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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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).
The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks submissions of a scholarly nature and scope (4000-6000 words) on contemporary engagements with Shakespeare/Early Modern English Drama and/or Theater. We expect “contemporary engagements” to be understood in the most general of ways, including but not limited to the following: contemporary appropriations, approximations, and adaptations; film; performance; digital media; new theoretical approaches; new pedagogies; popular culture; global Shakespeare; archival encounters. Submissions will undergo double-blind peer-review. One accepted essay will appear in each issue as “The Pendleton Essay,” named after the late SN editor, Thomas Pendleton.
CFP: ASAP/Journal Special Issue
“Site Specificity Without Borders”
Deadline 1 September 2016
David J. Alworth
Department of English
Department of English & Comparative Literature
Call for Papers
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.
Call for papers: “Teaching Bandes Dessinées as Literature”
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention
Baltimore (The Johns Hopkins University) March 23-26
"Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era"
DEADLINE: September 15, 2016
THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017
“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art.”—Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures
This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.
Friday, 28th October, 2016
Professor Bradley Deane (University of Minnesota Morris)
Dr Patricia de Montfort (University of Glasgow)
‘Victorian manhood was by definition a state of permanent crisis, a site of anxiety and contradiction as much as a source of power.’
(Phillip Mallett, The Victorian Novel and Masculinity)
Call for Local Stories
Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers
Genre: A Conference on Comics
Leeds Central Library, Leeds (UK), 3rd – 4th November 2016
Confirmed keynote speaker: Hermann (winner at Angoulême 2016, and creator of Jeremiah, Comanche, The Towers of Bois-Maury, amongst others).