Eldred and Mortensen, in their article "Reading Literacy Narratives" published in College English (1992), call for the movement of literacy studies "in one important direction: into the study of literary texts" (512). Toward this goal, the article identifies categories of literacy-centered literary texts: the "literacy myth," "narratives of socialization," "literature of the contact zone," and "literacy narratives" (Eldred and Mortensen 512-513). However, to date, this article has failed to make a significant impact on literary criticism.
Dear Humor / Horror, SF, Fantasy Scholar:
You are invited to submit a paper to the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association annual meetings being held at the Book Cadillac Westin Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, from Friday through Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009.
More details about the conference, the hotel and its rates can be found at the MPCA / MACA website.
RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC
The SAMLA special session on visual rhetoric welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of visual rhetoric, such as visual culture and the Web; teaching visual rhetoric in the classroom; image use in blogs; exploring identities with visual rhetoric; visual rhetoric in student writing; (re)presentations of the body; visual rhetoric in politics; visual rhetoric of physical spaces; visual rhetoric and environmental issues; and other relevant topics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)
Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
4 – 6 February 2010
Keynote Speakers: Andreas H. Jucker (Universität Zürich)
Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)
Martin Hilský (Charles University, Prague)
"The Future ain't what it used to be" is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee. It will investigate questions such as: how have perspectives of the future changed over time, how is the future perceived in literature and the media today, and how do representations of the past help us to imagine the future? Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes. The deadline for proposals is 15th May 2009.
The 2009 SWIG conference, "The Realm of the Senses:
This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature
Victorian Network - Recruiting Postgraduate Peer-Reviewers
The Victorian Network, an online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies, is recruiting postgraduate peer-reviewers for a themed issue on "The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture". We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in gaining experience and developing career-relevant skills in the publishing process. As peer-reviewer for Victorian Network, you
will screen and blind-review a manuscript article and produce a short evaluation report. Peer-reviewing for the current issue is scheduled for the period between 20 May and 10 June.
The inaugural issue of Melmoth, a journal of the Victorian Gothic, Decadence and Sensation, one of The Oscholars family of internet journals, will be published at the end of April. If colleagues have any CFPs, forthcoming events, publications, or news on any of the aforementioned topics that they would like to promote, then please send all relevant material to the following email address:
Please let me have all relevant material by Thursday 30th April, 2009.
University of Leeds,
SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009
Deadline: April 8, 2009
The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:
History of the Book
And any other permutation thereof.
Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.
Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.
The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."
The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:
Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.
Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.
Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!
By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter
The Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric
October 16 – 17, 2009
Call for Papers:
The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics: