This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?
What roles do the passions play in the early modern English sermon? How are they invoked, described, performed, and critiqued in sermons? 300 word abstract and biography by March 15 to Jennifer Clement at email@example.com. This call is for contributions to a special session proposal.
This roundtable will discuss ways in which gender interacts with or impacts the collection, preservation, or very existence of archives and archival materials, broadly understood.
We encourage submissions from scholars working in all historical periods, those involved in Digital Humanities projects, or those who work with more unusual archives. Presenters will be given 8 minutes each.
The Hagiography Society invites scholars to submit proposals for sponsored sessions at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans in October 2014.
If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel related to sanctity or virtue traditions, please contact Alison Frazier, President of the Hagiography Society (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC):
"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"
Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.
FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ
Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at http://www.forumjournal.org/announcement/view/30. If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at email@example.com.
40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)
Guest Editors: Sophia Beal, Bruce Robbins, and Michael Rubenstein
Deadline for Submissions: 1 September 2014
Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 12-13 October 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:
• Language acquisition and learning
• Language Education
• Innovation in language teaching and learnings
• Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Language Curriculum Development
• Language Testing and Assessment
• Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
• The role of language and communication in human cognition
• Translation and Interpretation
• Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)
1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries
Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
Proposals are sought for special streams of the Deception conference, on the themes of spies, spying and forgeries. The Deception conference will address artefacts and practices that challenge truthfulness, authenticity or reliability. Deception is practised in many forms and affects societies and individuals. This conference invites delegates to explore how deception is manifested in their discipline, or how multi-disciplinary notions of deception affect their field.
3rd Global Conference
The Dark Side of Celebrity
Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
This call for presentations is a special stream within the larger Celebrity conference and asks for proposals and performances to addresses a serious, interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of the phenomenon of celebrity and death, or the dark sides of stardom.
Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 10, 2014
Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting
The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the following information with the abstract.
On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com), to be published on January 31st 2015. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.
The criteria below regulate the reception and publication of articles and are subject to the content of the Peer-review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.
- The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014
Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
A special issue on Narration and Reflection
guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)
In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include: