The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.
Babies perform a lot of narrative work. George Eliot's Middlemarch narrator playfully quips that "where there was a baby, things were right enough," and that "error, in general, was a mere lack of that central poising force," and this is often as true for narratives themselves as for the characters therein. Babies often serve as forces of disruption or normatization in literary texts, and this panel seeks to explore the narrative work that the (pro)creative and (pro)created bodies of mothers and babies perform. This panel seeks to situate the creative work of female reproduction in the context of its narrative creation, taking seriously the textual creation and performance of fertility in literary texts.
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to June 10:
Guest Editors Invited
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Guest Editor: Avishek Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT Silchar
We seek essays that are interdisciplinary in nature. Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.
We also seek book reviews within 1200 words and conforming to the MLA style. For works academic and non-fiction works, the books to be reviewed should have been published between 2014 and the present. For works of fiction, the reviews are to be restricted to books published from 2015 to the present.
Call for Submissions for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) www.aeternumjournal.com
Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.
There are countless books and authors that could be featured in the Rowman & Littlefield book series "Great Authors/Great Books" (www.rowman.com), edited by Bob Batchelor (www.bobbatchelor.com), Miami University.
The first book under contract in the series is Josef Benson's (Wisconsin-Parkside) analysis of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. For a model in understanding the kind of books the series plans to publish, one might consider Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel by Bob Batchelor.
Call for Proposals
Great Authors/Great Books
In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker
Please submit abstracts (approx. 250 words) for proposed papers by May 15, 2016, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categories:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English ● special sessions for introductory and AP English students
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Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 13th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus
Convened by Fudan University (China), Universität Hamburg (Germany), Macquarie University (Australia)
Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception
School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
May 25-27, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell
Call for abstracts for "Undisciplining U.S. Television Studies," a proposed roundtable at the 2016 Flow TV conference to be held in Austin, TX from Sept. 15-17, 2916. Please send 150 words in response to the prompt below. Submissions should be sent via the Flow TV website by May 20, 5pm (CST): http://www.flowjournal.org/flow-conference-2016/flow-2016-panel-question...
Call for Papers.
The PAMLA Conference in 2016 will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.
We are currently accepting proposals of 500 words for panels on French and Francophone studies. Papers may be presented in English or French.
Paper proposals must be made to our online system found here:
The deadline for paper proposals is June 10.
For questions regarding this session, please contact Erica Maria Cefalo: email@example.com