In recent years, the function of literature and the purpose of reading have become the focus of studies in a number of fields beyond literature—including cognitive psychology, neuroscience and management and organization. In some respects, it is reassuring that some outside the discipline of literary studies have taken up literature's defense, conducting empirical studies to prove that reading fiction does indeed have value. Such inquiries may be due in part to a marked decline in leisure reading in the 1980s and 1990s and in part to a broader trend in higher education in which the humanities have lost significant funding and support due to a presumed lack of "practical" value.
I will be running at panel on Canadian Literary Identity at the NEMLA Conference in late April 2015 in Toronto and would like to put out the request for abstracts to all of your members.
Chair: Ellen Feig
Session ID: 15068
Session Format: Roundtable
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15068
Title: The Search for Self: Canadian Literary Identity in 'American' Novels
Board Contact: Jennifer Harris
Asst Professor, English
Bergen Community College
"HAS GROWTH ENDED?" ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ITS LIMITATIONS
Interactions in the History of Philosophy
Philosophy can be described as an interaction center of an infinite number of dynamics that progressed and differentiated by affecting each other throughout the history. Although the history of philosophy examines philosophers, texts and periods individually, it has also been the history of interactions, i.e. affecting and being affected. The historical and multifaceted identity of the philosophy was also shaped by the correlations in between the philosophy to other disciplines as well as among the philosophers, themselves.
Political Science in Contemporary World: Neoliberalism, Crises and Social Resistance Movements
Theorizing and Experiencing Politics
This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.
Proposals are due by September 8, 2014 on any of the following areas:
This session seeks papers on pioneering women whose innovative work opened new fields of expression in literature, theater, music or the visual arts; on female artists who created or re-wrote the artistic canon; versatile talents who crossed genres and disciplines; women who resisted or rebelled against the coeval limitations of their gender or socio-economical condition through art. Areas of interest: European female artists between the 15th and 17th centuries.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Elisa Modolo by September 30th, 2014 through the NeMLA website: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.
Call for Papers
"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism"
Brock University, Canada
February 6th to 8th, 2015.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Rosi Braidotti - Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University.
Cesare Casarino - Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.
Human Rights for "Whores," "Thieves," "Foreigners," etc.: Why We Need to Protect the "Underserving"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Migration and philanthropy: Understanding giving in the context of diaspora
Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC)
Working Group on Development Equity and Social Cohesion
SAMLA CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITERS
The SAMLA creative nonfiction panel is seeking an array of quality submissions. An interpretation of the conference theme, "Sustainability and the Humanities," is encouraged but not required.
We welcome papers that reflect a deeper understanding on what sustainability means as well as personal narratives that lure the reader into the story. Interdisciplinary and interstitial writing is also encouraged.
CNF submissions should be 5-6 pages maximum using standard MLA format. Panelists will have 15-20 minutes for their presentations.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE NOW 20 JUNE 2014
CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE
Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014
Venue: University of Salford, MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
The theme of the Challenging Media Landscapes conference is Exploring Media Choice and Freedom. It is hosted and organized by the University of Salford at MediacityUK and is part of the five day 2014 Salford International Media Festival.
Professor Milton Mueller (Syracuse University, USA)
Professor Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna, Austria)
V Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time"
Date: November 7, 2014
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs CT
Cocktail Culture: The Book
Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries. Seeking papers dealing with literary perspectives on urban ecologies from the premodern to 1900, including topics such as (but not limited to): pollution, population, nonhuman city dwellers, anti-urbanism, migration, early globalization, cosmopolitan environmentalism, etc. Please send 250-word abstracts of 15-minute papers by September 30, 2104; to submit an abstract, please go to www.nemla.org and follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit an abstract directly to this session.