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Call for Papers for English Literature Last Date of Submission 8 November 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 10:37pm
Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-2101 )

Call for Papers for English Literature Last Date of Submission 8 November 2013

Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations
(ISSN: 2320-2101 )

Dear All,
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for IV issue of Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-2101).

Last date of Submission: - 8 November 2013

Intersections: International Journal of Literature and Language Studies

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 2:31pm

Intersections is an international peer-reviewed journal that is particularly interested in papers that extend or challenge current critical positions in radical ways, especially papers that establish 'impossible' links with other disciplines, theories or approaches. We publish articles on literature, language and theory of any historical period, national culture, ethnic group, genre or media. Articles must demonstrate thorough research with concrete references to recent scholarship in the field. Intersections accepts both British English or American English spelling and forms but authors have to be consistent.

ACLA (20-23 March 2014) SEMINAR : Typography and the Textual Economics of the Mise-en-Page

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:50am
Brendon Wocke (Seminar Organizer)

In "Desistance," Derrida's introduction to Lacoue-Labarthe's "Typography: Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics," Derrida meditates on the "onto-typo-logy." While he is interested in the ineluctable which permeates Lacoue-Labarthe's text, even more interesting is his consideration of typography. Not in terms of constituted domains but rather in terms of the use of the letter, which Derrida refers to as "rythmotypical" or "typorhythmic," considering the manner in which Lacoue Labarthe uses parthenthesis, italics, quotation marks and dashes as part of the apparatus which "opens upon an entirely different thought of mimesis, of typos and of rhuthmos."


Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:52am
International Society for the Study of Narrative

The International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium.

PROPOSALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Please provide the title and a 300-word abstract of the paper you are proposing; your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and 2-3 keywords (e.g. cognitive studies; Victorian novels; narrator); and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) about your work and your publications.

[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (9/30/13))

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:12pm
NEMLA Conference (April 3-6, Harrisburg, PA)

This panel seeks a broad range of papers that explore how disability challenges normative, even ableist, constructions of the body-environment dyad. Broadly speaking, papers in this panel will survey points of connection between disability studies and ecological criticism. For example, how does disability-centered American literature (re)negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might life writing by people with disabilities contribute to a richer and more inclusive ecological criticism? How might we re-examine and deconstruct "canonical" American environmental literature through a disability studies lens?

Paying the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism [10/28/13;2/28/14]

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:15pm
Natures 2014

Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism

From ancient game trails to winding river routes, from the roads of the Roman empire to the railroads of the British Empire, from the multi-laned freeways of modernity to the internet of the new millennium, humans have marked the earth by pushing against their physical limitations. In a parallel way, people have pushed against the ideologies of their community and forged new paths into and through social consciousness, reflecting, refining, and expanding these revolutionary ideas through cultural and critical expressions.

[UPDATE] Ethnicity and Affect in American Literatures

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 4:46pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3 – 6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Lynn Nottage Anthology Deadline: 10/15/2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:55am
Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Playwright Lynn Nottage has expanded the theatrical parameters of storytelling through her bold depictions of African diasporic experiences across time, geography, and circumstance. Nottage's plays reflect her passion and curiosity surrounding humanitarian, historical, and historiographic issues. From an African dwarf in the court of Louis XIV (Las Meninas), to female victims of war in the Congo (Ruined), to working class African Americans navigating the challenges of urban life (Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Intimate Apparel), among others, her body of work sheds light on lives, histories, and communities previously silenced and invisible on the stage.

[UPDATE] Conversion Narrative Redux: Health, Wealth, Travel, and Contemporary Bestselling Life Writing (NeMLA 2014)

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:41am
NeMLA 2014 / Harrisburg

This panel seeks to interrogate the connections between physical and mental health, material wealth, spirituality, and the bestselling conversion memoir of the twenty-first century. Conversion narrative itself is as old as the United States; in recent years, however, it has experienced a resurgence in its publication and readership. Are the "new" conversion narratives, such as Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 *Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia*, Mary Karr's 2009 *LIT*, or even Cheryl Strayed's 2012 *Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail* really about the authors' spiritual experiences, or does something else lurk beneath the surface? Are they about being healthy, in any sense of the word?