In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.
Performance Research Volume 21, No. 4, August 2016
On Game Structures
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 August 2015
Issue Editors: Mathias Fuchs and Natasha Lushetich
To be or, actually, not two sentences to be, that is the question, combined.
Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and the "Other Europe" at the Modern Language Association International Symposium in Dusseldorf, Germany from June 23-25, 2016.
CFP Conference 1 - 2 April 2016
The Metamorphoses of the Book :
New Global Literary Networks
Organizing Committee :
Constance COLLIN, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Sylvie DUCAS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Nicolas MALAIS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Pascal ZINCK, Pléiade,Université Paris Sorbonne Cité
Date of the conference :1st - 2nd April 2016
Place of the conference : Pôle des Métiers du Livre de Saint-Cloud (France), université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
UPDATED* CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS:
Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs
A book edited Elizabeth A. Monske and Kristine L. Blair
*We have altered our original CFP to reflect the book contract we received from IGI-Global. For more information about the publisher, see http://www.igi-global.com
For an extended CFP and link to submit the proposal, please refer to http://bit.ly/1fd7LPb
The last decade has produced critical and expressive studies in sacred canonical texts and comics. Witness, for example, the artistic works from R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis (2009) and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther (2005), as well as scholarly publications from Karline McLain's India's Immortal Comic Books (2009), A. David Lewis's edited volume Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels (2010), and Samantha Baskind's and Ranen Omer-Sherman's editorial work for The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2010).
Translated Memories": Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust
July 14, 2015, Steinheim Institute in Essen, Germany
This coolloquium addresses a subject which—70 years after the end of World War II—is of vital interest even today: How can memories of the Holocaust be constituted and transformed in a transgenerational and transnational perspective?
Three authors, all writing in English, and four literary scholars, hailing from Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., will reflect on this subject based on their own and other literary texts.
Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forme brevi e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.
Trento, 4-6 novembre 2015
Il Seminario Permanente di Poesia, al termine del suo terzo anno di attività, intende proporre una riflessione sulle forme brevi e frammentarie della scrittura letteraria, nella prospettiva critica ed estetica della modernità, pur non sottraendosi a un proficuo confronto con le forme tradizionali della brevitas.
The International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL) is an open-access, peer-review journal published by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) that is dedicated to the publication of original research at the interface of literary studies and linguistics. The journal provides an innovative forum for articles participating in the recent reshaping of the field of literary linguistics under the influence of pragmatics, functional linguistics and cognitive studies. It aims at contributing to a new, dialogic understanding of literary production and reception. The journal invites contributions from scholars working on different languages and literatures.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts
are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Conference that will take place in Florence on the 4th and 5th of December 2015.
The international conference is entitled:
DE RE MEDITERRANEA
How does "Mare Nostrum" shape the civilizations and societies inhabiting its geographical reach?
Despite borders shared by the diverse shores of southern Europe, North Africa, and Anatolia,
is it possible to speak of a Mediterranean identity?
The conference explores the many connections that define the Mediterranean as a symbol of tradition and modernity.
Call for Papers
The National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language (NATRESL) and Benson Idahosa University invite you to submit abstracts for general session papers for the next annual conference.
The conference will feature two workshops; one for primary and secondary school teachers on the theme " Ridding English Language Teaching/Learning of Grammatical Common Errors" and the other for language specialists on the theme "Using learner corpora in language teaching".
Contributors can write on sub-themes not included in the list above but papers must relate to the overall theme of the conference.
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
Call for Papers
Special Issue 2016
"Hybrid Identities in a Globalised World"
I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner's texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium "The City and American Literature." I'm looking for 2-4 proposals on any aspect of the city in Faulkner's works. If interested, please send a 250-500 word abstract to email@example.com by June 27, 2015.
Jefferson, Mississippi is definitely on the table, but I am especially interested in his treatments, portrayals, and uses of larger cites (Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.).
Seeking 200-250 word abstracts and short biographies for a collection of essays discussing Chaos theory (a notion of chaos as part of the order of things instead of a breakdown) and how it works in Detective Fiction.