The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH during the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website: http://nepca.wordpress.com/fall-conference/.
For its Fall 2015 issue, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal welcomes submissions relating to the topic of "Writing and Ability." Debility and capacity are experienced broadly, according to Robert McRuer, who points out that "all people" will experience disability eventually "if they live long enough." Dis/ability shapes the way we communicate with others and impacts our identities as writers, rhetors, and intellectuals.
To that end, the editors of Praxis seek submissions that reflect on the way that issues of dis/ability, both invisible and visible, embodied and mental, shape writing center work. Considerations of dis/ability could even encompass contemporary academic notions of what it means to be a "capable" writer.
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Readings of the Romanian "New Wave"
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking articles/book reviews for future issues.
We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences. Reviews must be academic in nature, giving information about the work's significance and contextualizing it to highlight its strengths and weaknesses without criticizing the author. Reviews should be between 1500 and 2000 words.
Authors may refer to the journal webpage for further information:
Planeta Literatur. Journal of Global Literary Studies (http://www.planeta-literatur.com/) is seeking for additional contributions to extend the coverage of the forthcoming issue "Trans-Adriatic. Fluxes, diasporas and displaced cartographies between Italian and Balkan Peninsula".
At the turn of the century, the term Anthropocene began gaining traction. Though still not formally accepted, the term suggests that the earth has moved into a new geological epoch due to the impact of human activities. That is, we have so impacted the earth that the human mark is written into its very geology, and will be present for epochs to come.
The Anthropocene, then, presents us with a reconception of our relationship with the earth. Like previous reconceptions (Galileo, Nasa's photograph of the Earth, Gaia), the Anthropocene prompts us toward an existential grappling with the implications of being human on this earth.
'Current Thinking on the Western II' is an international symposium that will take place on 23-24 March 2015 at the University of Leeds, UK.
Keynote speaker: Professor Cynthia J. Miller (Emerson College, USA). Author of 'The Encyclopedia of B Westerns' (forthcoming) and co-editor of 'Undead in the West' volumes I & II (Scarecrow Press, 2012; 2013) and 'International Westerns: Re-Locating the Frontier' (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).
Though relatively few Westerns are produced these days the genre in all of its multifarious forms continues to inspire new avenues of research.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Essays on Jane Austen Fan Fiction
Seeking critical work (20-30 pp. ) on the poetry of Jayne Cortez for a collection-in-progress. Feminist and all theoretical perspectives are welcome. Contact me ASAP for more information on the collection itself and deadlines.
The conference will address the subject of place and space in all forms of Scottish literature and culture. Any text constructs a place, permitting for a (re-)imagining of that locale. Many Scottish authors have written from or about a particular place. One thinks of: George Mackay Brown and the Orkneys, Edwin Morgan and Glasgow, Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Mearns, Ian Rankin and Edinburgh. Can we consider Scotland in terms of its disparate constructs of place? How does place shape Scottish culture? What is the influence of Scotland's geographical situation on its literature and culture?
Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in February 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 31st January, 2015.
The Trans/GenderVariant Caucus at NWSA welcomes papers, panels, and workshops for the 2015 annual conference on Precarity. The conference will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconson Nov. 12-15, 2015. We are looking for papers that address the themes of this year's conference with orientation toward the field of trans* and gender-variant research. (The full NWSA 2015 CFP can be found here.) The caucus seeks to accommodate as many qualified papers, panels, and workshops as possible, however NWSA will make the final decision about which panels are accepted. Presenters accepted into the conference program must become members of NWSA in addition to registering for the conference.
This year's theme is "Generation(s)." We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality.Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or the impact of trauma and violence.
PopMatters seeks essays on the musical aspects, the influences, and the legacy of Radiohead's The Bends, with emphasis on the record's importance in the grand scheme of music.
Please pass along to friends and colleagues. We are looking for strong academic involvement. This will become a book in the PopMatters Book series.
Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".