The concept of the undead focuses our attention upon the paradoxical, aporetic, seemingly-permeable boundaries between life and death, and between past and present. Within the scope of this seminar, we are interested in how embodied or estranged voices, narrative, and stories, pass through those boundaries.
The 2nd Annual
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee
Call for Presentations
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and World Languages at Carson-Newman College and the IDP Linguistics Degree Program of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host the second annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The Symposium is intended to provide an opportunity for dialogue between scholars in various disciplines who share an interest in language.
Special Journal Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Fat Representations
Guest co-editors: Dr. Brenda Risch and Christoph Zepeda, M.A.
In this special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities, we are seeking submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?
We invite proposals for papers for an academic conference which will be held in Sopot, Poland, as part of the international literary / theatre festival BETWEEN. This year celebration of the work of John Berger, on the one hand, and Complicite, on the other, will be accompanied with a more general examination of the ever-changing relations between stage and page. We aim to provide an opportunity for a theoretical discussion about the various roles performed by playwrights, directors, producers, actors and stage designers. We want to investigate the ways in which they inspire, reject, transform, disrespect, follow the work of one another. Or, as is the case with John Berger and Complicite, the ways in which writers and theatre collaborate.
Call for Papers: Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference Website: http://www.swtxpca.org/ (updated regularly)
In times like these, it's hard not to write satire. And so that's why I am advertising two linked panels on satire that will be featured at the upcoming John Jay College Biennial Conference on Literature and the Law next spring.
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature publishes articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who use the state of Florida as a source of creativity.
Since 1988, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature has published material relevant to the life, works, and friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling and many other widely respected and beloved works, including Cross Creek, Cross Creek Cookery, South Moon Under, and Golden Apples.
25th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference
Hilton Hotel, Ocala, Florida
April 13-14, 2012
Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
and the Department of English, University of Central Florida
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 250 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:
Scholars ranging from Rey Chow, Miyoshi, and Harootunian have pointed out how area studies' emergence as collaborator with the U.S. state continues older European colonial structures that narrate non-Western nations in developmental terms.
Call For Papers
"Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland" Conference
Irish Beckett – Global
July 13-14, 2012
"Famous throughout civilised world and Irish Free State" - Murphy
"Somewhere on the Ballyogan Road in lieu of nowhere in particular" - Company
Call for Papers
Writing Slavery after Beloved
Literature, Historiography, Criticism
Université de Nantes – France
March 16-17, 2012
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 24-27. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (but we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 150-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at email@example.com by January 10, 2012.
Often hailed as a 'national genre', the short story has known a long, diversified and distinguished tradition in Ireland, with such famous representatives as Sheridan LeFanu, James Joyce, George Moore, Somerville & Ross, Liam O'Flaherty, Mary Lavin, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Claire Keegan and many others.
The aim of this conference is to map and critically assess different theoretical approaches to the interlinking of short stories in a collection. Within the Anglo-American critical tradition, the dominant critical frame is that of the short story cycle (although several rival terms have been coined, such as short story sequence, composite novel, or short story composite), while in the Francophone tradition, the short story cycle has been linked to a broader variety of genres and forms of textual organization. In yet other contexts, such as Italian semiotics, short story collections have been analysed as "macrotexts" (macrotesto).
The Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society will celebrate its 25th annual conference in Columbia, South Carolina, April 12-15, 2012, on the topic "Media & Mediation in 18th-Century Scotland: Voices, Manuscripts and 'Guid Black Prent.'"