Science Fictions Studies invites proposals for a special issue on The Animal, exploring the variety of ways that science fiction may be analysed from the perspective of animal studies. Animals are among the oldest metaphors through which humanity has defined itself. We welcome both papers that deal with representations of animals and the metaphorical use of the category of speciesism to enforce social boundaries and establish a humanist subject, and also papers that consider our changing material relationships with animals as they are mediated by changing technologies.
twentieth century and beyond
CALL FOR PAPERS
SAVE AS...:DIGITAL MEMORIES
Edited by Anna Reading (London South Bank University), Joanne
Garde-Hansen (University of Gloucestershire and Andrew Hoskins (Swansea
Negotiating Marriage in the Fiction of John Updike
38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE &
AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
2007 JOINT CONFERENCE
April 4-7, 2007
Boston Marriott Copley Place
For more information on the PCA/ACA, please
go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006
We are considering proposals for sessions organized around
a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are
scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers
per standard session.
Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting
CALL FOR PAPERS, 19TH SOUTHERN WRITERS SYMPOSIUM, February 23-24, 2007, METHODIST COLLEGE, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, FEATURED SPEAKER: TRUDIER HARRIS. The theme of the next Southern Writers Symposium will be NEGLECTED SOUTHERN WRITERS. We invite papers and panels describing the works of little-known southern writers and exploring their relationship to the southern literary canon.
Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited for
the 2007 Popular Culture Association Conference. The conference will
be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts
from 4-7 April. Please submit an abstract of 150-200 words by 1
November 2006 to:
Louise E. Wright
Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
3334 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
For further information, please visit the PCA/ACA website at
CFP: Frances E. W. Harper in Context (09/15/06; NEMLA, 03/01/07-
2007 NEMLA (Northeast MLA) convention
March 1-4, 2007
Please find the CFP for The African Presence and Influence on the Cultures of the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Conference below, and acknowledge receipt of this submission. If further information is needed, please let me know.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
THE AFRICAN PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE ON THE CULTURES OF THE AMERICAS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Dedicated to Nicolás Guillén and Gwendolyn Brooks
Paper/Proposal DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2006
Critical F(r)iction? Literature, Criticism and the Space Between in Contemporary
"Generally, an English Lit degree trains you to be a useless member of the
modern world and that's what I'm being in the only way I know how." - Zadie
Essays are invited for a proposed collection on the theme of critical
f(r)iction, a term which denotes the potential
possibilities/opportunities/conflicts/problems in the work of critics who write
fiction, and creative writers who are also literary critics.
Since the 1990s, recent Anglophone Caribbean writing has broken the
literary mold set by the text of the 1950s onwards by foregrounding the
trope of sex and sexuality, along with the relational categories of race,
class, and gender to give a fuller understanding of Caribbean reality.
There is now a pressing need for critical, scholarly, examination of this
new dimension of Caribbean literature.
I invite papers that examine the representation of sex and sexuality as
illustrated in the poetry, fiction, and autobiographical work of
contemporary women writers of the Anglophone Caibbean.