"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey
"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne
"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.
Faculty Keynote: Julia Walker, Art History Department (Binghamton University)
A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015
What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.
Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor
Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University
Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)
International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate
2nd International Symposium: Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self
Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves
Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of May, 2015
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Venue: Betahaus BCN
Address: (Carrer de Vilafranca 7, Gràcia, 08024)
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives:
March 30-31, 2015 [Please note the change in dates from the previous cfp; we have also confirmed our 3 keynote speakers - see below]
Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool - in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.
Once considered escapist or closely linked to fantasy, the Gothic genre (or mode, as scholars increasingly call it) has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters. This special issue of Text Matters invites essays that develop this line of inquiry, focusing on how the Gothic attempts to matter in concrete and critical ways, and mapping its rhetorical and aesthetic strategies of intervention and narration, affect and influence.
The current notion of competitive sports involves an ambiguous attitude towards one's own belonging. On the one hand, sports have become increasingly globalized, and on the other the issue of competing in support of one's own nation goes on being an explicit responsibility of the professional athletes who comes from a specific nation but at the same time are supposed to "speak" a common language, universally understood regardless of one's national belonging. As Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann state in their Gaming the World (2010), globalization and local allegiances as conflicting influences are remoulding the cultural and artistic implications of sports all over the world.
VERGE: Studies in Global Asias
Senior Editors, Tina Chen and Eric Hayot
Pluralism: Addressing the Challenges of the Modern Nation-State
The Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship Project: 10th Global Meeting
Saturday 2nd May – Monday 4th May 2015
Call for Presentations:
Pluralism is both a challenge as well as a goal of communities in the contemporary modern Nation-States.
Communities are grappling with issues like ISIS, the near-independence of Scotland, ongoing viability of the EU, Russia vs. Ukraine vs. international community and asylum-seekers policy, just to name a few. At the same time, there is increased diversification of population with large-scale migrations, and diversity of populations in modern Nation-States is celebrated.
The recently founded Journal, Hypercultura, of the Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, now at his fourth number, is looking for reviewers for articles that have been submitted in the areas of Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
- Hinduism, Western (movies), identity politics, racism (African-American, Gypsiness, Postcolonialism, Native-Americans, identity-sociology, Anglo-American Literature (Victorian, on raical minorities, on Africans)African Identity, media-propaganda)
If you are willing to act as reviewers, please send your CV at the following email address, so that we can know your areas of expertise, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE AT LEAST PHD STUDENTS
UPDATED with EXTENDED DEADLINE CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-2/14/15)
Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list: http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/#literature.)