We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).
In the 2010 Oscar-winning Best Documentary Feature film The Cove, the film's director Louie Psihoyos describes on-screen the film's approach and activist goals in documenting the slaughter of dolphins in Japan's Taiji: "There was two parts to the mission. The first one was to get the auditory experience. . . . The second mission, what we call the full orchestra," involved installing numerous cameras and microphones underwater and around the cove in which the slaughter took place. "I wanted to have a three-dimensional experience," Psihoyos then explains in voice-over, "with what's going on in that lagoon. I wanted to hear everything that the dolphins were doing, everything that the whalers were saying. The effort wasn't just to show the slaughter.
Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University).
The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.
The editors are seeking essays for an upcoming collection that analyze gender within the content and/or craft of the short story cycle. As a genre, the short story cycle—-also called the composite novel, the novel-in-stories, and the short story sequence—-has appealed for over 100 years to a wide range of American authors, including Sherman Alexie, Sherwood Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Raymond Carver, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Amy Hempel, Henry James, Gloria Naylor, Sarah Orne Jewett, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Jean Toomer, and Eudora Welty, among others.
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our spring 2012 issue. The deadline for this open-topic issue is January 15, 2012. We publish academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artworks (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity. Making Connections is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues.
Articles on any aspect of Theatre and Performing Arts in West Africa is hereby invited from scholars, researchers, theatre administrators, critics and practitioners, for publication in Vol 1. No 2 of the West Africa Theatre and Performing Arts Journal (WATPAJO). Articles submitted for consideration must be original, properly researched and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Articles and technical reports should have a minimum of 5000 words and 2500 words repectively. All submissions must be typed double spaced. quotations including endnotes should be single spaced and presented in standard references MLA/APA format. Articles with incomplete referencing will be rejected.
CFP: Book Project, Edited Volume
Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era"
The last decade has seen several very popular depictions of African-American life created by white writers and directors,including The Help, The Secret Life of Bees, The Blindside, Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, and others. Editors Claire Oberon Garcia (Colorado College) and Vershawn Ashanti Young (University of Kentucky) seek intellectually informed but accessibly written analyses (around 2500-4000 words, around the length of a conference paper or longish editorial) of these narratives that respond to these or other questions:
Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.
"Where is home?" J. Edward Chamberlin asks us, in If this
is your land, where are your stories? Finding Common Ground. "It may be where we hang our hat, or where our heart is … which may be the same place, or maybe not. It may be where we choose to live … or where we belong, whether we like it or not. It may be all of these things or none of them. Whatever and wherever it is, home is always border country, a place that separates and connects us, a place of possibility for both peace and perilous conflict."
Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.
Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an aging-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.
Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production (e.g., a playwright's "late style," the way that aging has determined a performer's career, etc.)
Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Dominican University
Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).
Abstracts sought for a collection of essays about women poets of the 1914-1918 era. Subjects may be from any of the nations involved in World War 1. Abstracts received by March 30, 2012 will receive primary consideration. Collection has not yet been contracted.
Email preferred but submissions may be sent to: Dr Marcy Tanter, Box T-0300, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 76401
Travel Now and Then
The Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss pedagogical, theoretical, and literary-critical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles. We also welcome discussions grounded in early literatures that cross cultural, period and disciplinary boundaries.
The NPCEBL invites proposals of up to 500 words for presentations or panel discussions. Please send these to the conference organizers electronically or by mail.