Avery Gordon in Ghostly Matters claims, 'The way of the ghost is haunting, and haunting is a particular way of knowing what has happened or is happening. Being haunted draws us affectively, sometimes against our will and always a bit magically, into the structure of feeling we come to experience, not as cold knowledge, but as a transformative recognition.'
PCA/ACA 2015 New Orleans Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
The PCA/ACA annual conference begins April 1, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.
Submission deadline is November 1, 2014.
All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
University professors who "do gender" refuse to spend their careers in an ivory tower, but because of this choice, we are sometimes faced with a dilemma: How do we divide our time between teaching, research, and practice? How much of our own advocacy work do we mention in the classroom?
CEAMAGazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication book reviews and poems and short fiction related to literature or teaching.
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2015
Call for Papers
"Imagination and Creation"
7 March 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Miller, Allegheny College
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
The Tenth Marco Manuscript Workshop, "Mind the Gaps," will be held Friday and Saturday, February 6-7 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The workshop is organized this year by Professor Thomas Burman (History) and Ph.D. candidates Scott Bevill (English) and Teresa Hooper (English).
The Other Side of Translation is concerned with rethinking medieval translation in terms of Lacanian understandings of the signifier, in the wake of Emma Campbell's and Robert Mills's recent edited collection Rethinking Medieval Translation: Ethics, Politics, Theory. Our session seeks papers that address medieval translation in practical and/or theoretical terms, which might include translation's analogy to the transference, untranslatability as "the insistence of the letter" in the structuring of the Real, and Lacanian readings of the specificities of medieval culture (macaronic texts and anthologies, late medieval Britain's trilingual culture, etc.).
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for a proposed panel at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about the environment and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. Recent writing occupies various points on a spectrum of approaches to that relationship—examples include the acceptance of the degradation of the environment as a sign of the Second Coming in the apocalyptic tenor of popular "rapture fiction," the opposition of evangelical preaching to sociobiology and science in E.O.
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. In his recent book Culture and the Death of God, Terry Eagleton argues that the Enlightenment never set out to do away with the almighty, that Idealism, Romanticism, and Nationalism all failed to replace him, and that Nietzsche was only able to imagine the death of God because he also envisioned the death of man.
The most recent call for papers with a preliminary list of panels is now located on the SCSECS website: http://scsecs.net/scsecs/. We hope you will visit the website and send a proposal for a paper or contact SCSECS President John Burke to propose a panel.
This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history. The project will examine how people's memories of their childhood games with discarded material objects inform the way they imagine the cultural landscape of their childhood. Material for the project is shared by multiple respondents through crowdsourcing (the stories will be featured on a map to facilitate a multimodal and interactive experience of storytelling). Please read the full description following the link below and take part in assembling a collective tale of the power of imagination to shape history!
The Marcher Metaphysicals Conference, 29 October-1 November 2015
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Mid-Wales
The Welsh Marches, Marchia Walliae, or Y Mers in Welsh, constitute an extensive area around the boundary between England and Wales. This border country, in its breadth and somewhat hazy demarcation, defies precise definition, and invites fluidity of ideas and perception. The Marches are both a place in their own right, and an approach to somewhere else; they form a site of great natural beauty but also of historic political contention. Norman conquerors used these lands to subdue the native Welsh, as well as to create a jurisdiction separate from the English crown.
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.
We invite contributions on Neo-Victorian Biofiction for a themed volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series to be published in 2016. This edited collection will examine the manifold narrative ethics and strategies employed by writers, dramatists, poets, filmmakers, graphic novelists and other artists to re-imagine the lives of nineteenth-century historical subjects. From celebrities, including iconic public figures and notorious criminals, to obscure individuals virtually erased from historical records, as in the case of slaves, servants, industrial and sex workers, the personal triumphs and traumas of real-life people of the period continue to exert an evident fascination for the present.