"The times they are a-changing," but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation. The Midwest has long been thought of as pretty monolithic: all white, all farms, all "average," all cold, and flat. The borders of other US regions seem to be easier to define, but the Midwest has often been white-washed by too-easy definitions of who lives there and what life is like.
Getting Your Message Across:
Storytelling for Researchers and other Professionals
A One Day Workshop
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Participation:
During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated. While many still longed for the pastoral ideal of Britain as the 'Eden of Europe', the looming threat of pollution, natural disaster, resource depletion, and urbanisation beset the thoughts of contemporary writers, theologians, and politicians. Though it had been long held that the environment had an observable influence on the fortunes of a nation and the character of its citizens, the inhabitants of early modern Britain now became gradually conscious of their impact on the natural world.
Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"
Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016
Location: California State University—Long Beach, Long Beach / Los Angeles, California
Music, theater, film, multi-media, mass media and advertising, publishing, artistic renderings, science and technology, and the burgeoning digital humanities have characterized and are changing the way Italian Americans conceive of themselves and how they re-conceptualize and re-signify their identities.
A seminar dedicated to "Anachronism and the Medieval" is planned for the next European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Conference, to be held from 22-26 August 2016 in Galway, Ireland. The organizers look forward to receiving proposals for papers to be presented in this seminar.
The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.
Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).
Anticipations: H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions 8-10 July 2016
H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK. Organised by the H. G. Wells Society
Plenary Speakers: Stephen M. Baxter and Lesley A. Hall
H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. His early scientific romances featured time travel, mad scientists, alien invasion, space travel, invisibility, utopia, future war and histories of the future: his mappings of the shape of things to come was an overture to over a century of science fiction.
Second and final call for papers
Nordic Association of English Studies Conference, 2016
University of Agder, Norway
May 4-7, 2016
"Englishes and Changing Identities in the North"
[Last Call] Submission deadline: Feb. 15
Melville and Black Lives Matter
NOTIFICATION OF EXTENDED DEADLINES
Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.
Completed Sessions and Roundtables with all relevant information, as per guidelines (attached): March 1, 2016.
FOR QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT AATI NAPLES COMMITTEE CHAIR, COLLEEN RYAN at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS
AATI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ABROAD
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
June 22-27, 2016
This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions. This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an "untranslatable" word from around the world. We are seeking true-to-life, personal stories, inspired by untranslatable words that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any attempt at a direct translation could. We seek true tales that convey both the unique and the universal in the magic of real life.
This anthology will allow the power of language, storytelling and personal lived experience to be the bridge between the imagined "us" and "them," in a world that is increasingly filled instead with pieces of us all.
The yearly competition for The Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies is currently open. This prize is awarded to a deserving dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada. Entries are adjudicated by the Dissertation Prize Committee, a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM). The prize consists of a cash award as well as a membership in the CSM for three years. Members automatically receive copies of the journal Florilegium and the CSM's newsletter Scrinium.
El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: email@example.com
What forms does religion take in the United States? I am assembling for MLA 2017 a panel of papers that take a formal approach to the study of American religions. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to, the influence of literary, cultural, political, or economic forms on theologies, practices, or spiritualities. Studies that focus on topics like race, gender, modernity, and secularism are welcome, and papers can be located in any time period or region. Ideally, the panel will include papers on Christian and other religions in the United States.
Please submit a 150-200 word proposal and a brief CV to Wilson Brissett (Wilson.firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2016.