I'm currently working on a book that examines cultural representations of vegans and veganism in popular culture. I am interested in collecting personal narratives from women about veganism and eating disorders that run counter to the various studies that continue to perpetuate linkages between vegetarian and vegan diets and anorexia (detailed below). Please send stories of 1000 words or less to email@example.com by November 15, 2012.
UPDATE: Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemp. Turkish Literature/Culture
full name / name of organization:
Jaspal K. Singh, Northern Michigan University
Call for Papers (New Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012)
Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture
Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Mark Andrejevic (Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies)
Patricia Ticineto Clough (Queens College and The Graduate School, CUNY)
Ed Keller (Parsons The New School for Design)
Alexander Galloway (New York University)
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Soliciting critical essays in English about Chinese Literature from all periods and in all critical styles. Anaphora's Director, Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D., is stationed in Shantou University, China this year, and we would like to see criticism related to that part of the world. Critical essays should be of the standard size, 4,500-9,000 words. PLJ also welcomes book reviews - you can recieve free books from any of the publishers on the list on the website, www.anaphoraliterary.com. Creative short stories and poetry is also welcome. PLJ is available on EBSCO and ProQuest.
3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies
"The Significance of the Insignificant in Anglophone Studies"
Department of English Philology - University of Oviedo, Spain, 5 - 7 June 2013
The Langston Hughes Society
Panel: "Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers" in the Writings of Langston Hughes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia
College Language Association Convention 2013
Convention Dates: April 10-13, 2013
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.
Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity
This panel will negotiate the various roles of women in the ancient world (e.g. Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, etc.) and their importance, as portrayed in archaic texts. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of women in ancient literary or artistic productions (e.g. epic, mythology, tragedy, comedy, vases, etc.).
Deadline: September 30. Please submit your 300 - 500 word abstracts along with your name and affiliation via email to Shelly Jansen, Rochester Institute of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.
Sir William Phips (1650-1695) was many things: a shepherd, a treasure hunter, a knight, champion of the earliest American paper money experiments, an Indian fighter, the governor of Massachusetts who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials, a pirate who died disgraced and in exile from his native New England, and (not last) a Puritan saint. Though mostly illiterate himself, Phips was written about extensively in the 1690s by his contemporaries Cotton Mather and Daniel Defoe. Later, his memory lived on in one of Hawthorne's earliest historical sketches (1830).