The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 45th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2017, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). This session welcomes papers on elements of Cummings’ modernism, cultural aesthetics, genre issues and visual effects, critical reception, and interactions with other modernists.
Revenant, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the study of the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird, based out of Falmouth University in the United Kingdom is looking for submissions for a special theme issue dedicated to the “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”. Guest-edited by Ed Simon of Lehigh University, Revenant is looking for scholarly, academic and creative exploration of the supernatural during the Renaissance across literature, history, folklore, philosophy, science, religion, sociology, and popular culture.
Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2017
Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2017
March 30 - April 1 | Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Tel: 843-686-8400 | http://cwp.marriott.com/hhhgr/cea/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 48th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.
NeMLA 2017: Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
NeMLA Convention, Baltimore (23-26/03/2017)
In her study of L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942) in the “Extraordinary Canadians” series, Canadian author Jane Urquhart invokes comparisons of L. M. Montgomery’s life and work to that of her near-contemporary American peers, Edith Wharton (1862-1937), Willa Cather (1873-1947), and Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), among others. While the transatlantic connection among women writers is receiving increasing critical attention, the literary relationships among American and Canadian women writers offer a relatively recent area for scholarly explorations of the influences and alignments crossing North America.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2017 National Conference
San Diego, CA
April 12-15, 2017
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016
The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
Louis Owens (1948-2002) was one of the major voices of contemporary Native American literature and scholarship. His work includes five acclaimed novels, scholarly studies, and some one hundred essays. The extensive oeuvre Owens produced includes writing on themes of mixed-blood identities, working-class life, travel, western American landscapes, the environment, survivance, tricksters, story-telling, and memory. Owens was a scholar of international stature on John Steinbeck, a writer whose realism strongly influenced his own fiction.
Since its publication in 1909, Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives has been, unlike much of Stein’s other works, the object of academic interest and artistic commentary, appropriation, and criticism. Stein herself more than once complained about people continually wishing her to write “another ‘Melanctha,’” while others have judged this work as everything from an ideological racist screed to the most sensitive and sympathetic portrait of an African American woman of its time. This panel seeks to encourage new critical perspectives on what remains Stein’s most popular and widely read and studied work of shorter fiction.
Since the times of Ancient Greece, when “society” and “the State” were subsumed into and joined in the term, “polis,” Theater and Law/Ethics have interacted and relied on each other.
In Greece, drama tended to serve socio-political, cultural,religious, and other functions. It was a device for presenting and addressing serious and important public ethical, religious, and political issues, thereby building citizenship and engagement of the artists with public leaders and members of the public, in works by Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus.
A reviewer of Claudia Rankine's Citizen writes, "One problem with writing poetry about political or historical issues is that poetry proves a terrible method for transmitting information." This is an assertion we have encountered before. Regarding Ezra Pound's Cantos, Donald Davie writes, "Whatever more long-term effect Pound's disastrous career may have on American and British poetry, it seems inevitable that it will rule out (has ruled out already, for serious writers) any idea that poetry can or should operate in the dimensio of history, trying to make sense of the recorded past by redressing our historical perspectives. . . .
This book project seeks to elaborate lines of thinking that emerged during the panel, “The Unsettling Real in the Composition of Nineteenth-Century American Photography,” from this year’s C19 conference at Penn State University. The heart of our inquiry concerns the problem of referentiality and the real in photographic compositions that proliferated middle-class culture through the machinery of Victorian-era mass production. Contemporary scholarly analysis of this photographic tradition has tended to follow the classical semiotic assumption that the referent and its representation occupy distinctly different epistemological spaces. In contrast, we draw on the insights of contemporary aesthetic theory and the field of object studies to c
Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays. Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:
• Depictions and understandings of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.
38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31
Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).
Call for Contributions
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America
“That music must be heard is not essential—what it sounds like may not be what it is.” (Charles Ives)
“To think sonically,” Jonathan Sterne argues in his introduction to The Sound Studies Reader, “is to think conjuncturally about sound and culture” (Jonathan Sterne 2012).
NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.