Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.
In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.
We feature essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 (Abstract Due: March 1st, 2010)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)
THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES: 3rd Biennial International,
Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Featured Speaker: Luce Irigaray
CFP: "Representation and the Problem of Democracy"
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2011
The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites current graduate students to submit proposals for a panel discussion tentatively entitled "Representation and the Problem of Democracy" at the 2011 MLA annual meeting from January 6 through January 9 in Los Angeles.
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking articles (between 4000 and 5000 words) for a special dossier on recent animated films. The overarching goal of the dossier will be to analyze recent animated films through the lens of the following themes: the relationship between the individual self and a global society ("Up"; "WALL-E"; "The Incredibles"; "Fantastic Mr.
This panel will discuss the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' organized around its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social-realist tradition. Please submit 250–500-word abstracts by 2 March 2010 to Gerry Canavan (email@example.com) and Lisa Klarr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: New Media Discourse Communities
We are looking for other projects to complete our roundtable special session proposal for the MLA 2011 conference in Los Angeles, CA, Jan 6-9, 2011. We are not looking to read our papers to a passive audience, but to have a roundtable discussion, as well as engage the audience (with or without new media demonstrations).
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.
Rupkatha journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) invites articles, creative works and book reviewes on New Literatures English for Volume 2, Issue 2. Articles should focus specifically on the aesthetic aspects of the genres, author/s or/and particular works and should not hold on to the political theories unnecessarily.
For submission of critical writings, please send:
• Completed article (3000-5000 words)
• Abstract (100-200 words)
• 3 to 5 Keywords
• Brief/detailed CV
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED BOOK:
FOUND IMAGES: Documentary, Politics and Social Processes in Portugal
Patrícia Vieira (Georgetown University / CEC, University of Lisbon)and Pedro Serra (University of Salamanca).
MLA and SAMLA Convention Presenters Needed
Special Topic: Politics and Literature
Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)
The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in American Studies
Conference Dates: April 23-24, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Donald E. Pease, Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, Dartmouth College