4th November 2017
10.00-17.30, with a public reading at 18.00
Venue: University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus
With keynotes from Professor Robert Sheppard (Edge Hill University) and Nicholas Royle (Manchester Metropolitan University), and contributions from Dr Helen Marshall (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Daniel Watt (Loughborough University)
50 Years + - The Age of New French Theory (1966-1970)
Editor: Laurent Milesi (Cardiff University)
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2017 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.
This years conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and is sponsored by Chaminade University of Honolulu The conference will be held between Friday, November 10, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017.
We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include the Gothic's engagement with narrative perspective, nonhuman forms, the body, and theories of space and place.
115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 115th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.
Seeking papers for a panel(s) focused upon post-1865 American Literature. Abstracts involving the conference theme--''The Sense of Sight: Vision, Visilibity, and Ways of Seeing--are particularly welcome, although all aspects of post-Civil War literature will be considered. To submit an abstract for this session, please go to:
This session will examine how the notion of seeing and not seeing common in many classical religious texts was interpreted by ancient commentators to elaborate certain epistemological theories. We will consider why ancient interpreters from various religious traditions frequently applied the sense of sight analogously to the act of understanding.
This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, & Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include narrative perspectives and frames; visual aesthetics; voyeurism; beauty and sublimity; and/or constructions of subjectivity.
Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.