Writing in 1936, Elizabeth Bowen said: 'The short story is a young art; as we now know it, it is the child of this century. Poetic tautness and clarity are so essential to it that it may be said to stand at the edge of prose; in its use of action it is nearer to drama than to the novel. The cinema, itself busy with a technique, is of the same generation; in the last thirty years the two arts have been accelerating together.'
The Associated Colleges of the South and Southwestern University are pleased to announce the eighth annual Gender Studies Conference at Southwestern University, February 19-21, 2016. The theme will be: "Gender Across…". This interdisciplinary conference welcomes work that explores how gender and sex are represented across the disciplines of the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the fine arts, as well as across race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, disability, space, place, time, bodies, culture, and genres.
In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Universitas Press has agreed to publish this edited volume. We have already 14 authors who agreed to participate in this collection. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.
At a time when discourses of globalization, world literature, and planetarity are promoted as "transcending" the local, what happens to those spaces that attempt to resist the purview of such globalizing impulses? For this issue, the editors invite papers that interrogate literary, political, and cultural representations of "local" spaces and communities, as well as other zones of underdevelopment more broadly. We are especially interested in essays that focus on local, regional, and provincial cultures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that are shaped by, but elided from, the perspective of the national and transnational.
We invite paper proposals that consider how recalling, reinventing or referencing the nation is challenging the contemporary discursive parameters of the global.
Nation/Boundaries/Place: Reappraising the Global Sphere
In the 1980s and 1990s, the swift decline of the national space as the basis for research in the humanities and the social sciences cleared the way for theories of globalization and globality, and for the subordination of the national.
I am proposing a panel that centers on the material realities of the flows, negotiations, and exchanges between the "public" space of political economies/markets and the "private" space of domestic economies/ecologies. Broadly, this panel is focused on the impacts of the exchanges between the two spaces, how they bleed into each other, and ultimately to, in the words of the conference theme, to make "a claim on the way where we are shapes and shakes up the grounding and grounded-ness of the work we imagine, make, perceive, and do."
Subject area, time period, and media are open. My own work focuses on women's domestic nonfiction and homemaking magazines from the early Cold War period.
MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline , including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias among others.
THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN PATRIOGRAPHY:
WRITING FATHERS IN AFRICAN LITERATURES & FILM
CALL FOR PAPERS
(Conference panel and ensuing journal collection)
CFP: African American / Black Studies Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
37th Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED: November 15, 2015
Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, Feb 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. International submissions are welcome.
Politics of Healthcare in America: Current Perspectives is a proposed book, to be edited by Aaron Ogletree, exploring the political, social, and economics forces that shape health care in the United States of America. This book welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in any disciplinary field that whose contribution can deepen the understanding of how readers will view health care. The book is aimed at a wide audience including those who work in healthcare, academics, policymakers, and professional organizations, as well as general readers.