all recent posts

popular culture, digital literacies, family literacy, african american

updated: 
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Tisha Lewis Ellison
contact email: 

Looking for the following: popular culture, digital literacies, multimodality, family literacy, african american, qualitative research, children and adolescent literacy, agency, power, identity, visual, place and space literacies, trauma, adolescent literacy

LGBT*QI Faculty & Staff Diversity AND LGBT*QI Graduate Student Diversity, MLA 2016, Austin, due 3/13/15

updated: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Austin
contact email: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 20, 2015

Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Austin TX, 2015
Call for Papers

1. LGBT*QI Faculty and Staff Diversity

How do we quantify LGBT*QI faculty and staff diversity at universities and colleges? How do we prioritize LGBT*QI diversity in hiring practices without undermining ethical practices regarding privacy? Likewise, how do we support and build community for LGBT*QI university employees without eschewing such mores? How do we provide students with LGBT*QI role models and mentors when such diversity is argued to be invisible? We quantify race and gender (in faulty, binary terms), and yet LGBT*QI diversity lags behind.

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

updated: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:30am
full name / name of organization: 
The Affect Project

Conference scheduled from:
18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

From affect as a cognitive phenomenon, through emotion as a motive for creativity, to empathy as a spur for community action and policy development, to the feeling that we belong in a given physical, social or cultural environment, affect is a significant but complex feature of our lived experience. Research on affect has progressed rapidly in recent years, owing to an expanding appreciation of its central role in guiding human attitudes, decision-making, and actions and owing also to developments in technology that have permitted more precise, moment-to-moment measures of affective response.

Aesthetics of of Science in American Lit.- M/MLA Columbus Nov. 2015

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

In recognition of the Midwest MLA's 2015 conference theme, "Arts & Sciences," The American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that explore the interface of scientific and aesthetic discourse in American literary texts produced after 1870. Possible topics include but are certainly not limited to: literary models derived from scientific models or vice-versa, the aestheticization of science and/or technology, the scientist as literary character, novelistic/poetic/dramatic depictions of scientific discovery, the cultural hegemony of the sciences, author as scientist and scientist as author. Please submit a 250 word abstract and brief academic bio by April 5th to panel chair, Dr.

Modernism and the Mind Sciences, MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecah Pulsifer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 

Modernism grew up alongside a range of revolutionary mind sciences. While modernism's engagements with what Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached term the "psy disciplines"—including psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry—have captivated literary critics for decades, recent critical inquiry has demonstrated how modernist texts inform or push against contemporary theories of cognition, including embodied and extended cognition. These approaches suggest that modernism's interest in subjectivity continues to inform and/or resist current scientific approaches to the mind.

[Update] Wrath of God: The Cinema of Klaus Kinski - Final Call for completed essays

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Edwards
contact email: 

An edited collection on the work of Klaus Kinski, due to be published by McFarland and Co.

Final call for completed submissions. Essays can be on any of Klaus Kinski's films.

I am currently looking for the scholar David Williams to contact me about his submission/essay on Werner Herzog's Nosferatu. Please contact the editor.

Closing date is Mid-April 2015.

Romanticism and the South-West - deadline: 18th March

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 5:51am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol

The English department at the University of Bristol invites submissions for a 1-day conference to be held on the 29th of June, 2015, on the subject of 'Romanticism and the South-West'.

The conference aims to explore the importance of the South-West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:
1) ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought;
2) the role of the South-West in an era of scientific development
and discovery;
3) the South-West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism; and
4) Romantic afterlives in the South-West.

Edith Wharton Review

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 

The _Edith Wharton Review_ is currently seeking submissions. To be published by Penn State University Press in 2016, the _Edith Wharton Review_ is currently in its thirty-first year of publication and is indexed in the MLA Bibliography. We publish scholarship on Wharton, Wharton and related authors, and Wharton and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century culture, more generally. The journal aims to foster new scholarship as well as established approaches to the author and her work.

Comics and Other Hybrid "How-To's": Art and Didacticism (special session at MMLA 2015, Nov. 12-15, 2015, Columbus OH)

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Comics and other image-text hybrids—from illuminated manuscripts to commercial lithographs to modern-day flow charts--have been used successfully to communicate information, explain complex or difficult concepts, but also to teach audiences how to perform important, sometimes life-saving, skills or maneuvers. But do image-texts like these count as "art"? Or does the didactic function of these texts disqualify them as art? For example, is a comic showing how to perform the Heimlich maneuver art? What if the text was altered slightly to undercut the imagery in a humorous manner? Why is it that an explicitly didactic function of certain forms of representation, perhaps especially image-texts, render them "artless" to some?

Pastoral Sciences, MMLA (Columbus, OH, Nov. 12-15, 2015)

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 

Pastoral Sciences

In 1963's The Machine in the Garden Leo Marx introduces the concept of technological pastoral, a space constructed to join modern industry to the ideals of rural harmony. While Marx's own historical reference point may have been the suburban "middle landscape," his notion of technological pastoral can lead into a more general understanding of how science has been mobilized in the pursuit of pastoral ideals. Examples of such mobilizations may range from ecosystem management and experiments with closed ecological systems (like biospheres) to theoretical applications such as terraforming. Virtual utopias may provide even another axis of analysis, as might some branches of bionics and bioengineering.

CFP: The Politics of Big Data

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 

Culture Critique is a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by Claremont Graduate University's Cultural Studies program. The interdisciplinary journal is devoted to providing a space for graduate student work in the humanities, arts, and human sciences that critically interrogates the intersections between cultural theory, practices, and politics. We are particularly interested in provocative work that questions the nature of structural systems of knowledge, power, capital, and the political potential of culture in everyday life.

The Art and Science of Medieval Emotions (MMLA 2015)

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Langauge Association

The Midwest MLA will hold its annual convention 11/12-11/15 in Columbus, OH, with the theme "arts and sciences." In keeping with that theme, and inspired by the affective turn in literary studies, this Special Session invites papers on the art and science of medieval emotions.

Medieval texts often fuse artistic and scientific approaches to understanding and representing emotion, feeling, and affect. Witness, for example, the fact that we find texts as diverse as romances and sermons drawing on optical theory to explain how feelings like love and lust are transmitted: these texts explicate medieval science, but at the same time use artistic strategies to visualize invisible processes.

Edith Wharton Prize for a Beginning Scholar

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 

Edith Wharton Society Awards 2015-2016

Edith Wharton Prize for a Beginning Scholar

Formerly known as the "Edith Wharton Essay Prize," this award, instituted in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure=track or full-time appointment for
more than four years.

Pages