This is a call for proposals for 2 areas of the Mid-Atlantic Pop/Am.
Culture Annual Conference. The 2005 conference will be held at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ from November 4-6, 2005. The 2 areas
are: "This Builds That: The Architecture of Literature" and "Technology and
the Home"; descriptions are below. I look forward to receiving proposals at
the address listed below by June 15, 2005.
This is a call for proposals for 2 areas of the Mid-Atlantic Pop/Am.
Call for Papers
Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (IRL) (2/24-25/06)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth and University College Dublin
African American Review is soliciting essays for a special
issue on the Post-Soul aesthetic to be published in 2007.
Greg Tate calls the Post-Soul "the African American
equivalent of postmodernism," and a working definition of
the Post-Soul aesthetic could include, but not be limited
to, this quotation from Thelma Golden, curator of the Studio
Museum in Harlem (who prefers the term "post-black"):
"For me, to approach a conversation about 'black art'
ultimately meant embracing and rejecting the notion of such
a thing at the very same time. . . . [The Post-Soul] was
characterized by artists who were adamant about not being
labeled as 'black' artists, though their work was
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**Please note that the deadline for submissions on this issue has been
extended to July 15, 2005.**
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a referred academic journal dedicated
to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and
emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming
special issue on:
RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Guest Editors: Lori Branch and Everett Hamner
CFP: Mothering in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature
For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled
Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts:
Representations of Mothering in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century
edited by Andrea O'Reilly and Elizabeth Podnieks
The book is under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
We are seeking essays on the topic of Motherhood in Women's Literature
from the 20th and 21st Centuries. We welcome submissions on Fiction,
Poetry, Drama, and Life Writing (Diary, Memoir, Autobiography,
The deadline for this special issue of Literature and Medicine has been
moved up one year.
Health and Human Rights
Volume 26, Number 1
Issue Editor: Priscilla Wald
Call for Papers: 'Fin de Siecle' seminar, 1870-1920
The University of Oxford 'Fin de Siecle' seminar invites proposals for 45- to
50-minute papers on any aspect of literature, society and the arts in Britain
during the period between 1870 and 1920. Proposals for papers with an
international dimension will be considered.
Now in its sixth year, the seminar is a lively forum in which graduates
and established academics discuss fresh perspectives on turn-of-the-century
culture. It attracts attention from a broad community of researchers both
within and outside Oxford, who value its rigorous scholarly discussion.
Recent papers have examined such diverse subjects as:
Transatlanticism in American Literature: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe
July 13-16, 2006
Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Nathaniel Hawthorne
Society, and the Poe Studies Association
Hosted by the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, with
accommodations at nearby St. Catherine's College.
Second Call for Papers for book, On Joanna Russ, edited by Farah
Mendlesohn, to be published by Wesleyan University Press in 2006.
This is a re-opening of a call for papers on the work of Joanna Russ.
The current state of the project is that all the spaces for essays on
Russ's critical work have been filled.
I am looking for up to six papers on Joanna Russ's fiction, each of
between six and seven thousand words long.
Abstracts should be sent to: farah.sf_at_gmail.com by June 30.
The deadline for the completion of accepted articles will be October 31st 2006.
AL PURDY: THE IVORY THOUGHT
May 5-7 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals are invited on any aspect of Purdy's writing and life: poetry,
essays, journalism, letters, fiction, critical reception, public persona, etc.
Please send a 300-500 word proposal (hard copies in triplicate) and a
50-word bio to:
Gerald Lynch, Symposium Chair
Department of English
70 Laurier Ave. East.
University of Ottawa
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Phone: 613-562-5800; ext. 1150
Deadline for Proposals: 31 August 2005
eSharp is the University of Glasgow's open-access online journal for
postgraduates in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Run by
postgraduates, it aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into
the realm of academic publishing for emerging academics, including
postgraduates and recent postdoctoral students, the world over.
After the successful launch of our fourth issue, on 'Journeys of
Discovery', eSharp is delighted to announce the Call for Papers for
the forthcoming issue, on 'Identity and Marginality'. Please forward
the attached Call for Papers and help us to spread the word. eSharp is
very grateful for your help and support. In case you have any
CFP: Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in
Contemporary Poetry (8/15/05; 20th C. Literature and
Culture Conference, 2/23-25/06)
Call for papers for a critical panel on any aspect of
globalization, globality, and postnationality in
contemporary Anglophone poetry (since 1945, but especially
since the 1970's) at the 20th Century Literature and
Culture Conference in Louisville, KY, U. of Louisville,
Feb 23-25, 2006.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual Conference
CFP: Literature, Ecocriticism, and the Environment
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Conference Website: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/ (updated regularly)
Panels now forming for presentations and roundtables regarding Literature, Ecocriticism, and the Environment in such areas as:
Abstracts are invited for any aspect of Andrea Barrett's fiction for
the 20th-Century Literature conference at the University of
Barrett--finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize and recipient of the National
Book Award (among many other accolades)--has yet to receive the scholarly
attention her novels and short stories deserve. This panel, therefore, will
explore Barrett's role in contemporary American literature and offer a
variety of approaches to her rich body of work.
Abstracts for papers are now being accepted for the Kent State
University Ashtabula 2006 Fairy Tale Conference, "The Art of The
Fairy Tale from Grimm to Shrek: And All the Ogres in Between," to
be held April 28 and 29, 2006 on the campus of Kent State
Keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Valerie Paradiz,
author of Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales
Interested participants must submit electronically a 200 word
Calls for papers exploring any aspect of Neal Stephenson's work for
the 20th-Century Literature & Culture Conference at the University of
Of particular interest are responses to the recently published
Baroque Cycle, but the panel will not necessarily be limited to these
Other potential areas of interest:
War and violence
Cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk
Digital computers and technology
Stephenson's place in the contemporary canon
Please send a one-page abstract or completed 20 minute paper as a
Word attachment or in-line text to <jon.lewis_at_uncp.edu>
Essays are sought for a special issue of Cultural Studies<=>Critical
Metholodologies on Race and Kids Culture. The special issue will speak to
a set of shared concerns. As corporations increasingly structure and media
almost entirely saturate the lives of children, scholars and social
critics have rightly begun to explore the articulations of power, culture,
and identity. Inspired particularly by the emergent field of cultural
studies and informed by the post-marxist, feminist, and post-structural
frameworks, they have interpreted the ways in which toys, games, movies,
television, music, and literature educate, imprint, and otherwise
interpolate them to embrace normative values and institutions.
Pre-Arranged Panel: Any topic pertaining to Doris Lessing and her work for
the Twentieth-Century Literature Conference to be held in at the University
of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (February 23-25, 2006): Send 250-350
word abstracts (double spaced), a cover sheet (information listed
below). Deadline August 15, 2005.
CFP: International Virginia Woolf Society Panel, University of
Louisville Thirty-fourth Annual Twentieth Century Literature
Conference, February 23-25, 2006.
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifth
consecutive panel at the University of Louisville=92s Twentieth Century
Literature Conference. We invite proposals for critical papers on any
topic concerning Woolf's work. A specific panel theme may be decided
upon depending on the proposals received. Previous IVWS panels have
met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another
Out of Line: Women Writers of Color Writing the Prose Poem
Deadline for abstracts of critical papers for a collection of essays titled Out of Line: Women Writers of Color Writing the Prose Poem has been extended to August 1, 2005.
Call for Papers: Special issue of American Literature, "Global Contexts,
Local Literature: The New Southern Studies"
American Literature invites submissions for a special issue on
literature and globalization, co-edited by University of Mississippi
professors Kathryn McKee and Annette Trefzer.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/
American Culture Association will once again be
sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL MYTHS IN RECENT
LITERATURE AND FILM at the 27th Annual meeting to be
held February 8-11, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency
Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in
contemporary culture are eligible for consideration.
Papers focused on the following themes are
Submission Deadline : July 1st
Publication decisions will be made by September 1st
In many modern and contemporary narrative acts of psychological and physical violence among women, violence has been interpreted and presented in terms of Freudian envy, spaces for male pleasure, negotiating conflicts in a male world, biological determinism (the over protective mother), or as non-existent, i.e. created by males (women are peacemakers and nurturers, neither inherently violent nor evil) etc.
The Texas Observer calls Texas "the strangest state in the Union." It
is also in many ways America's most significant state: for better or
worse the Texas models for government, business, religion, and education
have dominated the nation in recent years. Why? Where did all
this.this.strangeness.weirdness.power.come from? While it may appear
from a distance that Texas is a monolithic entity, it is not; rather, it
is a collection of constantly interacting and often warring individuals,
cultures, and geographies. What the are the stories, the poems, the
songs that live and lurk beneath the surface of Texas?
Latitude(s): Nomadic Imagination and Transnational Spaces in the New Europe
Latitude(s): Imaginaires nomades et espaces transnationaux dans l'Europe à
A Proposed Exploratory Workshop of the European Sciences Foundation,
Strasbourg, France (approval pending).
Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Centre de Recherche Texte et Histoire [E.A. 1392]
Thursday and Friday, December 7-8, 2006
We're soliciting papers for a volume tentatively titled Literature and
the Addicted Subject, 1700-Present. This volume will examine how the
post-Romantic conception of literature constructs both the possibility
and our understanding of addiction. While there are collections and
books that discuss the addictions of authors or representations of
addiction, the focus of this book is substantially different: it seeks
to examine how addiction is a historical phenomenon that is enabled by
particular ideological and cultural preconditions. Thus, we do not
assume addiction's existence prima facie, and do not assume it is one
thing at all times. Addiction needs particular historical preconditions:
Colloque / Conference
17-18 mars / March 2006
Revisiting The Jungle: Literary Journalism of the Last Century
Facts on File, a leading New York publishing firm, is publishing a
Compendium of 20th Century Novelists and Novels. The volume targets
international authors. As the editor of this unique volume, I am =
scholars to write contributions on the authors and their works =
this reference work. The novelists are identified as those who wrote =
the 20th century, wrote originally in a language other than English =
translation followed), and whose works are likely taught in the college =
high school curriculum. This criteria excludes American and British =
The collection consists of more than 200 novelists and over 300 novels =
Con/texts of Invention
A working conference of the Society for Critical Exchange
With support from the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts at Case
Western Reserve University School of Law; the History of Science Department
at Harvard University; the Washington College of Law at American
University; and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of
Science at the University of Chicago
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
April 20-22, 2006
CFP: Christopher Isherwood Review (1/15/06; journal issue)