The Tennessee Williams Annual Review invites academic writing on all aspects of the Williams oeuvre, including his plays, poetry, prose, and correspondence. Studies of the productions of his plays and technical analyses of stagecraft and institutional issues are welcome, as is work on present-day productions of recently discovered and newly edited texts. The journal also routinely publishes brief texts that emerge from the ongoing examination of his literary records. Of particular interest is the history of the reception of Williams’s work and public persona in the postwar Broadway renaissance and in the period roughly from 1940 to 1980, along with scholarship on the lasting effects of Williams’s work on the cinema.
In keeping with this year’s conference theme (Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is it?), this Scottish Studies special session panel welcomes papers that address topics related to utopianism/dystopianism in Scottish language, media, and literature studies, though the concepts “utopian” and “dystopian” may be subject to broad interpretation, and other topics not necessarily on the theme will be considered.
By June 3rd, please submit a 250-300-word abstract, brief bio or CV (no more than 1 page), and A/V requests to Joseph Schaub, Virginia Commonwealth University, at email@example.com.
Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special tercentenary issue devoted to the work of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). Articles covering all aspects of Walpole’s literary career are welcome, though preference will be given to those focusing on the correspondences between word and image.
Possible topics may include:
- narrative functions of images in Walpole’s work
- Gothic imagery in The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother
- art commentaries in Walpole’s correspondence, journals and Anecdotes
- narratives and catalogues of Houghton Hall and Strawberry Hill
- book design at the Strawberry Hill Press
- illustrations of Walpole’s work
We invite submissions for the Rhetorical Approaches to Literature panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016, in Pasadena, California.
This year's conference theme is "Archives, Libraries, Properties." However, papers on any topics related to literature from a rhetorical analysis and perspective are welcome.
Paper proposals must be made to our online system, which requires a PAMLA website user account for access. Click on "Online Proposal Submission Form" on this page:
CFP for EC/ASECS 2016 (Fredericksburg, VA, 27–29 October 2016)
Historical Poetics: Strangely Familiar?
Recent scholars such as Yopie Prins and Virginia Jackson have identified and contested “lyricization”—the tendency to view all poetry as lyric poetry, as the solitary effusions of an expressive speaker—in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American criticism that continues to inform much current scholarship. Prins and Jackson are nineteenth-century specialists, and they have positioned their work under the rubric of “historical poetics,” an approach questioning the relevancy of some of the most familiar and supposedly universal genres, modes (lyric), and meters (foot-scansion) by which scholars traditionally analyze poetry.
TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal, dedicated to documenting, discussing, and disseminating innovative and provocative theatrework is soliciting articles and playscripts for its upcoming issues to be published in December 2016 and June 2017.
Articles focus on performance and process. They are on an innovative company, production, or creators, but others subjects are possible. Articles on work produced internationally are encouraged. ~5,000 words and including high quality color photographs
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Queerness after 1945
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
114th Annual Conference
November 11-13, 2016
What new valences of power and politics have arisen in queer literature since the Lavender Scare? What are the consequences of rendering the private as public? What are its legacies for the contemporary? This panel welcomes a broad range of approaches to these topics within American Literature since 1945.
Transmitting and Translating the 18th Century to the 21st-Century Classroom
It has been nearly twenty years since Neil Postman published his Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century. In this book, Postman compellingly discusses why it was becoming increasingly important for turn-of-the-century individuals to read writers like Voltaire, Diderot, and Johnson. It’s often a model for how we can look at eighteenth-century literature and philosophy through the lens of modern events.
The Forty-Third Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
March 10-11, 2017
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
General Theme: Borders and Margins
We invite proposals for papers for True Crime Fictions, to be held on Friday 1st July 2016.
Are You In or Are You Out?: Insiders and Outsiders
Science Fiction Fools
As much as the genre is concerned with portraying brilliant, often mad, scientists modeled on the cultural capital of Einstein’s celebrity, science fiction has a nearly equal investment in the character of the fool. C-3PO, Bill and Ted, Verence (Pratchett), and Merry and Pippin, for example, function as much more than foils to main characters; their bumbling and clever idiocies are mainstays for the genre. What is the nature of the sustained relationship between science fiction and fools? How does the genre adapt this archetype, or how has the role of the fool changed the genre? What is the connection between science/technology and idiocy?
ORPHAN BLACK: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science
Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman
The Common Good and the Digital Commons
as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security
20-21 October 2016, University of Hull
Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)
Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK
As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars resiliently take place. From the Balkan war, to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies vis-à-vis the above-mentioned context.
Paper Title: 100 words max.
Paper Abstract: 300 words max.
Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html