JNT will mark the 2013 Centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a special issue devoted to her stunningly varied and provocative work. We invite submissions that deepen and complicate our understanding of Rukeyser's writings; her philosophical, poetic, and political commitments; her interest in the multiple connections between science and poetry; her articulation of an extended poetics in The Life of Poetry, which has yet to receive its due as a major modernist manifesto; her passionate response to technology; her life-long commitment to experimentalism in the context of an activist poetics; her investment in "extending the document," especially in the context of current documentary poetic practices; her role as a post-holocaust Jewish-American poet.
The motif of temptation and redemption can be found in almost every area of the humanities and has played a central role in a significant number of works, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to season three of Glee.
Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
October 12–13, 2012
Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture
This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:
- the desire to explore some of the aesthetic dimensions of Asian American fiction that have long been neglected by critics.
- the desire to recuperate tragedy/the tragic for the 20th Century, where it has often been dismissed as no longer applicable
- the desire to break down longstanding binaries between existential and political approaches to the tragic.
- the desire to better understand possible political ramifications of tragedy/the tragic in the 20th Century
- the desire to examine the role of genre in knowledge production and ethics
Race and Metaphor in 19th/20th Century American Literature and Thought
MLA Special Session
January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA
Abstract Deadline: March 10, 2012
Creative texts are sought for an approved 2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.
The 2012 PAMLA conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.
Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.
This special session will feature readings from works that challenge traditional divisions between fiction and other media or between fiction and other forms (such as poetry or non-fiction.) Writers may present recently published works or works that are still in progress.
Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.
Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org.
Despite their considerable differences, Bernard Shaw and Samuel
Beckett were born into an Anglo-Irish axis but envisioned worlds
This regular session of the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film, including essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology, and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We particularly welcome submissions speaking to the conference theme of borders, migration, boundaries, and memoir. By May 15, 2012, please submit abstracts along with a short CV by e-mail to Dr.
CFP - Call for Papers
FASHIONING THE CITY:
Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems
An International Inter-disciplinary Conference
Dates and Duration: 19th-21st September 2012
Location and Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. United Kingdom.
Principal Language of Conference Proceedings: English
Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in late 20th-century English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (email@example.com) by 15 March 2012.
Panel proposal for "Renaissance Old Worlds: English Encounters from the Levant to the Far East", The British Library, 29 June-1 July 2012.
Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers for the following panel:
Spices, consumption, and the aesthetics of sense: domesticating 'India' in 17th Century England.
FINAL CALL for Panel Participants (deadline FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY)
E. M. Forster's Maurice (1913/1971) & 25 years of James Ivory's Maurice (1987): adaptation(s), authorship(s) and reappraisal(s)
7th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies
'Visible and Invisible Authorships'
27–28 September 2012, University of York, UK
Call for applications
2012 UCSIA summer school on "Religion, Culture and Society"
Sunday 26 August - Sunday 2 September (dates of arrival and departure)
This year the programme will focus on the topic of Secularism(s) and Religion in Society.
Conference Call for Papers/Proposals
Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed (from 2012) online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.