This panel seeks a broad range of papers exploring how disability challenges normative constructions of the body-environment dyad. For example, how does disability-centered American literature negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might literature by people with disabilities contribute to a more inclusive ecocriticism? How might we re-examine 'canonical' American environmental literature through a disability studies lens? Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief bio to Matthew Cella at email@example.com.
Last reminder : deadline September 15th 2013.
Call for papers
International Conference, organized by Anne Besnault-Levita and Anne-Florence Gillard Estrada
Université de Rouen - laboratoire ERIAC : http://eriac.net/beyond-the-victorian-and-modernist-divide/
March, 27-28, 2014, Rouen University
Beyond the Victorian and Modernist Divide
Professor Michael Bentley, University of St. Andrews
Professor Melba Cuddy-Keane, University of Toronto
CALL FOR PAPERS
Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 10 December 2013.
We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.
Panel proposals must include a letter of justification along with the session title; brief abstracts in English of all proposed papers; and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliation of all participants.
Postscript (pachome.org/wp) is the peer-reviewed journal of the organization, which publishes scholarly papers, provided contributors become PAC members.
HORROR (text, media, culture) - Proposal Deadline, 1 Nov. 2013
The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2014 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Chicago, IL. The conference runs from 16 to 19 April, 2014. Please be aware that the deadline for proposals is 1 November, 2013.
'Las palabras no se caen en el vacío' [Words do not fall into the void]: On imagination, borders and friendship
"The imagination creates reality rather than imitates it," says Hanif Kureishi in his unpublished essay entitled "Anarchy and the Imagination." Yet, he continues "[t]here is no interesting consensus about the way the world is. In the end, there is nothing out there but what we make of it, and whether we make more or less of it is a daily question about how we want to live and who we want to be".
CFA: Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century (abstracts: 30 November 2013, articles: 31 March 2014)
full name / name of organization:
The Journal of Supernatural Studies
The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on the supernatural in the nineteenth century (due Winter 2014), guest edited by Janine Hatter and Sara Williams.
Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940
Call for Papers: Workshop 1: Civic Science: Oliver Lodge, Physics, and the Modern University, University of Birmingham, Saturday 9 November 2013
Monstrous Maternity: Mothering Monsters, and Monsters as Mothers
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University