The Reception Study Society (RSS) seeks papers on the 2013 SAMLA conference's special focus. We welcome submissions that explore receptions of texts across various media including novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, film, electronic media, or material culture. Papers dealing with receptions across media or pedagogical approaches of reader-response or reception studies are especially welcome. By June 21, 2013, please submit 250-500 word abstracts with a brief (1 page) CV to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While great works of literature were written in the 19th century and prior, we live today in an age with major problems and solutions in the realm of art and communication that should be addressed by current artists and critics. The tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal is in its 5th volume and 5th year in operation. It is available on EBSCO, ProQuest and in print from various distribution channels. It has published interviews with best-selling young adult authors like Cinda Williams Chima and Carrie Ryan, as well as with winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and top academic editors across the country. PLJ's special issues have focused on film, fiction, British literature, formalism, new historicism, and various other fields.
2013 SAMLA CONFERENCE, NOV 8-10, ATLANTA
SPECIAL SESSION: "(Con)Textual Networks and the Globalized Caribbean"
"To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," Theodor Adorno famously pronounced in 1949, indicating, among other things, that the Holocaust presents a radical problem of representation. Indeed, the paradox at the heart of Trauma Theory is that traumatic experience both demands a story and defies communicability; it is the unspeakable that nevertheless has to be told. And in the past decade or so, scholars have begun to investigate how gender factors into this problem, a problem that extends to trauma literature in general.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of Gothic Studies: "Embodiments of Horror: William Blake's Gothic Sensibility."
Guest Editors: Dr. Christopher Bundock (Huron College) and Elizabeth Effinger (Western).
Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
Since the release of "A Nation At Risk" in 1983, public education has been subjected to increased scrutiny from political officials, parents, and concerned citizens. In recent years, such scrutiny has given way to calls for comprehensive education reform. Both the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and Race to the Top program, respectively inaugurated under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, focus on increasing standards for public schools throughout the United States, while more local initiatives like private school voucher systems and parent "trigger" laws attempt to increase learning opportunities for children by maximizing parental choice and administrative participation.
Special Issue on Contemporary Drama
In the past twenty years Irish society has experienced a range of cultural, political and, centrally, financial upheaval. To what extent has Irish theatre responded to these tumultuous events? How far have traditional forms and subjects maintained their position? Or have experiment and innovation become the new distinguishing features? The guest editors of this special issue of Breac, Lindsay Haney and Shaun Richards, invite submissions addressing any aspect of recent Irish drama. In keeping with Breac's interdisciplinary goals and digital form, we encourage submissions informed by any approach to drama and theatre and rendered as conventional essays or works in any audio or visual medium.
This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.
In recognition of the USPTO's Patents for Humanity program, Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, will be publishing a special issue highlighting influential humanitarian technologies, including the innovation and imagination seen in the Patents for Humanity contest submissions.
To this end, T&I is soliciting abstracts for articles or commentaries on humanitarian patents. We hope that all finalists of the Patents for Humanity contest will consider contributing to the issue.