This session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.
The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings.
SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
For panel presentation at South Central Modern Language Association conference in Durham, NC (Nov. 13-15)
This is a call for essays for a proposed book (with ISBN number) on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. The editor seeks essays which are scholarly and yet free from jargon. While dealing with your topic please review standard literature on the topic in the first part of your essay. Please follow current MLA guidelines with the one exception --- please give tiny urls of each web citation.
The book will be published both in electronic format as well as in hard-copy format. It will be available on Amazon, Flipkart etc.
Special session for 113th Annual Conference of Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Portland, Oregon Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015. Submission should be made electrically on the webpage of PAMLA by June 10. Session chair: Takayuki Yokota-Murakami (Osaka University)
In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.
kadar koli no. 10: "Off the Books"
Now in its tenth issue, kadar koli has featured essays, poems, art work, translations, and interviews from some of today's most adventurous writers and artists, including Joyelle McSweeney, Rob Halpern, Diane di Prima, Shin Yu Pai, Gerrit Lansing, Susan Briante, Pattie McCarthy, Ammiel Alcalay, and Megan Cook, among many others. The theme of this issue is "Off the Books," chosen to coincide with the 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group on October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Toronto. Quoting from BABEL's call for sessions:
The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by the University of Maine-Le Mans in France (Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort, 3L.AM) and the University of Akron, Ohio (Heather Braun)
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016
The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction is a panel that considers a wonderful challenge for both critics and writers: how time informs works of literature. In all fiction, the problem of time is a wonderful challenge: does imbuing a work and its characters with history add necessary depth or can it distract from the problems at hand? Can a writer ask readers to look beyond the final page? Do representations of 'real' time limit the inventiveness of works or are they necessary in allowing readers entry?
The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination
A conference to be held at Wadham College, Oxford
Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March 2016
From its use in classical and medieval arts of memory to its presence in the work of contemporary artists and writers, the house has been a recurrent, even haunting image. In recent art and literature, it has been used as a symbol with a wide variety of social and political resonances, but also has intimate links with the creative process, exploring memory, imagination and the interactions between them. It is here, in particular, that there are striking consonances with medieval and early modern writing influenced by the arts of memory.
School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews): 'Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England'
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow): '"Patsy Presbys", or "Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep": Milton's Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism'
Professor Evelyn Welch (King's College, London): 'Renaissance Skin'
Call for Papers
Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture
In James Shirley's 1631 tragedy The Traitor, the villainous Lorenzo advises his angered target:
master your high blood
Till I conclude, Sciarrha. I accuse not
Your noble anger, which I have observed,
Is not on every cheap and giddy motion
Inflamed; but, sir, be thrifty in your passion,
This is a petty trespass. (The Traitor, Act 2, scene 1)
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.
The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.
These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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For a panel for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society's 2015 Conference, we are seeking two papers on the intersections of psychoanalysis, literature, and film.
Details on the conference as a whole (the theme of which is Border Tensions: Troubling Psychoanalysis) can be found at http://apcsweb.net/cal_for_papers.html