Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.
2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (Atlanta, Georgia)
November 8-10, 2013
Abstracts examining the theme of "vulnerable times" in Hughes's texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and Langston Hughes Society. 250 word abstract and CV by 10 March 2013; Sharon Lynette Jones (email@example.com).
The Burney Society of North America will hold its 20th annual general meeting and conference in Montreal on October 9-10, 2014, at McGill University's McCord Museum of History, in coordination with the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America. The Burney Society is a group of scholars and serious lay readers interested in Burney's works and dedicated to furthering knowledge about Frances Burney and her family.
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking articulate and well-reasoned articles exploring any element of Irish women's writing and experience. Articles from any discipline are welcome and articles embracing a transdisciplinary methodology are of particular interest. As well, book reviews of academic texts, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama are of interest.
The deadline for submission is March 17th, 2013. Please send either an abstract or full paper. Submissions should be emailed to Brian F. McCabe, Special Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction
Deadline Extended for inclusion in our first issue: February 15th, 2013.
CFP: SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education 4.1: "The Singularity Plurality"
While many authors of books and articles on the subject of comics and education integrate a diversity of sources into their works, as well they should, what happens when authors focus on the work or works of a singular presence? How can the writing or writings of one scholar inform how we teach comics or teach with them, or how we should do those things?
The editor of SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education is seeking articles that examine the works and theories of individuals in relation to how their ideas can or do shape the integration of comics into educational settings, the teaching of comics, and the possible futures of such.
Hello! I'm chairing a panel on AMERICAN HUMOR at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference to be held October 10-12, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington (across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon) and would welcome your ABSTRACTS on any facet of AMERICAN HUMOR. The call for papers can be found at www.rmmla.org, link to Convention, link to 2013 Call for Papers. This is always a great conference, offering 105 continuing sessions and 58 special topic sessions. INTERESTED? Please send your questions or abstracts (due March 1) to Dr. Judy Sneller, SD School of Mines & Technology, Dept.
Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse vol. III, 'Scansion'.
The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies and other related fields. We welcome a range of perspectives including:
We are now accepting abstracts for the fourth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference, which will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus (Oneonta, NY) on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The deadline for abstract submissions (sent to me via email attachment)is Monday, March 4. We are solicting abstracts for critical undergraduate papers on any subject in literature or composition. Film and other popular culture critical work is also of interest. Accepted papers must be readable in no more than 15 minutes. This conference is free to attend. This year, we are very proud to have noted scholar, Dr. Jonathan Culler (Cornell), as our keynote speaker.
In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.
International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA)
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eleventh Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, will be held on December 13-14, 2013. The general theme of the conference is "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature."