This proposed special session will look at how writers have used Scotland's often turbulent religious history to create or challenge constructions of nation, gender, or the divine. 1-page abstract and brief CV by 13 March 2014.
Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art
If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time
Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed
Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure
Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).
Explorations of relations between historical and transhistorical forces that entangle and impinge on texts: memory, biography, trauma, event, rupture. Contemporary historical novel. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Kurt Cavender (email@example.com).
The deadline for submissions is March 1st (not March 15th). but I will accept submissions until Tuesday March 4th.
This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers
Special Issue: "Disability and Blood"
Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD)
Sanglap is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of literary and cultural studies published bi-annually (June and December). The theme for the inaugural issue is Terror and the Literary. Submissions (6,000 words excluding notes and references) must adhere to the MLA stylesheet, latest edition and be sent as MS Word Doc to the email address provided.
For all the details, please log on to the official website of Sanglap.
Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme
Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
May 24 and 25
Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:
• Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
• Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
• The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
• Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures
DORIS LESSING 2014: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE –
CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: Friday/Saturday 12/13th September 2014
Venue: University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
Please send 200 word abstracts for a 20 minute paper, along with a brief biography, to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday 30 June 2014
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'
Inaugural issue - June 2014
"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.
Interplay - Call for Papers: We are a new journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Tunghai University. We are seeking original submissions examining any/all aspects of the study of languages, linguistics, and literature, for inclusion in the first edition of the journal. Also welcome is scholarly work treating any of these subject areas from an interdisciplinary perspective. Articles may be written in English, French, German, or Spanish. Interested scholars should send an abstract of 300 words, detailing their proposed contribution, and providing at least 5 key words concerning their project's subject and disciplinary areas of interest.
What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?
Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
9-11 July 2014
This conference brings together scholarly, government, and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
'Media and Place'
School of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology
Leeds Metropolitan University
To celebrate the launch of the new 'Media' Masters programme, we are pleased to announce our conference on the 11-12th July 2014.
Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Prof Shaun Moores (University of Sunderland); Prof Kevin Hetherington (The Open University); Prof Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick); Dr. Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101 )
Call for Papers
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101).
Last date of Submission: - 4th May 2014