This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to re-imagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects? Please send 250-word abstracts directly to the Guest Editor, Myra Mendible, at firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Completed papers are due on or before June 1st, 2016.
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature
The theme of the conference is Englishes and Changing Identities in the North, and the focus this year will be on discussions and re-evaluations of English identities, particularly in the Northern hemisphere, as realised through language, literature and culture.
See the conference website for topics and submission details.
Call for Papers
2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Presented by the History and English Departments
April 28-29, 2016
Call for Papers
2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL)
South Dakota State University
April 15 & 16, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will be held at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, on April 15 and 16, 2016. We are seeking proposals for individual papers and complete panels on topics related to British literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century (please consult submission guidelines below).
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.
College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies.
The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2016 and 2017 (volumes 43 and 44). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is seeking papers for its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016). Please direct queries or submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) and Dr. Chris Loar (email@example.com). Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016.
We are also excited to note that Digital Defoe has a new, streamlined site and a URL that is much easier to remember: www.digitaldefoe.org. Archived issues 1-6 are available on both the new site and at the previous URL.
The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages. What does the way it is portrayed tell us? Does it still hold as much significance? This one day conference at the University of Southampton will explore representations of evil in its many guises. Papers from across disciplines are welcomed. Suggestions for topics include (but by no means are limited to):
We are accepting submissions through FEBRUARY 15, 2016:
Rules for submission:
Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.
ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
31ST August – 2nd September 2016
A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch
ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of 'A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch'.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Adeline Johns-Putra - Reader in English (University of Surrey)
May 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of China's "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution." Historiography continues to debate the periodization of the Cultural Revolution, its impact among the urban elite, the political incentives of the Red Guard movement, the long-term influence of the rustication movement, and the mass violence that took place in the countryside.
Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television
Cristina Artenie (Universitas Press) and Ashley Szanter (Weber State University)