I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book of essays called Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or interpretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance. Please submit an abstract, a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at email@example.com by April 15, 2012.
3rd Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice
Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent (20th-century) Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2012.
Cognitive Theories and the Comedia [Collaborative Session]
We invite proposals exploring how cognitive theories shed new light on early modern Spanish drama, performance and theatrical culture as well as how insights from the comedia can contribute to the growth of cognitive literary and dramatic study. Proposals should engage with both the comedia scholarship and cognitive literary studies. Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to, cognitive poetics or cognitive cultural studies, affect and reception, embodiment, neuroscience, developmental cognition, Theory of Mind, ecological cognition, early modern models of cognition, etc.
Please submit one page proposals on any aspect of film theory or criticism to email@example.com by March 15.
Last year's panel included papers on aestheticism in film, film authorship/adaptation, and feminist subjectivity in film.
See official RMMLA CFP at http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp.
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention
We invite abstracts for a session focusing on the neuroscience of attention. How do recent developments in understanding perception and focus relate to research on reading processes? What do readers miss, what do they foreground and why? How do priming effects from marketing and commercialism, for example, direct attention? What do studies on lack of attention (e.g., ADHD) contribute to the discussion?
The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Literary Studies (Round Table)
Fifteen years after the MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature discussion group was created and in recognition of its new division status, we seek to reflect on the field of cognitive literary studies: its history, current state, and the multiple directions that it is taking. How have cognitive approaches helped literary critics and scientists understand human culture and the mind? What is the present panorama of this interdisciplinary interface and how is it evolving?
The recent transnational turn in literary studies has revolutionized how we talk about many of the canonical objects of modernist studies: the manifesto, little magazines, immigration, urbanization, and cosmopolitanism. But to what extent can we "transnationalize" modernist engagements with the law? On the surface, the national exceptionalism encoded in the legal doctrine of citizenship would seem resistant to transnational reading strategies. And yet, the slow granting of autonomy to European colonies over the first half of the twentieth century raised significant questions about the scope and application of modern legal forms across national borders.
25-26 April 2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
From contemporary horror film to medieval Eucharistic devotions, from Freudian theory to science fiction, cannibals and cannibalism continue to repel and intrigue us in equal measure. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore humanity's relationships with, and attitudes towards, cannibalism, whether fascination, horror or purely practical considerations.
Papers are sought from all disciplines, including but not limited to literature, film studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology and medicine.
Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers. Possible topics may include:
The Online CFP List and Paper Proposal Form for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference, to be held at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, is now open. The deadline for proposing a paper to any of over 100 approved sessions is now April 22, 2012. For more information, please visit the PAMLA Conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2012
For the list of approved sessions, please see: http://www.pamla.org/2012/session-topics