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Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

 

Literary Maryland in the American Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In her 1998 play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel described Maryland as a place where “You can still imagine what how [it] used to be before the malls took over. This countryside was once dotted with farmhouses. From their porches, you could have witnessed the Civil War raging in the front fields.” Considering the preceding quotation—as well as Maryland’s geographical and figurative status as a border state between the North and South—in terms of America’s complicated racial and social history, the following panel invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to present on the representation of Maryland in the American consciousness at NeMLA's 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23rd-26th).

Drama and Society

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Kimberly Jew/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Extended deadline: July 1, 2016

 

Panel: “Drama and Society”

Drama has long served as a communal mirror to society, reflecting its habits, aesthetics, politics and cultural norms. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which drama reveals its intricate relationship to society; how does drama (through both text and performance) support, embody and critique the world in which it was created?

 

Submit proposals online at http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Literature and the First Year Experience

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As more upper-division literature courses disappear from college catalogues and fewer students choose to major in the humanities, the general education curriculum—and the first-year experience even more specifically—remain one of the few opportunities for university professors to use literary texts to teach critical thinking and analysis, both in terms of an acquired academic skill and as a venue for social and political activism. Yet, the freshman year of college is also a time when our students have not yet refined the very skills that can help them meaningfully participate in these academic and social dialogues as their liberal arts professors intend.

Mindfulness and the First-Year English Sequence Roundtable @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:45am
Grace Wetzel & Natalie Mera Ford - Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention – Baltimore, MD to be held March 23-26, 2017 

The purpose of this roundtable is to offer and exchange perspectives on how mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy can facilitate student learning and engagement in First-Year English courses. How can First-Year English faculty (teaching composition or literature-based writing courses) use contemplative and mindfulness practices (e.g. meditation; journaling; yoga; experiences in nature) to enhance student engagement, writing, critical thinking, creativity, risk-taking, literary understanding, and/or other learning?

Update: Worshipping the Monstrous: The Supernatural Screen

updated: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 8:20pm
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

This area of the 2016 Film & History conference, Gods & Heretics, examines notions of the monstrous, monstrosity, and the supernatural as they relate to on-screen representations, thematic inferences, narrative structures, or even production practices throughout the history of filmmaking. How do we better understand the implications of these histories, patterns, or aberrations? What is being signified or challenged, made visible or concealed, through our constructions of the monstrous?  

Global Movements: Interdisciplinary Investigations (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:08am
PAMLA 2016 (Pasadena, Nov 11-13, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel welcomes interdisciplinary investigations of various aspects of global migrations. Special attention will be given to the connections between writing and global movements, personal and institutional constructions of citizenship, and such issues as literacy narratives, the work of memory, personal and public archiving of migrant experience, and representations of refugee crises.

Submit 250-500 word proposals on the PAMLA Online Submission Page by July 1:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

 

CfP: FORUM Issue 23, Readers and Writers

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
FORUM University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2016

From the earliest traces of etchings on stone tablets to the emergence of Kindles and e-readers in contemporary society, humans have invented platforms for the creation and dissemination of text. Implicit in each textual object are the figures of the reader and writer and their differing engagement with the work. But what does it mean to be a reader or a writer, and how does each role play a part in the shaping of a text? 

Publish Your Art, Poetry, and Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Pomona Valley Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 10th issue this July. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues: pomonavalleyreview.com.

Western Area

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

[UPDATE] Women's Writing: Edited Volume

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
New Women's Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

We require 2-3 essays for a volume on contemporary and twentieth century women's writing (fiction, poetry, drama) for an edited volume due to be published by the end of 2016 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. At this point we are looking for completed essays around 5000-6000 words analysing individual or multiple works by women writers of the period. Essays previously published in journals are acceptable provided necessary permissions are obtained. Contact philoreview@gmail.com for further details.

Tarot/Divination Area of the 2017 PCA/ACA Conference in San Diego

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

The "Tarot and Other Methods of Divination" area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference (San Diego 12-15 April 2017) is open to proposals for papers on a diverse range of divination methods: astrology, I Ching, runes, tarot, etc. Approaches may include the biographical, historical, and theoretical, as well as the analysis of professional practice and of representations in literature (poetry, prose, drama), visual art (painting, sculpture, tarot cards, comics, graphic novels), film, television, games, etc.

In addition, I am looking for participants in the following 2017 sessions:

1. Tarot Poetry and Prose (authors reading and discussing their own work).

"Site Specificity Without Borders" -- Special Issue of ASAP/Journal

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Matthew Hart, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CFP: ASAP/Journal Special Issue

 

“Site Specificity Without Borders”

Deadline 1 September 2016

 

Guest Co-Editors

 

David J. Alworth

Department of English

Harvard University

617-496-4904 

alworth@fas.harvard.edu

 

Matthew Hart

Department of English & Comparative Literature

Columbia University

212-854-6407

mh2968@columbia.edu

 

Call for Papers

 

Figuring the Work of Maintenence

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The interrogation of wide-ranging labor and political-economic issues has long provided cultural and literary studies with a foundational motive. Not much has been said about maintenance—at least not directly. Against modernity’s celebration of progress, development and productivity, and against neoliberal incantations of innovation and creative destruction, attending to maintenance reveals a devalorized and oft-hidden form of labor, one on which productivity happens to depend. And, against that most fundamental drive in all forms of capitalism—growth—maintenance may offer a workable alternative.

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