The nature of contemporary/global problems necessitates solutions that integrate knowledge and methodologies from distinct disciplines. Interdisciplinary perspectives to the interpretation, teaching and study of literature and language create avenues for critics, teachers and students to synthesize more than one discipline, and enrich the overall educational experience. The pedagogy of traditional methodologies encourages concentration on only one discipline; but the dynamism in the availability and flow of information in the age of technology requires an eclectic approach. While proponents of interdisciplinarity argue that it expands understanding and achievement between all disciplines, critics argue that it leads to integration confusion.
JELLiC: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in its next issue – July 2013. JELLiC is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine issues related to Language, Literature, Culture and Critical Theory, as well as dynamic cross-disciplinary discussions that engage the links between these and other domains.
The Philip Roth Society announces a call for papers for the conference "Philip Roth: Across Cultures, Across Disciplines" at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland (http://www.unisg.ch). The conference will take place June 13-14 (Friday and Saturday), 2014.
JACKET2 FEATURE: LESLIE SCALAPINO
Edited by Alicia Cohen, Judith Goldman & E. Tracy Grinnell
An upcoming special issue of Jacket2 will be dedicated to the work of poet Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010). The editors seek essays that have some degree of focus on Scalapino's more recently published works (from 2008 to 2011) including the new edition of How Phenomena Appear to Unfold; The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom; Flow—Winged Crocodile & A Pair/Actions Are Erased/Appear; Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows; The Animal is in the World like Water; and It's go in horizontal.
Call for Papers:
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: MAY 15th
Venue: University of East Anglia (UEA) School of American Studies
Date: 7th December 2013
Plenary Lecture/Reading: Michael Palmer
Film Screening: Robert Mc Tavish's The Line Has Shattered (Vancouver's Landmark 1963 Poetry Conference)
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most seminal events in modern American poetry, the
Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963. Following the publication of Donald Allen's prescient The New American
Poetry in 1960, Warren Tallman and Robert Creeley gathered together a number of the New American poets
(including Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, and Allen Ginsberg) in Vancouver for three weeks of poetry readings,
Whose Beloved Community?: Black Civil and LGBT Rights Movements
An international conference at Emory University, March 27-29, 2014
Call for Proposals: Review of proposals begins June 17, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be no later than September 15, 2013.
The 37th annual ACIS Midwest Regional Conference in Iowa City (October 10-12, 2013) welcomes proposals for papers on any and all topics related to Irish studies – from new and existing ACIS members, alike. The conference theme of "Other Irelands" considers all disciplines and approaches as warranted in our continued explication of Irish studies. Some of the many, many topics papers might address include:
-Immigration, emigration and the changing face of racism
-Architectural developments beyond the thatched cottage or Georgian house
-The social and economic impacts of the Celtic Tiger's rise and fall
-Literary evolutions in 21st century Ireland
-Digital landscapes and historical Ireland
CALL FOR PAPERS
"New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century"
North Carolina Central University's Department of Language and Literature will host its Seventh African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 7, 2013. This year's theme is "New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century". This symposium will explore contemporary approaches to the study of African American Literature. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Sheila Smith-McKoy, Associate Professor of English and Director of the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2013 Conference, to be held Oct 11-13 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton in St. Louis, MO. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
A Special Issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook
Edited by Tiffany Jo Werth
I am seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, Oct 11-13, 2013. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film or television adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc. Please upload your abstract to under the 'Adaptations' area by May 15, 2013.
For George Bernard Shaw's gentleman prizefighter Cashel Byron, sport was the perfect hybrid of physical and moral science and art, yet despite Shaw's constant assertion through the novel that boxing is an art form, the common perception is that sport and art are ultimately antagonistic, as aesthetes and athletes are pitted against each other in a battle of brains versus brawn. So whilst sport and physical culture is an integral part of social and cultural history, of all cultural pursuits sport is often considered incompatible with the more artistic of those such as literature and theatre.
Current Trends in Present day Chinese Language Film.
Bader International Study Centre,
Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
When: December 10, 11 2013
This two day symposium explores the state of Post-Olympics Chinese language cinema in the context of the relaxing of censorship and distribution policy in contemporary China.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics, immediately followed by the Shanghai World Expo, signified a period of change in China's cultural attitudes. The two cities were presented as the crowning jewels in China's foray into global economic and cultural participation.