The global character of Jules Verne's fiction requires no demonstration. Indeed, the work of the prolific French novelist, author of the immensely successful series of the Voyages extraordinaires, appears to deserve an inclusion into the (hypothetical) canon of world literature on at least two accounts.
CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel
The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."
Please join us October 8-10, 2015 in Bowling Green, Ohio for the annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.This year, the OVSC is especially interested in papers and panels on the topic of negotiating Shakespeare through history, culture, and context.
Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or "exhausted" in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of world literature. This seminar explores how these fields speak to one another and pursue new conceptual and aesthetic schemas.
Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century
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.
We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2016 and 2017 issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Nicole Lobdell and Kate Holterhoff put together a wonderful issue on "Illustration and Gender" and the previous summer's issue, edited by F. Elizabeth Gray and Nikki Hessel, focused on "Gender and Journalism." Both issues can be found on our website.
Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes. This panel hopes to explore sound in text in greater detail, raising questions of structure, as well as nationality, individuality, culture, and memory within the American literary realm and American history more broadly. The category "soundscape" could include music, narrative explorations of sound, sonic landscapes, and dialogue, among others, and papers might discuss technical or structural renderings of sound, symbolic usages of sound, or sound as a contributor to other theoretical concepts.
Call for Papers
Child Readers and Children in Literature
Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)
Submissions are invited for chapters on the theme of the embodied child in relation to children's literature and other media. The collection will reflect the growing interest in the embodied nature of child both as the reader or consumer of various media and as represented within those media.
Contributions are welcomed from a range of fields, such as literature, postcolonial studies, literacy education, historical and cultural studies, film and media studies, and education.
Possible areas of investigation:
The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. TRACE Innovation Initiative's second call for papers, "Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric," focuses on digital games and asks how play contributes to ecological thought.
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016
Imperial College, London
Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.
In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.
Innovative presentations are invited for the proposed seminar, "The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning."
A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts
University of Fiji
22—25 April 2016
Heidegger / Media
Edited by: Justin M. Battin and German A. Duarte
Publisher: UTADEO University Press: Bogotá, COLOMBIA - (to be printed in both English and Spanish)