In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this ACLA seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.
• What Do Students Learn & How Do We Know They Have Learned It?: Closing the Loop Through Assessment in Composition & Literature Courses
Universal Design & Other Challenges: Accommodating Disability Through Accessibility in the English Classroom
• Stimulating Awareness/Provoking Engagement:
Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive
Technology in the Literature or Composition
Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its Winter 2016 and Winter 2017 open issues.
Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions and creative uses of the online format. There are no author fees.
All back issues have been digitized and are available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/
Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Illusory Visions: Dystopian Themes in Contemporary Fiction. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, new dystopian fiction has gripped the attention of the reading public, including young adults. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games series), and Veronica Roth (the Divergent trilogy) have garnered acclaim from both critics and lay readers. In addition, as dystopian fiction finds its way into the English curriculum at various academic levels, literary scholars dedicate their time to the study of this increasingly popular genre. Dystopian fiction has a long history.
Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel
Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.
Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)
Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due November 1, 2015 to
Full articles due March 1, 2015
Projected publication fall 2016
Call for Proposals: Queer at Queen's 2015
HIV and AIDS: Politics, Memory, Performance.
Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's University, Belfast,
November 15th and 16th - 11am to 6pm daily
The event is free to attend and open to the public.
CFP: Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters area, SWPACA (11/1/2015; 2/10-2/13/2016)
Organizers of the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference seek paper and panel submissions to its "The Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters" area.