13 panel of three to four papers. Send a paragraph abstract and scholarly bio of 2 to 3 sentences to Glenn Willmott at email@example.com by April 7, 2011.
Call for papers: Lexicography Discussion Group session, MLA 2012, Seattle
The MLA Discussion Group on Lexicography invites proposals that address the roles of women in lexicography. Papers may discuss the representation of women in dictionary projects, the participation of women in creating or using word lists, or associated topics (female domestic partners or relations of prominent male dictionary makers, literary representations of women lexicographers, feminist critiques of individual dictionaries or lexicographical practices, technical dictionaries of women's work, language ideologies surrounding women and lexicon).
Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance
'Minorités en vue'
A one day colloquium organised by the
Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University
Keynote speaker: Pap Ndiaye (EHESS), author of La condition noire:
Essai sur une minorité française (Calmann-Lévy, 2008).
Friday 6 May 2011
Lancaster University Conference Centre
Seeking papers to fill out a panel proposal on Richard Brautigan's work for MLA 2012.
This panel seeks to explore any aspect of Richard Brautigan's work--poetry or prose. His work has been largely ignored by the academic community so I seek people with an interest in Brautigan who wish to recover his work. Your readings could take any number of angles, but personally I am most interested in ecocritical, historical, and gender studies readings.
DEADLINE FOR 500 word abstract and brief bio: March 1, 2011.
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE DISCUSSION CIRCLE (SAMLA)
Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture
The Rest Is Silence
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.