The reception of Chinese American literature by American critics and readers has undergone numerous changes since the marginalization of the first Chinese American writers. Today, Chinese American authors, such as Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Amy Tan, earn the praise of both scholars and the lay public alike and collectively, their work has played an important role in transforming the image of the United States and its literary output.
Proposed Collection: Beyond "The Lottery": Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson
Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University
Beyond "The Lottery" will be the first peer-reviewed collection of critical materials examining the life and works of American author Shirley Jackson. The collection will be an opportunity for scholars to draw attention to lesser-known works of Jackson's, and expand on current scholarship in regards to more widely-known works. Ultimately, the collection will provide the author, and her works, with the critical attention that she has been denied until recently.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
Explosive Past, Radiant Future
an international colloquium, March 19-20, 2010
Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Svetlana Boym (Harvard University, USA)
Thomas Moylan (University of Limerick, Ireland)
ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.
For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We also welcome submissions of creative writing.
"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945", 18 September 2009, University of Oxford
***NOTE: Registration for the conference is now open. All delegates are kindly asked to register before 6 September. The registration form can be found on the conference website: www.utopianspaces.org.***
CFP: 'Disclose', M/C Journal Vol 12. No. 6 (December 2009) (due October 23 2009)
'Disclose' – Call for Contributions
Issue Editors: Bree Hadley and Rebecca Caines
"Strangers, Gods, and Monsters": Encountering the Other in Defoe and His Contemporaries
Conference Theme: "SINGING THEIR SONGS IN A STRANGE LAND: The Impact of Exile on Diasporan Writers"
Keynote speaker: Dr. M'bare N'gom, authority on Equatorial Guinean writers and chair of the Foreign Languages Department at Morgan State University
To acknowledge and celebrate the artistic contributions of Diasporan writers, the Departments of English and Foreign Languages, History, and Interdisciplinary Studies as well as the Honors College invite proposals for papers to be delivered Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2009.
Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) Symposium
The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley
Jim Buckmaster, CEO of craigslist
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Saturday 10 July, 2010
Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.
Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:
What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.
This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).
Utopias Today!, a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Thought, forthcoming in July 2010
Guest-edited by Patricia Vieira and Michael Marder
CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)
Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!
The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.
This is a special CFP on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, comics (Buffy season 8, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Spike, Angel, Fray), Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Serenity.