A Call for papers for the eleventh issue of "FORMA. Revista d'Estudis Comparatius. Art, Literatura i Pensament" (Journal of Comparative Studies. Art, Literature and Thought) starts on December 19th 2014. The CFP is open and addressed to scholars, PhD students or any researcher holding at least a BA degree. We welcome submissions of book reviews or academic articles in English, Spanish, Catalan, French or Italian. You can find all of the information as well as the required editorial guidelines on http://www.upf.edu/forma/en/
Reminder: CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and her World will organize a session at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be in held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference. The conference will be held in May, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis's work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.
Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
p-ISSN 1593-2478 | e-ISSN 2385-2917
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
– Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)
Paul Michael Lützeler (Washington University in St. Louis)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University
Periods of transition and change, as well as endings, can have huge impact on fans who either engage with texts collectively via fan communities or who have more individual connections with fan objects. This edited collection seeks to draw on existing work on fandom in this area to offer greater insight into how fans respond to and cope with transitions or periods of ending such as actors or characters leaving television shows; the cancellation of shows entirely; the deaths of famous people; the splitting up of bands or the ends of careers of musical acts; players leaving particular sports teams, and so on.
Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press as part of CALLALOO, a literary and cultural quarterly. Seeking very high quality critical articles on the visual art for the second issue, which will focus on Washington, DC, and southern Maryland as very important sites for the production, promotion, preservation of African Diaspora visual art.
Please submit manuscripts online by June 1, 2015: http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php.
In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Aiyana Jones, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Price, Ezell Ford, and too many others, and the ostensible inability of the law or the legal system to provide something resembling "justice" in the aftermath of these deaths by police violence, it is impossible not to consider the implications of a legally imposed condition of misery on Black bodies in the U.S. This panel takes up the meeting's call to consider a "long and changing past" of misery by asking how the historical imbrication of U.S. law and race - most obvious and yet still most crucial to analyze in slavery - further structures conditions of misery for Black Americans.
The Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) is pleased to announce its 9th annual summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of June 2015 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway.
The Hart Crane Society seeks proposals for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston from May 21-24, 2015. Papers related to any aspect of Crane's work are welcome, but the Society would particularly like to encourage discussion of: Crane's first collection, White Buildings; his posthumously published 'tropical memories' in Key West: An Island Sheaf; transatlantic readings of Crane; Crane and the Midwest; and Crane and Mexico.
Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015
Natasha Alden (English & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University)
Bernard Beatty (Literature & Theology, Universities of Liverpool & St Andrews)
Erik Grayson (Literature, Wartburg College)
David Lewin (Education Studies, Liverpool)
Paivi Miettunen (Medicine & Art, University of Calgary)
Fiona Tolan (Literature, Liverpool John Moores University)
The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction. Contributions should be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1000 words. In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.
All methods and approaches are welcome. Potential themes include but are not limited to:
REMINDER: January 17th deadline
Public Romanticism: Scholarship and Advocacy
Faculty scholars and graduate students are invited to submit a short (five-minute) presentation for a high-octane roundtable discussion on how Romantic scholarship at all levels might interface with advocacy in the public sphere, in keeping with the NASSR 2015 conference theme of "Romanticism and Rights." This opportunity is sponsored and will be convened by the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus.
Please see http://nassr2015.wordpress.com/ for the full conference description.
With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation. Globalization expands beyond social media and encroaches on the realms of the public and private spheres. However, the process of authenticity only further stabilizes potentially harmful ideologies that promote illusions of truth. In some instances, language (literature), film, and art, because of their figurative element, expose the artificiality of representation and engage the issue of authenticity. How are certain claims to truth (authenticity/referentiality) formulated, regulated, and destabilized through representation in literature, film, and art?
A good deal of scholarship has taken up the gendered dynamics of public and private space, and more recently, work in twentieth century literature has begun problematizing the idea of a "divide" in favor of moving toward a spectrum of private, semi-private, semi-public, and public. Despite this, little scholarship has examined spaces that occupy an ambivalent position, simultaneously public and private or the gender dynamics that govern these spaces.