The second conference of the postgraduate forum "Postcolonial Narrations" focuses on comparative approaches to postcolonial anglophone literatures and cultures in an era of globalization. How can comparative approaches enrich our reading practices and add to our understanding of postcolonial cultural production? How do comparative trends and research practices emerging in other disciplines impact postcolonial studies (which is itself a comparative approach)?
Call for Papers
The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project invites submissions for 20-minute papers to its international conference, to be held in Leicester, England, from 24-26 April 2015.
The conference celebrates Oxford University Press' new edition of Waugh's works, which is overseen by Evelyn's grandson Alexander Waugh and co-edited by Professors Martin Stannard (Leicester) and David Bradshaw (Oxford). This new edition will include novels, essays, biographies, and all Waugh's personal writings and art work. Research for the project is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Publishing will begin with some of Waugh's best-loved works in 2016, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the author's death.
The Comparative Literature standing session seeks papers for the 112th annual PAMLA conference in Riverside, CA (Oct. 31-Nov.2). We invite paper proposals on any topic, but encourage submission of proposals that engage with this year's theme, "Familiar Spirits," exploring topics related to magic, conjuring, spirits, and hauntings. Paper proposals are due by midnight on May 15. All paper proposals must be submitted online via the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals.
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Call for Papers:
POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.
Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than Friday 1 August 2014.
The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain seeks essay proposals devoted to surveying or studying video and computer games based on and/or inspired by the Arthurian tradition.
Essays will appear in a collection devoted to surveying the complete Matter of Britain on screen (as defined on our web site: http://matter-of-britain-on-screen.blogspot.com/) .
Proposals of 250 to 500 words or completed essays by 1 June 2014.
Final versions of essays will be expected by June 2015.
Please address submissions, inquiries, and suggested topics to the editors at
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of television for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Modernist Studies Special Edition. 2014.
Produced in collaboration with the
Scottish Network of Modernist Studies.
Ecloga : Journal of Literature and the Arts is pleased to announce a Modernist Studies Special Edition for 2014, produced in collaboration with the scholars of the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and funded by the AHRC.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Popular Television
Themed Issue: Extreme Reality TV
Co-Editors: Julie Anne Taddeo and Ken Dvorak (co-editors of The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV & History, UPK, 2009)
The popular success of reality TV has prompted its producers to seek even more extreme and taboo subject matter, from individuals confessing addictions to eating diapers (My Strange Addiction, TLC) to those engaging in the swinging lifestyle (Secret Sex Lives: Swingers, Discovery Health). Has reality TV become the latest incarnation of the "freak show," titillating viewers, or do these programs help to educate them, normalizing the extreme?
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the place and role of women in marriage and the family in both local and global settings. Conference organizers seek papers, panels, and creative
projects that address topics such as:
Women and Marriage
• Marriage, Family Relationships, and Health
• Marriage, Religion, and the Law
• Marriage and Family in a Secular World
• Arranged Marriages
• Interracial Marriages
• "Un-veiling" the Marriage: Women, Marriage, and Islam in the European Union
• Representations of Marriage in Film and Literature
Distinguished Keynote Speakers:
Professor Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, University of London)
Professor Maria Pramaggiore (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible" – Frank Zappa
Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society, a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal is calling for book reviews and review essays discussing texts relating to the cultural aspects of labor and class. The books reviewed can be academic studies from a range of disciplines, journalistic texts, works of fiction, biographies, memoirs, and artists' monographs. We will also consider reviews of art exhibits and cultural events, relevant to this topic. With some exceptions, the books reviewed should have a publication date within the last three years. The reviewers should have some expertise in the area of the review, and write in clear prose, free of specialized jargon.
NEW NARRATIVES OF 9/11: CONSPIRACY, TERROR, AND CHANGE
Conference Papers / Edited Collection of Essays
The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and
American Culture Association invites you to participate in the 25th annual
MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular
culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and
young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.
Enculturation, a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, announces the launch of Intermezzo, a series dedicated to publishing long essays – between 20,000 and 80,000 words – that are too long for journal publication, but too short to be a monograph. Intermezzo fills a current gap within scholarly writing by allowing writers to express themselves outside of the constraints of formal academic publishing. Intermezzo asks writers to not only consider a variety of topics from within and without academia, but to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.
You are invited to submit proposals for the fall 2014 PAMLA conference, a national organization that will host its annual conference Oct. 31-Nov.2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. The proposal submission process is handled completely online. Please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014
In my role as the presiding officer for the Composition and Rhetoric sessions, I welcome submissions that will extend our field's rich range of conversations. Feel free to contact me with questions about the Comp/Rhet sessions.