Paper has played a critical role in Latina/o literary production. Though recent interest in Latina/o print culture foregrounds the importance of print materials in a way that emphasizes community histories, identities, and political ideologies, paper itself is under examined. This panel looks toward a more concise consideration of the physical and material power of paper as a principle agent of analysis. How does paper coalesce Latina/o identities, social bodies, and cultural formations? How did the proliferation of Latina/o liberation movements result in the reciprocal generation of paper production?
Over thirty approved sessions are still in search of high quality paper proposals for this year's PAMLA Conference in Riverside, CA (October 31-November 2, 2014). The deadline for proposing via PAMLA's online proposal system is May 31: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas
So, if you are interested in attending the 2014 PAMLA Conference, but you missed the original deadline, take a look at one of these open sessions and propose a paper soon.
Open Sessions currently include:
The Emily Dickinson International Society invites creative and scholarly presentations investigating how the work of Emily Dickinson explores, accepts, and rejects the ideas of ecocriticism and radical homemaking. How does her work portray the value of the natural world? How can we (or can we) place her work within contemporary discussions of domesticity and radical homemaking? While we are, of course, interested in projects that focus on Emily Dickinson, we are open to discussions of poetry in general, particularly the ways in which poetry continues to be sustained amid technological advances that both threaten and enhance traditional ways of teaching, writing, and reading poems.
Keynote Speakers: Dr Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University), Dr Naomi Braithwaite (Nottingham Trent University)
28-29 November 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London
'I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job.' – Karl Lagerfeld
In 2014, the 3rd annual Marginalised Mainstream conference will consider the varieties, motivations, and meanings of disguise. From secret identities to theatrical performances, from fictional fabrications to factual concealment, disguises of all sorts are part of mainstream culture. This event will explore various manifestations of disguise in popular fiction, media, and culture that have previously been academically marginalised.
Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.
We invite submissions that explore all aspects of Latin American literature and cultures from their inception to present times. Please send a 250-word abstract including your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title to Dinorah Cortés-Vélez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 7th, 2014.
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).
Deadline: July 10, 2014
5, 6, 7 November, 2014 in Madrid
PERFORMART '14 Conference open for proposals by scholars working mainly on Theater, Dance, Musical Perfromance, Stage Design and Costume Design.
Perfoming Arts Conference 'PERFORMART' hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University and organized by DAKAM will be held in Istanbul from 18 to 20 December, 2014.
The concept of "world literature" which was first suggested by Goethe while he was talking with his friend and student Johann Peter Eckermann on the 31th of January, 1827, started to be discussed specially after mid-20th century. Although nobody can demarcates, it became a field of study by the help of works by David Damrosch, Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti.
The History of Art Conference aims to trace the tracks of the dialectic correlation in between the art and the concepts of society and artistic crops of this correlation from the very roots of the art to the modern world and to the present. During the conference and within the context of society, well known periods and moments of the history of art will be brought to the agenda and new areas of interest that will be revealed by this perspective will be explored.
HISTART '14 will be organized from 23th to 25th of October, by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center).
The Samuel Beckett Summer School is now open for applications. Deadline is 24th June at 5pm. Visit www.BeckettSummerSchool.com for full information on how to apply.
Now in its fourth year, the Samuel Beckett Summer School provides a unique experience for students, scholars and lovers of Beckett's works. Each year we invite the world's foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett's works. The School appeals to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts by providing the opportunity to experience, savour and study Beckett's works in the university where he began his intellectual life.
African American Literature
Co-chairs: Tiffany Austin, André S. Johnson
"April in Paris": African American Expatriate Writers
Conference – Call for Papers:
'Minority' Cultures and Travel
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 14-16 September 2015
In collaboration with Wales Literature Exchange and Ceredigion Museum
Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Interview: Basque writer Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Ned Thomas
NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is searching for an academic COPY EDITOR for its current and forthcoming issues. NeoAmericanist publishes biannually. The copy editor will be called upon by the Editor to edit all articles accepted for publication following peer review. Typically, the copy editor is expected to read articles and footnotes/endnotes with an eye for grammatical and typographical errors missed during peer-review.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit a copy of their CV to the Editor at email@example.com.