"Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing." This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 2017 Presidential Theme, "Boundary Conditions." By focusing on ageism and aging in the works of Atwood and Lessing, two of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential women writers, this panel aims to explore the ways these writers depict the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Some questions papers might answer include: What does it mean to come of age? How do age and the aging process affect how we see ourselves? When and how does one become old? How does age discrimination shape societies and individuals?
"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Margaret Atwood Society is proposing this panel for the 2017 MLA Convention.
Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.
The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2016. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.
The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously refereed by a reviewer (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 31 March 2016.
Digital Humanities in Secondary Education
We will explore the successes and difficulties of bringing DH to secondary education. Reports & research on DH in secondary Ed are welcome.
Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.
"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year's conference theme, "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements," focuses on the theme of exile, otherness, and displacement in local, national, and global contexts. We aim to think transnational American Studies in relationship to occupied spaces of nation and state; we are interested in how these occupations enact, normalize, and hegemonize imperial logics and their displacing effects - materially, historically, and ontologically.
Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille's Blue Room, thereby setting the intellectual standard for salons.
The Pennsylvania State University
Committee for Early Modern Studies
2016 Symposium, Call for Papers
In the Face of Destruction: Historical Memory and the Preservation of the Past in the Early Modern Period
October 28-29, 2016
State College, Pennsylvania
"The Scholastic Forum"
The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.
5. Papers to be sent on: email@example.com
6. Abstract followed by keywords(5)
'The Gothic and all its forms'
The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)
Gothic in New Media (encompassing gaming, hypertext fiction, online culture and others)
Gothic materiality and the Gothic object
Gothic popular culture (the Goth community, fashion, social identity)
The Gothic in print culture
The Gothic in science