For this open topic issue of Technoculture (Vol. 5, 2015), we seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This is an open topic issue and we encourage a broad definition of technology.Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.
The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:
February 27-28, 2015
We are currently accepting individual papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of intellectual freedom. As we are consistently reminded, issues of intellectual freedom (by forces both internal and external to the academy) profoundly influence our professional lives.
We are equally interested in papers that address current political situations within academia as well as those which discuss concepts of freedom within literature. Topics might include (but are by no
means limited to):
Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department. February 20-22, 2015.
9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015
The Doctoral Students' Research Group of Literary Theory is pleased to announce
The International Conference
Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics
With Professor Richard Shusterman as the keynote speaker
In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: "Let's just say it," she admits, "it's over" (2002: 165-166). This view has in recent years been echoed by an increasing number of cultural critics, who cite the failure of the postmodern aesthetic—developed in the 1970s and characterized by fragmentation, self-reflexivity, and irony—to embody the very real ethical and political concerns of twenty-first century citizens (cf. Eshelman, 2008; Kirby, 2009; Toth, 2010; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Abrahamson, 2013).
MAYDAY Magazine welcomes submissions for its Winter 2015, LGBTQ-themed edition to be guest edited by Amy King and Chase Dimock. We are looking for work from established and emerging voices in LGBTQ literature, including book reviews, interviews, lyric essays, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, reportage, scholarly articles, travel writing, and all forms and styles of poetry. This edition is especially interested in showcasing literature that engages with contemporary LGBTQ issues, politics, and philosophy from innovative and diverse perspectives. For our non-fiction articles, we seek essays that critically investigate concepts in LGBTQ Studies through prose that can speak to a broad literary audience without becoming mired in academic lingo.
RAW - Research, Art, Writing 2015
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: Public Scholarship
Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014
So-called waste': Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature
Friday 13 February, 2015
University of York
Deadline for abstracts: 12 December, 2014
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France - 16 October 2015
Deadline for proposals: 31 December 2014
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 19 January 2015
_Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism_ seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but _Criterion_ is currently soliciting submissions for its 2015 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2015. The submission deadline for the 2015 issue is 19 January 2015.
Digital Humanities: Explorations in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
This panel seeks to bring together scholars working at the intersection of Technology and Classical/Medieval/Renaissance Studies.
The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature
This edited collection examines literary expressions of ethnic identity vis-à-vis cultural institutions, national affiliations, and comparative racializations. Taking Italian Canadian literature as a pivot and a point of departure, we also invite essays spanning several related multiethnic literary traditions. Areas of emphasis may include but are not limited to matters of affect, aesthetics, citizenship, community, geography, heritage, language, and politics. We seek contributions keyed to a wide range of places and times—individual essays need not be explicitly comparative in their own right, though the collection as a whole will offer points of contact between several ostensibly separate subsets of literature.
In turn, this collection will:
"My soul would sing of metamorphoses./ But since, o gods, you were the source of these/ bodies becoming other bodies, breathe/ your breath into my book of changes"
—Ovid, The Metamorphoses (trans. Allen Mandelbaum)