While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.
Individual proposals for twenty minute or forty minute presentations are being solicited. Presentations should be practical with a scholarly focus on innovation, instruction, student success and completion. More details are available at www.tycanortheast.org.
The long eighteenth century has been described as the Age of Enlightenment, a time in which rationality and the scientific method took precedence, when feeling could and should be tamed by reason. But closer examination demonstrates that it was also a time of contention between thought and feeling. The rational and irrational, the intellectual and the emotive, conflicted, competed, and combined to shape eighteenth-century thinking and experience on many levels.
There now exists a generation who have grown up in a culture thoroughly permeated by Harry Potter, from the books to the movies and beyond. Now that the series has come to a close, it is time to take stock: how exactly has this generation of new adults been shaped and constructed by the cultural zeitgeist that is the Harry Potter universe? What future is there for Harry Potter studies? Are we still in the Harry Potter Age, or have we entered a Post-Potter age?
We seek essays of 6,000 - 7,000 words for this collection that address the idea of a Harry Potter Generation broadly, with perspectives including fan studies, pedagogy, and traditional theoretical lenses.
Possible themes might include, but are not limited to:
This year marks the centenary of Komagata Maru incident when 376 Indian passengers were denied
entry into Canada. The exclusionary policies of the British Columbian and Canadian governments
forced the ship to remain anchored for two months in the Burrard Inlet—off the city of Vancouver.
Threatened by the HCMS Rainbow, a Canadian gunship, Komagata Maru was coerced into returning
to India with most of its passengers never having set foot on Canadian soil. The containment of
passengers on the watery edges of Vancouver has come to signify, among others, the historical and
contemporary narratives of migration and diaspora, nation building and national subjects, racism and
Papers for this session should deal with Elizabeth Madox Roberts, the Earth, Environment, and Sustainability. Topics may include but are not limited to: Roberts and Sense of Place, Roberts and Environmental Studies, Roberts and Sustainability, Roberts and Wendell Berry, Roberts and Regionalism, Roberts and Agrarianism, Roberts and the Southern Renascence, Roberts and Gardening, Roberts and other Kentucky writers (e.g., C.E. Morgan, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate). Abstracts should be 250 words and sent by June 1, 2014 to Amanda Capelli (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXIV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.
Sustaining Humanity: The Abundance of Edith Wharton
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE (SCCL)
Christian Literature and Sustainability
This panel welcomes papers having to do with any issue relating to the interrelationships between the
environment, ecology, the economy, or any subject pertaining to these topics from a religious perspective. In particular, papers examining Christian attitudes or portrayals of the earth and of humanity's place in nature would be of interest, especially those which handle the impact of doctrinal differences on these themes. Is there a proper "Christian" view of sustainability? In what ways has Christian literature been supportive or resistant to environmental concerns? By June 10, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, a
Call for papers for a special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Detroit, MI.
Submission deadline: May 30.
"The City and the Open Road"
Few American cities and towns, especially in the Midwest, have survived the automotive era. In spite of decades of renewed interest in urbanism, the legacy of the last century's love of the open road remains: low-density suburban development, built up along highways and occasionally interrupted by what remains of formerly industrial towns and cities. The hollowing-out and carving-up of cities has exacerbated already existing problems of discrimination and segregation along lines of class and race, perhaps nowhere more evidently than in Detroit.
Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century
7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School
'If I survive, it is only because my life is nothing without the life that exceeds me, that refers to some indexical you, without whom I cannot be.' (Judith Butler).
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 1, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at email@example.com.
The Theme for SAMLA 86 is Sustainability and the Humanities.
Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
FLUID FRONTIERS: MARGINS AND CONFLUENCES IN LITERATURE, FILM, MEDIA, AND CULTURE
October 2 – 4, 2014
University of Montana: Missoula, Montana USA
Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla
40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)
Call for Papers for the Panel:
Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts
(As part of The Third Euroacademia International Conference: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe, Lisbon, 20 - 21 June 2014)
Deadline 23 May 2014
Panel Organizer: Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou
The University of Cyprus