Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 2, September 2012
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2012
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University (U.K.) is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms' collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. This will be a multi-disciplinary conference, and contributions from any disciplinary perspective will be welcome. We also welcome proposals to read creative work, screen films, mount performances and exhibit visual work.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Donald Haase (Wayne State University) and Neil Philip (Author and Independent Scholar).
CFP AWWE conference 2012
Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities
The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.
For the November 2011 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the concept of violence in its many forms and from a variety of ethical standpoints.
For the May 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.
Place and particularity may be emphasised practically or addressed theoretically; in both cases, the importance of our own time, space, and experiences, and how these relate to what is different or other, is evident. Whether considering buying and growing food locally, participating in community activism, or working to sustain the diminishing realities of neighbourhoods, the urge to encourage and realise place and particularity is prevalent in our societies.
For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.
AMERICAN LITERATURE I (PRE-1900)
Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry
In accord with the SAMLA special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," proposals are invited addressing women poets of the nineteenth century. Specifically, the panel will explore how female writers of the era poetically imagined gender roles.
By July 15, 2011, please submit a one-page CV and a proposal of 250 words to Mary Wearn, Macon State College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture announces:
The 4th International Conference on Adoption and Culture
Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics
March 22 - 25, 2012
The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California
Call for Proposals
Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its seventh year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.
Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?