American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora. The special issue looks to integrate the cultural experience of the Romanian Americans to the vast and diverse array of European diasporas in the US toward an appraisal of the range and worth of their scholarship and creative output. With this end in view, we seek an ample set of contributions across the full spectrum of theory and practice, in poetry, prose, drama, visual arts, translation, pedagogy and mixed creative or critical modes of writing.
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Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issues 11.2 and 11.3) and Volume 12.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
_The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_ is, without a doubt, an indispensable novel in the study of American literature and culture, but its very hypercanonization, as Jonathan Arac observed over 20 years ago, mucks things up. And this hypercanonization is probably continuing to muck things up.
Call for Papers
James Purdy Society
At the American Literature Association 25th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2014, Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill
The 1960s and James Purdy
The International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS) regularly hosts panels at the annual American Literature Association (ALA) conference in May. The next conference will be moved from San Francisco to Washington D.C. (please see more info by clicking on the ALA website link below) and take place May 22-25, 2014.
The IRCS invites proposals for 20-minute talks on any aspect of Raymond Carver's life, legacy, and works. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and a 100-word biosketch to:
ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org
no later than January 17, 2014.
There are no IRCS fees but there is a general conference fee; for all conference info, see the ALA link below.
Call For Papers: Two-Volume Text on the Harlem Renaissance
Essays are sought for a two-volume publication on the Harlem Renaissance (HR).
Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism
Dr. Maurice Dawson, Alabama A&M University, USA
Dr. Marwan Omar, Nawroz University, Iraq
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014
Full Chapters Due: June 15, 2014
Submission Date: October 15, 2014
AGSE Spring 2014 Conference CFP
"I, like other queer people, am two in one body, both male and female. I am the embodiment of the hieros gamos: the coming together of opposite qualities within" - Gloria Anzaldúa
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for our annual spring conference. We are interested in critical papers/panels and creative pieces that investigate intersections.
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to invite papers that investigate the role, value, and efficacy of theory in the contemporary humanities and social sciences.
Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives
June 12-14, 2014
Department of English, City University of Hong Kong,
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
11-13 July 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. David Frankfurter (Religious Studies, Boston University); Prof. Ronald Holmes (Justice Administration, University of Louisville); Prof. William Paul (Film Studies, Washington University in St. Louis)
AVANCA | CINEMA 2014
International Conference Cinema – Art, Technology, Communication
23 to 27 July, 2014
Avanca – Portugal
Abstracts submission should be made until 31 January 2014.
The AVANCA | CINEMA will hold its 5th edition in July of 2014, bringing together researchers, academics, students, directors and cinema enthusiasts in Avanca during five days of sharing, having cinema as the central theme.
In the last edition we had 140 presentations from 178 participants which result in a publication with 1288 pages. This is the result of a scientific review of 31 academics from 13 countries, under the rules of double-blind review.
Nelson Mandela is not only a real historical person, revolutionary, anti-apartheid leader
and first democratic president of South Africa, but one of the most extraordinary
symbols of our times. His story, his struggle, his image have travelled globally and, as
symbols, they have come to signify different things to different people around the
As Madiba's stately figure slowly disappears from our TV screens and his face
increasingly shows up as a logo in numberless tourist gadgets and websites, we want
to ask in what ways his myth has been welcomed and appropriated across the globe.
While family feuds compound with South Africa's increasingly conflictual present to
For Euroacademia's Second Global Forum of Critical Studies, I am organising and chairing a panel on gender. Abstracts to be submitted to myself at email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org http://euroacademia.eu/conference/the-second-global-forum-of-critical-st...
This is a chapter proposal call for an edited book GOTHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ON SCREEN. Chapters will address film, television, and other screen adaptations and should demonstrate currency in contemporary adaptation theory. For initial discussion, email a statement of interest. Proposals of 600 words plus bibliography will be due by July 1 2014. Chapters will be 7-8000 words, due by March 30, 2015.