Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.
Adaptation and Intertextuality
Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!
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:
Myth, Womanhood, Mother/Sisterhood in Chicana/Latina Literature and Performance Panel
2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
April 23-25, 2015
John Jay College, New York City
This panel welcomes papers that explore womanhood as it intersects with cultural myths and icons in contemporary Chicana/Latina literature and performance. This panel encourages presentations that analyze how contemporary writers and artists (re)write and (re)create myths and the potential these altered myths hold for women.
Papers that focus on literature, theater, art, and film are welcome.
Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.
Recharting Penn's Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic
Impassioned Britain: Familial and Divine Depictions of Feeling (1707 - 1907)
University of Liverpool, 15-17 July 2015
College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies. The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2015 (Volume 42). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies for inclusion in our forthcoming general issues. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.
Call for Papers
BSECS 44th Annual Conference
6th – 8th January 2015
St Hugh's College, Oxford, United Kingdom
The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.
HOST: Dr Emma L. E. Rees, the Department of English, University of Chester, UK
DATES: 31st March – 2nd April 2015
VENUE: The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, UK
Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English articles. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and promoting academic engagements since 2008.
The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario, April 30-May 3, 2015. Every year, the convention affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.
Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.
Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015
When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.
A person's memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. –Stephen King, Duma Key