What is the political significance of embodiment? In this panel, we are looking for a broad array of papers which consider the stakes of embodiment in contemporary culture. What does it mean to have a body that is contested, illegible, unreadable, unexpected? What is at stake in claiming such a body? How are writers addressing such bodies? This panel encourages papers and presentations which consider the portrayal, evocation, and consideration of such bodies in fiction, nonfiction, and cultural artifacts broadly. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Monica Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.
It includes submissions from current postgraduate students from a range of backgrounds, including specialists in Literature and Language from all periods and cultures.
Each issue of the BJLL features articles, notes, book reviews, original artwork and poems from postgraduate students. The theme for Vol. VII (2015) is open-ended.
Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology
TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.
The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—
•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.
•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.
The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Conference of the Burney Society
St Chad's College, Durham University, 4-6 July 2016
Burney and Popular Entertainments: the business of pleasure in Late-Georgian Britain
Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers on the subject of 'Burney and Popular Entertainments: the business of pleasure in Late-Georgian Britain'
The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of children's literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Literature and Time" are especially welcome.
The 2015 PAMLA conference special topic, "Literature and Time," is an invitation to reflect on the complex temporalities that inhere in the acts of reading and writing literature. We invite paper proposals that engage with the topic of literary temporalities, children, and children's literature in a variety of ways.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
The UK publisher Intellect is now seeking chapters for Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga, the next edition in its Fan Phenomena book series. Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga will be an edited collection of essays about the forces that contributed to the global popularity and commercial success of the books, films and graphic novels of The Twilight Saga. Chapters will explore its unique appeal to fans, as well as the impact the series has had on people, literature, film, music, television and social issues. This book is intended to be an enlightening and fun addition to Twilight fans' collections, as well as a resource for universities. As such, papers should be written for a broad audience of academics and fans.
Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.
We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Topics might include (but should not be limited to):