We invite abstracts that bring together theory and early modern English literature and culture. Relevant categories/topics might include historical phenomenology/post-phenomenology; affect theory; species/animal theory/posthumanism; genre theory; ecocriticism; and communication/network theory. Selected essays will be published in a collection entitled the *The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies,* Volume II, eds. Paul Cefalu, Gary Kuchar, and Bryan Reynolds, a companion volume to the recently published collection, *The Return of Theory: Tarrying with the Subjunctive,* eds. Paul Cefalu and Bryan Reynolds (Palgrave, 2011). Please send copies of abstracts to Paul Cefalu (cefalup@ Lafayette.edu).
The Canadian Journal of Poverty Law (www.povertylaw.ca) is seeking scholarly manuscripts in relation to poverty law. The Journal publishes articles, case comments and book reviews on social justice, landlord/tenant law, human rights, the intersection of law and policy, and other related areas of interest to scholars and legal practitioners.
The Journal welcomes topics of international, Canadian, provincial and local interest. No submission is guaranteed publication, including those that have been revised and resubmitted.
The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each
issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested
in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the
Friday, May 13, 2011
*DEADLINE EXTENDED to FRIDAY, MARCH 25
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"
ASLE UK POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
9th and 10th September 2011
EMERGENT CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS: WHERE NEXT FOR
ECOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES?
ASLE UK (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK) www.asle.org.uk ) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 9 to 10 September 2011 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (www.creativecollaboration.org.uk, London WC1), on the theme of 'Emergent critical environments': Where next for ecology and the humanities?'
Keynote speakers include:
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)/ MLA Annual Conference
Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad
In the wake of Peter Ackroyd's prose translation of The Canterbury Tales, Dante's Inferno video game, and Baba Brinkman's The Rap Canterbury Tales, this session will explore the various treatments of medieval poetry in the modern world and/or the value (or cause for concern) that these treatments, whether visual, textual, audio, etc., bring to producing access for a wider modern audience. Perspectives or reflections on various treatments of medieval poetry in the university classroom setting are also welcome. Please send 250-word proposal by May 30, 2011.
The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?
ANNOUNCING: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)
The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC) on 27 MAY 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS -- Due Monday, April 4, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.
SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.
What is the relationship between text and policy, aesthetics and governance, political rhetoric and poetry or prose? Can we make distinctions between the political and the literary? To what extent does literary analysis help us understand the complexity of a politics located in its time and place? Asking for 15-20 min. papers on any topic related to literature and politics. Please send 250-word abstract and/or questions to Charles Bradshaw at email@example.com.