Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.
The George Herbert Society announces The Fifth Triennial Conference
George Herbert in Paris
"Bee Covetous, then, of all good which you see in Frenchmen"
May 18-May 21, 2017
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Helen Wilcox, Bangor University, Wales
Richard Strier, The University of Chicago
Planets colliding: Spivak, Friedman, Dimock. The 'planet', as metaphor, object, method, problem, and more, has made multiple entries into the discipline of literary studies, all of which bear on the study of modernism, broadly conceived. Ecocritical, postcolonial, and comparative methods have been at the forefront of the planetary conversation, but, as the word 'planet' suggests, there is more than enough room for more planetary interventions.
Originally deriving from the Old French bordure (meaning "seam" and "edge of a shield"), in its geopolitical sense the term "border" was first used in Scotland in the 1530s. The Borders was indeed the name of the district adjoining the English boundary. Accordingly, over the centuries borders have been used to signal differences, separations, distinctions, discontinuities, the beginning of the other, as well as the need for protection and preservation. One could mention cultural, linguistic, political, social, gender borders, and the list could of course be much longer.
Call for Papers
Literature's Animals Postgraduate Conference
As part of a two-week series of events on the subject of animal studies, Bristol University's Department of English is organising a postgraduate conference.
Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), publishes peer-reviewed essays of interest to scholars in the classical and modern languages, literatures, and cultures. We publish two annual issues. The regular issue contains articles (5000-8000 words) and book reviews. The next regular issue will appear in early spring 2017. The editor, Roswitha Burwick (firstname.lastname@example.org), invites you to submit your articles for consideration. Since readers normally take 3-6 months to assess your work, we recommend that you submit your work now so that we can include your essays and book reviews in the 2017 regular issue.
The abstract submission deadline for the 63rd annual meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies has been extended to April 4, 2016. This year's meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.
The MWCBS Program Committee will consider individual abstracts as well as proposals for complete sessions (of three participants) and roundtables (of four participants). Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts and are invited to apply for travel funds to the conference and for graduate paper prizes for presentations given at the meeting.
Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)
Abstracts are invited for an essay collection, Keats in Popular Culture.
Although Keats's literary legacy and influence on Victorian, Modernist and Post-Modernist literature has been explored in some depth, his impact on popular culture—particularly in the 21st century—has yet to be fleshed out. This collection seeks essays that examine Keats's significant presence in film, television, music, comics, video games, memes, science fiction, architecture and design, matters of taste, cultural criticism, popular science, psychology and philosophy.
Interested parties, please send 500-word abstracts by June 15, 2016 to Brian Bates at email@example.com.
CALL FOR POETRY, FICTION, AND ART:
Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 10th issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 15th.
Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Call for abstracts for chapters to be included in an upcoming volume on Death in Medieval and Early Modern art, history, and culture. Special focus on Continental European literature, social and political history, art history, archaeology, and paleography. At this time we are not soliciting papers on England.
Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science
3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent
Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex
Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex
'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley
The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.
Special Session proposed for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia
Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century
How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective relations?
23-24 September 2016
University of Birmingham, UK
Call for Papers
Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13
From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.
The San Francisco State University Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.
Extended Submission Deadline: March 21st, 2016