We invite contributions for an upcoming volume of essays which examine the Victorian family through a queer lens. The Victorian family can be taken to mean the nineteenth-century nuclear or extended family, or the family of texts associated with the Victorian period (e.g. nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian texts). We are looking for exciting interrogations into the discourse of the Victorian family. These interrogations can focus on untraditional familial arrangements, non-normative relationships, polyamorous attachments, queer families in disparate communities/locations (e.g.
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our seventh volume to be published in March 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
Call for proposals: March 15th deadline
A hundred years ago, Ireland was marked by a series of events that proved fundamental to the making of its modern memory. Those events – from the passing of the Home Rule Bill to the Lock-Out of 1913, from the slaughters on the battlefields of the Great War to the Easter Rising – occurred during a period of unparalleled modernist innovation, and in a mass media age. A subsequent history of national foundation and decolonization can be traced in part to this moment of Irish history, when Ireland's struggles proved paradigmatic of what was to come in other places.
Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.
2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (Atlanta, Georgia)
November 8-10, 2013
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking articulate and well-reasoned articles exploring any element of Irish women's writing and experience. Articles from any discipline are welcome and articles embracing a transdisciplinary methodology are of particular interest. As well, book reviews of academic texts, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama are of interest.
The deadline for submission is March 17th, 2013. Please send either an abstract or full paper. Submissions should be emailed to Brian F. McCabe, Special Editor at email@example.com.
The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies and other related fields. We welcome a range of perspectives including:
In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.
International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA)
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eleventh Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, will be held on December 13-14, 2013. The general theme of the conference is "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature."
Special Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"
The conference theme is "Sustaining the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following streams: