category: twentieth century and beyond

Authorizing Tolkien: Questions of Adaptation, Control, Dissemination, & Transformation of Tolkien’s Works [Special Journal Ed.]

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Tolkien Research
contact email: 
Robin.Reid@tamuc.edu; melam@regent.edu

For: Theme Issue, Journal of Tolkien Research
http://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
haleye@msudenver.edu

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Working-class writing: an essay collection

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
contact email: 
b_clarke@uncg.edu

On 12 May 2015, five days after the Tories secured a parliamentary majority in the general election, the Guardian reported that David Cameron was “expected to lay out his plans for a parliament of

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

full name / name of organization: 
DAKAM
contact email: 
info@litcriconference.org

LIT CRI '15 Call for Papers: MEMORY AND LITERATURE

Violent Bodies Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University, Oct. 30th-31st, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO) at The Ohio State University
contact email: 
ego.osu@gmail.com

Violent bodies pervade literature and cultural history and remain a topic of profound importance in current events.

American, British and Canadian Studies special issue: Fictions of Academia, Deadline: 1 October 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania (http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro/index.html), invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Aca

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
Université of Maine-Le Mans, France
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles,

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