This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."
Brief reflections, from 250 to 750 words, are invited for 'Wilde
& the Jews,' a special Autumn 2009 forum in the peer-reviewed
We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share:
Call for Papers
** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**
University of Sheffield
April 16-18, 2010
Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.
The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.
Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:
Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings fellow scholars,
This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.
Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.
We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.
Some matters to consider:
This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a centrally significant aspect of our social lives: violence. On this multi- and inter-disciplinary basis we aim to produce an evolving body of thought as a contribution to the attempt to understand the nature and place of violence in our lives.
The main themes for the 2010 conference are outlined below: however, we are also pleased to receive proposals that extend or complement these.
Technology of/in francophone literature, cinema, cultural production, cultural history, everyday life.
Following the Australian Society of French Studies conference "Tekhne, Technique, Technologie" in July 2009, there will be a special issue of the Australian Journal of French Studies (ISI-listed) on the literary/cultural studies aspects of the conference theme. Manuscripts are invited exploring aspects of technology of/in francophone literature, cinema, cultural production, cultural history, everyday life.
Andrew Monnickendam and Aránzazu Usandizaga, editors of Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period (2007), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, are looking for contributions for a project entitled Embattled Desires. The volume aims to show how the literary expression of desire is modified and gradually expanded as a result of the political and ethical disruption brought about by conflict. War creates a space in which communal values become simultaneously enforced and eroded in a radical way, exacerbating the instabilities of individual identity.
A TWO DAY INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
THURSDAY 28TH - FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy
Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn
(University of Liverpool)
"We live in a world that they [the Victorians] built for us, and though we may laugh at them, we should love them, too."
Times Literary Supplement (16 May 1918)
We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to email@example.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.
Victorian Markets and Marketing Oct 15-17, 2009. Vancouver, BC. Coast Plaza Hotel
A Joint Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada and the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States. Hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the University of the Fraser Valley
The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."
THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:
So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps
We are soliciting papers for a panel on uses of the Bible in 19th century U.S. culture for the inaugural C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists conference this coming May 20-23 at Penn State.