In her 1998 article "Exit Children's Literature?" Maria Nikolajeva meditates on contemporary trends in the children's genre and closes with the statement that "we must acknowledge that, sooner or later, children's literature will be integrated into the mainstream and disappear." This panel responds to the question of her title, but it focuses less on the idea of a disappearance or death, and more on a reimagining of the children's genre. With this in mind, we invite papers that address the ways turn-of-the-twenty-first-century children's texts have shifted to accommodate and reflect a contemporary childhood through changes in aesthetics, mediums, genres, and/or ideologies.
Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the following special session at MLA 2015.
This panel considers American literary engagements with animality and the human-animal relationship in light of late 19th- and early 20th-century Darwinism.
The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html for more details.
This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2014
"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"
Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.
Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)
Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8
Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014
I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Shakespeare (Journal of the British Shakespeare Association) on "Shakespeare and Jonson" (2016)
FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ
Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at http://www.forumjournal.org/announcement/view/30. If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at email@example.com.
Diplomacy and Culture in the Early Modern World
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities 31 July to 2 August.
Hwa Kang English Journal, Vol. 20 (December 2014)
We welcome original submissions from domestic and foreign scholars in the fields of literature, linguistics, English teaching, and cultural studies. In addition to articles on research, methodology and criticism, the journal also welcomes book reviews.
Submission Deadlines: May 25, 2014
40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)
Guest Editor: Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University, UK)
DEADLINE: March 15, 2014
This panel seeks papers that consider Shaw in relationship to theory,
broadly construed. Papers are invited on Shaw's significance as a
theorist---of drama, of politics, of gender, of language--as well as on how
Shaw has been used, misused, quoted or misquoted, or otherwise adapted by
subsequent dramatic, political, literary, and gender theorists. Papers are
also invited that propose new readings of Shaw's plays and prose through
theoretical lenses, e.g. affect theory, trauma theory, media theory,
performance theory, among others.
Call for Papers -- MLA 2015, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Experiments, Cross-disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
A panel devoted to experiment and collaboration between literary scholars and cognitive scientists. How do science experiments illuminate literary or aesthetic experience? Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ATDS invites proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Memory," to be considered for the ATDS's sponsored panel(s) at the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver (Jan 8-11 2015).
Following the MLA's 2015 theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," we encourage submissions to consider their fit with one of the theme's three keywords. Submissions, for example, might consider connections between performance and some of the following ideas:
Negotiating: conflicts, struggles, power differentials, interpellations, and resistance
Sites: geographies, locales, networks, places, and spaces
Memory: histories, memorials, acts of forgetting, erasure, and amnesia