CFP: Edited anthology, The Historical Contexts of Literary Theory
Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue
Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP Conference 2012
Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice
Humber Lakeshore Campus, Toronto
Thursday, May 10th – Sunday, May 13th , 2012
Keynote Speakers: Joseph Boyden, Nicole Brossard, David Fenza, Erin Mouré, Yvette Nolan, and Tim O'Brien
'Critical Climate' special issue of symplokē
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of
Journal of Ecocriticism
"The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time"
Critique, even that which finds little to love in its object, is rarely cynical. Critics are by definition optimists. Even those who enjoy nothing more than shredding a text or a rival strand of thought do so under the sign of hope: for interpretive clarity, for historical accuracy, for alternative perspective, and so on. And in the end, isn't some version of utopia, grand or small, at stake in all critical acts? Why else criticize if not to forward, even backhandedly, a glimpse of the world one wishes to see?
NEW DATES & EXTENDED DEADLINE
The spring 2012 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on children's media. We will be looking for scholarly articles and nonfiction essays that explore works produced for children or works that focus predominantly on children: video games, picture books, fantasy works, hip-hop music/poetry, illustrated works, anime, film, and children's poetry, to name a few. These various media are relevant to children and have become an important part of twenty-first century scholarly study. We ask that all essays be interdisciplinary in nature and that they do not exceed 6,000 words. Please send inquiries and submissions to either Dr. Wynn Yarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Dr.
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 2, September 2012
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2012
2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University (U.K.) is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms' collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. This will be a multi-disciplinary conference, and contributions from any disciplinary perspective will be welcome. We also welcome proposals to read creative work, screen films, mount performances and exhibit visual work.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Donald Haase (Wayne State University) and Neil Philip (Author and Independent Scholar).
A central concern of contemporary queer theory is the question of time. Recent trends in queer critique have focused on issues of temporality in a range of arguments, from Lee Edelman's (2004) anti-social thesis on reproductive futurity to Elizabeth Freeman's (2010) work on erotohistoriography as a counter to chrononormativity. As J. Halberstam points out, the concept of queer time provides a valuable framework for assessing political and cultural change (2005; 4). For example, the focus on temporality has produced significant alternative genealogies, bringing into focus queer subjects otherwise occluded from heteronormative histories (Haberstam 2005; Roderick Ferguson 2004).