In the nineteenth century, travel became a serious business: with the explosion of travel guide books (Murray's and Baedeker's, most notably), Cook's excursion tours, organized itineraries through the P&O and other ocean liner companies, and other commercial efforts, the world began to open up for tourism is ways previously unknown. Where travel had in earlier centuries often been focused on the pleasure of "finishing" one's education through a Grand Tour, it now became accessible to many more people – at once a more playfully democratic pleasure and an enormously serious money-making venture for everyone from travel companies to local vendors at what we now think of a tourist traps.
Fantastic Narratives and the Natural World
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 June 1, 2011, please submit a one-page CV and a proposal of 250 words to Mary Wearn, Macon State College, at email@example.com.
Call for Papers
Intersections: Literature, Technology, Science
Eighth Annual English Graduate Organization Conference, presented in association with the Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Organization.
October 21-22, 2011
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Jackie Orr is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the author of Panic Diaries: A Genealogy of Panic Disorder (Duke). Her research focuses on contemporary and feminist theory; critical studies of technology, science and psychiatry; and cultural politics.
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012
We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.
Areas for discussion might include:
Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
Published by the University of Łodź in Poland
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2011
The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:
* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography * Life Worlds and Spatiality*Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self * Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency
*Voyeurism, Audience,and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories
*Identity *Authenticity and Self *Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas
*Disambiguation and Self
Anaphora Literary Press is accepting critical and creative book-length submissions. Anaphora is purchasing a booth at the January 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle at which it will display all of its titles. If you publish a book with Anaphora before January 2012, you will have an opportunity not only to display your book in this booth, but also to do signings/ readings and the like inside of the booth. Anaphora is also going to be displaying its books at the upcoming Wyoming Walter Scott conference (July 2011) and at the West Virginia Book Festival (October 2011). We have begun selling books to professors to teach in their classes and hope to make more sales at these conferences.
StoryTelling is seeking submission for its 2011 edition. StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. The editors are especially interested in visual accompaniments, bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives. No limits on period or country covered. No creative writing.
All articles are peer-reviewed
StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database