Anaphora Literary Press is accepting critical and creative book-length submissions. Anaphora is purchasing a booth at the January 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle at which it will display all of its titles. If you publish a book with Anaphora before January 2012, you will have an opportunity not only to display your book in this booth, but also to do signings/ readings and the like inside of the booth. Anaphora is also going to be displaying its books at the upcoming Wyoming Walter Scott conference (July 2011) and at the West Virginia Book Festival (October 2011). We have begun selling books to professors to teach in their classes and hope to make more sales at these conferences.
Into the Archive: J. M. Coetzee and His Precursors
University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 28th June, 2011
Prof. Carrol Clarkson (University of Cape Town, ZA)
Prof. Derek Attridge (University of York, GB)
Dr Lucy Graham (Stellenbosch University, ZA)
Dr Patrick Hayes (St John's College Oxford, GB)
Dr Andrew van der Vlies (Queen Mary, University of London, GB)
Dr Samuel Durrant (University of Leeds, GB)
Prof. Chull Wang (Chonbuk National University, KR)
Mr Peter Bergsma (Vertalershuis | Translators' House, NL)
Prof. Graham Huggan(tbc)(University of Leeds, GB)
A Call for Expressions of Interest
Contemporary re-imaginings of angelic and demonic creatures/characters tend to re-imagine the traditional Biblical roles in such complex and interesting ways. This panel seeks to examine the current film and television depictions of these figures.
As interest has increased recently in the idea of "Revelations," so has the portrayal of angels and demons in the film genre. Additionally, as the lines between good and evil blur in modern works due to the way in which current culture defines these terms, the often strict interpretation of angels as "good" and demons as "bad" have become somewhat ambiguous. Papers should focus on any aspect of angelic or demon depictions, including possession, in contemporary films.
StoryTelling is seeking submission for its 2011 edition. StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. The editors are especially interested in visual accompaniments, bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives. No limits on period or country covered. No creative writing.
All articles are peer-reviewed
StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database
Oxford Literary Review vol. 34.2 (December 2012), call for papers.
Deconstruction in the Anthropocene
The Anthropocene is a term first coined by the atmospheric scientist Paul J. Crutzen as the suggested name for that geological epoch in which humanity plays a crucial if often incalculable role in the planet's ecology and geology:
This CFP is for the Permanent Section "Gender Studies: Male" at the 2011 M/MLA Convention in St. Louis, MO.
Topic: Men at Work, Men at Play
This panel calls for papers that address contemporary representations of men in the workplace or male camaraderie in American literature and popular culture. We're particularly interested in essays that explore the ways writers unsettle dominant notions of masculinity -- sexually, racially, domestically -- in contemporary fiction, film, or television. Feel free to interpret "the workplace" or the social spaces of camaraderie broadly.
I've created a wikispaces site where interested writers/thinkers are invited to join me as I attempt to craft a new NCTE resolution submission. According to the NCTE website, NCTE members are invited to
"Help Shape NCTE Positions by Submitting a Resolution. Any NCTE member may submit a resolution to the NCTE Committee on Resolutions, which has the discretionary authority to edit and submit a version for passage at the Annual Business Meeting. If passed, proposed resolutions become part of the Council's position/philosophy on questions related to the teaching of English and can assist the Council in developing action programs. Resolutions must be postmarked by October 15"
Abstracts: 28 October 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 06 January 2012. Full Papers: 30 March 2012. Early Registration: 30 April 2012. *Abstracts and full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers are submitted for conference proceedings. The papers will be reviewed, but it is assumed that the work has already been accepted.
Andrew Ballantyne • Ian Buchanan • David Leatherbarrow • Paul Guyer • Tom Spector
Something New out of Twenty-First-Century Africa?
A call for essays for a special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies announces a special issue on new writing from Africa, to be guest-edited by Simon Lewis (College of Charleston) and Lindsey Green-Simms (American University), and published in spring 2013. The editors are looking for articles that address the ways in which the economic, political, and technological changes of the early 21st century have affected the modes of writing on the African continent.
While this theme may be broadly interpreted, the editors are especially interested in articles that engage the following types of questions:
The Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference.
To be held at CUNY Baruch (Manhattan), September 16-17, 2011.
"Rebecca West and Power"
The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge
Call for Papers: Journal special issue
Essay proposals are invited for a collection entitled 'The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge'. We are developing a collection of essays as a journal special issue which will examine the production and circulation of knowledge about the natural world in the eighteenth century.
NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:
Susan B. Anthony Studies
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Women's Studies & Authors
Dr Nathaniel Coleman, author of "Utopias and Architecture," is offering a Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia on 07 July 2011, one day before the start of the Utopian Studies conference in Nicosia. Please address expressions of interest or any queries directly to Nathaniel: email@example.com
Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed online journal, is accepting articles for our Spring 2011 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom. Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.
The Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is currently seeking international partners from universities abroad interested in designing and implementing international online learning environments for gender studies courses, particularly for Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies and Transnational Feminisms courses. We are interested in offering a course(s) that would allow students to interact with their peers around the world by enrolling students from different universities in the same online gender studies course to facilitate internationalization of the campus and community and build cross-cultural perspectives and collaboration.