Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.
CFP Contracted Edited Collection: American Creative Nonfiction; 4/1 Queries; 4/15 Abstracts Due
CALL FOR PAPERS
29-31 May 2014
The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
and The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
are pleased to invite you to
the CHANGING PLACES international conference, to be held in Sibiu.
Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest: "Spaces on the Map, Places of the Mind: The Grand Tour and Classic Modernity"
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina at Asheville: "East-West in Academic Fiction: An Unequal Exchange?"
Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine: "Crossing Borders: Immigrant America in a World on the Move"
"Distance and Proximity"
The dynamics of relation are central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. The relational dyad of distance and proximity provides us with a rich set of spatial, affective, theoretical, and historical relations in which we can explore the dynamics that run throughout the fabric of our own cultural inquiry. Moreover, navigating the distances between disciplines enables the preservation and affirmation of the significance of "difference", cultural, sexual, artistic, conceptual and/or otherwise.
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: 12 April 2014
CONFERENCE THEMES AND THREADS
Theme I: Scenarios for Cities of the Future
Theme II: People & Societies in Future Cities
Thread A: Forward Thinking Methods
Thread B: Governance in Future Cities
Thread C: Future of Resources
Thread D: Future of Urban System
Please check call for ABSTRACTS at the Conference website:
The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014
Description and aims
Call for Papers for the Panel:
The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature
(As part of The 4th Euroacademia Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers', Athens, Greece, 23-24 May 2014)
1st Global Conference
What Is It that still Scares Us?: Mapping Fears in Contemporary Europe
Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora
Issue 6 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
JITP Co-Editors: Stephen Brier and Kiersten Greene
Guest Co-Editors: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. and Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.
JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 6, we are seeking submissions under the theme of "Intersections of Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa & the African Diaspora."
"Foundation" is the journal of the British SF Foundation formed in 1972. It is published three times a year, and is currently looking for articles and reviews for 2015. The journal publishes on any aspect of sf with particular emphases upon interdisciplinary, international and cultural perspectives. We are interested in both the histories of sf and in current trends, including the borderlines between genres, media and what passes for the 'mainstream'. Articles should be up to 6000 words in length, double-spaced and written in accordance with the style sheet available on the SF Foundation website.
The Gothic is a genre that emerged during the turmoil leading up to and caused by the French Revolution. Its symbolic use of shattered landscapes, natural and human made, challenging the view of the individual and society as ordered and rational, continues to evolve to reflect the anxieties of the eras and changing cultures of the nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first centuries. Ruined castles and mansions, blasted heaths, and ominous mountains and cliffs give way to uncharted lands for colonization, mean streets and urban jungles, sinister laboratories, gruesome battlefields, the labyrinth of political and economic conspiracies, and the dark unknowns of the human mind and body themselves.
CALL FOR PAPERS (CLOSES APRIL 30, 2014)
Traverses: J.M. Coetzee in the World
Adelaide, South Australia (November 11-13, 2014)
Perceptions, values and representations of our relationship with the physical environment have been read anew in the Anthropocene century through the lens of ecocriticsm and affect theory. At present we are witnessing a turn in ecocritical theory to the relevance of empathy, sympathy and concordance, and how these move across flora and fauna; yet ecocriticism has not thorougly considered whether human and non-human affect are reducible to a theory of the emotions. This conference both seeks to refine that turn and to address the interdisciplinary shortcoming, while articulating the expansion of the analysis of the humanities, ecocritically.