The pluralistic, sophisticated and technocrazy nature of contemporary existence has blurred concepts like marginality and minority that are inherent in human existence. Because technology seems to have melted several existential boundaries, and because theories of global citizenry give the impression of free access to movement, the sense of being marginal is almost waning. However, the network of global philosophy and technological connectivity are themselves apparent mechanisms of marginalization especially in the postcolonial context. Postcolonial theorists, intellectuals and writers have taken the intellectual, political and moral authority to challenge representational claims made by dominant Western/imperial cultures.
Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.
We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.
Essays might examine consider, for example:
-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence
-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured
-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience
-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence
Foucault and Queer of Color Critique
Given Lynne Huffer and Roderick Ferguson's recent groundbreaking work in Mad for Foucault (2010), Are the Lips a Grave? (2013), Strange Affinities (2011) and The Reorder of Things (2012), this MLA panel will reexamine the often fraught relation between Foucault and Queer of Color Critique to see what novel "strange affinities" might exist between these sites of inquiry today.
Send 250-word abstract and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/15/2015. The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-9.
When we listen to the South, what do we hear?
Taking advantage of the MLA Convention's 2016 visit to Austin, the live music capital of the world, the Southern United States Forum (formerly the Southern Literature Discussion Group) is organizing a panel that aims to bring together sound studies and southern studies. We invite papers examining auditory depictions of the South in music, literature, film, or other media.
Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Jolene Hubbs (email@example.com) by March 15, 2015.
Approaches drawing from emerging fields like sound studies and those employing more traditional methods are equally welcome.
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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015
4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)
Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)
The Journal of Student Research is a digital multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing quality, original, scholarly research articles on a variety of topics related to business, communication, education, law, science and technology, and other current research topics.
Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes.
Young, Gifted, and Black
Seeking submissions that engage representations of Black youth related to genius, giftedness, and creative/intellectual risk-taking. 300-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2015; Jennifer Griffiths (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We seek theory- and practice-based presentations on application of digital technologies in language/literature fields. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. 300-500-word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to email@example.com.
The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to email@example.com by May 8, 2015.
Plenary Speakers will be: