Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.
The resurgence of formalist interests in recent years has sparked new discussions of the conception, role, and significance of form in literary and cultural studies as well as pedagogies. In her 2007 PMLA essay "What Is New Formalism," Marjorie Levinson lays out several strains of new formalism emerging in the American academy, which simultaneously embrace a renewal of attention to aesthetic form and express divergent emphases and agendas.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found
"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be." Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." Bronte, Jane Eyre
"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade", says Jorge Luis Borges.
The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.
The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its second biennial conference at New York University, June 1-3, 2016. The conference theme will broadly focus on ideological aspects of heresy in both religion and politics. Throughout history, definitions of "heresy" have been crucial to defining "orthodox" belief, worship, and practice. Indeed, every faith, ideology, and institution must struggle over what is deemed heretical as part of defining what is deemed normative, and it is hard to imagine any ideology (even an anti-ideology ideology) that does not draw a boundary to mark what is subversive or unacceptable.
THE CEA CRITIC is the scholarly journal of the College English Association, a national organization for teachers of college English. THE CEA CRITIC publishes scholarly articles that read closely texts—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, film, and photography—that English professors study and teach. It celebrates the importance of literary criticism from a variety of approaches and the value of reading and teaching familiar and unfamiliar literary works. This peer-reviewed journal offers three issues annually and is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Studies in the Novel welcomes proposals for its Fall 2017 special issue on any topic pertaining to the novel, from its origins to the present. Previous special issues have focused on a specific author (David Foster Wallace, Willa Cather) or on a particular category, subgenre, or theme (South African Novel, terrorism, the Graphic Novel). However, we welcome proposals that take a more innovative approach to the tried and true focus on individual novelists or subgenres.
Proposal deadline: February 1, 2016
Contact: Send proposals and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective guest editors should submit a proposal that provides:
Extracting the Resources of History
Keynote Speakers: Susan Buck-Morss, Christopher Pavsek, and Kristin Ross
10-12 March 2016 at the University of Florida
the quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their seventh annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016.
Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.
We invite paper proposals for Discipline and Excess, a conference which seeks to consider boundaries and their transgression until 1750. The theme invites diverse interpretations of "discipline"—moral, religious, cultural, aesthetic, generic, geographic—in papers which explore the realms of penance and perfection, challenge the orderliness implicit in systems of knowledge, or examine the nature of punishment and retribution.
Powerlines Issue 4 – Call For Papers
Submissions are due by January 20, 2016
Since its lean beginning in the concrete jungles, Hip Hop has grown into a national and international movement that stretches far beyond the streets of its urban environment(s). While the 1970s Hip Hop exposed the complexity and angst of urban youth culture, the rise of rap music in the 1980s began to create new stories about the state of affairs in black and urban spaces throughout the U.S. With such rise and popularity, Hip Hop has become a mainstream phenomenon with commercial appeal that often deviates from its core principle elements. This year's conference begs to ask what is the current state of Hip Hop and Rap today? How and where are the elements being used?
"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.
For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."
We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."
Third Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality
(April 1-2, 2016, University of South Carolina)
We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. This year, rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.
On February 8, 1882, after his seventh lecture in America in just over a week, Oscar Wilde traveled north from Buffalo, NY crossing the border by train to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to play the role of tourist. In typical Wilde fashion, his response to seeing the falls was paradoxical, proclaiming it "one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments" of a bride's married life, yet appreciating its aesthetic and spiritual power as "a sort of embodiment of pantheism." Wilde's visit to Niagara Falls is both microcosm and metaphor for all of what might be called Wilde's 'border crossings'—national, classed, sexual, religious, and aesthetic.
The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco from May 26-29th, 2016.
Panel 1: Teaching James Fenimore Cooper's works and novels
CFP: Peer English
Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by the Department of English at the University of Leicester and the English Association. Since 2006, its remit has been to provide a forum for exciting, high-quality work and new critical thinking by early career researchers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.
Call for PAMLA 2016 Special Session Proposals: "Archives, Libraries, Properties" (Deadline January 15, 2016)
The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.
***Submission deadline extended to 1/1/16***
Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.
We just to let you know that we have decided to extend the deadline for article submissions until February, 1st, 2016. It doesn't matter whether you have or have not attended our conference this spring, if you think you might contribute an article here, you are more than welcome!
All articles should be in English. Those who pass the peer-review process will be first published in in online/ e-journal version of Hypercultura, so that you may have them before the print version as such.
A brief description is about the social and political up and downs in Spain from the 15th century to the 20th century through the eyes of the great poets, Quevedo and Machado.
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016
Imperial College, London
Participants are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All participants are able to play an active role in discussions.
A small number of presenter places are also still available. Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.
C PRACSIS International Conference on
History, Theory and Writing
11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
In Association with
The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.
Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.
Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)
Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due February 1, 2016 to
Full articles due September 1, 2016
Projected publication January 2017
The Promise of Paradise: Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges