Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Popular culture Association is seeking papers for the African American Culture section. Papers including but not limited to African traditional and contemporary culture, Literature, dance, Popular terrorism, material culture, Music, clothing styles, folklore, popular medicine, alternative spirituality and any aspect of AFrican derived culture especially music, literature and dance. contact Popular culture Association website at
www.h-net.org/~pcaaca. mark subject line with PCA.
In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.
The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.
Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.
The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.
The history of small and micro presses in Canada is, in part, an exploration of creative modes of distributing literature. Many of these presses extend the modernist injunction to "make it new" to modes of publishing and to modes of distribution. In Cerberus (1952), the first title from Contact Press and a pivotal publication in Canadian small press, Raymond Souster declares, "the big thing is to get it across, 'make contact'" (75). Making contact for small and micro presses often requires navigating the space between writer and reader in new and creative ways. We seek papers that ask how small and micro press literature has been distributed, historically and in our contemporary moment.
Scarlet Pink magazine is an arts and literary magazine, seeking to provide fine writing to accompany the fine artists featured.
We are currently undergoing changes and growing and as Arts & Humanities Major's, we believe in developing the type of content that will appeal to and provide sustenance to those who are hungry for a literary work that combines art with culture, writing with intellect and content with a visual appeal.
We are currently seeking papers (250-500 words) in the following genres. We are not an academic journal but the writing essays we are looking to include in upcoming issues should be informative, interesting and educational, but not formal.
The Pathetic Fallacy and "Animal" Life –– A panel at the ASLE 2015 Conference in Moscow, Idaho (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)
Organizer: Eric Earnhardt, Case Western Reserve University
Respondent: George Hart, California State University Long Beach
We invite paper proposals for a panel the H.D. International Society is organizing at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. The focus of the panel, "New Approaches to H.D." is open-ended, and we will consider work focusing on any aspect of H.D. and/or her circle, although the interdisciplinary emphasis of the conference (which expressly embraces literature's relationship to other arts and disciplines) means that an interdisciplinary angle might be especially appropriate.
Call For Papers: Critical Survey
Guest Edited edition of the academic journal published by Berghahn.
TOPIC: [THE?] ARCHIVE
The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism.
Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion
Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics
2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber
These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.
LITERATURE AND CRISIS
Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
April 9th-10th, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight."
(Walter Benjamin, "On the Concept of History,"1940)
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at www.beyondthecanonconference.com.
Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to email@example.com.
Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles
Time and place have huge symbolic significance in Eliot's work and that of his contemporaries. Space and time exist as symbolical, religious, philosophical, historical, political and personal 'nodes' in Eliot's writings. This conference wants to explore these 'nodes' in greater depth — where they exist, how they interact with other nodes and themes in Eliot's writing, and how they intersect with the aesthetic and philosophical thinking of Eliot's contemporaries.