Networks of Modernism
"Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film"
This panel invites papers that examine depictions of the United States South and southerners in contemporary film with particular interest in how motherhood or images of motherhood are portrayed.
Examples include but are not limited to : Gone with the Wind, The Help, Princess and the Frog, The Hunger Games series, Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Waterboy, Sweet Home Alabama, and Big Fish.
CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
April 23-25, 2015
Abstracts due: September 15, 2014
Explicit reference to actual literary texts, songs, films, or art that become sites of memory within fictional works from any period. 300 word abstracts by 14 March 2014
What is the influence of material and medium on intertextual theories and praxis?
Our conference session welcomes papers exploring this timely topic!
SAMPLE THEMES: convergence, materialism, new media, old media, intermediality, liminality, the rhizome, networks, appropriation, adaptation.
MLA will be held in January 2015, in Vancouver, Canada.
Annual graduate student conference on the theme: the figures of love as means to express language or knowledge.
Considered an emotion or a virtue, an idea, a blessing or a disgrace, love opens and shuts gates, builds houses and cities but does not refrain from crushing them, rigging them with its own dynamite and contemplating the slaughter from afar – or from so close it burns with the actual structure.
Pondering on love, we could not bring ourselves to a stop – too many ideas, directions, pathways and junctions: thinking about Ovid, his Art of Love and his Cure for Love, these two opposites that may not be so, as Love is sometimes an ailment to be cured of, while to love, actively, is more akin to an art.
Call for Submissions
Teacher-Scholar accepts submissions of articles offering original research, either qualitative or quantitative, on any facet of State Comprehensive Universities; articles focused on pedagogy that offer suggestions for either on-line or on-campus teaching at State Comprehensive Universities; and personal reflection essays focused on life at State Comprehensive Universities; as well as reports on research in progress or current trends at SCUs.
Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects
Panel Proposal for Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2014 Conference – "Fluid" - Dallas, TX - Oct. 9-12, 2014
Send ~250 word abstract and a brief biographical note to Matthew Dodson at email@example.com no later than April 5, 2014.
Victorian Britain belonged to the classifying age. Imperial expansion and new techniques of observation and production confronted Britons with an expanding universe of natural and man-made phenomena. In response, scientists, writers, artists, and educators sought to articulate some underlying sense of order through ever more complex systems of organization, arrangement, and tabulation. Natural philosophers vastly extended and revised the taxonomies of Linnaeus. Medical professionals developed new diagnostic tools and coined a broad range of new pathologies and diseases. Criminologists gathered biometric data that allowed them to constitute and apprehend criminal types.
The Form(s) of Writing: Rhetorics, Genres, Media, Disciplines
Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution
equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion.
The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference, which will take place on March 22, 2014, invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate
and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.
Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for
a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com
"A joke is a very serious thing." – Winston Churchill
Laughter can be a powerful weapon. It can be a tool of resistance, an assertion of superiority, or an outlet for relief. It can establish (or strengthen) a sense of community, or it can set an individual apart. This panel seeks to examine the use of humor in the context of empire. How do texts leverage these and other capacities of laughter to contest, undermine, create, or celebrate? We welcome papers addressing the intersections of laughter and imperial or post-colonial power in all geographic and historical contexts.
MLA Special Session
Cinema, poetry, other ecomedia invoke ecological thought through form/technique, not always articulating prescriptive narrative environmentalism. Interdisciplinary examination of the consequences and prospects. CV, 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Ted Geier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.
Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
The Review of English Studies is inviting entries for its 2014 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.
The winner will receive:
• Publication of the winning essay in the June 2015 issue of The Review of English Studies
• A cash prize of £250
• £250 worth of OUP books
• A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies
*How to enter*