For George Bernard Shaw's gentleman prizefighter Cashel Byron, sport was the perfect hybrid of physical and moral science and art, yet despite Shaw's constant assertion through the novel that boxing is an art form, the common perception is that sport and art are ultimately antagonistic, as aesthetes and athletes are pitted against each other in a battle of brains versus brawn. So whilst sport and physical culture is an integral part of social and cultural history, of all cultural pursuits sport is often considered incompatible with the more artistic of those such as literature and theatre.
Organisers: AVSA and HKU
Conference Dates: 10-12 July 2014
Abstract Deadline: 30 November 2013
Forty approved sessions for the November 1-3, 2013 PAMLA Conference (at the Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, California) have extended their paper proposal deadline until May 12. Go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/ to see the complete list of open sessions and to propose a paper. Sessions still looking for papers include:
IRISH STUDIES at SAMLA- Nov. 8-10, 2013
Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place
In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined.
By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at email@example.com
UPDATE: I have received many innovative proposals so far, but several key authors I would like to see included remain unclaimed, such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, J.K. Rowling, Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, and Suzanne Collins, among a few others. Also please note that depending on the submissions, I may expand the "Pathfinders" section to include Victorian fantasy (i.e., George MacDonald, William Morris, etc.) as an additional precursor to modern fantasy. There is also a strong possibility I will add a new section for "Fantasy on Film." If you have an interest in any of these categories, or those below (see full CFP), please contact me at the email address provided.
We are seeking papers that explore or analyze French cultural aesthetics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as they relate to various interpretations of modernism. Preference will be given to papers that focus on the relationship between literature and other forms of art. Papers may be in English or French.
Please send 250 word proposals by May 31 to Richard Eichman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will be held Nov. 7-10, 2013, in Milwaukee, WI. Additional information can be found on the M/MLA website at http://www.luc.edu/mmla/.
The journal Le Fanu Studies is calling for papers on Victorian author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873). Also seeking papers for films, plays, fiction and poetry related to Le Fanu. Also seeking essays about Le Fanu's contemporaries in the ghost story or mystery novel as well as Anglo-Irish authors of Le Fanu's day.www.lefanustudies.com
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 12
Topic: Autobiography and Fiction in American Women's Writing
The SCSSAWW seeks papers for a panel on the intersections between autobiography and fiction in American women's writing. How might autobiographic or semi-autobiographic novels, from Harriet Wilson's Our Nig to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, provide a space for various female writers to assert a voice within a dominant white, patriarchal culture? How do the formal conventions of the novel or the autobiography enhance or diminish the possibilities for this kind of agency? For what kinds of audiences?
Entangled Children: Technology, Media-Enhancement, and Storytelling in Children's Culture
Renascence is a scholarly journal published by Marquette University. We publish articles that explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning values – be it moral philosophy, theology, or spirituality. Articles can discuss literature of any literary period, though we do focus on literature of the English language. To submit, please send a 3,000 to 7,500 word article to Renascence@marquette.edu.