Proposals are invited for a volume of original, classroom-tested writing assignments; the volume is intended to serve as a resource for new and experienced composition instructors seeking pedagogically sound writing assignments that can be used in a variety of writing-centered undergraduate courses. The assignments may be designed for first year composition, basic writing, advanced composition, writing in the disciplines, or writing across the curriculum courses. In the published volume, the writing assignments will be accompanied by supporting materials of no more than 5000 words. Support materials will include a rationale for the assignment design, plus any of the following:
Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions
The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media
With an entrenched mythology related to intercultural harmoniousness and historical peacefulness, a popular global reputation for model livability (alongside being sedate to a fault), and crime rates amongst the lowest in the world, Canada cannot be said to seethe with a sense of murderousness. Its genres of storytelling, however, conjure a counter-reality.
Scholars, students, teachers, and fans are invited to "So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead," a conference to be held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, November 5–8, 2014.
The conference will explore the Grateful Dead phenomenon both intrinsically and in all of its broader contexts, from the band's genesis in the cultural ferment of the Bay Area in the 1960s to their mainstream success thirty years later. The scholarship on the Grateful Dead represents 26 different disciplines and fields, and the conference welcomes all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including:
49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014
Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines
Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.
An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas,' edited by Ted Morrissey (http://tedmorrissey.com/), with an anticipated release date in 2015. The long-range goal is to do a series of anthologies on Gass's work with each book having a specific focus, and we're starting with the author's novellas. Visit http://twelvewinters.com/submissions/ for details.
Contributors should submit one document with
As the founding fathers of contemporary mime, Étienne Decroux (1898-1991) and Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) have, through their apprentices, established a performative legacy with global resonances. As a new generation of practitioners emerges, we seek to interrogate, connect, critique, and celebrate the work of mime's late twentieth century North American cohort. We aim to articulate mime's history, to cultivate its legacy, and to imagine how contemporary artists might take mime into future practice, especially as they incorporate the potentials of motion capture and technological mediation.
First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014
Plenary Speaker: Professor Garrett Sullivan, Penn State University
From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious biological necessity.
1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities
"Identities, Cultures, Societies"
11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey
Call for Papers
"My spirit is weary for rural rambles," Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for "amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.
Cultures of Commemoration
International Conference hosted by
the Centre for Studies in Literature
University of Portsmouth
11-12 July 2014
Call For Papers
Doris Lessing Studies is seeking papers for a special issue, "Emigres and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London." We invite papers about Lessing's life and work in the 1950s, when she joined an influx of immigrants to London. Comparative studies welcomed.
Please send 10-to-15-page MLA-style papers to the issue's co-editors Robin Visel (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Terry Reilly (email@example.com) by May 1, 2014.
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. 'Perversion' may apply to deviations from normal usage but also to our psychological investments in paper.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
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Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature
The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org
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The Two Noble Kinsmen: Text, Sources, Performance, and Pedagogy
A Symposium at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
May 2-4, 2014
In conjunction with The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's completion of the canon, this symposium celebrates Shakespeare and Fletcher's co-authored tragicomedy, The Two Noble Kinsmen. Participants will hear a lecture by Brian Isaac Philips (Producing Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Director of The Two Noble Kinsmen), attend a performance of the play, and enjoy a private, post-performance Q & A with the actors.