A conference celebrating the 75th-year anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD will take place in Hurston's hometown of Eatonville, Florida, September 20-21, 2012. The conference features talks by Hurston biographer Valerie Boyd, author of WRAPPED IN RAINBOWS: THE LIFE OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON, Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey, founder of the Zora Neale Hurston Society, and Dr. Cheryl Wall, author of WOMEN OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE and THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD: A CASEBOOK.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Did anyone say Power?": Rethinking Domination and Hegemony in Translation
Location: Bangor University, Wales, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September 2013
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Christina Schäffner (Aston University) & Dr Karen Bennett (Coimbra)
Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
21st – 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews
If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.
Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Intellectual Disability in Literature: Critical Essays. Disability studies is a rapidly emerging academic discipline, as is evidenced by the increasing number of degree programs in disability across the United States. An area of study within disability studies is the representation of disability in literature. Imaginative texts are replete with intellectually challenged characters. Novels such as Dostoyevsky's The Idiots, Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, and O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away include developmentally delayed characters. Other types of prose also include characters called in variously disparaging terms.
Panel Organizer: Andrea Knutson, Oakland University
Chair: Joy A. J. Howard, Saint Joseph's University
This panel will examine films directed by women from different countries of Asia. Considering the recent changes inflecting Asian society at large, our panel intends to explore how cinemas made by women in different parts of Asia engage with critical perception and representation of women in the context of globalization, financial independence, patriarchy, marriage, and religion. We are also interested in Asian films directed by men that examine women's lives and roles in contemporary Asia.
CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology
To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8st through February 10th 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2011 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
In order to provide a broad and timely coverage of ever-evolving field of computers, science and engineering, the IJASCSE offers its readers an OPEN ACCESS journal with a mix of regular and special issues which would contribute new and advanced results in the field of the computers, science and engineering. The intention of this journal is to involve professionals, researchers, programmers, hardware manufacturers and software manufacturers of computers, science and engineering, computational sciences and scientific computing from each and every country to make it truly International.
Journal of Literature and the Arts.
Call For Papers 2013
ecloga is a B-listed, peer-reviewed journal of literature and the arts published in print and online by postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Since 2001, ecloga has published outstanding research from all over the world by postgraduates and early-career academics working in the broad field of English Studies.
Co-editors Alyson Buckman, Sherry Ginn, and Heather M. Porter invite proposals or completed essays for an edited collection of scholarly works that explore Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse (2009-2010). We are interested in a variety of topics as well as diverse disciplinary approaches. Proposals should demonstrate not only a clear methodology and strong thesis but also a familiarity with current conversations and publications about the series. We would be especially pleased to see innovative perspectives on unusual topics such as the show's paratexts or production elements. Though not prescriptive, the following list of topics may be productive to consider:
Seeking abstracts (250 words) and/or critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction,poetry,film,television that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.