The Visual Culture Area seeks research in all aspects of visual culture concerning the American experience, past and present. Visual Culture studies recognizes the predominance of visual forms of media, communication, and information in the postmodern world, including popular and "low" cultural forms, media and communications, and the "high" cultural forms or fine art, design, and architecture.
Trans-Scripts – an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the third volume is "Thinking Activism."
Published in 1863 to immediate success as the Civil War sloughed into its second year, _Hospital Sketches_ is now available in several paperback editions, most with excellent introductions detailing its relevance in a variety of classrooms—from literature and history in general to women's, gender, African American, and disability studies in particular. We seek abstracts describing successful classroom strategies that feature _Hospital Sketches_ or that present Alcott as an important figure in antislavery reform, women's history, and popular literature of the Civil War.
Writers as esteemed and influential as Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, Cynthia Ozick, and J. K. Rowling have acknowledged a debt to Louisa May Alcott. References to and re-visionings of Alcott's writing and life have appeared in the work of such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver, Geraldine Brooks, Lynda Barry, and many others. Alcott's work has also been translated to stage and screen, in such forms as musicals, mini-series, and anime. And dozens of artists have created illustrations, including May Alcott, Frank Merrill, Jessie Willcox Smith, Norman Rockwell, Barbara Cooney, and Tasha Tudor.
Synthesis 7 (2014) Call for Papers
Acting (on) the text: the case of new media
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
18-19-20 October 2013
- Narrative strategies
- History and fiction in historical novels
- Writers and History
- Autofiction and autobiography
- Revisionism and historiography
- Myths, tales and legends
- Individual and collective histories
- History and memory
- Hidden histories
- Forgetting/forgotten history
- Literary history
- Historians and literature
- The history of Readership and reception
- French Literary Canon
- La politique et l'Histoire
- History and identity
- 1913-2013, centenaries and commemorations
9th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 1 and 2, 2013
OF HUMAN BONDAGE: LITERATURES OF CONSTRAINT
Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)
Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.
Earn a chance to attend The Association for Gravestone Studies Conference and Annual Meeting as a guest of AGS. Enter the AGS Student Paper Competition.
The 2013 Conference will be held June 18-23 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon
Requirements: The applicant must either be a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, as well as a member of the AGS.
In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity
The 23rd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
February 7th and 8th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katherine McKittrick
CFP by the Williams Carlos Williams Society for the
American Literature Association's 24th annual conference,
Boston, May 23- 26, 2013
Panel entitled "William Carlos Williams as Emersonian"
Chair: Ian Copestake, Editor, William Carlos Williams Review
Please submit your proposal of 200 words outlining your 20 minute panel paper to Ian Copestake at email@example.com by Friday, January 4th, 2013.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 International Conference on e-Education, e-Business and Information Management (ICEEIM 2013)
submited for indexing to Thomson ISI ( ISTP, CPCI, Web of Science), Scopus (by Elsevier) and EI/Compendex
Call for Papers
"Playing at Violence"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2013 Conference (Orlando, FL; Aug 1-4, 2013)
I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a possible panel for the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2013. The panel, which will be submitted to the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of violence, play, and performance. How do these three concepts interact? How is violence (or representations of violence) "playful"? How is violence performed? Possible themes
may include (but are certainly not limited to):
26th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference
Florida House Inn, Amelia Island, Florida
April 26-27, 2013
Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
and the Department of English, University of Central Florida
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the Rawlings conference on Amelia Island at the Florida House Inn, April 27, 2013. Submit papers to Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu Deadline is March, 2013.