Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.
Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815
UNSW Canberra, Australia, 17-18 November 2015
Extended deadline for proposals: 31 August 2015
Theorists of both war and the media claim the world has entered a revolutionary era in which military affairs have transformed modern armed conflict into information war. The depictions of a conflict – both its causes and its conduct – are as significant as strategy and tactics in determining the outcome.
Reviewing a literary book is a form of literary criticism which is based on analyzing, criticing, and summarizing a book in a way that will be simple to understand the content, merit, or style for those readers who are interested in literature. Literary Books can be reviewed for printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers. This paper will shed light on how to review a literary book or a literary text in a critical method that is suitable enough for journalism. This paper may parallels journalism and literature. The current ideas about literary criticism in journalism derive almost entirely from the new direction taken in the early twentieth century.
Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.
The representation of individual and communities in film have been consistently informed and transformed by cultural and institutional values throughout Latin American cinema's history. However, recent Latin American cinema has seen the proliferation of characters and subjects that break with traditional models and modes of representation that are anchored in and contoured by the social and political systems, actors, and events of the region.
This panel concerns theory speaking in terms of love, seeking to establish the relationship between " l'âmour" and theory.
A one-day symposium
Saturday 16th January 2016
• During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling's library.
• Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln – author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)
• Professor Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University – author of Patrick McGrath (University of Wales Press, 2011)
The University, traditionally defined, is an institution that promises 'universal' or holistic education. Yet universities have failed to live up to this promise, first because they exist within well-defined physical spaces that admit only a small number of students and faculty, and second, because even within the university, disciplines and
departments are strictly segregated. In India, these limitations give rise to a very real and urgent crisis at the present time.
Following upon the enactment of the Right to Education Act in 2008, India is committed to increasing its Gross Enrollment Ratio (of students in higher education) to around 30% by 2030 (from the present 19%). For this, it not only requires around 2000 universities, it
2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference, March 21-25 Sheraton Seattle
Mythology in Contemporary Culture
We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.
We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.
Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.
The phallus is often considered the ultimate symbol of power in patriarchy, but the naked man is hardly a reliable bearer (or barer) of such power. This panel seeks papers that challenge the equation of "phallic" with "power" by considering representations of the male body in American literature and culture that foreground other values—tenderness, vulnerability, or resistance to dominant power structures, to name just a few. Please upload 500-word abstracts to panel session 15675 after clicking on the cfp link above.
Abstracts required for edited collection 'Crossing Boundaries: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals, 1850-1950'.
Abstract (300 words) deadline Sept 15, 2015. Full chapters due Feb 29, 2016.
From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience. Often represented in both cultural and physiological terms, disease functioned as both sign and symptom of the irrevocable togetherness of mind and body, something to be combatted morally and technologically by prudence and enlightened reason.
As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.