The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism.
In accordance with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers shared theme of Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives, we invite papers that engage Kay Boyle's short fiction from any perspective. In particular, we encourage critical or pedagogical treatments of her short fiction that explore Boyle's propensity to illuminate boundaries, crossings, and the subversive. Boyle's short stories provide rich sites to interrogate transgression and marginality.
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will meet in Philadelphia, PA from November 4-8, 2015.
Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).
Proposal ID: 15475
Session Title: Multimodal Representations of War
Area: Culture & Media Studies
Secondary Area: Interdisciplinary Humanities
Session Format: Seminar
I am accepting abstracts for this seminar panel at NeMLA on Representations of War with an emphasis on multimodal texts (digital archives of poetry and lit., films, photography, and etc.) until 9/30/2014. Please go to the NeMLA site and login to submit an abstract, or just email me directly. Please share and forward. The NeMLA has changed the submission process, and it should be done online by registering and logging into the site: https://nemla.org/users/
Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion
Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics
2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber
These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.
LITERATURE AND CRISIS
Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
April 9th-10th, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight."
(Walter Benjamin, "On the Concept of History,"1940)
Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making. The conference intends to address areas ranging from film theory and the nature of the cinematic experience to the practices of viewing films on a day to day basis. However, papers which rely merely on thematic analyses of films and ignore the potential of film form are not encouraged.
For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at www.beyondthecanonconference.com.
Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles
Time and place have huge symbolic significance in Eliot's work and that of his contemporaries. Space and time exist as symbolical, religious, philosophical, historical, political and personal 'nodes' in Eliot's writings. This conference wants to explore these 'nodes' in greater depth — where they exist, how they interact with other nodes and themes in Eliot's writing, and how they intersect with the aesthetic and philosophical thinking of Eliot's contemporaries.
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held April 1-4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.
Announcing a New Call for Papers!
Conrad and Nature: Ecology, Environment and Animals in Joseph Conrad's Writings
The editors seek contributions to a new volume examining the ways that Joseph Conrad imagines earth, environment, nature, ecology, and nonhuman animals in his writings. From sea to jungle, from rivers to parks, from animals to weather, Joseph Conrad's writings constantly engage the natural world. Conrad and Nature will gather fresh critical thinking about Conrad and the natural world to open new perspectives on Conrad and to broaden the archive of environmental criticism.
1968 Onward: Its Repercussions in Europe
In 1968, most European countries were affected by the turmoil of protests and political unrest. This panel seeks to analyze the impact of the 1968 upheaval had in Europe and how artists perceived and reacted to it in the following years. Contributions in literature, visual arts, theater and cinema are welcome. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Submit your abstract at: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html
'Total Work of Art': From Fin de Siècle Forward
Taking Wagner's idea of Gesamtkunstwerk as a starting point this roundtable will consider different artistic expressions--cinematic, theatrical, literary, musical, and visual--in order to examine how the Arts blend together and create a complete illustration of this historical period. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
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