Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women's experiences or perhaps to debate the genre's feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging. In novels such as Alisa Valdes Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003) or Tara FT Sering's Amazing Grace (2008), Latina, African-American, South Asian-American, and Chinese-American protagonists redefine their relationship to the United States, their families, and their heritage while at the same time they attempt to achieve, in typical chick lit fashion, some measure of success.
"Circulating Notions of TB"
Conference papers invited that examine the representation of patients' experiences with tuberculosis in imaginative, digital, and other texts.
How do these narratives, metaphors, or images intersect with or even actively shape public behavior, public health initiatives, public thought, or other things "public" (like public personas)?
Ideally, I'd like this panel to explore notions of TB and their public circulation, broadly construed, from within various historical and national contexts.
Send 300-word abstracts to Amy Rubens, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.
Interdisciplinary conference, organized by The German Young Academy
9th July – 11th July 2015, Berlin (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
DASH, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2015 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, art, and hybrid texts that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.
DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind peer-reviewed. (No favors for friend.)
Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)
2015 Call for Papers for the Trans/Gender Variant Caucus
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
Nov. 12-15, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Trans/Gender Variant Caucus at NWSA welcomes papers, panels, and workshops for the 2015 annual conference on Precarity. We are looking for papers that address the themes of this year's conference: Debility/vulnerability; Affect/eros; Institutions/containments; and Distortion/dispossession with specific orientation toward the field of trans* and gender-variant research.
Submissions are due Friday, February 6!
The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association invites submissions for a sponsored session on "The Revolutionary Lesbians of the 1970s," to be held at the annual conference in Milwaukee, WI on November 12-15, 2015.
Panel Title: The Revolutionary Lesbian 1970s
Conference Sub-Theme: Precarity, Distortion/Dispossession
CSULA's Significations graduate conference is looking for papers related to Christopher Isherwood's life, works, and/or his conceptions of Los Angeles. While the 2015 Significations theme is "Generation(s)" in all of its meanings, these papers need not deal directly with the concept of "generation" or "generations."
Please send an abstract, cover sheet that includes your contact information and school affiliation, and your paper (8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA format) to email@example.com.
The deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 8th, 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.
Proposed special session for MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 1/7/16-1/10/16. How learned societies, coteries, school systems, or other networks (in any period) create interdisciplinary links; methods for researching/modeling a networked approach to literary history/disciplinary history. 300 words by 15 March 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:
Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts
Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania
Adrian Grafe (University of Artois)
Hester Jones (University of Bristol)
Carl Lavery (University of Glasgow)
Tereza Sinigalia (George Oprescu Institute of Art History, Bucharest)
Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine is pleased to issue this call for papers for an interactive conference on the work of the three Naipauls - Seepersad and his sons, Vidia and Shiva. The conference on the theme: Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies will convene from September 6th. to 8th. 2015 on the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, with field trips and public lectures at the Lion House in Chaguanas and at the Naipaul House in St James, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
The Samuel Beckett Society, Affiliated Session
Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Beckett's Bodies: Affect, Disability, Performance
Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 1-2, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College