Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014
"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"
"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow
CFP RMMLA 2014 Subjectivity in Motion: Chinese Literature before 1900 (Abstract due March 1, 2014)
This panel at the 2014 Rocky Mountain MLA Annual Convention invite presentations on the topic of "Subject in Motion: Chinese Literature before 1900". In the context of pre-twentieth century Chinese literature, subjectivity as a theoretical imperative draws wide critical attention to the process in which political, ideological and literary discourses profoundly formulated authors' personal and collective experiences, and yielded long-lasting impact on the social and cultural trends of the ensuing centuries.
22nd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Binghamton University, State University of New York
For the 22nd annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, we will focus on the theme of "Reflections." Cross-disciplinary in scope and implication, we invite papers—as well as panel and roundtable proposals—to explore "reflections" as broadly as possible, whether they are physical or metaphysical; individual or cultural; social, historical or fictional; real or imagined; seen or unseen.
Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.
Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?
Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014
Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College), Nick Bromell (English, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Send proposals to email@example.com by Monday, January 20, 2014.
University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference:
March 28-29, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anna McCarthy
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Wendy Hesford, Professor of English, Ohio State U
FACULTY SPEAKER: Theo Davis, Professor of English, Northeastern U
The voice of an artist reaches and touches the world as well as the lives of his/ her readers. The words of writers can stir social unrest but they can also pacify the crowds. Literary works are instrumental in preserving national identities, and Poland's troubled history during the Partitions can serve as the epitome of the authority of literature. Writers, however, are equally revered as they are persecuted for the statements they dare to utter.
AGSE Spring 2014 Conference CFP
"I, like other queer people, am two in one body, both male and female. I am the embodiment of the hieros gamos: the coming together of opposite qualities within" - Gloria Anzaldúa
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for our annual spring conference. We are interested in critical papers/panels and creative pieces that investigate intersections.
Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives
June 12-14, 2014
Department of English, City University of Hong Kong,
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
11-13 July 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. David Frankfurter (Religious Studies, Boston University); Prof. Ronald Holmes (Justice Administration, University of Louisville); Prof. William Paul (Film Studies, Washington University in St. Louis)
Submission deadline: March 6, 2014
Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2014 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.
Formal requirements for original critical essays:
Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification
A conference hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter and sponsored by the CSUN English Department and the Distinguished Speaker Award.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at California State University, Northridge
Beliefs, ideologies, labels, titles: these are just a sample of the systems within which we operate in on an ever day basis: the isms. Sometimes they cause conflict; other times they unite. But what really are these systems?