Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fiction within (and outwith) academia. Creative non-fiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including biography, autobiography, travel writing, memoir, journalism and essay writing. Works such as In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers and The Next American Essay edited by John D'Agata investigate literary spaces with a focus on the journey rather than the destination.
XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues. Previous contributors include Lila Abu-Lughod, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Adrienne Rich, and Kathleen Stewart. Our current double issue, "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," will be available soon.
Please send paper copies of essays/non-fiction prose, along with your email address, to:
Mark Nowak, Director
Rose O'Neill Literary House
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.
ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
June 12th-13th, 2010
Call for Papers
"Man's most valuable faculty is his imagination. Human life seems so little designed for happiness that we need the help of a few creations, a few images, a lucky choice of memories to muster some sparse pleasure on this earth and struggle against the pain of all our destinies - not by philosophical force, but by the more efficient force of distraction." - Germaine Necker de Staël
The SAMLA Fiction Writers Session invites short stories of any length and style for the 2010 annual conference. This session blends workshop and panel formats. Participants will not only present their work to a live audience but also submit their manuscripts to the chair and co-presenters, before the conference date, for critical feedback.
Although short stories of any genre or style will be considered, the session chair especially encourages works that address the "interplay of text and image," as related to this year's conference theme. Such stories might reference works of visual art, photography, sculpture, and film, or involve artists as central characters.
The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11. The general cfp and panel specific cfp's can be found at http://english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions/ . Below is a new panel cfp, not yet posted on the website. Note that the cfp's have not been updated to reflect the new deadline.
This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next
The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? This panel seeks to examine the role of accents, dialects, creoles, and multilingualism upon the national project, especially in (but not limited to) the context of francophone and sinophone texts.
This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives. Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds
Call for Papers
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.
The classic Hollywood studio model had three main strings: production, distribution and exhibition. Less print space has been devoted to scholarship on the latter two, which remain essential to the story of cinema in the United States and the rest of the world. Post Script aims to address this imbalance with a special issue focusing on the business of film distribution and the art of cinema exhibition. Papers, essays, interviews, reviews and other articles on any area of cinema distribution or exhibition are welcome.
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining metropolitan London—in literature,
history, art, architecture, etc. Possible topics include:
Medieval London and the birth of England's capital
Early Modern London as cultural / artistic hub
London as metropole in the expanding Empire
Victorian London and class / race / gender
Life in wartime London
London's response to historical crises
London landmarks in art / literature
City characters unique to London
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Ray Crosby at email@example.com by
Friday, March 12, 2010, at 5pm Pacific. Please indicate any A/V needs.