The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies (CEMMS: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cemms/) at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its forthcoming Postgraduate Conference on the theme of 'Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700', which will take place on the 14th-16th July 2015.
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".
The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, DukeUniversity and Editor of American Literature
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites proposals for the 13th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Transnational Comics: Crossing Gutters, Transcending Boundaries." The conference will be held in Gainesville, Florida from April 8th to10th, 2016. Confirmed keynote speakers are comics scholars John Lent (Professor Emeritus, Temple University, Editor of International Journal of Comic Art), Derek Parker Royal (Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas, Dallas) and international comics translator Edward Gauvin.
American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard. Americans within these narratives are often presented as the adventurous travelers, who return with their impressions of a "strange" land and its people.
Queer Studies in Media
& Popular Culture
CALL FOR PAPERS
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect Journals, ISSN 1234-5678) is a refereed academic journal devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. It aims to publish cutting-edge, peer-reviewed scholarship on noteworthy topics at the intersection of media/popular culture and queerness in gender/sexuality. Its contents are international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015
Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?
Can we undomesticate kinship?
This panel invites papers that contrast the writing and life of Ernest Hemingway with aspects of the American West. For example, papers might focus on "The Wine of Wyoming," Robert Jordan's Montana roots, or places where the west appears in stories like "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Papers might also look at new ways of viewing Hemingway's own western experiences or later friendships with people like Lloyd and Tillie Arnold.
Please send a 250 word proposal and brief CV to Professor Sara Kosiba (email@example.com) no later than March 10th, 2015.
"More than Writing: Narratives" Graduate Conference
Department of English Graduate Student Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union
The third annual English Department graduate student conference is a collaborative symposium focused on narratives across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who are represented both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nicasio Urbina (email@example.com) are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 1, 2015.
This session invites proposals for papers that rethink the narratological, cultural, and/or historical significance of literary character and characterization in the nineteenth century. Papers might consider character in relationship to affect and feeling; cognitive studies and theories of mind; digital textual analysis; or political and economic theory. Please email a 250-word abstract and short bio to Anna E. Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 13 March 2015.
Call For Papers
The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
A partnership with The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University
This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of "pastness" and the politics of identity in the present. It asks what it means when discourses that once animated forms of contemporary identity are consigned to the past, and it queries the mechanism by which such "pastness" is produced. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the idea of a post-race society, the relationship between contemporary race politics and the Civil Rights Movement and/or Black Power, the relationship between contemporary feminism and first/second/third wave feminism, literary periodization, and queer pastness.
Send 150-250 word proposals to email@example.com no later than February 10, 2015.
EAPSU Online: A Web Journal of Critical and Creative Work, published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions from any area of English studies: literature, writing, film, cultural studies, English education, composition/rhetoric, or any other area of interest. These may be critical or pedagogical articles, but they should not have been published elsewhere.
The suggested length for essay submissions is 1500-3000 words. We also welcome submissions of original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or other forms of creative work.
Deadline: Rolling Acceptance
This conference is designed to explore the relationship between David Foster Wallace and short fiction. The organisers particularly welcome proposed papers on as yet unstudied, or understudied aspects of Wallace's own use of the short story, as well as its influence on contemporary short fiction. What is evident in Wallace's own short fiction is a continued experimentation with the possibilities of the form, framed by the almost inescapable influence of the form's recent history. Wallace's engagement with Barth - and 1960's postmodern fiction more generally - has been well covered by critics, but there is little discussion, as yet, on the ways in which Wallace employed short fiction as a means of understanding genre, period, and styles of writing.