The Hart Crane Society seeks proposals for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston from May 21-24, 2015. Papers related to any aspect of Crane's work are welcome, but the Society would particularly like to encourage discussion of: Crane's first collection, White Buildings; his posthumously published 'tropical memories' in Key West: An Island Sheaf; transatlantic readings of Crane; Crane and the Midwest; and Crane and Mexico.
Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015
Natasha Alden (English & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University)
Bernard Beatty (Literature & Theology, Universities of Liverpool & St Andrews)
Erik Grayson (Literature, Wartburg College)
David Lewin (Education Studies, Liverpool)
Paivi Miettunen (Medicine & Art, University of Calgary)
Fiona Tolan (Literature, Liverpool John Moores University)
The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction. Contributions should be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1000 words. In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.
All methods and approaches are welcome. Potential themes include but are not limited to:
REMINDER: January 17th deadline
Public Romanticism: Scholarship and Advocacy
Faculty scholars and graduate students are invited to submit a short (five-minute) presentation for a high-octane roundtable discussion on how Romantic scholarship at all levels might interface with advocacy in the public sphere, in keeping with the NASSR 2015 conference theme of "Romanticism and Rights." This opportunity is sponsored and will be convened by the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus.
Please see http://nassr2015.wordpress.com/ for the full conference description.
With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation. Globalization expands beyond social media and encroaches on the realms of the public and private spheres. However, the process of authenticity only further stabilizes potentially harmful ideologies that promote illusions of truth. In some instances, language (literature), film, and art, because of their figurative element, expose the artificiality of representation and engage the issue of authenticity. How are certain claims to truth (authenticity/referentiality) formulated, regulated, and destabilized through representation in literature, film, and art?
A good deal of scholarship has taken up the gendered dynamics of public and private space, and more recently, work in twentieth century literature has begun problematizing the idea of a "divide" in favor of moving toward a spectrum of private, semi-private, semi-public, and public. Despite this, little scholarship has examined spaces that occupy an ambivalent position, simultaneously public and private or the gender dynamics that govern these spaces.
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The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine
Saturday, 18 April 2015
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
Engelman Hall D-Wing
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 14 MARCH 2015
Call for Papers:
I am inviting men who are members of Generation X (1965-1979 ) to share their stores with me. I am looking for men from all walks of life – professional, wealthy, middle class, working class, poor, unemployed or underemployed, stay-at-home men or fathers. Men from all races, educational levels, occupations, religions, sexual orientations, geographic regions, etc... to be interviewed for a project that I am working on.
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015
Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as figures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.
CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015)
Deadline Extended for CFPs: January 19, 2015
This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):
Community Boundaries and Border Crossings by Ethnic Women Writers: Critical Essays, to be edited by Kristen Lillvis, Molly Fuller, and Robert Miltner, is seeking contributors.
Autistics Speak: Narrative Challenges to Neurotypical Dominance
The organisers invite proposals for papers and presentations on the theme of 'strata' in the period 1845-1945 across the arts, humanities and social sciences, for a one-day interdisciplinary conference specifically aimed at postgraduate students. In association with the University of Birmingham's Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity and hosted by the College of Arts and Law, the conference will showcase current research from a variety of critical perspectives and use this to springboard dialogue across disciplines and institutions.
Performing Gender in the Middle East
Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies. Possible topics may include: