This is an open call for papers about new approaches to allegory in any form. Unusual approaches to canonical allegories; unconventional applications; provocative theories or readings encouraged. 500 word abstracts March 10 by 10 March 2014 Will consider standard panel or roundtable format based on submissions. Initial inquiries welcome.
Join our team!
We're looking for writers to join our online literary journal, The California Journal of Women Writers. Our journal features original reviews and criticism of women's literature from across North America, as well as interviews with authors, commentary on critiques published elsewhere, and the occasional post boasting literary theory.
Our journal's intent is to provide a space for enthusiastic dialogue supporting a wide variety of women writers. We invite our readers to unite, discuss, and join our conversation with insightful comments. This is a space devoted to fostering and enhancing the visibility of North American female authors, and narrowing the wide gender gap found in discussions in the literary world.
Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issue 11.3, to be published in late 2014) and Volume 12 (Issue 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3, to be published in 2015).
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
Early submission is encouraged.
Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures."
"[T]rash talks to us, or certainly speaks of us. However much we want to put trash and garbage and waste and rubbish out of sight, out of mind, out of smell, there is considerable evidence that we take them to be revelatory of all manner of not insignificant facts about individuals, communities, civilizations, or that tired old workhorse the 'human condition.'"
—Elizabeth V Spelman
Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014. You can still view the original call-for-papers for a guide to what we're looking for: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/wfb/article/viewFile/441/414
Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.
Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 10
***Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers
Special Issue: "Disability and Blood"
Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD)
Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into statistical (Tukufu Zuberi), economical (Catherine Waldby and Robert Mitchell), and medical constructions of what blood was, is and how it can function (Keith Wailoo).
Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism
International two-day conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway
25th-26th June, 2014
Confirmed Guest Speakers:
Professor Piero Boitani (Sapienza – Università di Roma)
Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia): 'Chaucer on the Waterfront'
Call for Papers:
Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Oldenburg, Nov 6-8, 2014.
Organized by Martin Butler and Paul Mecheril
Opening Lecture by Gayatri C. Spivak (New York)
Decadence: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S., Canada)
August 15-17, 2014
How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, CDBL@Brown.edu. Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.
This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on topics relating to the subject of Food and Eating: from the literal to the metaphorical, for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in Autumn 2014.
CFP Special Session: Poetry and Prose of Maria-Mercè Marçal. Queerness, feminism, the lesbian body, translation, intertextuality, Catalan language, poetics, Barcelona, archetypes, maternity, the sick body.
250-word abstract, brief bio. by 15 March 2014
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Faculty of Letters and Arts
CALL FOR PAPERS
EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE:
29-31 May 2014
The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The C. Peter Magrath Research Center for Cross-Cultural Studies are pleased to invite you to
the CHANGING PLACES international conference, to be held in Sibiu.