Mad women in many incarnations have a long tradition in literary history. Much has changed for women in the last fifty years, and as NeMLA features madness as a theme, it seems appropriate to ask what makes for a twenty-first century mad woman? Or what makes women mad in the twenty-first century? Please send creative prose that grapples with this theme for a fifteen-minute presentation. Submit proposal via NEMLA web site this year: www.nemla.org
Call for Papers
The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies at Valparaiso University is a regional conference dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of utopianism in all its forms. We invite papers on topics related to the utopian tradition, from the ancient to the present day, from diverse fields, such as: utopian and dystopian literature, political theory, music, art, architecture, media and popular culture, intentional communities, urban/rural planning.
The Societas Ovidiana is soliciting abstracts for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at the 50th International Congress for Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI from May 14-17, 2015. This year we are sponsoring two sessions on the single theme "Visualizing Ovid in the Middle Ages."
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media." The conference will be held from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. Proposals are due January 1st, 2015.
"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin
Websites, social media platforms, and YouTube and other video-sharing services make the dissemination of comedy easier than ever, yet studies of the implications of new media on comedy and humor is only beginning. This issue examines how the Internet as well as new technologies radically change how humor and comedy are produced, distributed, exhibited, and consumed in the digital age. I invite papers, broadly conceived, that consider these issues through either theoretical discussions or case studies of specific artists, texts, platforms, or sub-genres. Potential articles may cover:
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2014 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University
Date: October 11, 2014
Since 2014 is the centenary of the start of World War I, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on war poetry for the 2015 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in Louisville, KY (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/). The work of British poets, both those who supported the war effort and those who opposed it, offers a varied resource for teaching and scholarship.
Call for Proposals: Saints, Sinners, and Seekers: A Collection of Essays on Rock and Religion
EXTENDED PROPOSAL DEADLINE: October 31, 2014
CFP: Philip Roth in an Age of Terror:
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel Philip Roth and terrorism at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in Louisville, Kentucky, February 26-28, 2015.
The fit body is thus the conspicuous product of the late-capitalist work ethic. It is the body as the focal point of an industry of self-care, a book of personal narrative upon which is inscribed the extent to which you have won at the game of contemporary life. Each hard-fought-for, shiny ripple of muscle is forever bound up in two economies—one of production, and one of desire. (Alang, 'Must Fit Bodies Be the Product of Hard Work?')
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM, USA
Announcing the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) at Sweet Briar College on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
The MARCUS Conference is devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Students from Virginia and surrounding states are invited to present scholarly research from all academic disciplines and may choose to participate in an oral session or poster session
The Uses of Magic in Middle English Literature
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
May 14-17, 2015
This session provides a forum for new work being done on representations of magic in the various genres of Middle English literature. Literary texts depict magic and its uses in a variety of ways, opening up new possibilities for categorizing magic (beyond the classic natural/demonic model) and understanding its effects (both within and outside of texts).