In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American literature. As the predominant American myth of success states that class is but a transitory state, making work, labor, and social class an important part of the literary and academic conversation remains a struggle for scholars interested in these issues. The questions we are interested in posing in this session are: How can scholars emphasize a focus on issues of class, work, and labor in American literature? How can this emphasis be sustained as part of a larger conversation with American literary scholarship?
Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.
Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
Abstract Deadline: February 14th
The St. John's English Graduate Conference is proud to announce its keynote speakers: Jamie "Skye" Bianco, New York University, Karl Steel, Brooklyn College, CUNY Grad Center and Steve Mentz, St. John's University
Privacy: Call for Papers
Plenary Speakers: Prof. Robert Chodat, Boston University, and Prof. Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University
"Wealth and the Commons"
A conference organized by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)
October 12-13, 2014
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
near Houston, Texas
Call for papers:
First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014
Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!
This panel welcomes papers written on the works of Edith Wharton. Ideas include but are not limited to the following topics: Wharton's narrative style, the appearance of New York society in her works, how time creates distance between the old and the new, social expectations concerning manners, the commodity of marriage, choices for women, sexuality, or Wharton's connection to Henry James.
Please submit all proposals to www.pamla.org. and include your name, the name of the organization/institution with which you are affiliated, the title of your submission, and a proposal for your paper (approximately 250 words).
Please direct all questions to the email address above.
A proposed collection of critical articles needs additional contributions. The anthology focuses on Sri Lankan Literature written in English. All literary genres will be covered. Background studies of current socio-political developments will be accepted if they demonstrate substantial relevance to the focus of the anthology. Submissions should run to less than 6000 words, follow the MLA style sheet, and must be accompanied by 300-word abstract, a brief cv, and a hard copy mailed at the address indicated.
Interested scholars may contact the editor.
We all have classroom experiences that likely come to mind when talking with prospective students and their family members. We also remember our own college experiences when we were students. The upshot is that most students are unprepared for college.
Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences (4/11/14; collection)
Join East Georgia State College for its second annual Critical Thinking Conference! Critical thinking is an important aspect of education across disciplines, and many institutions are working to promote and focus on integration of critical thinking exercises in their curriculum. Today it has moved beyond the traditional formal reasoning to incorporate the skills necessary to maneuver through modern information overload such as problem solving, communication, and creativity. This is arguably one of the most important skills students can learn, and it can be applied to every discipline.
CFP MLA 2015 Vancouver
The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)
This panel seeks papers that offer a retrospective assessment of the work of recently deceased Colombian author Alvaro Mutis. Submit 300 word abstracts by 7 March 2014 to Charlotte Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.
Proteus is a refereed, open access online journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.
This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women's voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:
• How women poets address patriarchy.
• Social versus private poetry.
• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.
• Relationships (e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self) or rejection of relationships.
• Oppression and its manifestations.
This panel seeks papers which explore the intersection of film and politics, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but are not limited to censorship, the depiction of politicians or political events, interpersonal or studio politics, or film as a socio-political tool. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to John Littlejohn, Coastal Carolina University, at email@example.com.