Every culture has its conception of animals: as pets, as workers, as subjects for ethical consideration (or not), as national symbols, as objects of scientific study, as embodiments of the complex relationship between humans and 'nature.' This panel invites papers discussing the representation of animals in British modernism. From the humble daytime moth that occasions Virginia Woolf's essay "The Death of the Moth," to the terrifying animal totems that populate DH Lawrence's fiction, modernist animals bring into focus a range of vital concerns in twentieth century British culture.
Call for Papers for a special issue of American Periodicals
Black Periodical Studies
Guest Editors Eric Gardner and Joycelyn Moody
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twentieth Call for Papers)
"Problems of Education in the 21st Century" ISSN 1822-7864
In a 2005 essay entitled "Why Experimental Fiction Threatens to Destroy Publishing, Jonathan Franzen and Life as We Know It: A Correction," American fiction writer Ben Marcus suggests that by catering to the masses, authors have willingly diluted their literary works. For Marcus, this is frightening because it means that novelists are "selling out" to readers who crave easy reads in exchange for the author gaining some economic stability. Even worse, he attests that the publishing world is squeezing out those experimental writers whose works are not necessarily economically viable precisely because they do not appeal to a wide audience.
UPDATE – DEADLINE EXTENDED AND NEW VENUE
One Day Symposium: The Door: Site, Object and Threshold in Performance
London – The Delfina Foundation (NEW VENUE)
8th July 2014
Participation and Attendance is Free
NEW DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 28TH April 2014
Submissions are invited for the inaugural issue of The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, a bi-annual, peer-reviewed print journal.
Volume I, Issue I
-Word Limit: 2000 words
-Citations and references in accordance with MLA Handbook, 7th edn.
-Submissions must include a cover page with the following:
-Abstract (within 200 words)
-Author/s bio (within 150 words)
Last date for abstracts: June 15, 2014
Last date for complete submissions: July 1, 2014
Acceptance/rejections will be notified by: July 25, 2014
This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.
Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.
2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Sounding Futures
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, September 3-5, 2014
Call for Papers
"The future is always here in the past" -Amiri Baraka, "Jazzmen: Diz & Sun Ra"
"We will make our own future Text" -Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo
Keynote lecture: 'The Moors Murders and the "Truth" of True Crime', David Schmid (University at Buffalo, SUNY), author of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2005).
Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.
Submission Deadline: May 15
Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).
The Milton Society of America has been granted Associate Organization status with the Renaissance Society of America. This means that the MSA may henceforth submit up to five panels at the annual meeting of the RSA, beginning with the 2015 meeting in Berlin. We will also hold a seat on the RSA Council, allowing us to participate in its deliberations.
Thus we are writing to call for panels and papers seeking inclusion in the program of the 61st annual meeting of the RSA, to be held in Berlin on 26-28 March 2015 (more information on the Berlin conference is available on the RSA website). Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following themes:
Within a growing literature of animal studies and animal ethics, scholars have critically examined factory farms, zoos, companion animals, and laboratory testing. What remains underexplored are the logics of extermination deployed against feral or non-native species. The existing vocabulary utilized to describe non-native species often represents these animals as pests that wreak havoc on the eco-system, promiscuously over-populate, and spread disease. This rhetorical framing justifies a militarized relationship to these species. Furthermore, the debate over non-native species divides common ground between animal activists and environmentalists.
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at email@example.com.
Anxious Forms: Bodies in Crisis in Victorian Literature and Culture
August 22, 2014 – The University of Glasgow