In celebration of Toni Morrison's 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
Send abstracts of 250-500 words (for projected essays of 5000 words) and brief c.v. by Feb.1, 2016 to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu.
Stories about the horrors of living as a contingent faculty member have become commonplace; ever since Slate's story "Death of a Professor" in 2013, news pieces and essays about the harsh reality that adjuncts and short-term contract academics face increased in public media. Despite the increased attention to the issue, many still question why adjuncts and contingent faculty stay.
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.
Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:
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
Beyond Indy and Lara: Gender and Archaeology in Popular Culture
University of Sussex and the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London present:
Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK
9.30am-6pm, Saturday 27th February 2016
Bedford Square, London
Below is the original call for papers. We have an exciting collection of proposals and are looking forward to a tremendous conference. Yet, we wish to extend the proposal deadline in order to broaden our scope. We have several undergraduate papers that are very worthy and we would like to create at least one more undergraduate panel. Furthermore, we will accept proposals beyond the defined concept of "Medievalism." The new deadline is December 5th and all contact information is also below.
2016 Illinois Medieval Association Conference
Call for Papers
February 26-27, 2016
The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:
Crime and Criminality
April 1-2, 2015
Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego
John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina
Journal of Student Research
Volume 1, Number 2, 2016
Deadline for Submission: November 20, 2015
Scheduled for Publication: February 2016
SUBMIT YOUR RESEARCH PAPER TODAY!
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Indian Shakespeares on Screen
Talks, workshops and exhibition at Asia House, London – 27-29 April
Screenings with Q&A: Vishal Bhardwaj's trilogy Maqbool, Omkara, Haider
(Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet)
in collaboration with the British Film Institute, London – 29&30 April
"The wonder opened up elsewhere. The things we don't do."
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth"
"Thanks to consciousness, am I not at all times elsewhere from where I am, always master of the other and capable of something else?"
Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction
Call for Papers
One-day symposium, 4 March 2016
The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies
University of Amsterdam
Deadline for Applications: December 15th, 2015
Date: April 5-8, 2016
Location: Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas & Dr. Miriam Stehling
Call for Papers
The Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project invites abstracts for its concluding conference. Science fiction is a fertile ground for the imagining of biomedical advances: technologies such as cloning, prosthetics, and rejuvenation are frequently encountered in science-fiction storytelling. Science fiction also offers alternative ideals of health and wellbeing, and imagines new forms of disease and suffering.