This seminar will take place at the American Comparative Literature Association conference in Seattle, March 26-29, 2015.
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).
These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*short pieces of original research.
Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.
Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors email@example.com by Friday 14 November.
Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2014
The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Market Failures, Famines, & Crises as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Agricultural & Historical Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; Communications; Theories of Crises, Panics, & Economic Behavior; and Economic Instability, Uncertainty, & Precariousness. Possible topics might include:
• Social Democracy
• Social Movements
• Occupy Wall Street
• Market Fundamentalism
• Local & Microeconomics
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit proposals to: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org
Extending Play: The Sequel
Are we the species that plays—or are we better understood as the species that repeats?
Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of fandom, stardom, celebrity, fame, fan/celebrity interaction, or studies of specific fandoms or media properties/individuals. We're a truly multidisciplinary area - come share your ideas! Seasoned professionals and students both welcome.
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014.
The 2015 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015)
From Florence Nightingale to Nurse Ratched, nurses have been portrayed by others and by themselves as, in turn, idealized paragons of femininity and vilified portents of social disintegration. This roundtable seeks papers that consider the complex ways in which this ambiguous figure has navigated the wounded bodies, minds, places, and social relationships that litter the pages of literature.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 13, 2015. PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS VIA THE NEMLA WEBSITE: https://nemla.org/users/abstract.html
The work of the dead and the sleeping is the work of discerning the bottom, the earth as ground of the upside down or inside out, as vowels and consonants are ambassadors of arrival and departure.
-Jed Rasula, This Compost
In keeping with this year's theme of "Notes from Underground," our conference organizers have suggested as a topic cultures of extraction, including "mining, fracking, drilling, quarrying...polluting, murdering." But while extraction is easily associated with themes of fragmentation, isolation, and dissociation, Rasula offers a conception of extraction as movement, a dynamic process of coming and going that negotiates complex interactions between grounded and undergrounded.
Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.
Privileging the Unseen
A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel
Tuesday 9th June 2015
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK
The whole ambience in which I was brought up was one in which the unseen is privileged
Hybrid Poetry and/as Pedagogy.
This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.