Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by March 1, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Chapters exploring any of the world's literary traditions, within any genre and during any period, are especially welcome.
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.
We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.
Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"
Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett to the recovery of nineteenth-century American women poets and the 20th anniversary of the publication of her ground-breaking anthology Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets (1997). Papers that acknowledge her contribution to the field and both extend and respond to her scholarly recovery work are invited. Essays that focus on writers that she has recovered or explicitly respond to her scholarship would be especially welcome.
CfP: 'All the World's a Stage': Performing Identity in Everyday Life, one-day inter-disciplinary conference, University of Bristol, 1st July 2016.
The Seventh International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics present GRAPHIC GOTHIC
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK: w/c 11 July 2016
In association with Studies in Comics (Intellect Books), the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge), and the Gothic Studies Network
Proposals (for 20 minute papers) on the relationship between comics and Gothic are now invited for our seventh annual conference, including but not limited to:
Call for Presenters: The North American Conference for British Studies
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: November 11-13, 2016
Abstract due: January 30, 2016
Panel Topic: The Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Britain
As part of the NACBS protocol, I'm soliciting for paper proposals to be submitted as a full panel to this year's conference in Washington. The panel will give focus to new scholarship on transatlantic Britain in the eighteenth century. As it strives to be interdisciplinary, scholars from all fields may submit an abstract.
estrema: interdisciplinary magazine for the humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its main goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):
All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.
Conference dates: Thursday-Friday, May 12-13, 2016
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
Abstract deadline Monday, February 29, 2016
Teaching Matters' 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Gordon State College
April 1st-2nd, 2016
Critical Thinking as Radical Pedagogy:
Academic Freedom and Inclusion in the Classroom
In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.
When is a text an impostor? When does it speak with a monstrous voice? How is authority conferred to texts? At what point does an imposition become a keystone text? How does a field change in relation to these emerging impositions? Is the revolutionary already normative? Is it possible to answer these questions within a developing field of study? How do you situate the individual vis-à-vis a field?
The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:
Crime and Criminality
April 1-2, 2016
Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego
John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina
JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.
Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder for fictions about the past? This proposed Special Session seeks papers exploring how we identify and evaluate the historical novel in light of recent work by scholars such as Perry Anderson, Ian Baucom, Fredric Jameson, Rachel Teukolsky and others. 300-word abstract due by 1 March 2016.