CUCKOO IN CRISIS: Contemporary Indian English Women's Poetry
Editors: Charu Sheel Singh & Binod Mishra
In Art As Experience, John Dewey writes: “When an art product once attains classic status, it somehow becomes isolated from the human conditions under which it was brought into being and from the human consequences it engenders in actual life-experience.” Dewey also notes that the growth of capitalism “has been a powerful influence in the development of the museum as the proper home for works of art, and in the promotion of the idea that they are apart from the common life."
This panel examines writings by Latinas during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It utilizes Justice Sonia Sotomayor's “wise Latina” figure as a framework for how different writers identify and subvert different forms of social oppression in the U.S. This panel explores how these subversions are created using specific aesthetic conceits that are culturally nuanced and thus provide moments of community fashioned healing and empowerment that are specific to their own communities while also making spaces for solidarity between Latinas.
In his three volume study of technological historicity, Technics and Time, Bernard Stiegler contends that contemporary culture is characterized by the incessant technological exteriorization of our interiors. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter sustain a constant and seemingly stable feed of our psychological maneuvers in a variety of media. But what happens when the words, photos, or sounds you just posted are subject to commentary, reframing, and sometimes deletion? This is precisely what occurs in online creative writing collaboration.
The panel is dedicated to the relationship between sport and Italian literature. How is sport portrayed in Italian literature? How does it function within a literary work? Is sport employed only as metaphors and to add a touch of color, or does it have deeper meanings? What can it tell us about an author? Papers on literary and artistic aspects of sport in journalism or various media, as well as on sport and the visual arts, cinema, etc., are welcome.
Please submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016:
Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 10th issue this July. 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: pomonavalleyreview.com.
Call for Papers (Symposium) - deadine for proposals: Friday, 1 July 2016
Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts
9-12 November 2016
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Featured Speakers: Jen Bervin, Dianna Frid, and Cecilia Vicuña
Kudzu House Quarterly, a journal of environment, is reading for its Winter Creative Issue (Vol. 6, Iss. 4: Winter Solstice), featuring Patty Somlo, until September 1st. The theme for our winter issue is always open. We publish creative writing and scholarship on a quarterly, rolling basis. We will begin reading for scholarship again in the fall. Send us your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and multimedia work today!
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland: Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era”
Reassessing the Blues through Literary Performance
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016
A combined conference with the Michigan Writing Centers Association
Theme: Innovation and Tradition
Featured Luncheon Speaker on Fri. Oct. 21: Poet M. L. Liebler
Location: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Building K, Warren, MI 48088-3896