FOR MLA 2014:
We seek papers that explore boundaries of normative behavior and "moral disability" in Victorian Britain: identity, deviance and the vulnerable personhood of women, homosexuals, the disabled. Abstract due to firstname.lastname@example.org 3/15/2013.
FOR MLA 2014:
The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:
The Human and the Non-Human
March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH
"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida
Special Issue of the Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines
Actualité du transcendantalisme / Transcendentalism Revisited
The Protection Project Eighth Annual Symposium on Trafficking in Persons
Domestic Work as a Form of Trafficking in Persons
Call for Papers
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Kenney Auditorium, The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW
20036, Washington DC
This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of American surrealist experimentations in relation to the complex transnational cultural dialogue emerging in the 1920s and continuing until the 1940s, whose aims included the redefinition of an American cultural identity.
Papers dealing with American surrealist innovations, techniques, ideas, sites, and temporalities are solicited. All genres are welcome, including, literature, film and the visual arts. Innovative readings of individual works are encouraged, as well as presentations addressing larger questions concerning the relevance of American surrealism.
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for the following sections of the issue 6/2012 of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration:
Call for Papers, At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces
Friends of English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA
Friday, May 31, 2013 at UCLA
Keynote speakers: Professor Rachel Lee (UCLA), Professor Daniel Tiffany (USC)
Sir Peter: Aye, ever improving himself!--Mr. Surface, Mr. Surface...Well, well, that's proper; and you make even your screen a source of knowledge...
Joseph Surface: Oh, yes, I find great use in that screen.
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal (IV.3)
NEW DEADLINE: February 15, 2013
Edited by Don Ault and Will Walter
Literary London 2013
Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Organised by: The Literary London Society
17–19 July 2013
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Vic Gatrell (Cambridge); Matthew Rubery (QMUL)
How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.
In manycinemas 05 we are looking for academic articles which highlights the polysemous aspects of history (history/story) in the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America (or some other small film tradition like Inuit etc.).
In French the term histoire is a polysemous one - it has a multiple meaning: history and story. And thus, history is often nothing else than a "narrated history" – a story to describe events in the past in the right manner.
Heroes are created, legends are told, and events in the past are sometimes rewritten. Cinema as well as history forms a collective (and cultural) memory of a nation.
As we are preparing this issue following questions and topics raise in our mind:
The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the "zombie romantic comedy," or the zomromcom. Evidence of the zomromcom phenomenon can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie romantic comedies. The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:
Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Walking Dead (either the original graphic novel or the AMC television series). The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:
• Zombies/the Undead
• The postapocalyptic world
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
Call for papers for a Special Session panel for the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago (Jan 9-12) on the topic of "Early Nineteenth-Century Lecturing in the U.S." Lecture culture prior to the Civil War, especially New Media approaches, history of the book, rhet-comp. Papers that discuss early African American, Native, or women lecturers particularly welcome. Also, lyceum and popular education. Abstracts and CVs by March 15. email@example.com. Inquiries welcome.
Transnational Currents of US-China Relations: The 10th Anniversary of the American Studies Network (USCET-ASN) in China