The Concept Note:
Updated Information: Please send essays of no longer than 7,500 words to Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, University of Guam . Deadline for receipt of essays is now November 5, 2012.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies:
A Journal of Criticism and Theory
CFP: Children in Film
SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013
Deadline: November 20, 2012.
Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).
Given the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for submission to the special volume of ChLAQ on disability is now November 8, 2012.
Disabilities in Children's Literature:
James Joyce Quarterly welcomes submissions for a special issue, "Joycean Avant-Gardes," which will explore relationships between the works of James Joyce and avant-garde movements in Europe, Latin America and beyond. If the avant-garde has become an increasingly appealing subject for modernist studies in recent years, this special issue will consider the importance of experimental artistic movements in understanding Joyce's formal and thematic innovations, as well as the usefulness of the Joycean oeuvre in developing our understanding of the different stakes and ambitions of the avant-garde.
See below, and attached, a call for abstracts for Philosophy and Roald Dahl. Continuing the trajectory of Dr. Seuss and Philosophy and hopefully duplicating its success, Rowman and Littlefield is giving me another bite at the children's literature and philosophy apple, this time focusing on Roald Dahl. I think this volume offers a lot of opportunities for some really fun and insightful philosophical work. So please consider contributing and forwarding this along to anyone you think might be interested.
Call for Abstracts
Philosophy and Roald Dahl
Rowman and Littlefield
Edited by Jacob M. Held
The Truth of Ecology: Ecology's Current Place in Ecocriticism
In his 2003 work, The Truth of Ecology, Dana Phillips observes, "ecocriticism has been lamentably under-informed by science studies, philosophy of science, environmental history, and ecology" (ix). "Ecocriticism," he argues, "cannot afford to ignore [these disciplines]" (ix). Phillips asserts further, "a satisfactory account of literature's relation to nature and culture can only be offered from a theoretically adventurous and conscientiously interdisciplinary perspective" (ix).
– "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
North Carolina State University English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
contact email: email@example.com
This one-day event seeks to gather together scholars working on paratexts in early modern literature, to share and survey current research, to generate new lines of enquiry and to create opportunities for collaboration. 300-word proposals are invited for 20 minute papers. Research that is speculative, or still in development, is welcome alongside pieces that are further progressed. Some topics and questions for consideration might be:
Paratexts in particular genres
Papers that focus on particular kinds of paratexts (prologues, epilogues, glosses, arguments etc)
The paratexts of a particular author or printer
Considerations of how paratexts function differently with printed texts than they do with texts in other media
DEADLINE EXTENDED to NOV 15, 2012!
American Comparative Literature Association 2013 Conference
University of Toronto
April 4-7, 2013
Deadline for abstracts: Nov 15, 2012