What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
Special Issue, Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity
Abstracts due by June 1st
The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Society invite abstracts for this non-guaranteed MLA 15 session, Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing. Pound's direct impact upon H.D.'s writing is not limited to their early collaboration as Imagists; whether regarded as nurturing or negative, his presence reverberates. This session considers how both H.D. and Bryher's lives and work engage with Pound's aesthetic, personal, and political activities throughout their careers. Evidence of their interaction might be found in critical writing and correspondence; representations of Pound in fiction and memoirs; poetic practices. All aspects welcome: including engagement with visual culture, publishing, politics, the occult.
In the last decades, especially since the inception of digital literature, the impact of new technologies on narrative forms has been increasingly discussed: from George P. Landow's seminal work on early hypertexts (1997) to Katherine Hayles' s ruminations on how we write and think in posthuman times (2012). State of the art enquiries growingly consider the way in which texts interface with technologies in a continuous process of 'remediation' (i.e. the 'refashioning' of old media by new media – Bolter and Grusin, 2001), and the 'radiant' textualities (Jerome McGann, 2001) which are the outcome of this process, as well as the focus of a more 'media-conscious' narratology (see Marie-Laure Ryan, 2004; and 2014, forthcoming).
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held October 16-19, 2014 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2014. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals.
Call for Papers: Charles Dibdin and his World
University of Notre Dame London Centre
1 Suffolk Street, London, England
28-29 November 2014
2014 LFS International Sufism Symposium
Venue: Oxford, England
Call for Papers
The papers are invited in all areas of Sufi and Sufism-related topics. These include:
- Development of Sufism in history
- Major Spiritual figures throughout the historical spectrum
- Major and minor concepts of Sufism
- Denominations and Orders
- Interaction and Co-relation between Sufi and Esoteric movements
- Influences from and on outside Muslim world
- The Sufi concepts and doctrines in the modern world
- Sufism in Americas
- Sufism in Europe
- Sufism in Asia
- Sufism in Africa
- Sufism and Atrheism
- Sufism and Pollitics
- Sufism and Authenticty Chasllenges
For all the initiatives aimed at engagement and making students "college ready," it seems like there isn't very much sustainable inter-institutional
communication between high school and college writing teachers. Perhaps this is only a perception fueled the frustration of student transition from one
Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
9-11 July 2014
This conference brings together scholarly, government, and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
'Media and Place'
School of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology
Leeds Metropolitan University
To celebrate the launch of the new 'Media' Masters programme, we are pleased to announce our conference on the 11-12th July 2014.
Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Prof Shaun Moores (University of Sunderland); Prof Kevin Hetherington (The Open University); Prof Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick); Dr. Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University)
This is a final call for submissions for individual and panel proposals for the 2014 Watson Conference, due Saturday, March 1st. Please visit our website (http://www.watsonconference.com) for submission and conference details. Our updated list of keynote speakers moderators includes Jonathan Alexander, John Duffy, Jeff Grabill, Juan Guerra, Wendy Hesford, Gesa Kirsch, Paula Matheiu, and Jacqueline Jones Royster. Also featured will be Linda Adler-Kassner, Patrick Berry, Kristine Blair, Thomas Deans, Danielle DeVoss, Christiane Donahue, Jessica Enoch, David Joliffe, Mike Knievel, Adela Licona, Jennifer Rowsell, Clay Spinuzzi, Kate Vieira, and Vershawn Young.
Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101 )
Call for Papers
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101).
Last date of Submission: - 4th May 2014
Bridging the gap between here and there
– Combining multimodal analysis from international perspectives
at Bremen University, Germany,
10-13 September 2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS
This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?