This panel will examine the narrative of the road (tripper) often associated with Modernist accounts of travel. How does transatlantic literature, from the mid-nineteenth century forward, distinguish between travel and tourism? Should we interpret the mass-produced realist novel as a literary analogue to the culture of mass tourism that developed alongside it? Or does the realist novel too offer the potential to 'go off the beaten track,' to resist the tyranny of the predestined itinerary? Please send 300-500-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The abundant and eclectic writings of H.G. Wells offer many opportunities for scholars working in ecocriticism and animal studies to interrogate the attitudes people in the Victorian and modern eras held regarding the non-human world. This panel seeks to explore the many ways in which Wells' diverse corpus engages with various concerns and debates concerning nature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others
Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.
Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century
This panel will explore ways in which nineteenth-century British literature published before 1859 engages with issues of crime and criminality. Papers might examine social responses to this literature or situate issues of class and gender in relation to the broader theme of the panel, though a focus on these particular inquiries is not required. Possible texts include, but are not limited to, gothic fiction, Newgate novels, penny 'bloods,' and works by G.W.M. Reynolds. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Elizabeth Stearns, email@example.com.
AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies
University of Nottingham
November 24th 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham, 'Gender, space and plates: Renaissance hierarchies of 'art' under the spotlight'
The foci of eCanadian Journals are to endorse and promote the erudite research among academicians, scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from around the world. ECJ select papers for publications throughout meticulous peer-review with a systematic assessment procedure for expeditious publications.
ECJ is pleased to welcome and receive eminence-quality and refereed papers and articles in the following areas.
Classics, History, Religion, Languages, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Legitimation of the Humanities.
Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology and Political Sciences
Have you tied the knot yet? Or are you still playing the field? Are you a committed feminist, poststructuralist, or ecocritic? Or do you pick up a critical perspective for one project and then using another for the next? Do you still fondly cling to your first love of close reading?
The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference
Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities
October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Florida
Keynote Speaker: Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Guest Speaker: Catherine Tosenberger (University of Winnipeg)
Call for Papers