Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.
CFP: The 5th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2014)
•To be held in conjunction with The 14th ICA3PP-2014
•The accepted papers of this workshop will be included into the conference proceedings published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and will be indexed by EI
•Distinguished selected high-quality papers from the workshop, after further significant extensions, will be recommended for submission and possible publication in the Special Issue of an SCI-indexed international journal
•The submission deadline is 20 April 2014
Please take note of a conference that is taking place April 3-4, 2014 at Ithaca College:
THE GLOBAL MODERNISM SYMPOSIUM
ITHACA COLLEGE, April 3-4, 2014
Thursday: 3-7 pm and Friday: 8am-8pm
Location: Panels, Park School of Business 301; Keynotes and Readings at IC's Handwerker Gallery
Keynote Speakers: Paul Saint-Amour (Univ. of Pennsylvania) and Andrew van der Vlies (Queen Mary, UK).
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014
Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia
The MLA Committee for the Community College is sponsoring two sessions for the MLA Convention in January of 2015 in Vancouver. Visit www.mla.org for more information about the convention.
Session 2: Crossing Borders: Seeking papers that address literal borders (national, physical) and less obvious cultural and social borders. Special emphasis on the various Canada/US borders and margins (linguistic, literary, cultural, and imagined). Deadline for one-page abstracts is March 21.
The Committee for the Community College is sponsoring two sessions at the MLA Convention in Vancouver in January of 2015. Visit www.mla.org for more information about the convention.
Session 1: The End of Remediation? Papers can address issues related to the future of Developmental studies, including but not limited to accelerated learning, performance-based funding, the Common Core, and the completion agenda. Deadline March 21.
We have just received a contract from McFarland to compile a multi-contributor manuscript on comic books and the punk aesthetic. Comics have long had a connection with subculture. In the punk movement, comics found an aesthetic that could help preach a message to the counterculture. This collection will include essays that examine how both mainstream and underground comics/comix have borrowed from and used the punk aesthetic for their own means.
Eborakon is a new biannual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing emerging writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.
The Work of Wendell Berry: Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment Panel at SAMLA Convention, 7-9 November, 2014, Atlanta Marriot Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
The collection is cancelled.
The International Society for Travel Writing announces its regular panel session for the 2014 convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. The convention will be held 7-9 November 2014, in the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, in Atlanta, GA.
The Woody Guthrie Annual
The Woody Guthrie Annual is a new open-access peer-reviewed journal containing the most up-to-date scholarship on Woody Guthrie, his work and his cultural and political significance. The journal will be published once a year, in December.
In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.
Editors Donna White and Anita Tarr are seeking submissions for a volume of essays on children's and young adult literature entitled Finding Our Humanity in a Post-Human World.
We invite papers exploring the literature of America's present (and former) colonies. 300 word abstract and cv. by 15 March 2014 to Karma Waltonen (firstname.lastname@example.org). This panel would be a special session at the 2015 MLA in Vancouver.