This convention will bring together scholars working across the broad field of literary studies to discuss the literary as an interface between different forms of knowledge and processes of knowledge formation, looking at questions of how and through what means the literary is communicated, represented, negotiated, and remade. By placing the concept of the literary centre-stage while at the same time interrogating its role as an interface, we wish to open up for discussion questions about the role, dynamism, and value of the literary in a time of institutional change and ongoing disciplinary formation.
This special session invites papers that offer diverse perspectives on the work of Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and SAMLA 89’s Plenary Speaker. Paper proposals may address the conference theme of SAMLA 89, but all topics and approaches to Trethewey’s work are welcome. By June 7, please email a 200-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Harper Strom, Georgia State University (email@example.com).
Call for Papers
Hipster Culture: A Reader
Eds. Heike Steinhoff and Eric C. Erbacher
A One Day Postgraduate Symposium, hosted by Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele University
CFP for a one-day postgraduate symposium on 25th November 2017
Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory
CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities
Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse
The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.
More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.
Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
Seeking submissions for a collection of personal narratives that address and complicate Appalachian identities. Interested in voices that challenge and enrich simplistic valorizing or demonizing images of Appalachia. Contributors might range from scholars to poets to farmers to fiddlers—anyone who can add a voice to create a more full chorus—at times dissonant, at times harmonic.
Possible entry points:
If we reflect on Vivian Sobchak’s premise of science fiction’s role of reconciling humans with the unknown along with cyborg spaces of Haraway, we can easily perceive that today one of speculative/science fiction’s roles is imagining what is happening and what may happen to help us come to terms with a dreaded present and unstable future. Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of nationalism and racism and an expanding precarity, it should not be a surprise to see the fast increase in the sales of Orwell’s 1984, re-makes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell or appearance of SF works where strangers, aliens, and others are rethought and replaced in our topological frameworks.
Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.
Call for Proposals
Latinx Literature and Culture Session at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association) Conference 2017
Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Whether it is the photo of V-J Day in Times Square or the image of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi on a beach, certain images have the power to become iconic for a generation. Through inspiring shots of Humans of New York or devastating pictures from natural and man-made disasters around the world, digital imagery and visual iconography have permeated our culture and, through their viral nature on social media, have opened us to stories and truths we might not otherwise know.
Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory
The Shakespeare Association of Korea
Date: Oct. 27-28, 2017
Place: Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea
Authorial literary translation
The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.
The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: 07/03/2017
Truth and Representation
Australian Society for French Studies Conference
The Australian National University, 13-15 December 2017
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University