Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.
Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2015.
I am putting together a proposal for a collection of essays for the North American Literature and the Environment, 1600-1900 series for Ashgate. The book will focus on the 16th and 17th centuries, and particularly on how religious views of the period, be they Puritan or Church of England, for example, play a role in how the environment or the colonial enterprise is represented in the work(s) of an author or authors. I am also thinking of such representation in a way that can consider broader categories beyond just theology—gender, sexuality, race, ecocriticism, etc. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
How does a particular religious worldview influence a writer's representation of the North American environment?
Call for papers for a themed issue of NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY
Guest editors: David Parisi, Mark Paterson, and Jason Archer
Abstracts due (400-500 words): November 1, 2015
This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?
The following will be a panel at the 2016 NeMLA in Hartford, CT. Abstracts must be submitted by next Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Please follow the instructions at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15986.
Direct an inquires to the panel's chair, Dr. Jonathan Dickstein, at Jonathan.Dickstein@alumni.cgu.edu.
Postcolonial Studies @Emory Solicits Book Reviews
Postcolonial Studies @Emory: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/postcolonialstudies/
Faculty Developer: Deepika Bahri, Deepika [dot] bahri [at] emory [dot] edu
Book Review Editor: Caroline Schwenz, cschwen [at] emory [dot] edu
Postcolonial Studies @ Emory is a long standing website that aims to create a more inclusive digital community for postcolonial studies scholars across the globe. Our website accepts book review submissions as well as summaries of important postcolonial works for our Digital Bookshelf.
Minnesota English Journal
Call for Submissions 2015-16
Editors: Scott Hall (Irondale High School) and Michael MacBride (Minnesota State University)
MEJ, the online journal of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, publishes scholarly articles, personal narratives, opinion/position pieces on topical teaching issues, short creative work (mostly poetry), and pieces focused on pedagogical strategies of major interest to English and Language Arts teachers of all instructional levels.
The Canadian Postmodern Creative: Constructing Home and Identity in the City (Creative)
Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing / Canadian
Kristen Smith (University of York)
Puneet Dutt (Ryerson University)
Writers of fiction, poetry, and drama are encouraged to submit a selection of creative prose (a 250-word abstract) concerning the Postmodern aesthetic, urbanization, or the construction of home and identity for a fifteen-minute presentation.
Submit here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15861