The theme of the 24th annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference is "Making a Scene," and we're excited to welcome papers that play with the elasticity of this phrase vis-à-vis eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writings by women. From the sublime panoramas of "Beachy Head' and the scandalous rehearsals of Lover's Vows in Mansfield Park to the landscapes of Helen Huntingdon and the ekphrastic poems of Michael Field, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature by British women writers frequently makes a scene as it considers landscape, theatrical performance and the creation or representation of visual art.
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2016
Call for Papers
5 March 2016
"Cultivating the English Major in the Digital Age"
Panelists: Chris Cain (Towson); Horacio Sierra (Bowie State);
Shirley Wilson Logan (UMD); Laura Yoo (Howard CC)
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
EMBODIMENT, PERCEPTION, AND CRITICAL PRACTICE
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) 8-9 July 2016
Call for Papers
CROSSINGS & INTERSECTIONS
CSSA at FAU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
April 8-9, 2016
Boca Raton, FL
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016
The Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University invites academic submissions for the April 8-9, 2016 CSSA conference in Boca Raton, FL.
Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn
April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Keynote Speaker: Patricia Clough (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2016
Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and/or hazards of any aspect of humanities studies. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•Close readings of texts (written, physical, and/or visual), from any period
•Domesticity, urbanity, public/private, setting in literature, history, art, and popular culture
•Pollution, scarcity, competition over resources
CFP for Panel at CCLA
The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).
It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.
There is hardly any subject in contemporary literary, cultural, and media studies that is discussed and researched with as much controversy as "the fantastic". Since theoretical debate on the subject was initiated in the second half of the 20th century, largely by Tzvetan Todorov and Roger Callois, research on the fantastic has become a globally relevant, interdisciplinary, and rapidly developing field of scholarship. The field's significance is reflected in numerous scholarly journals, associations, organizations, research projects and institutions which have focused on the fantastic.