Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Disaster
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Sponsored Panel at MLA 2017
Organized by Clare Echterling and Phillip Drake
Chaired by Phillip Drake
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Disaster
First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture
The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference in 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:
1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity
Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bridget Conor, Senior Lecturer at King's College London and co-editor of Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (2015)
The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers to its fifth annual postgraduate conference.
2016 Call for Papers
The 58th Midwest Modern Language Association
Saint Louis, Missouri
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
November 10-13, 2016
German Women Writers
We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the informal Convention theme of "Border States" are especially welcome.
Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to both David Kraus email@example.com and Dana Grandstaff firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5th, 2016.
The aim of this article is two-fold. It will analyse how Ogun principles in The Interpreters have been compromised and discarded by individuals transformed by an alien culture. The article will also describe and evaluate the ways in which the Ogun presence manifests itself in a society that is reluctant to look at the past in order to forge a path of self-discovery. In the postmodern age the concept of identity and purpose calls for a psychological weaning from imported cultures with their hegemonic footprints. The absorption of an alien culture is at times not selectively done by members of these African societies.
Call for paper
Literary states of consciousness
June 2nd, 2016
Institut du monde anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l'École de médecine, Paris
One-day conference organized by:
Sorbonne Nouvelle's Science and Literature research group (https://litorg.hypotheses.org)
& Duke University's Neurohumanities Summer School
Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production.
This cfp seeks paper proposals that might form a special session panel for MLA 2017. The session is not guaranteed acceptance. If you propose to present a paper, please get in touch with the organizer before the deadline if possible.
Submission requirements: 250-word abstracts and 2-page CV
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2016
Contact person information
Nandini Ramesh Sankar (nandini [at] iith [dot] ac [dot] in)
Call for Papers
The 6th Issue of Localities
Please consider submitting to Originality in a Digital Culture, a special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online.
Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?
Panel co-chairs: Melissa Filbeck and Michaela Baca, Texas A&M University
Something about our medieval past continues to fascinate contemporary readers, including a readership most often associated with all that is shiny and new: children and young adults. For this panel, which will be proposed for the 2016 Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) conference, we seek papers that focus on the medieval in texts for young audiences. Some possible areas for exploration include:
•Children's/YA adaptations of medieval texts (including books, television, and film)
•Medieval motifs in contemporary children's or YA literature or film
•The function of medievalism in children's/YA texts
Doris Lessing Studies
Call for Papers: "Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Comparative Readings of Doris Lessing's Historical and Speculative Fiction"
Proposed special session (non guaranteed) for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.
How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and culture? Papers welcome on, but not limited to, the spatial turn, ecocriticism, health humanities, landscaping, architecture, domesticity, literary history/historiography, genre, formalisms.
250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kate Scarth (email@example.com).
The Popular Culture Forum of the MLA welcomes proposals for this session at the 2017 MLA in Philadelphia (Jan. 5-8, 2017)
Transformations of literary textuality and reading practices on small electronic devices; theoretical approaches from areas such as multimodality, narratology, semiotics, reception, authorship, and screen interface. 300 word abstract, brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ellen McCracken (firstname.lastname@example.org).