Michael Clune begins his book, Writing Against Time (2013), with a question: "Is art different from life?" He observes that "according to an emerging consensus, our experience of a description of a house, person, or landscape in a novel or poem, and our experience of an actual house, person, or landscape, are not essentially different." Interdisciplinary approaches are not new. In fact, as Alan Richardson asserts in "Literature and the Cognitive Revolution," Poetics Today 23:1 (Spring 2002), "cognitive scientists . . .
The place of South Asian Americans within the canon of Asian American studies is still peripheral. Although critics like Lisa Lowe and Kandice Chuh have strongly argued for redefining Asian American studies as more inclusive and heterogeneous, a majority of Asian Americanists still seem hesitant to include and acknowledge South Asians in Asian American literary studies.
Iris, a quarterly literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry on LGBTQ themes for young adults, invites submissions for its second issue on the theme of histories. Iris features writing and artwork that challenge and captivate young adult readers between the ages of 14 - 17. Iris welcomes work in all genres, from realistic fiction to fantasy. Poets may submit text and visual poems, and Iris accepts digital and scanned artwork. Work submitted to Iris must comply with our content policy as Iris is targeted to a young demographic, and is used as an educational tool in public and school libraries, school and public library-sponsored book clubs, and similar environments.
The Special Session examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic mobility. Please submit abstracts of 250 words by April 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org
"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape" (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig's explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group, regardless of the size. For example, Edward Abbey's response to the commodification of a river through damming establishes his view as conflicting with that of developers.
Call for Papers
The Story of Memory Conference: Exploring New Perspectives on the Relationship between Storytelling and Memory in the Twenty-First Century
The University of Roehampton, UK: 4-5 September, 2014
Invited speakers include: Paul Bloom (Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale); Suzanne Corkin (Neuroscience, MIT); Mark Currie (English Literature, QMUL); Asifa Majid (Psycholinguistics, Radboud); Martijn Meeter (Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); Jamie Tehrani (Anthropology, Durham)
This panel invites proposals for the Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora session for the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of Caribbean literature, film and popular culture including theoretical explorations, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send an abstract of 250-500 words to Dr. Christina Lam at email@example.com by March 15, 2014. All applicants will be notified by March 30.
The editor of this collection, per the feedback of the interested university press, solicits several more essays that tackle the subject of queerness in the Roald Dahl canon.
Roald Dahl has been the recipient of a slew of insults from anti-Semite to misogynist to general misanthrope. The controversies surrounding Dahl have focused primarily on these aspects of his work and his life, as well as the question of whether or not his texts, with their representations of violence, have been "appropriate" for young people. Yet, much of his work seems to possess the potential for radicalizing gender and sex--a subject that has remained remarkably overlooked by critics. This collection seeks 3-5 more contributions.
XXXVe COLLOQUE D'ALBI LANGAGES ET SIGNIFICATION
Organisé par le C.A.L.S. et le C.P.S.T. (LERASS)
Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail
au Centre Saint-Amarand , 16 rue de la République 81000 ALBI.
7-10 juillet 2014
Cultures et valeurs :
La transmission des textes, des objets et des pratiques
APPEL À COMMUNICATION
Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, "Confluence and Division"
Nov. 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
What is the modernism of risk? During the first half of the twentieth century an already massive apparatus of risk analysis and administration expanded dramatically, and new modes of risk consciousness came into being. Especially in the financial sector, new kinds of securities, new levels of speculation, new markets for insurance, and new complexities of the global financial system made the condition of being at-risk normative—even desirable—for many people living in western liberal societies.
The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine. We are asking you to consider these questions and shape these important dialogues by submitting proposals, papers, discussions, performances, workshops, debates, you name it, for presentation at the conference. Share your techniques, report on your projects, explore ideas for the future, seek assistance in meeting challenges, get constructive critique of your efforts, and raise new questions about the where's and how's of the struggle against oppression through theatre and education.
We welcome proposals that address our theme as well as one (or more) of the following in some clear way:
•Pedagogy of the Oppressed, coined and elaborated by Paulo Freire.
Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)
All experiences are moral experiences, even in the realm of sense perception. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science
Please note that the deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Music, Sound, and the Moving Image
Musical Screens: Musical Inventions, Digital Transitions, Cultural Critique
Special Issue Editor: James Tobias, Associate Professor, UC Riverside (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for 300 word proposals: May 1 2014
Deadline for Full Papers: 1 November 2014
Publication Date: 2015
Update: Deadline for Proposals Extended to Feb. 21
Great Excursions: Travel and the Antebellum Literary Imagination
A symposium sponsored by the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
June 5-8, 2014
Hilton St. Louis Downtown, St. Louis, MO
In honor of Sedgwick's 225th birthday and her 1854 Midwestern trip (the farthest west she ever traveled), the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society will convene its 7th symposium in St. Louis, featuring plenary speakers Melissa Homestead, Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kate Culkin, Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College.
Perversions of Paper
28 June 2014
Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, University of London
Perversions of Paper is a one-day symposium investigating the outer limits of our interactions with books and with paper. It considers unorthodox engagements with texts, from cherishing or hoarding them to mutilating and desecrating them, from wearing them to chewing them, and from inhaling their scent to erasing their content.