Barzakh is a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. Emerging out of the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY, our focus is on innovative poetics, in keeping with a tradition of forward-looking department-based journals that spans from Don Byrd's co-editorship of Jed Rasula's Wch Way in the 1970s to The Little Magazine in the 1990s (our first issue features an interview with Rasula, and issues of both journals will be made available in our archive). We envisage the archive as a way to bring together our various departmental projects and initiatives, past and present, and to connect them to analogous or anomalous ventures elsewhere in the rhizomatic spirit of crossings that is Barzakh.
Minority/ethnic communities offer today new and hybrid perspectives on the stakes of globalization, and the study of these perspectives is crucial in the necesseray process of questioning the contemporary values, theories and practices of globalization in the areas of economy, politics, education, culture, literature, etc.
Following a highly successful international conference in September (http://www.americachangedthroughmusic.com/), proposals are now invited for a book of essays marking the sixtieth anniversary of Harry Smith's landmark Anthology of American Folk Music. Over the six decades since its release in 1952, Smith's collection of American vernacular musics has exerted considerable influence on numerous generations of musicians, artists, and writers.
Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (www.exegesisjournal.org), is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on 'Testimonies and Confessions'. In this issue we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:
International Gothic Association Biennial Conference 2013 : Panel Collaboration
The International Gothic Association is holding its Biennial Conference in August 2013, with Roger Luckhurst and Fred Botting as confirmed keynote speakers. Details of the conference are as follows:
In June 2013 (27th-29th) the William Paterson University, located in Wayne, New Jersey, will host the Fifth Biennial Conference of the William Carlos Williams Society on the theme of "Williams and Women."
Call for Paper Proposals
Special Edition, of Archival Science: Archiving Activism
Editors: Ben Alexander and Andrew Flinn
The proposed Special Edition will explore the myriad connections between contemporary archival practice and activism. This is a topic which although not new is one of rising contemporary significance as archive materials, the institutions which hold them and the many archivists which look after them are increasingly recognized and actively recruited in the cause of political and social justice. This comes at a time when notions of a more active, collaborative and participatory archival practice is gaining currency in the professional archival world.
Article topics may include but are not limited to:
Transform, Reorient, Shift: Transnational and Digital Spaces
Conference Dates : March 7-9 (Thursday – Saturday)
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
CFP: SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 34
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 2013 Conference
The Untutored Tongue: Reimagining Writing and Speaking
Call for Papers: Film Adaptation
PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30.
All paper topics will be considered. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
For more information please contact:
David L. Moody, Ph.D.
We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. This collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.
Statement of Journal:
Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.
This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.
Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques
Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, 2013
August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom
CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media"
Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)