The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature
The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 250-word abstracts for presentations at its panel on "Contemporary Wars" at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on pertinent American literature published in the last 25 years.
The consequences of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq remain under-recognized in scholarly discourse, usually sublimated to the more abstract War on Terror, and exacerbating the broader erasure of the wars from public consciousness. This panel addresses how these wars have been interpreted within the US and beyond in literature and film.
The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15-17 May 2015
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa
Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2015
The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa.
Oral practice was a widespread mode of cultural consumption in the Middle Ages. From troubadour chansonniers, to the itinerant Japanese biwa hôshi and court poets like the Anglo-Saxon scopas, to the carnivalesque festivals of the Feast of Fools, speech and song illuminated the public and private lives of men and women throughout the medieval world. Even in the highly literate codicological culture of scriptoria, hearing and recitation were indispensable tools for understanding and producing the manuscripts we study today.
The symposium would like to pose a broad range of possible topics on the social, political, ethical, and aesthetic purposes of oral culture and its contexts.
Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!
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Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.
Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!
Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015)
April 20-22, 2015
This call for papers is issued in the context of the current project of the publication by ILCEA 4 of a book on "Science and political discourse" as part of a series of volumes on the relationship between science and the humanities:
The Ninth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
23-24 October 2015
National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
Call for Papers
Madness: Sacred and Profane
On March 19-20, 2015, Penn English will host Locating Post-45, a conference organized around the periodizing category of the Post-1945. A term that has emerged as an organizing principle for twentieth-century literary studies, we want to probe its curious, and perhaps provisional, durability. The conference would like to generate new considerations of the locations and worldedness of Post-1945 by examining its ever-branching critical crosscurrents.
The editorial board of the College Language Association Journal (CLAJ) invites the submission of essays, poetry, short prose, short drama, or book reviews for its special issue entitled, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot: Critical and Creative Responses to Violence Toward Black Bodies in the 21st Century." All submitted works must be previously unpublished.
CLAJ welcomes submissions of essays, poetry, short prose, or drama that engage the brutalization of black bodies in twenty-first century America with a particular focus on one or more of the following:
-the militarization of the police
-the criminalization of black bodies
-the intersections between gender, sexuality, and race
Call for Papers for a Book Proposal
Ecotheology and Nonhuman Ethics: A Kinship of Compassion
The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the question of marriage vs. single life in Sedgwick's writings for the SSAWW Conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 4-8, 2015. This panel topic honors the 2015 publication of Deborah Gussman's new edition of Sedgwick's final novel, Married or Single?, which was originally published in 1857.
For the ALA conference in Boston, May 20-24, 2015, the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the various manifestations of single life for both men and women in fiction and non-fiction by Sedgwick and her contemporary writers. Papers might consider spinsterhood and bachelorhood, whether by choice or by default; delayed marriage; widowhood; divorce; celibacy for spiritual reasons; or any other angle on the single life as depicted in antebellum fiction or non-fiction.
Send proposals of no more than 250 words to Jenifer_Elmore@pba.edu by Dec. 31, 2014.
LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?
Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)