In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.
We are inviting paper proposals for a possible special sessions panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10
Papers sought for a planned special session at the 2016 MLA Convention (Austin, TX; 7-10 January 2016). Entitled "Writing the World Fair" this special session proposes to examine literary accounts of nineteenth-century world expositions, from the London Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. Submissions adopting a transnational framework and/or focusing on works outside the Anglo-American tradition are particularly encouraged.
Possible topics may include:
-writers' accounts of visits to world fairs
-world fairs in nineteenth-century fiction
-poetry at/on the world fairs
-relationship between world fairs and world literature
Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film
***Special Issue of Sports Coaching Review***
Guest Editors: Katharina Bonzel & Nicholas Chare
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015
Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University
Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School
John Lardas Modern, Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
Richard Rosengarten, Religion and Literature, Chicago Divinity School
Cynthia Robinson, History of Art, Cornell University
Amila Buturovic, Humanities, York University
Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
April 10-11, 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)
The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who have professional experiences to share both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.
The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.
"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting"
The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester England 19-21 November 2015
The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001 to stage a major collective investigation into the state and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute papers are invited on topics such as:
The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) seeks papers and multi-media content for a special edition on author, educator, poet, publisher, and institution builder Haki R. Madhubuti.
Papers should explore (but are not limited to):
This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a "Postcolonial Studies Generation": namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in the academy in the 1980s, and whose artistic production bears the influence of this academic contact. The creative production of this generation includes literature, and extends beyond it, encompassing music, visual art, digital media, and other forms.
Given the difficulty of distinguishing between literary and religious texts in early periods, how do literary scholars differ in their approaches to early texts from scholars of religious studies? We invite papers on religious literature from the sixth to the seventeenth centuries, from a range of literary disciplines and languages (Old English, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, etc.), exploring questions of approach and practice. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Adrienne Williams Boyarin, email@example.com
INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture
Call for Papers
Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century
Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University
Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as religious practice. All religions and periods. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015; Lisa Gordis, firstname.lastname@example.org