This is a call for papers to complete a proposed book that is due for sumission. We are looking for a few essays that will cover Europe, North and South America. The aim is to bring into focus the complex cultural, social and political relationships between language and religion. Both the terms may be interpreted widely to include dialects, lost languages, religious sects/cults, non-institutional faiths.
"Everyone deserves a private life," says the female protagonist in the 1994 movie, Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The intrusive nature of the modern technologies that facilitate access—without consent or acknowledgement—to the private domains of people's lives further blurs the already hazy borderlines that separate the public from the private. The proposed conference will address some of the troubling issues relating to this phenomenon.
One of the primary objectives of this conference is to investigate the question of whether something like "literary writing" exists at all. When we talk of the "future" of literary writing, the implication is that there is something called literary writing whose boundaries, expanding ceaselessly to accommodate discourses, are as diverse and varied as Artificial Intelligence, Medical Anthropology and Economic Methodology. Thus, A. M. Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" is as much an exercise in the literary imagination as are textbooks on methodology in social sciences which are grappling with the definitions of terms. The aim of this conference is to arrive at a clarification of what constitutes the discourse of the literary.
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the June 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue One). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: May 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: June 2015.
Romantics, Victorians and early Modernists writers and artists were successively called upon in their respective generations to challenge the social, aesthetic and ethical mores of their time in their work as well in their personal lives. This panel invites papers that explore not only how these aesthetic and ethical parameters shift and alter over time but also the short term reprisals and long-term rewards that often result when these boundaries are transgressed and/or when writers or artists and their creations take risks. Possible sub topics may include but are not limited to: gambling, success and failure, providential reward, ostracism and the sublime and the beautiful.
Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire
for a Spring 2016 Special Issue of the Southern Literary Journal (SLJ),
soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)
This year, Patricia Yaeger's foundational Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930–1990 turns fifteen years old. The question that Yaeger asked: "How do you write a story everyone knows but nobody hears" continues to compel scholars in American cultural and southern studies.
Label Me Latina/o
CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS
Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Interviews of Latino or Latina authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.
The term speculation has, among others, two specific strands of meaning: thinking/narrating the realm of the possible and describing a form of economy that borders on the fluctuations in the material value of a marketable good. In both the strands, speculation is largely based on what constitutes the material. As Ursula K.
"We badly need a new way of thinking about novels that acknowledges their technological reality. We have to learn how to look at fiction as lines of print on a page and we to ask whether it is always the best arrangement to have a solid block of print from one margin to the other running down the page from top to bottom, except for occasional paragraph indentations."
—Ronald Sukenick, The New Tradition in Fiction
Call for Papers:
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
A one day conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and City University of Hong Kong
Location: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Date: Monday 20 July 2015
CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE
-extended deadline to submit abstracts for the last remaining slots on our panels-
15-16 October 2015
Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)
Patrick Alasdair Gill (Mainz) and Florian Kläger (Würzburg)
War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.