Neocolonial Economies and Subjectivity: Emerging Issues in a Globalized Postcolonial World
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students.
Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be held at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, March 27-28, 2015.
Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios, Professor of English, University of Central Florida, at Anna@ucf.edu
THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE invites submissions of original scholarly articles on the life and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her circle, including Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, F.S. Scott Fitzgerald, Wallace Stevens, Marcia Davenport, Edith Pope, etc. All critical approaches are welcome, including gender, historical, textual, biographical, and source studies, as well as gender-based, multicultural, and ecocritical approaches.
In addition, submissions of short fiction and poetry—in the spirit of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her life at Cross Creek—are also invited.
Please submit an electronic copy in MLA style.
Deadline January 1, 2015
28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, March 27-28, 2015.
38th AHVA Annual Graduate Student Symposium
13 & 14 March 2015
Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2014
Purity and decomposition are, paradoxically, two of the central images in environmental literature. Poets and writers from Coleridge to Carson exalt solitary experience in a purified environment and oppose it to the depravity and perversion of the modern, the developed, the wasted. Yet, as the age of the Anthropocene continues to dawn, it seems fitting to question this narrative of sacred green space—a story that prizes surface rather than soil, the evergreen over the necessarily dead, and, in the words of William Cronon, performs a dangerous "flight from history."
Call for Proposals, Misti-Con 2015
Deadline for submissions: 12/30/2014
Date by which proposers shall be notified: 1/31/2015
Convention dates: 5/21-5/25/2015
Proposals should include a 500 word abstract and a 50-75 word biography, contact information, and the proposer's academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment.
For more information on formal programming: http://www.misti-con.org/programming.html
The 2nd Annual Scholars of the Culture: The Wiley College Conference on the Hip-Hop Experience will be held at Wiley College in Marshall, TX, on March 20-21, 2015. This year's theme will be "Women of Hip-Hop." The conference is seeking proposals that address issues relevant to this theme. In addition to critical essays, SOTC also welcomes submissions for creative pieces that are relevant to this year's theme.
The history of small and micro presses in Canada is, in part, an exploration of creative modes of distributing literature. Many of these presses extend the modernist injunction to "make it new" to modes of publishing and to modes of distribution. In Cerberus (1952), the first title from Contact Press and a pivotal publication in Canadian small press, Raymond Souster declares, "the big thing is to get it across, 'make contact'" (75). Making contact for small and micro presses often requires navigating the space between writer and reader in new and creative ways. We seek papers that ask how small and micro press literature has been distributed, historically and in our contemporary moment.
Over the centuries, the peoples and nations of the Mediterranean have been divided but also connected by the sea. Its trade routes have facilitated traffic and ideas, artistic creativity, and architecture, as well as commerce. Cultures have evolved and empires have risen and declined through processes that have impacted the histories and cultures of countries washed by the Mediterranean.
International Conference organized by the Centre for Literature in Translation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, in cooperation with the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Venue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 10-11, 2015
Bringing together scholars from different disciplines such as cultural studies, translation studies, area studies, comparative literature and anthropology, this conference aims at providing a new understanding of exile as a theoretical concept, analytical category, and lived experience in the study of the translation of (literary) texts.
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Coville (children's fantasy author)
Special Guest: Laura Lee Gulledge (YA graphic novelist)
Guiding Spirit: Marleen Barr, Founding Mother of Feminist Science Fiction Criticism
Pippi to Ripley 3 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in science fiction and fantasy. We invite papers devoted to imaginative representation in all media: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, Children's, Young Adult, and adult-directed literature.
5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
Call for Proposals -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
February 26, 27 & 28, 2015
With Keynote Speaker, ERIC LOTT
We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the eleventh Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval studies. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.
Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th January 2015.
The Silverstein Variations
by Rebecca LaPointe
eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors-
chocolate, lime and cherry,
coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana,
caramel cream and boysenberry,
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter-brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,
Tallest ice-cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.