Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking articulate and well-reasoned articles exploring any element of Irish women's writing and experience. Articles from any discipline are welcome and articles embracing a transdisciplinary methodology are of particular interest. As well, book reviews of academic texts, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama are of interest.
The deadline for submission is March 17th, 2013. Please send either an abstract or full paper. Submissions should be emailed to Brian F. McCabe, Special Editor at email@example.com.
Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse vol. III, 'Scansion'.
The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies and other related fields. We welcome a range of perspectives including:
We are now accepting abstracts for the fourth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference, which will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus (Oneonta, NY) on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The deadline for abstract submissions (sent to me via email attachment)is Monday, March 4. We are solicting abstracts for critical undergraduate papers on any subject in literature or composition. Film and other popular culture critical work is also of interest. Accepted papers must be readable in no more than 15 minutes. This conference is free to attend. This year, we are very proud to have noted scholar, Dr. Jonathan Culler (Cornell), as our keynote speaker.
In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.
International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA)
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eleventh Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, will be held on December 13-14, 2013. The general theme of the conference is "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature."
The Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (AJVS) invites submissions for a special edition on neo-Victorianism to be published in September 2013. AJVS is a fully refereed journal published by the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, with articles covering topics as diverse as archaeology, architecture, art, economics, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, print culture, psychology, science, sociology and theatre appearing in its pages.
Deadline for abstracts: February 11
The Comparative Studies PhD Student Association (CSSA) is welcoming abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Florida Atlantic University, with a focus on public voice, human rights, and social justice. The conference will include key-note speakers addressing conference themes with a special focus on filmmaking, human rights, and public voice. Special screenings of award-winning documentaries and feature-length films will be a highlight of the symposium.
Papers are invited for the Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in April 2013.
The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is March 20th, 2013.