We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. This collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.
Statement of Journal:
Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.
This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.
Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques
Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, 2013
August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom
CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media"
Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800
The University of California¬, Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 will take place on Saturday, 23 February. We are inviting papers by graduate students from any discipline on any aspect, theme, or thinker in British Political Thought in the early modern period.
The officers of the Idaho State University English Graduate Student Association invite you to join us for the 8th annual Inter-mountain Graduate Conference at Idaho State University, March 1-2, 2013. The primary theme for this conference is "Growth." Academia is, after all, about growth. We swell with knowledge and experience as we move through the steps from undergraduates to scholars in the field. The discipline grows with us as we contribute our own research. As graduate students we are uniquely involved in the growth of the discipline as we grow ourselves. How are we as graduate students contributing to the growth of the discipline? How has your research contributed to the growth of a specific focus? What new and exciting focus is on the horizon?
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
An international conference organized by the Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex, supported by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies.
Comedy is under-explored in Victorian literary criticism, but it is pervasive in the texts of the era, from brief moments—Dickens' caricatures and Thackeray's asides—to more extended treatments, in Lear's nonsense verse and Jerome K. Jerome's widely popular Three Men in a Boat.
TALKING BODIES: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, REPRESENTATION
An international, interdisciplinary conference
HOST: Dr Emma L. E. Rees, the Department of English, University of Chester, UK
DATES: 26th-28th March, 2013
VENUE: The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, UK
'I am a stranger in this world' says the nun, the narrator of a story of a forbidden book by Marguerite Porete. The year is 1340, thirty years after Marguerite was burned at the stake for writing and disseminating her heretical work, The Mirror of Simple Souls. The place is England, a Cistercian nunnery where she tells her story the night before her death, knowing that the book irretrievably changed but also shortened her life. But the idea of being a stranger in the world is not an uncommon one for many other Michele Roberts' characters.