In light of Maya Angelou's most recent passing, I am inviting chapter essays that provide 21st century criticisms of Angelou's autobiographies, creative non-fiction, and poetry—preferably beyond I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, "Phenomenal Woman," and "Still I Rise." While there are some criticisms of Angelou's work (Myra K. McMurry, 1976; Carol E. Neubauer, 1983; Francoise Lionnet, 1989; Mary J. Lupton, 1990; Harold Bloom, 1995; Pierre Walker, 1995; Joanne Braxton, 1999) they precede the 21st century. Others (Terrasita A. Cuffie, 1999; Judith E. Harper, 1999; Patricia Kite, 1999; Pamela Loos, 1999; Corrine J. Naden, 2005; Vicki Cox & Miles Shapiro, 2006) are basically biographies; and many of them are for juvenile readers.
The first two editions of the Conference Messengers from the Stars (Episode I and II), organized in 2010 and 2012, gained a significant success. So, we announce a third conference dedicated to this subject. The several contributions of national and international participants (artists and academics), which were of high quality and interest, justify that we further develop this thematic line. This is a wide universe with international tradition and recognition in several areas of modernity. The national and international promotion of Science Fiction and Fantasy has gathered a widespread and varied audience, and fostered the open debate on theoretical and creative issues,
Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research
Sponsored by the Philip Roth Society
Call for Papers: Summer 2014
The Siegel/McDaniel Award recognizes high-quality work of graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's fiction in the past year (ending June 1, 2014).
We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers and welcome submissions from members and non-members alike.
Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual deadline is September 15.
CFP – Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st.
2015 International Conference on Narrative – March 5 – 8 2015, Chicago Illinois.
Please submit 300-word abstract for twenty-minute arguments. Send your proposals to email@example.com by Sept. 30, 2014
Olivier Brossard, Prof. American Literature and Translation (Univ. of Paris Créteil)
Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Prof. of French, English, American and Comp. Lit. (Graduate Ctr. CUNY)
Michel Delville, Prof. of American and Comp. Lit. (Univ. of Liège)
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)
The editors of ASEBL Journal (literature, ethics, and evolution) invite queries for the January 2015 issue - sooner rather than later if possible. Issues are housed on the St. Francis College (NY) website http://www.sfc.edu/page.cfm?p=3993. Before query or submission, please review the About tab on the blog http://asebl.blogspot.com/p/about.html for complete information. The journal is peer-reviewed and indexed in Humanities Source, a major database of EBSCO Host (as well as in the MLA International Bibliography).
Jesus/Montreal: The Cinema, the City, and the Sacred
The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 15 (1/2015), devoted to the EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS theme.
The deadline for the submission of scholarly articles and book reviews is November 24, 2014.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before January 12, 2015.
The e-publication of the AIC 14-th issue is planned for February 28, 2015.
TABULA RASA. Graduate Research Symposium 2015
Call for Papers
School of Architecture University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain)in collaboration with the European Architectural History Network (EAHN)and the support of Museum University of Navarra
Pamplona, February 19 th-20 th 2015
American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers
REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.
Patricia Rozema's "Desperanto," the first section of the 1992 omnibus film Montréal vu par/Montreal Sextet, follows Ann, an Anglophone Canadian housewife who just wants to have a good time visiting this Francophone city, yet struggles mightily with her inability to speak or understand French. A fantasy sequence during a party, however, suddenly allows her to see – and the interact with – the subtitles in English at the bottom of the screen, eventually serving as a magic carpet of sorts that whisks her off the screen at the end of the film.
Accepting panel or individual paper proposals on topics relating to Jewish American and/or Holocaust Literature. We welcome proposals that discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film or other visual media, and which highlight new ways to think about the discipline.
The Jahlit Symposium is held yearly in exotic South Beach, Florida, at the majestic Betsy Hotel. 15-20 minute papers can be read or presented orally.
Please find underneath a CfP for a panel on « Emotions and Nation in late medieval France » to be held at the 50th International Congress for Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2015.
The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided grants of $2,200 each to enable doctoral students and recent post-docs (not before 2010) to participate in the international Claremont Philosophy of Religion conference held in Claremont, California every February. The theme of the 2015 conference (Feb. 19-21, 2015) is "Self or No-Self: The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self."
Second-wave feminists identified marriage as an oppressive institution that functioned to subjugate women – demanding their obedience and conformity in myriad ways and funneling their labor into housework and childrearing. Feminist film criticism of the 1970s and 1980s was also deeply invested in the critique of marriage and romance as hetero-patriarchal institutions. Yet in subsequent years, this critique receded into the background, as women participated in the workforce and obtained education in increasing numbers, marriage became a rarer and later life event across the populations of most Western countries, and as postfeminism arose.