What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.
Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.
For the upcoming annual conference of the French Association for American Studies, which will be held in La Rochelle, France, from May 27 to May 30 2015, we are seeking additional proposals for a panel we are organizing on "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement" (see CFP below for more information).
Call for papers
We are in the final stages of assembling and editing a collection of previously unpublished essays on the war film. This anthology is already under contract with a major press. The collection needs two or three more high-quality essays (between 7,000 and 10,000 words each). We are open to any war film topic, but we would especially welcome essays on recent American productions such as LONE SURVIVOR, ACT OF VALOR, AMERICAN SNIPER, WAR HORSE, CAMP X-RAY, or cross influences between war films and video games like CALL OF DUTY. We would also welcome essays on cinematic representations of World War I (e.g., THE BIG PARADE, WINGS, etc.). Finally, we would also welcome essays on genre theory as it relates to the war film.
Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the 'Reading the Fantastic' Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds. Through these events, we aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.
Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture
co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College)
& Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley
"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda
in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."
"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,
some of which go and others come."
Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138
Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:
The Stuff of Legend
The Velveteen Rabbit
Calvin and Hobbes
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Toys in the Attic
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.
The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar (Croatia)
10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today
Call for Papers
Southern Humanities Council Conference
January 29-February 1, 2015
Graduate Athens Hotel
"Virtues and Vices, Desires, Devices"
Mark Bruhn (Regis College)
William Croft (University of New Mexico)
Emily Troscianko (Oxford)
Cultural Studies Association, "Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy"
Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, 21-24 May, 2015
"Proliferating Minoritized Bodies and Knowledges in the University"
I have written an argumentative definition paper about benign brain tumors. In the paper I state that malignant brain tumors are not more dangerous than benign brain tumors. In my body paragraphs I explain why benign brain tumors are dangerous by comparing their damaging effects to a malignant brain tumor's. In addition, I also show that the brain is a sensitive area, which is why benign brain tumors are so dangerous. The purpose of my essay is to show my readers that benign brain tumors are just as dangerous as malignant brain tumors.
The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.
There is also an upcoming NEH Summer Institute on Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History in July 2015. Applications are due by March 2, 2015; please see www.creativelearningfactorydunbar.org for more information.
Session 1: Teaching Dunbar