The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field. This seminar proposes to explore the significance of comparative literature as academic discipline where the worth of global literatures in the field of humanities is persistently challenged by the pragmatic orientation of public opinion.
The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology invites submissions for a collection of essays addressing the life and legacy of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) -- environmentalist, diplomat, philosopher, and scholar. The publication will include revised proceedings from our recent conference, George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons. Send essays (10,000 words max.) or proposals (250-500 words) to Edward Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 28 June 2012.
The Department of English (Centre of Advanced Study), and the Centre for Victorian Studies, at Jadavpur University, propose an interdisciplinary conference on 'The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings' on [18-20 Dec, 2012] to observe the bicentenary of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a quintessentially Victorian author whose books continue to be read, filmed and studied around the world. The conference will examine Dickens's imperial and post-imperial destinies, and his centrality to discourses of race, class, gender, reform, religion, empire, philanthropy, industry, work, and the 'civilizing mission' of the British nation.
CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE
"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"
November 15 – 16, 2012
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
Deadline: August 1, 2012 / email@example.com
Poverty, Giving, and the Culture of Altruism
"FOR TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS BETTER THAN TO ARRIVE" – TALES OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT--South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Durham, NC--November 9-11, 2012
Please note the new deadline: May 31!
The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change.
Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.
This permanent section invites papers on any topic regarding Canadian Literature, but especially welcomes proposals addressing the conference theme of "debt," broadly understood.
Please send 250-word abstracts and CV by June 4 to Cynthia Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Cynthia Wallace, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, email@example.com
The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
We are currently seeking critical essays, plays, and visual art for our January 2013 issue. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.
TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012