The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is calling for papers for its 113th annual convention. This session welcomes submissions on papers on any topic in American Literature after 1865. Please submit a 500 word proposal, a 50 word abstract, and your paper title to our online proposal system (http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals) by May 15, 2015. Also, please specify if you need AV equipment.
Modernism in the Green
For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens. From William Carlos Williams's representations of Garret Mountain Park, to Peter's reflections on Mrs. Dalloway in Regents Park or Wallace Stevens' frequent use of Elizabeth Park throughout his oeuvre, planned green spaces play an overlooked role in the development of modernism. We propose that thinking with and through public greens leads to a fresh and often more complex understanding of modernism's tangled engagements with arts, politics, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide.
An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference:
Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns
November 5-8, 2015
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2015
AREA: Go West!
It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.
Poetry has been a continuous presence in the realm of philosophy. While the conflation often engendered poetic synchronization to the epistemic and aesthetic concerns of philosophy the cross-currents also opened up interesting instances of dissent. The resultant proliferation of ideas gave impetus to 'other' readings of poetry parallel to its traditional nuance. This volume seeks scholarly and original essays that take into account philosophy's engagement with poetry that goes back to Plato and Aristotle, and is a continuing imperative in the philosophical paradigms of Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Dilthey, Nietzsche, Jean-Luc Nancy, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Bakhtin, Heidegger, Sartre, Blanchot, Derrida, Adorno, Agamben and others.
Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015
Conference Webpage: https://tuftsgradhumanitiesconference.wordpress.com/
Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?
Can we undomesticate kinship?
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
CFP: The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness
Editors: Jen Boyle (Coastal Carolina University) and Wan-Chuan Kao (Washington and Lee University)
Publisher: Punctum Books (http://punctumbooks.com) — UNDER CONTRACT
("punctum books is an open-access and print-on-demand independent publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage.")
Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来
Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015
LIM College, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
Proposal Due Date: June 8, 2015
Call for Presentations
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and the global reach that the fashion industry possess. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.
BAAS 61 & IAAS 46
7-9 April 2016
Queen's University Belfast
The 61st annual conference of the British Association for American Studies will be a joint event with the Irish Association for American Studies as it holds its own 46th annual conference. For the first time in a generation both associations will come together for what promises to be an exciting and not-to-be-missed conference at The Queen's University of Belfast.
The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Future Scholar: Researching & Teaching the Frameworks for Writing & Information Literacy
Framework documents are playing an increasingly important role in the higher education landscape. Two are of particular importance to those of us invested in rhetorical and information literacy in a digital world.
Interplay: A Journal of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature
Call for papers
Gender in series: cinema, television and the media
I am seeking abstracts for additional contributions to a proposed special journal issue, "Fictions of Circulation."
This proposed issue is a result of discussions in the World Literature: Production and Circulation affinity group at the 2014 Institute for World Literature in Hong Kong, and a seminar stream at the 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Seattle, WA. The emphasis for the issue will be on self-theorizing texts, as described below:
Most stage adaptations are written by someone other than the author of the source material, but this panel will examine the issues and complexities that arise when an author chooses to transition a work from a narrative into a dramatic form. Given the unique aspects of dramatic writing (the economy of expression, the restrictions of time and space, the immediacy of the action, the reliance on dialogue and movement, etc.), what might motivate an author to adapt his or her fictional work and what does the adaption reveal about the original text (as well as the author)? Papers about contemporary writers are particularly welcomed.