Children at home dream of war; children in war zones dream of home. War poets such as Robert Service, Wilfred Owen, and Robert Graves were haunted by childhood narratives of home and play, to the point where they were interpreting their own immediate experience through lenses tinted by memory and childish linguistic patterns; novelists such as L.M. Montgomery, Kate Seredy, and Ethel Turner became increasingly obsessed with the identity of place and how war expands (and sometimes explodes) a community's sense of self.
Call for Papers: "Transcendentalism and Temporality" (The Thoreau Society at MLA)
The Thoreau Society will hold this session at the 2015 Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Jan. 8-11, 2015, in Vancouver B.C.). We seek proposals for 15-minute papers addressing temporality, (dis)continuity, and/or temporal "transits," as Stacy Alaimo has used that term, in the works of Thoreau and his immediate contemporaries in American Transcendentalism. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief cv by 15 March 2014 to Rochelle Johnson (email@example.com).
Modern Horizons CFP – Translation and Transcendence
For the June 2014 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays, in English or French, on the theme of 'Translation and Transcendence / La traduction et la transcendance'.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Title of the book: New Literatures in English
Editor: Dr R.P. Singh
Department of English and Modern European Languages,
University of Lucknow
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of New Literatures in English with special reference to the following:
1. Making of New Literatures
4. Identity formation in New Literature
5. Diaspora Literature
6. Canadian Literature in English
Call for Paper on
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of Canadian Literature with reference to the following:
1. Making of Canadian Literature
2. Challenges before Canadian Literature
3. Code of History in Canada
4. Code of Gender in Canada
5. Code of Fantasy in Canada
6. Code of Folklore in Canada
7. Identity formation in Canadian Literature
8. South Asian Diaspora in Canada
9. Canadian Poetry
10. Canadian Novel
11. Canadian Drama
12. Canadian Criticism
13. Northrop Frye
14. A L Purdy
Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
full name / name of organization:
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
2014 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
Submission deadline: March 7, 2014.
Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.
This panel proposes to explore notions of sincerity and authenticity in contemporary literary and cultural productions of any nationality. In what ways do such texts shrug off the lament of the postmodern era that a highly mediated and wholly commodified world empties social, cultural, and political life of any "real" content? Do these newer texts contest earlier notions of sincerity and authenticity or amend them? Can such texts said to be creating a grammar or rhetoric of sincerity? Papers might explore this topic with regard to aesthetics, economics, culture, race, class, gender, or nationality.
Please send a 300 word abstract and short bio to email@example.com by February 28th.
This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personas, and liminal landscapres in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).
This regular session panel welcomes papers that consider Southern American literature from any genre or era. Papers that engage with the conference theme, "Forces of Nature," are particularly encouraged.
The 2014 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held on October 18-22 in Austin, TX. Abstracts for the Southern American Literature session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Kelly Clasen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the next issue of the Ol3Media e-journal we are seeking short papers about Sport in relationship with new and old media and about themes not just related to a single sport performace.
The issue wants to explore the topic, both offering an overview and studying social, marketing and cultural points of view, stardom of athletes, movies and tv series about sport topics, use of social networks by athletes and sport societies and so on.
We are accepting monographic papers or cross-connected papers that touch several topics and themes.
We invite papers (25 minutes maximum) from all fields of the humanities including (but not limited to) cultural studies, art, film, literature, music, mass media, entertainment, sport, history, philosophy, politics, cultural geography, environmental studies, ecology, sociology.
The conference is held as part of the INKULTUS grant project administered at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The project aim is to foster international interdisciplinary curriculum development and research in the area of cultural studies. The conference is going to be held at Palacky University, in the historic centre of Olomouc where culture, arts, history, and magic atmosphere all converge.
CALL FOR PAPERS / 13th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
July 24-27, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona
*Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 13th Annual Debut Panel.
BTA will hold joint sessions with the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Latino/a Focus Group (LFG) in order to foster communication across our interrelated disciplines.
Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014
March 7th: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at email@example.com.
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)
"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It