This panel considers limited or "broken" bodies (non-normative, maimed, amputated, tattooed, pregnant, female, aging, etc) and their interaction with the West, its expansion and freedom (often packaged in the notion of the able, strong body).
We are seeking essays, book reviews, and interviews for the upcoming Spring issue due out in April. The theme is Nationalism: Roots and Transgressions. The focus is on the areas of national identity or transnationalism, acculturation, cultural diffusion, or culture shock. The approach may be primarily sociological and historical, or literary in nature. What we want are submissions that address these themes in new and exciting ways that express the multiplicity of angles and issues these broad headings generate.
Book Reviews should be suitable for a broad academic audience similar to The New York Review of Books and The New Republic abd should be under 2000 words.
In our inaugural issue we wish to address the diversity of meanings available to this e-journal's title—Exegesis. Though exegesis traditionally applies to the interpretation of a religious text, it has also been applied to secular literature in an attempt to understand an author's intended meaning. We view the broader concept of the term exegesis as a critical explanation of a work of literature across the disciplines. To this end, we invite articles, reviews, and creative pieces that provide any type of exploration of the meaning of a text.
Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
"Between Science and Sensation: Psychic Networks in the Mid-Victorian Period" at NAVSA 2012
Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference
Keynote speaker: Dr. Leo Braudy
University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012
Abstracts due: February 17th, 2012
MLA 2013 (Boston), January 3-6
Special session: Literature and Reductionism
What is reductive thinking—and is it always a bad thing? This panel invites papers that reconsider reductionism as a formal, theoretical, disciplinary, or historical problem.
200-word abstract and brief bio by 10 March 2012 to email@example.com.
The guest column for this issue should provide a general discussion of one or more of this issue's themes as they present themselves in literature and/or history.
Volume 2, Issue 2: Revolutions & Reversals
We are currently experiencing a worldwide rejection of corruption in government: widespread revolution in the Middle East, the tea party, the occupy movement. We would like for this issue to speak to these shifting attitudes in the way we approach and think about authority and social structures. We particularly encourage literary criticism that takes up as one of its primary goals the examination of the following in literature: authority, politics, government, familial structure, utopia, dystopia, gender, social norms, etc.
Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.
DRACULA AND THE GOTHIC IN LITERATURE, POP CULTURE AND THE ARTS
An Interdisciplinary Colloquium at the Centenary of Bram Stoker's death
University of Minho – Braga, Portugal
29-30 June 2012; Abstract deadline: 15 April 2012
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, travelers of all kinds documented their experiences in private letters and diaries, official correspondence, life writing, spiritual and religious narratives, and ethnographic accounts. Furthermore, these experiences were often transformed into works of art, with real and imagined moments of contact serving as the inspiration for painting, music, poetry, prose fiction, photography, and other creative ventures. These aesthetic productions transformed the foreign into the national, the known into the unknown, appearing to expand access to other cultures--a model of cultural transportation that recent criticism is troubling.