Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2013 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2013. The submission deadline for the 2013 issue is 18 January 2013.
The English Graduate School Association at UNCC is pleased to announced its 13th Annual EGSA Conference, which will be held at UNC-Charlotte on January 18, 2013. The EGSA Conference will explore the relationship between freedom and constraint by looking at creativity and conventions in scholarly and creative works.
We seek to discuss some of these questions:
1. What conventions exist in your field of study and why do they exist? How do these
conventions define your field and what types of resistance can be found?
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our seventh volume to be published in March 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students.
Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Before and Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: New Approaches to Erotic Romance Fiction
Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has brought a number those transformations to light, not just in terms of the novels' BDSM-inflected sexual content (old news in the romance world) but also in their publishing history, moving from online Twilight fan-fiction to e-book format to paperback bestsellers.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Love and Religion in Global Popular Culture
"Love is my religion," Ziggy Marley testifies in a hit from 2006. From reggae to Rumi (the bestselling poet in the United States across the 1990s), Bollywood to South Park, global popular fiction, film, poetry, music, and other media have extolled romantic love in sacred terms—and, in the process, they have sometimes raised provocative, complex relationships about the relationships between religion and romance.
Love and romance are mainstays of popular culture, cutting across the great divides of medium, language, and historical period. From Beyoncé to Bollywood, Dan Savage to Sweet Savage Love, K-Pop to qawwali: if it's about love, it's a welcome topic at the PCA Romance area.
We will consider proposals for individual papers, sessions organized around a theme, and special panels. Sessions are scheduled in 90-minute slots, typically with four 15-minute papers or speakers per standard session, with the remaining time available for discussion.
American Comparative Literature Association 2013 Conference
University of Toronto
April 4-7, 2013
Deadline for abstracts: Nov 1, 2012
In the modern era, interstitiality, or the space between one boundary and the next, has become an urgent area of investigation. Existing within and between entities, interstices challenge conventional understandings of boundedness, inviting us to rethink the space between objects and ideas as an erupting site of transformation. From this view, rigid divisions can no longer be taken for granted, whether political (as in the case of national borders) or scholarly (such as the emphasis on discrete academic disciplines).