This session will seek to foster dialogue about the formative role of "enthusiasm"—e.g., poetic enthusiasm, religious enthusiasm, political enthusiasm, popular or market enthusiasms—in the making and shaping of American literature. I welcome any proposals on enthusiasm and affect studies, enthusiasm and religion/secularization, enthusiasm and political history/culture, enthusiasm and the public sphere, enthusiasm and internationalism, and, of course, enthusiasm and literary aesthetics. While the term "enthusiasm" has more rhetorical purchase from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, I am also interested in papers that explore the critical import of enthusiasm in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture.
Monographic section: Primo levi as a writer
edited by Matteo Fadini, Carlo Tirinanzi De Medici, Paolo Zublena
Over the last thirty years, British critics with an interest in cultural studies have substantially
contributed to the analysis of Primo Levi's oeuvre primarily addressed in its factual,
memoir-like facets and for its social and ethical significance in relation to the Nazi-fascist barbarism.
Hence, Levi the guardian of the Holocaust's memory, Levi the chronicler: such reception
has emphasised a recursive element in Levi's works, i.e. remembrance, thus overlooking
their merely literary aspect.
The aim of this monographic issue of «Ticontre» is to focus on the literary scope of
To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', The Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:
9th issue call extended deadline: 1-May-2016
Papers received after this date will be considered for publication in the forthcoming issue(s).
2016 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
Remembering 1916: The Easter Rising and the Poetics and Politics of Memory
This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of "human" and "animal" found within a variety of cultural textualities in the broad field of animal studies. Since "animality" has often historically been equated with "primitive," in a derogatory sense, and "human" with the rise of civilization and modernity, or the westernization of the world and globalization, this panel seeks papers that disrupt these categorizations through the examination of a wide range of perspectives on animals in diverse texts. To that end, we seek papers analyzing all types of "texts," broadly understood, from mythological sources and artistic representations to music, film, and literature.
Conference: Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: 05–08 January 2017
In this panel for the 05-08 January 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Philadelphia, PA, the Association for Business Communication (ABC) invites interested participants to submit abstracts for a panel on "Issues in Intergenerational Business Communication in the Workplace."
Scholars have turned to intergenerational conflict as an object of study because interpersonal communication in workplaces is growing more complicated as Baby Boomers work beyond traditional retirement age and young employees enter the workforce.
Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 5 November 2016
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2016
The conference will address topics relating to endings in literary narrative, history, apocalypse etc. Details can be found on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group, http://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html
Papers should have a reading time of 25 minutes and be of a standard suitable for publication subsequently in The Glass. Preference is given to contributions exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature.
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
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.