Although courses centered on J.R.R. Tolkien have become increasingly common offerings in undergraduate studies (whether as dedicated or special topics courses), there remains a dearth in formal graduate-level studies of Tolkien and his work. While dissertations have certainly been written focusing on Tolkien, these independently conceived projects rise in the absence of formal graduate coursework on Tolkien, and rely heavily on the work of independent scholars and of scholars specializing in broader areas of literary study (e.g. medievalists, folklorists, etc.).
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Saturday 28 February 2015
Keynote Speaker: Professor Scott McCracken, Keele University, UK
Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.
Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.
Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!
Deadline - November 30, 2014
Please Note : Papers submitted to the journal for publication would not be rejected. We have Author Self-Archiving Policy which facilitates revision and re-submission of the paper till publication. This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.
The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University is hosting an interdisciplinary conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the coining of the term "sexism", and to ask how far we have come since this often controversial and inflammatory term became a way to refer to gender inequality. According to Fred Shapiro, 1965 is the year to which the term "sexism" – applied in its modern, intensively discriminatory sense - can be dated and we will be questioning where the term originated, what its impact has been, and just what "sexism" means today, and will mean in the future.
The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association Is Pleased to Announce
An Open Call for Papers: Whitman and War Poetry
Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany (August 1, 2015)
When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as 'the famous New Zealand Mag.-story writer' in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment. Yet this disparaging remark gives a hint as to what makes her such a fascinating figure today. In the context of the recent scholarly extension of modernism's borders in terms of geography, gender, class, and time, as well as such diverse new interests as the roles of literary networks, periodicals, and popular and material cultures, Mansfield is more important than ever.
Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014
ATHE 2015: Religion and Theatre CFP
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Religion and Theatre Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
30 July to 02 August 2015, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada
"Je Me Souviens / I Remember"
The Religion and Theatre Focus Group invites panels that address any issues arising from the conference theme and location. In addition to the traditional format of paper panels, we also welcome proposals in the form of roundtables, collaborations, staged readings, talkbacks, and more.
Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone
This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self constructed through the lens of queer theory. In order for us to wriggle free of the shackles forged by the modern construct of the individual imbued with an infallible facility for self-sovereignty and an impervious, fixed identity, we must first acknowledge the fluidity, illogicality, and unpredictability which characterize most of our lived experiences.
From the monomastic Amazon women of medieval and early modern culture to Dolly Parton's hope that people "look underneath the breasts at the heart," from the Madonna Lactans of Catholic iconography to representations of the cancerous breast, this panel examines breasts in all their shapes and sizes. The breast, so often considered to be indexical of femininity, provides a physical space through which more abstract values can be explained. Indeed, the breast confirms for us what sexual difference should look like, and how it should operate. This panel discusses the ways in which the breast both conforms to and disrupts expectations for gendered identity (or other socially constructed markers), and proposals that cover any historical period are welcome.
Literature for children and young adults is a rich source of material for the study of literary maps, one that has been largely overlooked, despite the growth in academic interest in this area of study. We are therefore seeking contributions for a proposed collection on maps in children's literature that will bring together the best current thinking on the topic, which will become a resource for scholars, and provide a springboard for further study in this area, particularly in terms of interdisciplinary and international discourses.
The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.
Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org