Even as late as 1928, Ella Lonn found it necessary in _Desertion During the Civil War_ to offer the qualified hope that the question of desertion, "which could scarcely have found a tolerant reading a few decades ago," might be received by a more generous audience. This panel echoes Lonn's qualified hope as it asks for papers that consider desertion not in terms of cowardice, but in terms of allegiance. To whom or to what is the deserter allied, and how might that allegiance operate as a way of resistance? Does the willingness to leave one site of misery for another, potentially more miserable, site provide an alternative logic of desertion?
Call for Papers
Notes on Teaching English (NOTE) - digital journal of the Georgia and Carolinas affiliate of the College English Association (GACCEA)
Submission deadline: rolling submissions
Notes on Teaching English (NOTE), the journal of Georgia and Carolinas affiliate of the College English Association, is a digital publication hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College at notes.engl.ggc.edu. NOTE offers pedagogically-focused scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship, teaching tips, assignments, and opinion pieces.
Call for Abstracts
This call is for abstracts for a collection of new essays on George Eliot and her work. This volume is part of the Critical Insights series published by Salem Press, and the intended readers include undergraduate students and their teachers.
Interested individuals should submit an abstract of approximately 300-400 words to Katie Peel (email@example.com) for an unpublished essay that takes the approach described in any one of the following areas:
"Critical lens" chapter (4,000-4,500 words): a close reading of the author from a particular critical standpoint,
Sixth Annual SoTL Conference, May 18-19, 2015
The University of Findlay
We invite you to share your emerging, on-going, and completed research in the scholarship of teaching and learning including but not limited to face-to-face, online, hybrid, or clinical settings. You might consider answering: "How has the definition and/or application of SOTL evolved as the spaces in which higher education is delivered have expanded?"
Possible topics might include:
"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University
27–29 March 2015
Indiana University, Bloomington
Keynote: Professor Samer Ali, University of Texas at Austin
CALL FOR PAPERS
In 1844, Canada and the USA played a cricket match at the St. George's Club in New York, which is now the site for NYU's Medical Centre. This long-forgotten match was the first international sporting event of the modern era, predating the revival of the Olympic Games by more than 50 years. Since then, cricket's place in the cultural imaginary of North America has been displaced by the emergence of baseball and hockey as the national sports of the USA and Canada. This piece of historical trivia serves as a line of departure for the panel to investigate how sports have engaged with—by perpetuating, resisting, institutionalizing—the hegemonic narratives of the nation-state.
American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Whitman and Social Theory
Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.
This CFP is for ASA 2015 in Toronto, Canada October 8-11, 2015.
The Rupkatha Journal (www.rupkatha.com) is inviting papers for its Special Issue on Digital Humanities. Papers can be submitted on any topic relating to the intersections of digital technology and the humanities: access, scholarly communications, digital preservation, computer games, electronic literature, digital art, online social media, virtual worlds, programming languages, theories of DH etc.
Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.
Style Sheet: APA
he Adaptation Essay Prize
The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.
The Adaptation Prize
The winner's prize will consist of:
* Publication of the winning paper in a volume of Adaptation
* A cash prize of £50.00
* A year's free print and online subscription to Adaptation
The Association of Adaptation Studies invite proposals for papers for the 10th Annual Conference in London on 24-25 September, 2015, organised with the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Confirmed speakers are: Andrew Davies, screenwriter and patron of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Jonathan Powell, former Head of BBC Drama and Controllor of BBC1, now Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University, and Professor Graham Holderness, critic, novelist, poet and dramatist.
RAYMOND WILLIAMS NOW
30 May 2015
Recent years have witnessed major critical reappraisals of British Cultural Studies and its key figures. This one-day conference, organised by the Greater Manchester-based Radical Studies Network, continues that process through assessment of Raymond Williams' work and legacy.
The event will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Tony Crowley. Artist Ruth Beale will present a film of her 30-minute performance, 'Performing Keywords', first performed at the Turner Contemporary, 2013. The day will conclude with a round-table discussion on Raymond Williams and the contemporary Left.
"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey
"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne
"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry