On March 19-20, 2015, Penn English will host Locating Post-45, a conference organized around the periodizing category of the Post-1945. A term that has emerged as an organizing principle for twentieth-century literary studies, we want to probe its curious, and perhaps provisional, durability. The conference would like to generate new considerations of the locations and worldedness of Post-1945 by examining its ever-branching critical crosscurrents.
The editorial board of the College Language Association Journal (CLAJ) invites the submission of essays, poetry, short prose, short drama, or book reviews for its special issue entitled, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot: Critical and Creative Responses to Violence Toward Black Bodies in the 21st Century." All submitted works must be previously unpublished.
CLAJ welcomes submissions of essays, poetry, short prose, or drama that engage the brutalization of black bodies in twenty-first century America with a particular focus on one or more of the following:
-the militarization of the police
-the criminalization of black bodies
-the intersections between gender, sexuality, and race
Call for Papers for a Book Proposal
Ecotheology and Nonhuman Ethics: A Kinship of Compassion
The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the question of marriage vs. single life in Sedgwick's writings for the SSAWW Conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 4-8, 2015. This panel topic honors the 2015 publication of Deborah Gussman's new edition of Sedgwick's final novel, Married or Single?, which was originally published in 1857.
For the ALA conference in Boston, May 20-24, 2015, the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the various manifestations of single life for both men and women in fiction and non-fiction by Sedgwick and her contemporary writers. Papers might consider spinsterhood and bachelorhood, whether by choice or by default; delayed marriage; widowhood; divorce; celibacy for spiritual reasons; or any other angle on the single life as depicted in antebellum fiction or non-fiction.
Send proposals of no more than 250 words to Jenifer_Elmore@pba.edu by Dec. 31, 2014.
LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?
Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)
The College of Saint Rose 2015 Global Studies Conference
The College of Saint Rose Graduate Studies Conference invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, poster sessions/exhibits, or colloquia addressing global studies through one of the following themes: Education and/or Gender; Business, Economics; Power, Politics and Institutions; Technology and/or the Environment to be held on March 14, 2015 in Albany, New York.
The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice
13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive
Call for Papers
CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 5, 2015
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.
Call for Papers for the Panel
Art, History and Identity
As part of The Third Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again
6 and 7 February 2015,
Villa Vittoria, Florence, Italy
Deadline for paper proposals: 10 December 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Third Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again
6 - 7 February 2015, Florence, Italy
Villa Vittoria - Palazzo dei Congressi
Postliminium is the University of London's inter-collegiate student journal for the arts, humanities and social sciences. It was founded last year and the first edition was disseminated to Kings College, the LSE, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and University College London in the summer of 2014, and we have just expanded our editorial board. We are now accepting submissions for our second issue, to be published early next year. This will be the final issue to be printed before the journal goes online this spring, and so those essays which are successful will be some of the first to be uploaded to the site.
Corpus Linguistics and its methodologies, though somewhat neglected area in Pakistan and other countries in South Asia, are gaining grounds not only for the investigation of linguistic matters but also for an understanding of many social, economic and political issues in which language plays a central role. However, there still exist neither national corpus of Pakistani English nor corpus of Urdu nor other regional languages.
Postcolonial literature (variously termed as Commonwealth Literature or New Literatures in English) started with the examination of literature produced under the influence of colonizers during the colonial rule, but has expanded into a multi-disciplinary engagement covering even the literatures produced in settler colonies of yore. The colonized-colonizer paradigm has been transferred to the ruling structures within the freed countries to address the plight of the subaltern. The ideology of postcolonialism has impacted other ideologies like Marxism, Feminism and Nationalism besides re-writing concepts like diaspora, subjectivity, etc.
CALL FOR ESSAY PROPOSALS
Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States
Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Chong
We invite proposal submissions for a forthcoming edited collection (under contract with the University of Arkansas Press, Foodways series) that addresses Asian cuisine restaurants in the United States. This volume welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives from fields including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, critical and cultural theory, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and foodways.
Some possible topics could include: