With the theme of "Border States" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the intersections between stubborn divisions and promising coalitions across lines of race, class, region, and nation in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of border-crossing, migration and mobility, and/or troubled immigration; explorations of the cultural effects of urbanization and suburbanization, expansion, and/or technological innovation; the influence of literary texts on the cultural imagination and/or states of being and mind; the influence of "progress" on the literary imagination; and migrants and/or immigrants as characters in literary texts.
The Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the March 2016 Issue (Volume One, Issue two).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: April 20, 2016.
Issue Publication Date: April 2016.
Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science
3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent
Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex
Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex
'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley
The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.
Special Session proposed for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia
Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century
How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective relations?
23-24 September 2016
University of Birmingham, UK
Call for Papers
Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13
From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.
The San Francisco State University Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.
Extended Submission Deadline: March 21st, 2016
WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism
Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.
Upcoming issue of Paradoxa: "Global Weirding"
In celebration of its Fifth Anniversary, Digital Frontiers invites members of the digital humanities community to submit proposals sharing their passions as they engage in digital endeavors. Proposals that discuss how digital researchers situate themselves within this community of practice will be especially welcomed. http://digital-frontiers.org/conference/2016/info/call-proposals
Digital Frontiers 2016 | September 22-24, 2016 | Rice University, Houston, Texas | Keynote Speakers: Roopika Risam (Salem State) & Patrick Meier (Digital Humanitarians)
Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania
Keynote speaker: Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Rivas – Fernandez - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – via Skype
What can sound studies tell us about the printed word? What kinds of intersections exist between sound and print modes of reproduction? What has visual culture taught us about print culture, and how are we now going beyond the visual to understand the printed word?
This MLA 2017 panel will examine conception, production, and dissemination of the printed word with and beyond the visual, including intermediality or sound studies. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn email@example.com
At Parlour, we accept Growl Posts, video lectures, and video presentations on a rolling basis. These types of content need not relate to the theme of an upcoming issue.
A Growl Post is a short essay responding to a text using few, if any, secondary sources. Named for John Jarndyce's "Growlery" in Dickens' Bleak House, the Growlery is a space to express and ruminate on issues "unsuitable" for the parlour. However, Growls do not need to exclusively express "ill humour." Funny, edgy, witty, dark—Growls may contemplate or approach a text from any perspective. Growl Posts should follow current MLA guidelines and be approximately 1500-2500 words in length.
17th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
Jan. 2-4, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally of , respectively. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.
We are seeking proposals for a special session at the MLA 2017 conference. Our proposed session, "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination," will consider literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the transatlantic exchange, medieval to modern. We invite perspectives representing diverse fields and theoretical approaches, with possible subtopics including but not restricted to nationalism, taxation and reactions to it, democratic societies, populism, labor, and policing.