For the Special Issue "Tagore and Spirituality" of the new peer-reviewed online journal Gitanjali and Beyond, we are inviting papers about Tagore's spirituality and its expression in socio-cultural, educational, ecological and artistic realms. Relating to these ideas, we are going to publish comparisons with Tagore's contemporaries, historical analyses, and evaluations of the contemporary relevance of his ideas.
Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema
Issue: May-Aug, Vol. 69, N.2, 2016
Textshop Experiments is an open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze the apparatus of Electracy. We welcome innovative and hybrid works in new media and original scholarship on reading and writing, rhetoric, and culture.
Issue #1: Textshop (T)issues
This is a call for a proposed panel for the for the 27th annual American Literature Association conference.
Sarah Piatt at 180 and Palace - Burner at 15: the View from 2016
2016 will mark the 180th anniversary of Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt's birth and the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking publication of Paula Bernat Bennett's Palace - Burner, the first modern anthology of the poet's work. Since her mid-nineteenth-century arrival on America's literary scene, Sarah Piatt has been recognized for her "womanly" subject matter and ethos, and the "feminine" quality of her poetry has been aptly characterized by nineteenth-century British author Alice Meynell "not as a grace, but as a force."
"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade"
Jorge Luis Borges
The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.
This special topics session slated for the 2016 RMMLA Convention will explore monsters in culture, literature, and media. Monster Studies is a growing sub-discipline within English and Cultural Studies. Some scholars have been incorporating monsters into their classrooms as a way to not only teach tenuous topics in a college classroom (e.g. sexism, racism, classism) but to engage students through a new, innovative topic.
This panel seeks proposals for presentations on Monster studies in general with a secondary focus on the use of monsters as pedagogical tools in the classroom. Proposals submitted for consideration will address either monsters at large or in some specific facet of the academic experience. Papers submitted can
Call for Papers
Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the proletariat.
Lived precarity has received much attention over the last several years, especially regarding adjunct professors. We're looking for stories from:
And (of course) Adjunct faculty
Experimental prose and poetry will be considered, along with traditional editorial style.
No papers in academese, please. Must be enjoyable for laypeople.
Prose should be 500-2500 words
Poems can be up to 100 lines (up to 3 poems will be considered)
Please send the finished work, not a pitch.
How are architectures experienced and represented in modernist fiction? This proposed special session welcomes all disciplines and approaches. Possible topics include architecture as it relates to narrative, environment, material culture, temporality, affect, politics, and periodization. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amy Foley (email@example.com)by March 1, 2016.
Reframing Science Fiction:
A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction
21 March 2016
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Keynote speakers: Dr Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent)
From William Blake and John Martin to Glenn Brown and The Otolith Group, artists have been producing works of art that are science fiction. And artists and their works have been incorporated into many works of sf.
Meanwhile, on countless book covers and in magazine illustrations, a visual language of science fiction has evolved: bug-eyed monsters; spaceships; robots and so on.