46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 30 - May 3, 2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 December 2014
22nd METU British Novelists Conference
Zadie Smith and Her Work
This roundtable examines the locations, terminologies and methodologies that shape the oceanic turn in contemporary American literary studies. The recent twentieth anniversary of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic reminds us that an oceanic rather than a national framework has influenced the direction of literary and cultural studies for the last two decades. During this time studies of American, British, and African Diasporic literature have taken a decidedly oceanic turn. Current scholarship reflects renewed interest in the impact of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on the creation of extra-national literary imaginaries. Yet, despite what we might consider a degree of academic canonization, the oceanic turn remains as slippery as it is suggestive.
Seminar: Poetry and Contemporary Regimes of Affect
The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is organising its third biannual international graduate conference set to take place at Leiden University on January 29-30, 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands. The conference, entitled 'Breaking the Rules: Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions', will focus on the wide range of cultural responses to the violation of laws, traditions and conventions in the political, religious and aesthetic domain.
Call for articles
THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF IRONY
Organizers: Elsa Alves (University of Copenhagen / CECC) and Ana Dinger (CECC, Catholic University of Portugal)
The Urban Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association invites abstracts for the PCA/ACA National Convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 1 - 4, 2015. The PCA/ACA has a policy of only considering abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA database (http://ncp.pcaaca.org/) in advance of the November 1 deadline.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden
Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014
Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University
Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)
If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.
Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research
Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton
UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History
9-10 October, 2014
Life writing is an area that invites a lot of introspection and research in terms of its socio-cultural and political value.
from biographies, autobiographies to Facebook and Twitter and Selfies, the process of self writing and self righting is everywhere.
The seminar is a good avenue to discuss these and many more issues.
the last date for receiving abstracts is 5 September, 2014.
Second Class train Fare will be provided for outstation participants
URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard, LNHoward@gsu.edu.