Now that the race-based master narrative of apartheid is beginning to fade from the country's collective consciousness (as seen most clearly in the South Africans born after 1994 who have no lived experience of its system of comprehensive repression), South African literature produced in recent years has begun to explore the human dimensions of new forms of discrimination resulting from social phenomenon such as xenophobia, ethnic tensions, homophobia, language bias, and the misrepresentation of HIV and AIDS. This panel welcomes papers dealing with literary works that identify such human rights violations, explore their causes and ramifications, and challenge the post-apartheid rhetoric of the rainbow nation.
The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.
CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2015
For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.
February 10 - 13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710
We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.
M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2016
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS – Edited Volume on Women's Lives Around the World
Women's Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia
Volume 4: Europe
Editor: Nancy Barbour, MAIS
Executive Editor: Susan Shaw, PhD
To be published by ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press in 2017
CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13/2016)
Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February
10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture
Association (www.southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015.
Emerson as Orator and Rhetor
This panel examines Emerson in his oratorical and rhetorical milieu. We welcome papers that consider the relationship between Emerson and rhetorical studies broadly considered, but we are especially interested in papers that highlight Emerson's career as lecturer, that consider his work in the context of rhetorical history, and that investigate his connections to oratorical culture. We welcome new readings of Emerson in light of rhetorical theory, as well as presentations that consider his work in the context of various intellectual traditions, including the study of eloquence, elocution, oratory, homiletics, religious rhetoric, the rhetorical tradition, discourse theory, and speech act theory.
Call for Papers
We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be located at the Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL, April 1-2, 2016.
Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu
Deadline is February 1, 2016.