60 years ago, the literary and musical landscapes were forever altered by several landmark works in music and literature. With "Pithecanthropus Erectus," Charles Mingus eschewed written arrangements in lieu of having his band mates learn the compositions by ear; on "Brilliant Corners," Thelonius Monk gave the world his arguably most complex composition; and "Saxophone Colossus" is widely regarded as Sonny Rollins's masterpiece. Similarly, 1956 witnessed the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems," a landmark work with far-reaching aesthetic, political, and social implications; in a related vein, Jack Kerouac composed "Visions of Gerard," arguably his most personal and linguistically-complicated novel.
Since the 1970's, the world has increasingly seen the proletarianization of creative work: crafts that were once considered holistic and inalienable are increasingly being performed in circumstances that render them piecemeal and remote from their producers. The novel, itself a mode of creative work, has begun to respond to this shift in different ways throughout the world. In this panel we intend to examine portrayals of modes of intellectual labor – artistic labor, office work, academic endeavors – and consider how the representations of these modes depict the shifts surrounding creative work, and the possibilities that they offer for reconsidering the impact of that shift. How does the end result of creative labor change in these novels?
The second issue of The Compass, edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program, launched in April at the Exhibition for Academic Success and is now calling for papers to include in its third issue. The current issue features articles by eight students from universities across the nation and covers disciplines from the fine arts to humanities to mathematics.
"This is an amazing testament to our staff who are dedicated to establishing The Compass as a well-known scholarly journal," said Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Clark '16. "With the next issue, we are hoping to continue expanding our reach, possibly internationally."
Victorian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century (Roundtable at NeMLA, Hartford, CT, USA March 17-20, 2016)
This roundtable welcomes submissions that address these questions and many more from scholars whose work examines the spectrum of Victorian popular fiction.
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: email@example.com
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, August 14, 2015
We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.
CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now
The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez on Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12, 2016. The topic for the 2016 conference is Animals in Literature and Film. The conference will explore the role of non-human animals in the literary imagination. Animals have had a ubiquitous role in literary representation from antiquity to the present. This role has acquired an important focus in recent critical theory, especially in posthumanism approaches.
Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political cross-fertilizations that have taken shape among Africa's and Asia's diasporic communities and, in particular, between these continents' anti-colonial nationalist leaders, such as Chairman Mao, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Ho Chi Minh.
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015
HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media
DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 15th, 2015
Colloquium hosted by the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
November 19-21, 2015
Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015
Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity
(Abstracts 250-500 words due Dec 1, 2015, full papers due Mar 1, 2016)
Edited by Amanda Gradisek and Ron Scott
Reconstruction 16.3: Game Studies and Determinism,
edited by Reconstruction staff
(Abstracts 250-500 words, due Oct. 1 2015, completed papers by Feb 1, 2016)
How to think of life-in all its forms-when the future is not what it used to be? How to think of we and I when the very weather itself has forced us to consider anew the radical entanglement of oneself and others, of human and nature, of the living with the other-than-living, of the present and the past and the future? These questions drive much contemporary theory and practice in the arts, the humanities and sciences, acting as the generative terrain of new interdisciplinary collaborations. Running through this new work is a deep vein of enquiry around the terms "human", "life", "nature", "culture", "death", "writing", "agency", and "animal", and enquiries into how we might think of human as entangled with land and other life forms.
The Caribbean is as much the site of shared history as it is the site of unique, cultural experiences. But what is privileged as knowledge, and what is relegated to collective memory? Caribbean writers have been turning to the past for no less than a hundred years, but contemporary Caribbean artists are doing so anew and in ways that deeply interrogate the relationship between history, culture, and collective memory. Building on the work of poet Grace Nichols, collective memory is personal history.
Every year, the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) cooperate in the form of a series of joint sessions at ACCUTE's annual conference at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Congress brings together a wide variety of scholarly organizations for their annual conferences. Please join us at Congress for the 2016 joint NASSR/ACCUTE sessions. Congress 2016 will be held 28 May - 3 June 2016 at the University of Calgary.
Romanticism and the Anthropocene
This panel seeks to provide a space in which to explore what the Common Core State Standards, and particularly the English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards, will (or already) mean for postsecondary literacy education. Since "college readiness" is one of the key goals of the Common Core, it is crucial for those of us who teach at the college level to consider how the Common Core theorizes literacy instruction generally, as well as how it addresses specific elements including (but not limited to) the differences between literature and informational texts; the relationship between the text and the student reader/writer; and ways of defining text complexity.