Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).
Explorations of relations between historical and transhistorical forces that entangle and impinge on texts: memory, biography, trauma, event, rupture. Contemporary historical novel. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Kurt Cavender (email@example.com).
While composition is often a standalone course, some colleges offer it as discipline-specific writing, either as a linked course or integrated into a learning community. Brief presentations that explore successes and challenges as well as the impact on student success.
Send 300 word abstracts and brief bios to firstname.lastname@example.org by or before March 14th, 2014.
If accepted, you must be a member of the MLA by April 1, 2014.
Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation. Presentations invited exploring the teaching of these narratives at the intersection of memory and invention.
Please send 300 word abstracts or queries to Stacey Lee Donohue, email@example.com by or before March 14th.
This guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia in January is arranged by the Community College Humanities Association. All MLA members (you must be a member by April 1st) are welcome to submit proposals for this pedagogy/classroom focused panel.
The deadline for submissions is March 1st (not March 15th). but I will accept submissions until Tuesday March 4th.
This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
For Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, 16-19 October 2014: Papers welcome on any aspect of the work of William Tyndale or his reception by Tudor readers. Please submit 250-word abstract and brief CV to Susan Felch, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 25 March 2014.
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers
Special Issue: "Disability and Blood"
Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD)
"People that read Bonhoeffer are possessed by Bonhoeffer."
~Marilynne Robinson, Interview, Berkley Center
Trinity Western University's Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming graduate conference—a component of a larger, three-day conference on Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism and the challenges of moral formation in 'a world come of age.'
Sanglap is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of literary and cultural studies published bi-annually (June and December). The theme for the inaugural issue is Terror and the Literary. Submissions (6,000 words excluding notes and references) must adhere to the MLA stylesheet, latest edition and be sent as MS Word Doc to the email address provided.
For all the details, please log on to the official website of Sanglap.
Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme
Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
May 24 and 25
Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:
• Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
• Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
• The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
• Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures
Call for Papers
Culture and the Economization of Everything
A Special Issue of The Canadian Review of American Studies
The theme for this year's SCMLA conference is "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." We welcome essays on this theme or on any topic related to literature of the long eighteenth century. More information about the conference is available at the SCMLA website: http://www.southcentralmla.org/. Deadlien for submission is March 31.
DORIS LESSING 2014: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE –
CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: Friday/Saturday 12/13th September 2014
Venue: University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
Please send 200 word abstracts for a 20 minute paper, along with a brief biography, to email@example.com
by Monday 30 June 2014
Metal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'
Inaugural issue - June 2014
"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.