After directing a dynamic and compelling conference roundtable at the recent Chicago meeting of the Popular Culture Association, I am interested in soliciting book chapters about the current state of thought concerning Asperger's Syndrome in modern media. Given the recent decision by the AMA to declassify Asperger's as a syndrome and add it to some level of Autism, many constituencies are actively pursuing the reinstatement of Asperger's Syndrome as a unique behavioral ideology. This has lead to many discussions and interpretations about media characters who may or may not be "Aspies," those individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
This CFP is for MSA 14
While there has been increasing attention to the senses more generally and to the 'lower' senses of smell, taste, and touch in recent years, it is pretty clear that most scholarship on modernism that focuses on sensation is visually (and to a lesser extent aurally) oriented. Attention to the visual in modernist scholarship has allowed us to ask important questions about surface and glamour, affect and image, the urban landscape and the commodity, race and sexuality. But our largely visual version of modernism has also, perhaps, not allowed us to conceptualize and encounter the other senses of modernism.
Focusing on the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, the young adult literature genre offers critical insight into developmental tensions of youth, and our cultural values and preoccupations. Given the theme of "Familiar Spirits" for the conference, we invite all interested to submit papers exploring the uncanny, paranormal, and strange, as well as those that examine the familiar and ordinary as they are expressed in young adult literature today.
Discussions of the mysterious and speculative will be especially welcome, but papers on any aspect of YA are accepted.
To submit a proposal please go to http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals
Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the study of Television. Papers that relate to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," and explore the ghostly, ghastly, the uncommon and uncanny, the profound and the paranormal are especially welcome, but proposals on any topic related to television will be considered and appreciated.
To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals
Each proposal should include the following:
Your name and institutional affiliation
Working paper title
Approximately 500-word proposal
Approximately 40-word abstract
AV requirements, if any
Thinking and Writing Beyond Two Cultures:
STEM, WAC/WID, and the Changing Academy
We are looking for three articles for an edited collection:
1. Analysis of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement and its impact from a global perspective;
2. Environmental activism and/or the struggle against "climate imperialism";
3. Anti-militarism from a global perspective.
Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) to John Maerhofer and Autumn Quezada-Grant by May 30th.
Here is a description of the book proposal:
We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 112th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.
Critical/ scholarly papers on the two areas will be published after blind- review:
I.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives
II. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute
a) Aravind Adiga The White Tiger
b) Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies
c) Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question
d) Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending
e) Eleanor Catton The Luminaries
The General Information for the contributors:
1. Title of the paper: bold, title case (Capitalize each word), centered, Font Size 14.
2. Text of the paper: justified; Font & size: Times New Roman, Font size, 12; Spacing: Double spaced.
Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.
EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014 is a new conference organised by the Cornaro Institute in Larnaca, Cyprus and the historic Cyprus College of Art.