John Lydgate epitomizes the fifteenth century. To many scholars, he fits easily in the space between the genius of Chaucer and the flowering of the Renaissance. His apparently deficient grasp of meter, his tendency towards loquaciousness, and his deference to his 'maister' Chaucer, all combine to make it easy to pigeon-hole Lydgate into a century whose literature is easy to overlook. Despite this latter-day designation, Lydgate maintained a strong presence amongst the reading public in England far beyond his own century. His works were among the first printed in English and he figured largely in the creation of a Chaucerian canon, being included in some of the earliest editions of Chaucer's works.
The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: "New England and the World." We invite submissions that consider New England's place in national and international contexts. Proposals should reflect New England's role as 'the Hub' and the ways that the region has been and remains a vital center for activity. We seek papers that follow an interdisciplinary framework through literature, film, architecture, history, visual culture, archeology, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City
King's College London
Organised by the AHRC-Funded Research Network 'Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the Present Day'
Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck), Professor Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths).
Further keynotes TBA
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of alcohol in literature and popular culture. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme (Sustainability and the Humanities) are especially welcome. By June 6, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract and A/V requirements to David Pratt, The College of William and Mary, at email@example.com.
The 86th annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, November 7-9, 2014. Visit http://samla.memberclicks.net/conference for additional conference details.
The 2015 volume of Texas Theatre Journal will focus on Performance, Pedagogy, and Play. We seek articles, profiles, and interviews on topics of theatre in the educational environment, theatre and youth, service learning through theatre, storytelling and learning, etc. We invite practice-based studies, theoretical explorations, historical considerations, and other methodologies.
Deadline: September 1, 2014 * Early submissions appreciated
The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting Book Reviews and Performance Reviews for Volume 11. Reviews are typically 800 words in length. Scholars interested in writing book or performance reviews must contact the respective editors directly. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.
The deadline for reviews is September 1, 2014.
Book Review Editor:
Performance Review Editor:
Caitlin Lee, MFA
Survey and Essay Proposal for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler
Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley
This survey is designed to gather information about instructors' methods and materials for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, for the purpose of developing a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to answer the questions related to their teaching below. They are also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due by 1 July 2014, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.
Although there is a growing interest in disability studies in art, literature, film, politics, and religion, there is still a dearth of scholarship that explores the intersection between young adult literature and disability. In the last ten years, there have only been a small handful of peer-reviewed articles that explore any issue regarding young adult literature and disability. This gap in scholarship among young adult literature scholars and teachers is surprising because of two reasons: first, disability is a growing reality in all of our lives.
For the 86th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014: While taking into consideration the special focus for SAMLA 86, we will consider the importance of artfully and effectively introducing Conrad to undergraduates. Making Conrad authentic, pertinent, and interesting for students as we go forward can contribute to the goal of sustainability in the Humanities. How might such lesson be designed? What might a student-centered class period (or several periods) devoted to a Conrad story look like for the student? What sequence of activities might the facilitator, the professor, choose to guide the students in a way that allows them to make crucial discoveries about Conrad on their own?
Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World
Whether you're a new or a seasoned faculty member, your voice can make a difference in the success of your fellow-faculty as well as your students. The Atrium seeks your reflections of challenges and successes in your classroom. Our journal invites you to submit
HBCUSTORY SYMPOSIUM 2014
Theme | Where Do HBCUs Go From Here? Strategic Partnerships + Sustainable Futures
St John's College, Durham University, UK, 18-19 September 2014.
Submission deadline: 30 June 2014
In the last ten years, Derek Mahon has produced three new volumes of poetry (Harbour Lights, Life on Earth, An Autumn Wind), as well as a New Collected Poems, and collected editions of his translations and his work for the theatre. This conference will consider his more recent work, as well as the new perspectives it opens on his celebrated earlier poetry. The confirmed plenary speakers are Neil Corcoran (University of Liverpool) and Hugh Haughton (University of York).
Florida College English Association 2014 Conference
October 8th - 10th
Marriott Hutchinson Island
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Call for Papers:
THEME: "Converging Voices of the Pirate State"
"Ahoy Mates!" The Florida College English Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference on the Treasure Coast of Florida. You are invited to present papers, panel discussions, and talks related to the many voices represented in texts, popular culture, and media converging upon Florida's shores, landscapes, and beyond.
CfP: Hernando Colón and the Early Modern Book Collector