In Criticism in the Wilderness (1980), Geoffrey Hartman argued that criticism exists within literature. Working under this assumption – that criticism functions as a part of literary history – this panel asks how the study of critics writing during the first half of the 20th century help us understand both the poetry and fiction of that period (or art in general) and/or help us come to terms with our tasks as scholars in the 21st century. In what ways, in other words, does the criticism of Richards, Wilson, Blackmur, Burke, Trilling, Leavis, Auerbach, the New Critics, or even an Americanist like Matthiessen, borrow, revise, draw upon, or subvert modernist "literary" techniques?
The College of Humanities of Redeemer's University, a private university, in Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria, invites you to its first international conference which will hold from May 27th to 28th, 2014, under the theme: "The Humanities, Conflict and Development in Africa".
This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).
Call for Submissions: Issue 2
A new humanities journal is accepting submissions for articles on literature, culture, or politics for its second issue. We will accept abstracts or full essays, but we are looking for articles that will be ready for our May/June issue.
Please send your articles or abstracts to email@example.com.
American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers
REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.
In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.
Call for Papers
James Hogg and His World
Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)
The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively by September 15th, 2014.
2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014
Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, March 23 at noon.
The First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference Sponsored by The Publications Unit, Department of English, Illinois State University
To be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Call for Papers
- Dr David Bolt(Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University)
- Professor Clara Mucci (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara)
- Dr Julie-Marie Strange (History at the University of Manchester)
More about speakers: http://melancholyandpain.liv.ac.uk/?page_id=325
SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)
We are looking for a few more papers to fill out some of our panels. We would be particularly interested in relevant papers dealing with poetry, film and art history.
Call for Papers: Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century
Modernist Studies Association: November 6-9, 2014
Conference Theme: Confluence & Division
Pittsburgh, PA USA
The Semiotic Society of America
39th Annual Meeting
October 2–5, 2014
DEADLINE for Abstract and Proposal Submissions: May 16, 2014
Paradoxes of Life*
Challenge - Determination - Resilience
The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish. Detailed studies of highly specialized topics, literary explications which do not elucidate broader historical or ideological issues, and statistical essays in the social sciences are not encouraged but will be considered. Manuscripts, normally not to exceed 6000 words, should conform to The MLA Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style.
Rhetoric of War
12th Annual International Conference, 23-24 May 2014
The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.