Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in February 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 31st January, 2015.
This year's theme is "Generation(s)." We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality.Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or the impact of trauma and violence.
Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
Update! We are very happy with the responses to our CFP, but have had requests to allow some additional time for submissions. We are delighted to do so, and have extended the deadline to Monday 2nd February 2015. Please share this with your colleagues!
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
We are now soliciting session proposals for SAMLA 87! Forms for proposal submissions are listed on our home page at http://samla.memberclicks.net/.
SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts. We look forward to receiving your CFPs!
The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).
Life and Work
The Work and Life Project
Saturday 11th July – Monday 13th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
The project considers whether work is something integral to what we are as persons or whether this is something we have become over the centuries. Is work inherent in what makes us human (like the ants and the bees) or is it something which has been evolved into us by the way society has been shaped. With technological advancements, would a utopian society include work?
Work has become such an integral part of human existence that individuals often assume identity through the work they do. Is everything individuals do in life, work?
Bound labor in the Americas before the abolition of slavery: legal codifications, transfers and the harmonization of the practices
Poitiers University, France,
Friday October 16th, 2015
Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 31, 2015 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.
CFP: THE GREAT WAR AS AN INTERCULTURAL EVENT
Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December)
GUEST EDITOR: UMBERTO ROSSI
The nineteenth century saw the beginnings of mass education in Britain and elsewhere, while the more recent millennial turn has seen a range of reforms and 'revolutions' within educational systems world-wide, not least the insistent commercialisation of universities and a concomitant move to redefining educators and students as 'service providers' and 'customers' respectively. A large number of neo-Victorian novels are set in or engage with educational contexts, including universities, libraries, anatomy schools, private tutoring/governessing, ragged schools, and art colleges, mirroring the settings and concerns with Bildung in canonical works by Victorian writers such as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and others.
Call for Submissions
WRITING HOME: BATTLEFRONT AND HOMEFRONT, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
This special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn invites submissions focused on children's literature of the First World War from a variety of international perspectives. Among other things, essays could focus on:
"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
27–29 March 2015