Misfits: Children with a Twist
In contemporary literature, the intersection of the space of death and mourning within the confines of the city acts as a method of critiquing our understood modes of living. Since Plato's Republic, the uneasy interplay of death and memorialization within the polis has been considered. Theorists like Gillian Rose in Mourning Becomes the Law and Sharon Zukin in Naked City have elaborated upon the discourse of space, death, and mourning within an urban setting. This issue of finding a space within the city for the dead remains with us, and recent American economic turmoil places the urban metropolis and its spaces of decay in sharp focus (seen in novels like Teju Cole's Open City, television shows like The Wire and movies such as Synecdoche, New York).
**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**
Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.
Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014
Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.
Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).
The purpose of this conference is to consider the usefulness of psychoanalysis for political critique, as well as politically-oriented frameworks for reading cultural phenomena. Rather than view psychoanalysis as a transhistorical, universal paradigm for resolving the mysteries of the human in all their manifestations, the goal will be to explore how psychoanalytic inquiry provides a way into history, rather than an escape from it. In terms of the current global economic predicament, we hope to investigate how psychoanalysis can help us move beyond the limited "rational choice" theories of neo-liberal economics without replacing them with a potentially problematic form of socialist rationalism sometimes embraced by the left.
The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect Press) is looking for general papers for its 2:3 edition.
The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.
The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.
Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/
The William Carlos Williams Society invites abstracts for a panel of three 20 minute papers to be presented at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).
To mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of Williams's In the American Grain in 1925, this panel invites contributions that consider the importance and impact of Williams's take on American history. Largely dismissed and misunderstood by his critics on its appearance, how does its iconoclastic approach to history resonate with readers today?
Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Ian Copestake at email@example.com, no later than December 14th, 2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Margaret Walker Centenary Panel (Poetry) and Anthology Project (Poetry and Fiction).
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on … We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).
Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?
Conference 4/3/15 in Arlington, Texas; Submission Deadline 2/9/15
The UT Arlington English Graduate Student Association is holding its 3rd Annual UTA English Graduate Conference on April 3, 2015 with the theme "Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place." (For the full conference CFP, see the end of this post or http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/59249). We are also accepting submissions specifically for a Fat Studies panel that will explore the larger conference theme through the lens of Fat Studies.
Mapping Yeats: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri
September 3 & 4, 2015
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the University of Missouri--Kansas City, the University of Kansas, Rockhurst University, Ottawa University, and the Kansas City Irish Festival are hosting an interdisciplinary academic symposium, "Mapping Yeats," featuring keynote lectures by Professors Declan Kiberd and Vicki Mahaffey.
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.
The following broad questions may be considered:
Deadline: January 17th
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 13 to 16, 2015
"The Right to Be Monstrous: Disability and Illness in the Gothic": NASSR Special Session (Laura Kremmel, Lehigh University)
Sponsored by the International Gothic Association