The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the seventh issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives (literature, art, psychoanalysis/affect, political theory). Possible topics of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:
Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv
So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary works, or adaptations of either. These reinterpretations might include discussions of McCullers' works in the context of her contemporaries (Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, et al), film or dramatic adaptations of her work, or her contributions to today's southern gothic, Grit Lit, and/or Queer Studies.
The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA invites graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics and lines of inquiry:
Northern Illinois University is proud to host the 21st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with "new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.
Please submit your one-page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 6, 2013.
Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change. In improvisation, we use our existing knowledge and skills to create something new in an unplanned, innovative way. Creative, innovative people from multiple disciplines can teach one another strategies to better utilise our skills of improvisation, skills which lead to enhanced performance in work, life and relationships.
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.