Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and other publishable works on the theme of "Scum and Villainy" for our fifth issue. (Please find our previous issues at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wordhoard). We believe both "scum" and "villainy" have social, ethical, and epistemological implications reaching far beyond literary and popular tropes, and thus far beyond the lush taxonomy of opportunistic or conniving archetypes (e.g., muggers, grifters, the debased; psychopaths, traitors, the corrupt). Characterizations of "scum" or "villainy" interest us far more than literary characters as "scum" or "villains."
The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns
07-09 October 2016
Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice
Mythcon 47, Omni Colonnade, San Antonio, TX. Guests of Honor: Midori Snyder (author) and Andrew Lazo (scholar). http://mythcon.org. Inspired by the 60th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces and The Last Battle, this year's theme focuses on the mythology that has shaped and "given faces" to so many of our beloved characters, ranging from the myths of the Ancient Greeks to the legends of the Middle Ages and even to the modern mythology of the American Southwest. Similarly, this mythological influence is also evident in the works of many of our favorite mythopoeic authors, from J.R.R. Tolkien to J.K. Rowling, from Ursula K. Le Guin to Alan Garner, and many, many more.
Call For Papers
Tentative Title: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy
Given the immense interest in the topic of multimodality in composition and communication across disciplines, academic levels, and geographic and cultural boundaries, we seek chapter abstracts for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled, Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. The chapters may be theoretical, historical, conceptual, and/or empirical, and respond to one or more of the following areas, while keeping in view global and diverse audiences. In particular, chapters should focus on one of the following:
The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.
CFP – Mediating the Archive: Moving Images and Social Histories
The Cinema Studies Group and the Film Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference organized in collaboration with the "Mediating the Archive" Mellon Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.
Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now
Clemson University English Department
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida
Call for Papers
Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of St. Thomas, April 29, 2016
Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.
For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."