GUEST EDITORS: DR KYM BRINDLE, DR LAURA EASTLAKE ‘I prophesy that we shall see ghosts and find treasures, and hear mysterious noises –and, oh heavens! What clouds of dust we shall have to go through’ (The Dead Secret) Wilkie Collins’s fiction depicts a rich cabinet of material curiosities. His novels evidence the wealth of objects with which the Victorians surrounded themselves in everyday life. This special issue looks to explore the entanglements between object and subject in Collins’s work. We seek proposals exploring the ways in which aspects of identity in Collins’s novels are articulated through forms of material culture.
SHASTRI INDO-CANADIAN INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY, PUDUCHERRY 605014 INDIA
Convergence and Divergence: Indian Literature in a Global Context—Canadian and Indian Perspectives
AUGUST 30-31, 2018
(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.
As a discipline, the humanities seeks to uncover and explore various cultures, histories, experiences, and truths. The 2019 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of unearthing.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
CFP 2018: Essay Abstracts for a Collected Volume
- 1. Title
Hybrid Poetry & Tertiary Pedagogy: Experimental Verse across the Disciplines
- 2. Background
This year’s New York College English Association annual conference will explore the intersection of English with other majors, fields, and disciplines. How does literature connect with different fields? How is writing essential to other majors? In what ways can literature and writing improve the work of students and professionals in all disciplines?
Proposals are welcomed to examine the influence of literature and writing within various fields, helping to enrich every aspect of our culture and society.
ASLE 2019: Paradise on Fire
Call for Panels now open, deadline is Sept. 1, 2018
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment is very pleased to announce that our next Biennial Conference will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019. We look forward to visiting the Sacramento Valley region, and to the first ASLE biennial conference ever in the state of California.
On the Western’s frontier, citizens and sociopaths abound—lawmen and outlaws, gamblers and gunmen, cavalry wives and soiled doves, the Indian chiefs and buffalo scouts. How do these figures—materially or metaphorically—shape the creation, delivery and reception of the American West in film? The "good" citizen in a Western may seem easy to define, but when do some portrayals of citizenship succeed, inspiring audiences, while others backfire? When might the actions of sociopaths be laudable?
Call for Papers–2019 Conference 43rd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationApril 4-6, 2019Orlando, Florida
2019 Keynote Event
April 5, 2019 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Keynote Q&A: TBA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2018
Please note the change in the deadline. It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.If you are an international scholar and need even more time to apply for funds, please send us your abstract when ready and we will turn around a decision within two weeks.