Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American literature: This panel explores themes of ecophobia (i.e., fear and dread of nature), extinction, ecological crisis, unsettling (un)natural anomalies, and environmental injustice. Send abstracts of 300 words and a brief biography to Dawn Keetley at email@example.com by March 20, 2015.
The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture. In particular, the rise of two methodological paradigms, TRANSNATIONALISM and PRINT CULTURE STUDIES, have paved the way for exciting new approaches to key questions that have always been at the heart of the discipline: the relationship between literature and nationhood, the role of writing in international circuits of knowledge and commodity exchange, and the artistic labour of the author.
CFP – MLA 2016- THE RE-GREENING of W. H. HUDSON:
Invites papers that consider the boundaries – physical, imposed, and imaginary – that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Kendall McClellan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit is April 1st. Conference is October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM.
This panel seeks papers to discuss counternarratives, their limits and possibilities, and their relationship to histories of national belonging in contemporary U.S. ethnic fiction. Papers can also consider the extent to which U.S. ethnic fiction has played a role in producing counternarratives to "offical" histories.
Please send 250-word abstract and 1-page c.v. by 15 March 2015 to email@example.com; S. Moon Cassinelli
ThrewLine Books has launched a new print journal called The Ottawa Object that will publish high-quality and intriguing short fiction. It will specialize in strongly focused speculative fiction and compelling, eccentric literary fiction. If your name is George Saunders, you may want to submit something. If you're a replicant who writes about his birth from the neurons of a pale and driven scientist, you may want to submit something. If you exist only in the imagination of a boy laying in the grass and looking at the stars, you may want to submit something. Heck, even if you're just a really gifted writer, you may want to submit something.
Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children's and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys. In line with this year's theme of In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, I welcome papers that examine adaptation, compare media (broadly defined), and/or explore transmedia storytelling. While papers on recent adaptations are particularly encouraged, this panel seeks a variety of new, productive perspectives on adapting children's and youth culture for various media, including film, television, and online media.
The 9th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
Kingston, RI Campus
Event Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Announcing Extended Abstract Deadline:
Friday, March 6th
The URI Graduate Conference gives graduate students the opportunity to present their research or clinical work while receiving interdisciplinary feedback from, and networking with, peers and faculty. We invite proposals for paper and poster presentations, strongly encouraging submissions from across all disciplines. We also consider proposals that extend beyond this year's theme:
"Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways & Possibilities"
The Fashion Project: Exploring Critical Issues
Thursday 24th September – Saturday 26th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Living Life in Public:Exploring the Private Lives of Celebrities
The Celebrity Project
Tuesday 28th July – Thursday 30th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers
Textual Overtures Volume 3
Narratives exploring use and mediums in composition, literature, and rhetoric
Clinical Labor in Biomedicine
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015
Deadline of Submission: 15 March 2015
We seek submissions that explore the fluidity and the dynamics of this concept of crime/criminal/criminality from theoretical or interdisciplinary vantage points that transgress into the transgressive. The issue seeks submissions along, but not limited to, the following areas: