The monographic section will address new parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:
Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.
Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.
Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.
The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.
Date: 5 – 6 July 2012
Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.
Modernism/Modernity is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on new approaches to the Harlem Renaissance, guest-edited by Adam McKible and Suzanne W. Churchill. All topics related to the Harlem Renaissance are welcome, including those that address:
The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome).
Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/
Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013
Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Other keynote speakers: tba.
'My visit to this city has been exceedingly gratifying, on account of the freedom I have enjoyed in visiting such places of instruction and amusement as those from which I have been carefully excluded by the inveterate prejudice against color in the United States. Botanic and Zoological gardens, Museums and Panoramas, Halls of Statuary and Galleries of Paintings, are as free to the black as the white man in London.' Frederick Douglass, to William Lloyd Garrison, May 23, 1846.
Humour in Literature
"Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place. Place is as requisite as the air we breathe, the ground on which we stand, the bodies we have." Edward Casey