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:
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 issue under the theme of "Narratives." We invite papers to address narrative from traditional definitions such as stories or accounts of events (autobiography, lifewriting), literary works, and the technique or process of creating a narrative. We also encourage addressing narratives as ethnographies, for pedagogical use, in theoretical critiques, and for rhetorical uses or critiques.
Multi-ethnic literature is a fast growing field of contemporary literary studies. The field is vast and needs ample attention to deal with issues on ethnicity caste and race. If the function of literature is to serve as a mirror of society then multi-ethnic literature in advance pays due attention to the problems of the minorities and the oppressed. MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature in United States) with more than forty ethnic groups still requires intense exploratory, analytical and comparative study and research. The study of race and ethnic problems of United States in a way provides a model and offers different perspectives to approach caste and religious issues of India.
Great Writing 2015
The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.
CATR/ACRT: Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
May 30 - June 2, 2015
One of the greatest single contributions in performance history was that made by the so-called University Wits. The precursors to England's theatrical Renaissance led performance out of a world dominated by bear-baiting and public executions and into a form of complex drama that continues to hold the stage. The contributions of this group of theatre-makers eventually made its way to the professional stage, but it was on university campuses that their work was initiated and grown. They used academic freedom to pursue artistic innovation.
OGOM: 'The Company of Wolves': Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans
Winter 2015 Call for Submissions – EXTENDED
The submission period for Issue #6, Winter 2014 begins September 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014. Please note that submissions received outside of the submission period will not be considered.
(issue to be up between early January 2015)
Special In-Between (Point Five) Issues of Ishaan
On occasion, we will put up a special "in between" issue (see Issue 3.5 and 4.5). If you would like to propose a special issue coinciding with a poetry or fiction writing event, workshop, or as a project with a group of writers, please email J.D. Isip at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
- PASSAGES -
The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD
Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014
The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.
Call for Proposals
Great Authors/Great Works
A New Book Series from Rowman & Littlefield
Series Editor: Bob Batchelor, James Pedas Professor of Communication, Thiel College
The Rowman & Littlefield Great Authors/Great Works Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on the cultural and literary history of literature's great works. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
The Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.
Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"
Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.
A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.