Call for Papers
The Woolfs and Africa
Spring 2016 Special Issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Submissions due: 15 September 2015
Essays requested on Virginia and/or Leonard Woolf and Africa. Topics include but are not limited to: Virginia Woolf and African writers; representations of Africa in Virginia's fiction and/or essays; Leonard's international politics/writing and Africa; imperialism, race, and Africa in the Woolfs' lives and work; teaching Virginia and/or Leonard Woolf in Africa; African perspectives on Virginia's feminism; African modernisms and Virginia Woolf; post-colonial African literature and Virginia Woolf.
In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.
Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)
If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.
DEADLINE APPROACHING-September 30, 2014
We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.
Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.
Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies
E-Gothic: Assemblage and Anxiety in the Networked World
The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.
Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.
International Pynchon Week: Pynchon on the Edge
Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.
This special Spring 2015 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes. For this special issue, we will be looking for scholarly articles, book reviews, and nonfiction essays that explore various aspects of Hitchcock's work and personal life, and how the two often connected: music, television, gender, humor, voyeurism, film history, or film theory, to name just a few.
Call for proposals for panels and papers.
The fourth biennial conference of the Defoe Society, 22-23 July, 2015, Bath, England.
The conference invites proposals for panels on any topic related to the study of Defoe and his contemporaries, broadly defined as stretching from the Restoration period to the mid eighteenth century. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.
This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes. For this special issue, we will be looking for scholarly articles, book reviews, and nonfiction essays that explore various aspects of Hitchcock's work and personal life, and how the two often connected: music, television, gender, humor, voyeurism, film history, or film theory, to name just a few.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Lifetime Television and Movies
We are now accepting submissions for an edited commissioned book titled: Approaches to Developing Ecological Consciousness in the 21st Century Classroom.
With the many environmental challenges of the world including, global warming, pollution, erosion, deforestation and endangered species to name just a few, environmental and sustainability themes have become increasingly prevalent in the media. Literary authors have also begun to use their pens to examine how our treatment of the environment can impact our daily lives.
Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2015
March 26-28, 2015 | Indianapolis, IN
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis | 1 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: +1 317-616-6060. www.indianapolis.hyatt.com
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.
The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to email@example.com. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.