The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association is calling for papers for its 69th annual convention! This Special Topics panel on late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century English and American literature has returned for another year of discovery and discussion. This time around, the panel should center on prose, poetry, or theater from the 1870s-1930s that, in some measure, had been "based on a true story" or had engaged with the notion that "truth is stranger than fiction." We welcome presentations pertaining to historical fiction, true-crime fiction, auto/biographical fiction, memoir, travelogue, satire, or other kinds of writing -- published in a variety of venues -- depicting or otherwise representing actual persons or events.
ASA 2015 CFP: Reproductive Monsters: Wretched Mothers' Resistance
Proposals on critical work on film adaptations of American literature: ALA conference May 21-24, 2015
full name / name of organization:
Cinema, Television, Film Association
CFP: Literature/Film Panel: Recent Work on Film Adaptations of American literature(American Literature Association Conference: Boston.; May 21-24, 2015.) Deadline for proposals: January 25, 2014.
Transgressions. When we think of transgressions, we may think of crossing borders—geopolitical, linguistic, cultural, ethical—circulations through or circumventions of boundary states, the perturbation, violation or abolishment of regulating functions, or the exploration of the forbidden, the taboo, unethical or the criminal. Transgressions can also be, however, the revolutionary spirit, subversive fortitude, a generative force, the problematizing of categories of difference, the frontier locations of codeswitching, hybridization, and the repurposing of genres, of words. Transgressions both inflict trauma and emerge out from it.
The University of Toronto's Société des Études Supérieures du Département d'Études Françaises (SESDEF) has issued a call for papers from all disciplines for our annual graduate students' conference. The conference will be held April 30 - May 1, 2015 at the University of Toronto's St. George campus, downtown Toronto. Propositions of a maximum of 350 words may be submitted in either French or English, however the subject of the presentation must be related to the French language. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 1st, 2015 (email address - email@example.com). Notifications of acceptance will be released by March 15th.
We wish to announce an extension to our previous cfp-submission deadline.
cfps for this conference may now be submitted until 22 February 2015.
The conference information is as follows:
The Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia will be held in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, from 17-20 June, 2015.
In association with the Juvenilia Press (University of New South Wales, Australia), the conference will bring together researchers, teachers and students to discuss aspects of literary juvenilia and to share insights and ideas into the study of young writers and their works.
COMPOSITION, CREATIVE AND CRITICAL WRITING, AND NEW MEDIA
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, JONESBORO, AR
The Radical Writes Conference is a graduate student conference that highlights writers who produce innovative and distinctive creative and critical work in its multitude of forms. Students are welcome to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction or works pertaining to composition and rhetoric, critical theory, literature, and related fields of study. In addition to conference participants' presentations, conference attendees can expect panels on topics related to professionalization and opportunities for networking with publishers.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.