Convincing students who are resistant to feminist ideology—most often the white, straight, cisgender, male student—that feminism is relevant to their lives and the lives of those around them is an uphill battle. More often than not, composition classes are required courses, which means that the students do not want to be there in the first place. Add a feminist theme into the mix, and it can often be a recipe for disaster. This roundtable invites participants to explore the techniques and methods for teaching composition through a feminist lens, particularly focusing on how to combat negativity, while also seeking to invite those resistant students to join the conversation.
48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA); Baltimore, Maryland
March 23-26, 2017
Environmental Justice: Social Movements, History, Literature and Other Arts
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Universiteit Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017
Theorizing Reading and Activism in Environmental Literature
This seminar will explore how theories of reading and reception—important to recent work in critical race studies, cognitive narratology, and new formalism—can inform ecocriticism. Building on the large body of scholarship attending to problems of reading, reception, race, and ethnicity, the seminar in particular invites papers on literatures of environmental justice or postcolonial environmentalism.
The Environment and the Energy Humanities
Seeking presenters for a panel proposal for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference in Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017
The 60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 10-12 2016 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2016 conference is "Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies" The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual/performing) and Music Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science
Fashion and Design Popular Culture
"YOU ARE HERE": AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT
MARCH 23-25TH, 2017 || CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY || OMAHA, NE
In Plato’s Phadrus, Socrates relates a myth of the invention of writing, presented to King Thamus by Theuth. While Theuth claims to have invented the means for increased wisdom and memory, Thamus disagrees: “this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember themselves.” Writing involves an exteriorization of the faculties of both language and, significantly, memory.
Call for Papers
That After Feeling:
Contemporary Poetry, Affect, and Feminist Aesthetics
The 45th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
Since its publication in 2014, Canadian author Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven has attracted enthusiastic critical responses. This post-apocalyptic novel won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction in 2015 and was shortlisted for many other awards, including the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. In this OLH Special Collection, we seek to explore Station Eleven’s position within twenty-first-century writing.
Book Reviews & Production Reviews
Deadline: September 26, 2016
Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance is Black theatre’s only online and open access referred scholarly journal. This journal is the official publication of the Black Theatre Network. Continuum is committed to advancing the very best in scholarship through the dissemination of knowledge on the theory, practice and praxis of Black Theatre.
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture
ISSN 2077-1282 (Print); 2077-1290 (Online)
Vol. 11. No. 2 (June 2018)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Due on 30 June 2017
Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 1776 to the Present
Guest Editors: Dr Li-hsin Hsu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) and Dr Andrew Taylor (University of Edinburgh, UK)
CFP for Special Issue of Papers on Language and Literature
Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.
The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review. The deadline for receipt of application is February 15, 2017.
Why religion got it wrong? – and the need for dialogues. Tip-toeing in a minefield.
Present your research pertaining to adolescence in film and television in sunny San Diego, California, at the 2017 annual conference of the national Popular/American Culture Association!
This academic event will occur April 12-15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego hotel. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is October 1, 2016.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.