Philip Roth's work has always invited speculation about the relationship between the author's own life and that of his fictional protagonists. From Portnoy's Complaint, which Roth claimed was "a novel in the guise of a confession that was received ...
The environmental crisis and intensifying migration movements are among the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are only beginning to be understood as interrelated. So far, this junction has mainly been studied in the social sciences, with a strong focus on the phenomenon of so-called climate refugees. There is, however, a substantial and remarkably diverse body of literary texts, including a large number of poems, that address the links between environmental and migratory issues in historically informed, conceptually complex, and aesthetically innovative ways.
'Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions'
Japanese Studies Workshop, The University of Manchester
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is seeking papers for its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016). 8.1 will be an open topic issue. Please direct queries or submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu).
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.
CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.17.16)
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions
· Crane's depiction of war
· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)
· Crane's depiction of the city
· Crane's poetry
· Crane's journalism
· the Sullivan County tales and sketches
· the Western stories
· the Whilomville stories
· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)
· Crane's depiction of women
Enarratio, the annual journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, invites articles on all fields of medieval studies, including but not limited to archaeology, art, bibliography, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science. Enarratio is available by print subscription as well as open-access via Ohio State University Library's Knowledge Bank platform.
Accepted articles generally range from 5000-9000 words. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field. All papers are judged by at least two peer reviewers.
The Agricultural & Food Law Consortium is seeking formal collaboration with individuals, organizations, and institutions to conduct research and outreach activities that support the delivery of objective agricultural and food law research and information to the nation's agricultural community. The deadline for pre-proposals is February 12, 2016. To learn more about funding availability, the application process and timelines and other related information visit www.nationalaglawcenter.org/consortium/
Please note: the deadline of this CFP has been extended to Jan 17th
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 11-12, 2016.
Call for abstracts for an edited collection
The Cinematic Sublime
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue on: Bridging Divides.
The Queer South on Screen tackles the longstanding invisibility of GLBT individuals both in the American South and in cinematic and television portrayals of the South. While the last several years have witnessed seismic shifts in depictions of GLBT life, corresponding with the greater visibility of and legal protections for queer citizens, the essays in this collection will ponder the ways in which representations (and misrepresentations) found their way to the screen in the past, as well as the ways in which more contemporaneous depictions of queer Southern life differ from those set in America's urban metropolises.
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 members of the editorial board for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.
The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. In commemoration of the Alamo Theatre's 100 years of cinematic exhibition and Northeast Historic Film's 30th year as a regional moving image archive, we invite archivists, scholars and technical specialists to explore all aspects of the moving image history of New England. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome.