"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 issue under the theme of "Narratives." We invite papers to address narrative from traditional definitions such as stories or accounts of events (autobiography, lifewriting), literary works, and the technique or process of creating a narrative. We also encourage addressing narratives as ethnographies, for pedagogical use, in theoretical critiques, and for rhetorical uses or critiques.
Multi-ethnic literature is a fast growing field of contemporary literary studies. The field is vast and needs ample attention to deal with issues on ethnicity caste and race. If the function of literature is to serve as a mirror of society then multi-ethnic literature in advance pays due attention to the problems of the minorities and the oppressed. MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature in United States) with more than forty ethnic groups still requires intense exploratory, analytical and comparative study and research. The study of race and ethnic problems of United States in a way provides a model and offers different perspectives to approach caste and religious issues of India.
Great Writing 2015
The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.
OGOM: 'The Company of Wolves': Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans
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The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD
Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014
The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.
Call for Proposals
Great Authors/Great Works
A New Book Series from Rowman & Littlefield
Series Editor: Bob Batchelor, James Pedas Professor of Communication, Thiel College
The Rowman & Littlefield Great Authors/Great Works Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on the cultural and literary history of literature's great works. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
The Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.
Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"
Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.
A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.
This CFP is for a proposed panel at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.
Keyano College of Fort McMurray Alberta is now accepting paper proposals for its third annual Arts and Humanities Conference. The conference will be held March 6 and 7, 2015 with this year's theme being North of Understanding. Keyano invites papers from all the branches of the Humanities including but not limited to:
We welcome a diverse range of topics and ideas with a preference for material that critically engages the conference theme: North of Understanding. Paper topics can include, but by no means should be limited to:
Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
March 20-21, 2015
Keynote: Prof. Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli, and with that anniversary it is time to reflect on the domestic and global success of Japan's most famous animation studio. With the retirements of Studio Ghibli's most famous director, Hayao Miyazaki, and it main producer, Toshio Suzuki earlier this year, the future of Studio Ghibli is in turmoil, provoking rallying cries from fans and critics alike. The Wind Rises may have been Miyazaki's swan song, but this is not his first retirement.
Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.