Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2013) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2013). Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 20, 2012.
Autobiography as a writing strategy in postcolonial literature , 2nd, 3rd May 2013
full name / name of organization:
University of Maine at Farmington, USA and University of Maine, Le Mans, France, Labo 3L. AM
2 –3 May 2013
At Farmington – Maine – USA
Autobiography as a Writing Strategy
in Postcolonial Literature
Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine's "List of Best Books for Writers"; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012).
Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey; Editor/Founder, Adanna Literary Journal; Author, Eve Asks (Muse-Pie Press, 2011).
Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Co-editor: Carol Smallwood
Co-ed., Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets & Writers Magazine "List of Best Books for Writers." Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.
Co-editor: Joan Gelfand
Development Chair for the Women's National Book Association, member of the National Book Critics Circle, Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, teaches writing, and is an award winning author.
This year's SCSECS meeting will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world"; the theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant."
Our conference aims to explore how people in the long eighteenth century conceived of and experienced friendships. What philosophical changes developed with regard to the idea of friendship? How did class and gender affect attitudes toward friendship? What personal, political and societal virtues supported friendship? In SCSECS's tradition of friendly openness, we welcome papers on other topics as well.
Our presenters typically come from a variety of disciplines covering the period of the "long" eighteenth century, 1650-1830.
Vi è una terra nel sud Italia, ricca di miti, credenze e tradizioni, che sembra soffrire ancora oggi, spesso suo malgrado, di molteplici pregiudizi e di una apparentemente inesorabile tendenza all'oblio. Laddove il mar Tirreno e quello Ionio si incontrano e si fondono, nelle cui correnti tuttora si nasconderebbero creature divine, laddove le montagne imponenti e al contempo benevole contemplano i tremori delle proprie pendici in un dialogo non sempre silenzioso con i propri fratelli vulcani, in questo territorio crudo e familiare c'è chi si impegna affinché il tesoro della cultura, motore portante ed imprescindibile di una mutazione, nonostante tutto, in continua evoluzione, si tramandi.
Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.
Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to:
--the conference theme: "Migrations, Energies, and Limits" See: http://asle.ku.edu/
--urban/rural divides: "The Country and the City"
--pastoral elegy and apocalyptic environmentalism
--living in a "risk society"
Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines race, place, and space in African-American literature and culture. We seek original, unpublished essays that address questions such as the following:
• How have racial geographies delineated the borders of literary history and aesthetic production?
• What are the regional roots of a global, diasporan, or transnational African-American literary imagination?
• How have particular sites—from urban or rural spaces to university campuses, residential neighborhoods, historical places such as plantations or battlefields, cemeteries, public monuments, and so on—been produced and indelibly marked by a racial past?
The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.
April 4-7 2013
University of Toronto
Deadline: November 15th. Please submit your abstract through the ACLA website acla.org/acla2013/
University Writing Program's 2013 Conference
February 1st and 2nd, 2013
Classroom Matters: Pedagogy in Practice and Philosophy
CFP: Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"
The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 International Auto/Biography Association Conference, "Framing Lives."
FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012
20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin
The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.
The 19th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference
February 15-17, 2013, Charleston, SC
"Integrity is Wholeness": The Moral, Aesthetic, and Social Implications of Jeffers's Worldview
Keynote Speaker: Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award Winner