"If the authentic test for a great novel is rereading, and the joys of yet further rereading, then Pride and Prejudice can rival any novel ever written." — Harold Bloom One of the most popular works of fiction in English literature, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) has withstood the tests of time and has been revisited time and again with renewed critical engagements, adaptations and popular celebration. Regardless to say, several tomes have been dedicated to this particular work over the years, and many more continue to be produced with consistency that engage with the novel across areas such as the application of literary theories, in the context of cultural studies or even popular culture.
Call for Papers: Chinese Literature and Film Since 1900 Panel(s) at 2015 RMMLA Convention
Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ October 8-10, 2015
We welcome paper proposals that address a range of critical issues and themes relating to modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Chinese literature, film, and the question of modernity
Gender, sexuality, and subjectivity
Historical imagination, political power, and cultural production
Author, auteur, and authority
Chinese literature, film, and popular culture
Transnational cultural and media production and reception
Sinophone literature and film
At Home in the Space Between
June 19-21, 2015
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Conference
January 7th – 10th, 2016
The Verse Novel for Young Readers
"Sounds and Stories of Easter, 1916"
ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in 2015 or 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 22, 2015
Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz
The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).
Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics
EXTENDED ABSTRACT DUE DATE: January 30th, 2015
April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015
Keynote speech by Jasbir Puar
Master class by Marlon Ross
Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?
Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century. The concept of crossover grew out of the uneasy reconcilement between the era's belief in the absoluteness of taxonomical categories and its paradoxical insistence on the potential malleability and manipulability of the same. Sweeping changes in the cultural scene challenged the seeming discreteness between conceptual kinds, and unleashed the possibility of transcending boundaries of all sorts.
The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions on "Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals" for the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA. This panel considers how African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latino/a, and Native American periodicals engage visual culture, including by publishing comics, cartoons, illustrations, and photographs. Papers that focus on the history or production of periodical art or illustrated periodicals are especially welcome.
Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company:
North American Literature and the Environment, 1600-1900
Series Editor: Matthew Wynn Sivils, Iowa State University
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2015
Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Organizers: Adrien Mercier and Betsey Janus
Department of Art History Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Pamela Karimi, Dr. Thomas Stubblefield, and Dr. Hallie Meredith
Time and Place:
Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Thursday, April 2nd from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Light Refreshments will be provided
CALL FOR PAPERS
UNSETTLING ENDINGS IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FICTION
Annual one-day conference organized by OVALE , as part of VALE
June 20th 2015
Métissage identities in early colonial India: The unsolved conundrum of Rammohun Roy (1772-1833). Print and the first native public intellectual.
Interrogating the Other-ness in Indian culture and civilization.
This is a call for papers on a collection on Rammohun Roy (1772-1833), who can be considered as the first native public intellectual who used the newly established realm of print to reach out to a global readership.