Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This session broadly deals with any twentieth and twenty-first interpretations or adaptations of Greek myths. We are particularly interested in the enduring presence of these myths in literature, stage and film rather than papers on Greek sources as primary texts, but both will be considered. Deadline is March 1, 2014. Please email proposals to Roger Green.
2014 RMMLA Convention
BOISE, Idaho ~ October 9-11, 2014
Session chair: Roger Green
1067 Marion St Apt 3
Denver, CO 80218
Please find below a list of proposed MLA panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature and culture for the 30th annual convention scheduled to be held in Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015.
Please feel free to circulate this CFP as widely as you can among your colleagues and students.
Please note the deadline for each panel; panels have different deadlines.
On behalf of the Executive Committee for the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture
1) Panel s Proposed by the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture:
EXTENDED Submission Date
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014
Theme: Voice and Empowerment
Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell
Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also want our students to hear the different voices of others in their classrooms and cities and in literature. Working in a culture that often has an anti-intellectual bias, how can we find our own voices and empower ourselves? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about the topics below.
Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution
equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion.
The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference, which will take place on March 22, 2014, invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate
and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.
Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for
a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014
Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia
In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.
Literary critic Robert Tally has identified what he calls a "turn to the spatial" in humanistic inquiry over the past generation. The insights of spatial theorists like Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and Bertrand Westphal, as well as those of radical geographers like Doreen Massey, Edward Soja, David Harvey, and Yi-Fu Tuan have altered how literary critics speak about the idea of "space" in relation to literary production. The "turn to the spatial" has been particularly embraced by those who work on literature in an era of the internet and globalization in which our very understanding of how space is experienced is so radically different.
Religion after War
From the Crusades to Afghanistan, from the Bhagavad-Gita to Wiesel's Night--papers welcomed on how wartime experiences have led to literary expressions of religious doubt, affirmation, and exploration. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2014; Liam Corley (email@example.com).
Panel sponsored by MLA Division on Literature and Religion.
Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting
The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the following information with the abstract.
1.Name and affiliation of the presenter.
3.Title of the presentation.
4.Abstract (approximately 250-300 words)
5.AV equipment requests, if any.
Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.
Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora. Only untenured professors and independent scholars in the relevant fields are eligible for the competition. The candidate may submit a manuscript on a single, cohesive topic or a series of linked essays in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences.
Submissions will be evaluated by senior professors in various fields of African Diasporic studies. Winners of the two prizes - the Anna Julia Cooper Prize in the Humanities and the Ida B. Wells Prize in the Social Sciences - will each receive $1500 and the opportunity for a book contract.
Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (www.ethosreview.org) is looking for book reviews to include in the inaugural issue of our journal, which will be published in April. Book reviews need to have some relevance to the CFP for the issue (see http://www.ethosreview.org/journal/), should be approximately between 500-1000 words, and must be submitted in MLA-style format.
Call for Papers (Extended)
The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Keynote Address: Professor Henry Woudhuysen,
Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Deadline for proposals: 14 March 2014
The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines concerned with
Medieval and Renaissance studies.