American culture, like all cultures, is not of exclusively human making; other species play an essential role in its development. It is difficult to imagine what stories would be told of America without horses, buffalo, dogs, corn, or apple trees, to mention just a few of the species that have shared the land with humans. Such mutual co-evolutions might be compared to Deleuze and Guattari's example of the assemblage constituted by the orchid and the wasp. Contact with other species (as pets, beasts of burden, food, ornaments etc.) modifies human culture and reciprocally alters the species concerned. Rather than falling into neat divisions this encounter creates contested territories and complicated lines of suture between species.
The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.
Call for Papers Deadline Extended to: May 15, 2015
JULY 10-11, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
ULAB'S Department of English, in partnership with the US Embassy, Dhaka, is organizing a two-day interdisciplinary conference which seeks to examine the relationship between language and literature within the frame of English studies, and its impact on community.
Dr. Jenny Sharpe
Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for PVR 9 to May 16th. We are looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our ninth online issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates and graduates alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit via our online submission system. We look forward to seeing your work.
The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of children's literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Literature and Time" are especially welcome.
The 2015 PAMLA conference special topic, "Literature and Time," is an invitation to reflect on the complex temporalities that inhere in the acts of reading and writing literature. We invite paper proposals that engage with the topic of literary temporalities, children, and children's literature in a variety of ways.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
150 word abstracts invited before September 5, 2015
SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015
The UK publisher Intellect is now seeking chapters for Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga, the next edition in its Fan Phenomena book series. Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga will be an edited collection of essays about the forces that contributed to the global popularity and commercial success of the books, films and graphic novels of The Twilight Saga. Chapters will explore its unique appeal to fans, as well as the impact the series has had on people, literature, film, music, television and social issues. This book is intended to be an enlightening and fun addition to Twilight fans' collections, as well as a resource for universities. As such, papers should be written for a broad audience of academics and fans.
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Great Writing 2015
The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015
A SMALL NUMBER OF PRESENTER PLACES REMAIN - AUDIENCE PLACES ALSO AVAILABLE
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.