DLB 378: Novelists on the American Civil War
"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"
This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.
Some of the questions to be addressed include:
Call for Papers (deadline, September 1, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World
I am issuing a call for papers for a collection to be called Playing Offstage: The Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World. I have proposed an edition of some 8-10 essays (along with an introduction). This collection would complement an earlier issue of Comparative Drama I had the privilege of editing: The Audience As Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years. There the issue was the real-life audience's leaving the house and, as actors, entering the illusory world onstage. Here, the theatre moves offstage and into the larger, everyday world.
Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015
Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?
Can we undomesticate kinship?
How do we teach animal studies and how could we? Approaches from any field or time period are welcome. We will consider case studies, narratives, proposals, or pedagogical theory.
CFP for MLA 2016 Special Session:
Teaching Animal Studies
(Austin, 7-10 January 2016)
Those using or developing creative methods or methods that engage with the public humanities are strongly encouraged. Examples may include but are not limited to service learning, animal ethnographies, creative writing, public history, open access, activism, and projects exploring the intersections between animal and environmental protection.
Papers on the everyday experience of the war in early-modern England; approaches using affect studies, space theory, or historical phenomenology. 300-word abstract and cv by March 15 to email@example.com.
CFP: Academic Autobiographies
Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.
David Shumway once labeled the academic star system as one where autobiography marginalizes community in favor of the individual. Indeed, too few academics pen autobiographies unless they are so-called stars. Yet, all academics have a story to tell, one that merges the personal and the professional, the anecdotal and the political, the banal and the important. Academics should want to tell their stories.
Call For Proposals:
Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
The Indian Vernacular: Languages, Literatures and Histories
25-26 March 2015
Call for Papers
Taken on its own, "positions" appears an innocuous and static term, suggesting a location, a posture, a place, a job or status. And yet, positioning is always implicit in the critical endeavor, evident not only in the placement of signifiers within a text, but within constellations of texts that we read comparatively. One could further argue that the various acts of positioning and the positions we hold manifest themselves in every facet of human interaction: political, rhetorical, theoretical, ideological, sexual, psychological, cultural and so on.
There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural. Elizabeth Bowen explains, for example, in the preface to A Day in the Dark and Other Stories that while she uses "the supernatural" in her short stories, she considers it "unethical' to do so in a novel.
Vancouver 2015 Conference Call for Papers.
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held 22-25 October 2015 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2015. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals.
Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015
In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.