The Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) will hold its 56th Annual Convention in Detroit, MI at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton from November 13th-16th, 2014. The informal convention theme is "The Lives of Cites."
CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA
Deadline: Saturday, May 31
Additional papers are sought for multiple Asian Literature standing sessions at the 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, to take place from October 31 to November 2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.
As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.
The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:
Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014
This year marks the 50th-anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, which began in Mississippi on June 15, 1964. The Mississippi Project established fifty "Freedom Schools" and registered over twelve hundred African Americans to vote. African American Studies and Mississippi State University invite scholars and students to come to the conference to give papers, present posters or any creative expression on any aspect of the freedom project.
English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University
CALL FOR PAPERS.
FINDING SAFE HARBOR: CREATING PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Hosts: Community College of Baltimore County
Howard Community College
Montgomery Community College
Prince George's Community College
Speakers: Gish Jen, Taylor Mali
The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Consensual Empires."
Seeking papers for the Travel Writing permanent section panel for the 2014 MMLA conference in Detroit. The overall conference theme is "The Lives of Cities." This panel will focus on travel writing and the urban experience.
"For the dramatically inclined, love is everything that the Corinthians quote from the Bible says it is. For the cynically inclined, love is measured in patterns of behaviour. For the scientific mind, there might be a solution in the colourful images of the brain as captured by an MRI machine.
Contributors are sought for a collection of original essays examining the works of Australia's leading Aboriginal authors, Kim Scott and Alexis Wright. Both authors have won countless awards, including Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Scott in 2000 (Benang) and 2011 (That Deadman Dance), and Wright in 2006 (Carpentaria) and currently on the longlist for 2014 (The Swan Book). Despite national and international acclaim for their literary contribution, there is currently no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes these authors' works for scholars, students (undergraduate and graduate), and general readers.
Is subculture a universal category that discloses itself in similar ways, irrespective of differences in historical moments or cultural geographies? Or is subculture inextricably linked to these specificities? This edited volume seeks to engage these questions (amongst others) through a particular scope. Specifically, in what ways can the humanities helped us to understand subcultures during three distinct eras: the Lost Generation, the 1960s and today's digital age?
Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'
An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA
28-30 May 2015 (Deadline for Proposals - Oct. 30, 2014)
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington
Ecocritical Perspectives on Cities [Deadline Extended]
In response to the 2014 MMLA conference theme, this panel seeks papers that explore "the lives of cities" from an ecocritical perspective. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to: literary or filmic representations of urban nature; recent trends in urban / suburban ecology (such as urban farming); cities' responses to natural disasters; the rhetoric of urban sustainability; environmental justice in urban settings; the role of the humanities in urban sustainability; and teaching ecocriticism in urban settings. Papers related to any period/genre are welcome.
Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.
The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:
-Nature and Geometry of Light
-Scientific Processes Utilising Light
-Narrating and Representing Light
-Light and Wellbeing
-Light, Culture, and Practices
CFP: Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium:
"Remnants of the Nation," 30-31 October, 2014
Yaşar Üniversity, English Language and Literature Department, İzmir, Turkey