The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.
Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.
Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 1-2, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)
Deadline Extended for Abstracts. FINAL DEADLINE: February 1 by midnight
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies.
Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture
Very few aspects of late medieval and early modern literature and culture remain untouched by the Fall, concepts of original sin, and considerations of man's place in a postlapsarian world. Concerns over the state of the soul, right governance and maintenance of the commonweal, and engagement with the natural world were shaded by a need to recoup the loss incurred by the expulsion from Eden.
Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference
University College Dublin, Ireland, 1 May 2015
MA and PhD students of all levels are encouraged to submit proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of English studies which responds to the theme, "Emerging Perspectives." Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• National literature, regional literature, archipelagic literature
• 20th and 21st century literature
• Medieval, Renaissance, 18th and 19th century literature
• Theory and new theoretical approaches to literature
• Film, media and drama
CFP 'War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture'
War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen's University Belfast, exploring 'war and peace' in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. Our aim is to engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period's numerous conflicts.
Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015
Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:
George Meredith and His Circle:
Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks
Bishop Grosseteste University
24th & 25th July 2015
Organised by Dr Claudia Capancioni and Dr Alice Crossley
Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford
Call for Paper
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.
FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30th
We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):
• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals
This call for papers is for contributions to Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays. This project focuses on the life and work of Black and British writer Bernadine Evaristo.