In preparation for a special issue of Biography in 2012, to be co-edited by Gillian Whitlock and G. Thomas Couser, we are issuing a call for abstracts for papers dealing with some aspect of the post human, as it has been widely discussed recently. The editors will select from the abstracts, and the chosen contributors will then be invited to a symposium in Honolulu in late August of 2011, when the participants will share more detailed versions of their work, receive comments for the other contributors, and together discuss the focus of the entire collection. Contributors will then prepare revised full versions of their papers, which will be edited in the Fall of 2011. The result will be the Winter 2012 issue of Biography.
The sixth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Ambivalence," a graduate student conference to be held February 25-26, 2011, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."
The editor of a book collection tentatively called The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers invites proposals for essays that evidence the advance in Jeffers scholarship, especially since the publication of the most recent collections in the early- and mid-1990s. Since the publication of those volumes, there have been significant accomplishments in Jeffers scholarship: the entire five volumes of the Collected Poetry and the first of three volumes of the Collected Letters have been released, Jeffers Studies was established, and The Robinson Jeffers Association has flourished.
Call for Papers: Why Allegory Now?
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Manchester, Friday April 1st 2011
Confirmed plenary speaker:
Professor Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.
Papers are being solicited for a panel entitled, "English Real Estate: Narratives of Entailment and Transmission in the English Novel" for this year's International Conference on Narrative, to be held at Washington University in St Louis April 7-10, 2011.
The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.
Hemingway's career has been widely documented regarding his relationship with prominent male writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, and others. Where Hemingway's career has been neglected is in examining his craft in contrast with women writers of his time. While much has been made of the interaction between Hemingway and his friend and mentor Gertrude Stein, there are many other women authors and journalists Hemingway knew and interacted with. In many cases, critics view those interactions with a cursory glance, particularly as many of those women never shared Hemingway's fame and literary prominence.
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal
dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.
Call for Papers
Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
University of California, Berkeley
March 11-13, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard
Departments of English and Comparative Literature
Director, Program in Experimental Critical Theory
University of California, Los Angeles
The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham