When we explore and critique Latin@ novels, it is a common practice to do so from the perspective of race, class, gender, and colonial identities. While we recognize that these thematic concerns are pressing, we sometimes gloss over the space where thematic and structural forms come together. Interestingly, some of the most important Latin@ writers utilize very similar structural forms, specifically the multi-generational novel—as a way to tackle these issues.
Conference: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Calgary, AB, Canada, 28-31 May 2016
Panel title: Popular Print Culture in the British Isles of the Long Eighteenth Century
In a context where the active (voice, body, citizen) remains the privileged mode of life, the possibility of imagining passivity as a political alternative has been a major lure for critical and political thinkers. Some have also tried to break down the clear-cut division between activity and passivity. In one such instance Lisa Robinson asks, "what is the relation between passivity and will, within cognition?
In the rapidly expanding field of neo-Victorian studies, the million-dollar question remains: what qualifies as neo-Victorian? For guidance, many scholars have relied on Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn's definition, which specifies that to be called neo-Victorian, a text "must in some respect be self-consciously engaged with the act of (re)interpretation, (re)discovery and revision concerning Victorians." The implication is that this is a subgenre for respectable texts, of clear intellectual pedigree.
The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) invites proposals for individual conference papers and three-person panels for its 18th Annual International Conference in Puebla, Mexico.
Send submissions (200-word abstract) by using the EasyChair system at:
For its 2016 meeting, the College English Association invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical, and the professional "creations" of our fields.
To create, to study the creation of others and thus re-create in various manifestations of potential meaning, to be a creator of a text or meaning or environment, to stimulate creativity or creation in others -- creation is at the heart of what we do.
We encourage presentations in the related areas of True Crime and Law & Literature, focusing on the role or act of creation in these fields.
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: June 2-4, 2016
Abstracts Due: January 15, 2016
The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference.
The Compass is an online, undergraduate, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and produced by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. It is dedicated to providing a platform for undergraduate research and insight so that it may inspire, intrigue, and inform an audience. The journal's primary aim is to cultivate scholarly community and intellectual curiosity by featuring multidisciplinary perspectives, accepting articles from subjects including, but not limited to: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Education, English, Modern Languages, Gender Studies, Sciences, Sociology, International Studies, Law, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religious Studies.
Aquí y ahora: TV and Film Production in Contemporary Spain: International Conference
Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College
March 25–26, 2016