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PerFORMance: Reinventing and Revising Literary Form in Multi-Ethnic Literature (MELUS, March 3-6, 2016)

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:39am
Erin Wedehase (Wake Technical Community College) and Leah Milne (University of Indianapolis)

This panel invites papers that explore how multi-ethnic authors perform unconventional identities by manipulating readers' expectations of formal conventions of literature. As Trinh Minh-ha says, "Clarity is a means of subjection, a quality both of official, taught language and of correct writing, two old mates of power." By revising form and genre to avoid outright clarity, do authors revise society's expectations for their characters and for themselves as artists?

ALA May 2016 Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:22am
American Literature Association / Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

CFP for Book Collection: Gender and the Superhero Narrative (Abstracts due 12/30/15)

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 8:02pm
Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, Philip Smith

Seeking abstracts for an upcoming essay collection on comics, gender, and superhero narratives. We seek essays on the creators, characters, readers, and fan communities who engage with questions of gender and the superhero. We are interested not only in the present controversies and debates on gender and the superhero genre, but also in the question of how we got here. Possible topics might include:

Twenty-First Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture **NEW LOCATION**

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:02pm
Ottawa University

Twenty-First Conference On Baseball in Literature and Culture

April 1, 2016

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address: TBA

Luncheon Speaker: Former Kansas City Royal Frank White

The twenty-first annual Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, April 1, 2016. Presenters will have 15 minutes. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines "culture" loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include the following:

Pseudotranslation and Metafictionality

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:22am
Interférences littéraires

This special issue investigates the metafictional dimensions of pseudotranslation (original texts that present themselves as translations for a variety of reasons). Based in an aesthetic of imitation, pseudotranslations imply a critical function towards the (original and translated) literary production of a certain period. The imposture often involves an elaborate paratextual discourse that foregrounds the coded nature of translation and invites a critical interrogation of the expectations and presuppositions underlying that textual practice.

S.ARCH 2016 - NEXT ARCHITECTURE The 3rd International Conference with Exhibition

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:08am
Renecon International

The 3rd International Conference with Exhibition S.ARCH "NEXT ARCHITECTURE" will be held on May 25-27, 2016, in the city of Budva, at the Adriatic coast of Montenegro.

The event consists of set of Keynote Speeches, Authors' Oral Presentations and accompanied Poster Session / Exhibition (only for Authors who prefer to present their work at the Poster Session).

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 8:53pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers (submission deadline -- January 31, 2016)

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:44pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Papers
Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers

This edited collection will address educational practices and pedagogies for teaching writing in prisons. The collection's framing concept argues for social and political consciousness within prison writing education that represents equal and shared learning between writers and teachers. The collection will offer material that advocates an equalitarian pedagogy for prison writing education while exploring how writing projects can model student/teacher collaboration in order for learning to occur for both teacher and student. More directly, how do knowledge, writing, and social activism combine in writing classrooms within a prison setting?

Call for Student Editors

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:28pm
Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research is a digital, multidisciplinary journal that publishes original scholarly research by students on multidisciplinary topics. The inaugural issue was published in Fall 2015. The journal is managed and edited by undergraduate, graduate, and law students.
JSR is now seeking a Managing Editor, Associate Editor, and other candidates for other positions. Editorial positions are open to students from all colleges and universities.

For consideration, please forward your resume to Dr. Hagai Gringarten at

Louisa May Alcott Society: ALA May 26-29, 2016, San Francisco: Alcott for Grown-ups

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:59pm
Louisa May Alcott Society

The Louisa May Alcott Society will sponsor the panel "Alcott for Grown-ups" at ALA in San Francisco in May, 2016. While Louisa May Alcott notoriously complained about her role as a chief provider of "moral pap for the young," after the widespread success of Little Women, her identity as "the children's friend" was firmly sealed. Turning away from this unilateral understanding of Alcott and her work, this panel seeks to examine the ways Alcott's identity and body of work engages with or problematizes grown-up-ness. We welcome papers that analyze Alcott's writing for adults as well as those that complicate the study of Alcott's work as children's literature within the development of American Realism.

Possible topics might include:

Call for Papers: A Special Issue on "Masculinities and Film"

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:03pm
The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal

Call for Papers: A Special Issue on "Masculinities and Film"

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page:

[UPDATE] Gender Politics in 20th-century British Drama -- NeMLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford, CT -- Deadline for CFP Oct 15, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:01pm
Oscar Bojorquez - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The aims of this panel are to discuss and inform on the topic of gender politics of 20th-century English drama. The politics regard a total shift from the previous format of plays. Due mainly to the women's movement in society, many changes started to take place. Prior themes centering around a male-dominated world have given way to themes of men's abuse of power, sexual politics, pain, physical and psychological torture, general feminist themes, sexual desire and redemptive love just to name a few. The existence of cross-gender casting also makes its appearance in force. Two important playwrights who have made names for "women" in their work are Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane.