The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 14, 2015, and we will confirm acceptance by February 28, 2015.
Now accepting submissions for the 2016 issue of ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama (volume 55), which will appear in both print and electronic versions.
Seeking abstracts for a proposed special session at MLA 2016, next January 7-10 in Austin, Texas. This panel seeks to explore how 4E – embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended – and distributed cognition can illuminate the study of narrative. Send a 300-word abstract (or any inquiries) to email@example.com by March 15.
Call for Papers
The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies
Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Sandra Ponzanesi
University of Amsterdam, University Theatre 1.01A
June 5, 2015
Organized by OSL (Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies), NOG (Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies) and PCI (Postcolonial Studies Initiative)
VOL. 2, ISSUE 1 | MARCH-APRIL 2015
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Panelists and moderator needed for a panel entitled, Precarious Applications? José Esteban Muñoz's Queer Media Methexis. The panel will be presented at NWSA's 2015 annual conference.
Precarious Applications? José Esteban Muñoz's Queer Media Methexis
Performance scholar José Muñoz recently pressed for a methexic queer media. (2013) This aesthetic term pushes us to imagine new artistic, social, and entertainment modes otherwise dominated by a hegemonic definition of queer (gay, white, male). A methexic queer media contests and queers this social institution by inviting observance and participation from both the creator(s) and audience members.
"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"
The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for
Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre
for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester
England 19-21 November 2015
The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001
to stage a major collective investigation into the state
and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs
of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute
papers are invited on topics such as:
For the 2016 Modern Language Association Conference:
The International Virginia Woolf Society, in collaboration with the Society for Disability Studies, invites abstracts for a proposed panel entitled Woolf and Disability. This panel explores how disability features thematically and formally in Woolf's work.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Maren Linett, Purdue University, by March 9, 2015. Please email queries and abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper proposals sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 (Austin, TX) that consider the narratives and/or discourses of "contingency" in modern/contemporary literature or documents of academe relevant to contingency studies.
Topics might include readings of academic novels and stories that include adjunct, contingent, or non-tenure-track characters; the rhetorical moves and textual representations of contingent faculty in job postings, institutional or other field-specific materials; the range of approaches we might use to understand contingency relevant to race, gender, class, or other relevant critical theories; readings that explore or theorize the function of contingency in tales of academe.
Images of the Sciences in African Literature
Dear friends and colleagues,
The Executive Committee for Division of American Literature to 1800 invites submissions to the following calls for papers for the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, Texas.
Linguistics and Translation in Early America
Cross-cultural communication, literacies, knowledge, and indigenous adaptations. What shapes language and translation in the Americas from 1492 – 1836? CV; 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015: Sarah Rivett (email@example.com)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Feature: Volume 8, no. 1, November 2015
Guest Editor: Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio
The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black
A class of colored people, the 'New Negro', ... have arisen since the War, with education, refinement, and money. – Cleveland Gazette, 28 June 1895
Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics
When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as "formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment." Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).