This session seeks to create a dialogue among scholars focusing on regional, sub-regional, and urban writing in Canada. Canadian literature and critical approaches to it have long focused on large regions such as the Prairies and the coasts rather than the nation as a whole; more recently, however, there has been a shift toward provinces and smaller regions as well as specific urban areas. I welcome proposals on any of these formations, and I hope to discuss the relationships between newer and older regionalisms. For instance, does fragmentation into smaller areas challenge previous notions of region? Is a conception of Maritime writing such as David Creelman's enriched or undermined by analyses of Cape Breton literature?
The IJHCS (Volume 1, Issue 3)
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) is an open-access quarterly peer-reviewed online journal. It is published in March, June, September and December. The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the December 2014 Issue. Contributors can send their works to be considered for publication in Volume 1, Issue 3 (October-December). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2014 Issue Publication Date: December 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage:
Call for abstracts for a Panel discussion to take place at the 2015 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual Convention.
In late April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for this event. This Convention affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include a full array of sessions, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.
Beyond the Virtual Bubble: Toward an Embodied Intercultural Discourse
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.
This panel seeks to explore the numerous ways scholars are approaching eighteenth century American texts and topics. We invite papers that investigate a specific interdisciplinary method through which individual and collective voices might be heard in the Americas during the long and deep eighteenth century. This panel is neither limited to North America nor to sources written only in English. We are especially interested in innovative methodologies that seek to access recorded experiences assumed to be inaccessible.
Papers about the use/depiction/influence of religion/spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures (including pop culture) are invited.
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.
Submissions are welcome through Sunday, Nov. 30. Please send a 1-page abstract (including working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Dr. J. Stephen Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations run either 15 or 20 minutes (7 or 9 pages). Panelists will be notified that week.
Papers not chosen can still be submitted to the general pool by 15 December.
This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.
Wilson College Humanities Conference
Humanities Past, Present, and Future
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College
sponsored by Wilson's M.A. in Humanities Program
The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Cinematic and/or textual representations
New York or L.A. as classrooms
Moving to and/or Leaving New York or L.A.
Teaching (in) New York or L.A.
New York or L.A. as fictional characters
This colloquium will explore peace and war in medieval culture, history, literature, philosophy, theology, and the arts. How did medieval men and women make peace and make war? What were the relationships between individual and social conflicts? How do the processes of peace and war shape, and how are they shaped by, institutions and artistic productions? Papers and panels might include such topics as the culture of the crusades, the politics of peace-making, military history, psychomachia and other forms of allegorical warfare, peace and penitence, gender and conflict, the use of spolia, just war theory, ethnic violence, the culture of knighthood, and the economics of war.
Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to
Just a few updates about our upcoming National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image…
We are pleased to announce that gender theorist Kate Bornstein will serve as the Keynote Speaker and Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Delaware, will serve as the Plenary Speaker for our 2014 National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image (October 22nd and 23rd, 2014). We will also have a special performance from In My Body, a musical in development co-sponsored by the KatherineAlexandra Foundation and Flying Bulldog Productions.
We have extended the deadline for proposals to September 19th. This is a firm deadline.
The original CFP can be found here:
The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals have become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.
Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool – in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.
We are pleased to announce Karen Hellekson as the first of our keynote speaker. Karen Hellekson is a leading authority on alternate history fiction (The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time, 2001). Other keynotes will be announced soon.
Call for Papers
Assemble!: The Making and Re-Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe