The relationships between writers and their pets, or with animals in general, are well-known. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog, Flush, was her "constant companion, my friend, my amusement, lying with his head on one page of my folios while I read the other." Raymond Chandler referred to his cat as his secretary because she sat on his manuscripts. Julian Barnes wrote a novel-biography of Flaubert and the significance of his parrot, and TS Eliot ruminated on the practicality of cats.
Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison
ACLA -- March 26-29, 2015. Seattle, Washington.
Call for papers:
We are inviting papers for a seminar to be hosted at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington on March 26-29. This seminar explores how settler colonial studies contribute to our study of comparative literature, both within and beyond Anglophone settler spaces.
International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate
1st International Symposium: Academic Institutions and the Production of Knowledge: Crisis and Opportunities
Part of the Research Program on: Recasting Bonds
Monday 3rd of November, 2014 (A one day pilot event)
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)
Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).
Contributions are sought for the following seminar, to be held during the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA, March 26-29, Seattle, U.S.A).
CULTURES OF SETTLEMENT AND UNSETTLEMENT
Organizer: Bruno Cornellier, University of Winnipeg
This seminar will take place at the American Comparative Literature Association conference in Seattle, March 26-29, 2015.
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).
These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*short pieces of original research.
Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.
Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14 November.
Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2014
The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Market Failures, Famines, & Crises as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Agricultural & Historical Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; Communications; Theories of Crises, Panics, & Economic Behavior; and Economic Instability, Uncertainty, & Precariousness. Possible topics might include:
• Social Democracy
• Social Movements
• Occupy Wall Street
• Market Fundamentalism
• Local & Microeconomics
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit proposals to: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org
Extending Play: The Sequel
Are we the species that plays—or are we better understood as the species that repeats?
Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of fandom, stardom, celebrity, fame, fan/celebrity interaction, or studies of specific fandoms or media properties/individuals. We're a truly multidisciplinary area - come share your ideas! Seasoned professionals and students both welcome.
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014.
The 2015 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015)
The Ernest Hemingway Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA.
In Our Time in Our Time