As literature, composition, and creative writing shifts towards digital platforms, tensions are rising between the organic and inorganic. Eco-speak influences our consumption, creation, and perceptions of place and purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. Digital immigrants find themselves adapting to a culture of digital nativism, the debate over e-books and antiquated paper-based texts continues to rage, and authors have taken their work to the world wide web to explore and continue to develop stories that have been or still are yet to be told. Media forms blend art, text, and imagined audiences to shift perceptions in all facets of our daily lives. How organic are these changes? What influence does the past have on
Now accepting abstracts for the SCMLA Christianity and Literature panel. The focus of the SCMLA conference is "Death and Eros," so papers that consider this topic from a Christian perspective will be given preference. However, all topics exploring Christianity and literature will be considered.
Abstracts should be 300 words long and are due by March 1, 2012.
The SCMLA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.
The deadline for our edited collection on Smallville has been extended to January 31, 2012. Please take this additional time to submit an abstract!
Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/31/12, 06/01/12)
Editors: Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013
Paper proposals exploring the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, stagecraft, illusion, to the cognition of representational art. Submit 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Elaine Auyoung (email@example.com). Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.
With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends
A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012
With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.
Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems
King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference
What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?
We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.
Book Cultures, Book Events Conference
23-24 March 2012
University of Stirling, UK
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Experimental Algorithms (IJEA) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Data Engineering (IJDE) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Conference Theme: "Posthumous Reputation … the Only Kind Worth Considering": Robinson Jeffers at 125.
Keynote Address, Christopher Cokinos, poet, science-and-nature writer.
No major poet has been treated worse by posterity than Robinson Jeffers," wrote Dana Gioia in December 1987, the final month of the Jeffers centenary. Thirty years before his death, Jeffers was considered one of America's preeminent poets, his place in the canon seemingly secure, his portrait featured on the 4 April 1932 cover of Time. Less than five decades later, he was excluded in the first edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature (1979), included in a few subsequent editions, and then excluded again.
Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined–as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy–as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and a digital format.
We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature. However, quality proposals on any area of interest will still be considered.
Abstracts due MARCH 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)
Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference
University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012
Abstracts due: February 17th, 2012
The English Literature 1800-1900 panel seeks papers for the 2012 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. November 8-11, 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio.