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The Modernist Bildungsroman (MSA 17 Boston, Nov 19-22, 2015)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:06pm
Matthew Burroughs Price, Penn State

In Unseasonable Youth (2011), Jed Esty suggests that the "modernist pressure on bildungsroman conventions goes beyond raising the possibility that the genre can no longer serve those functions" of representing modernity and middle-class identity: "it also raises the possibility that it never did." Esty's claim (and other related recent work) challenges us to reexamine the modernist engagement with the tradition of the bildungsroman genre—and to ask just how revolutionary that engagement really was.

M/MLA Panels on Children's Literature

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:47pm
Megan Musgrave

Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 12-15 2015

We seek papers which deal with contemporary critical issues in children's literature from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the informal Convention theme of "Arts and Sciences" are especially welcome.

Please send 250-word abstracts, along with your institutional affiliation and role, to Megan Musgrave at memusgra@iupui.edu by April 5, 2015.

[UPDATE] Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:19pm
International Digital Media Arts Association

[UPDATE] Please submit by June 15, 2015 to be considered for both online publication and forthcoming print publication. Regular contributors are also sought for blog columns and reviews.

The Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice is dedicated to providing a platform for scholarly and creative publishing on the burning issues in the rapidly evolving, always contested, and unpredictable field of new media and digital media arts. The purpose of the journal is to provoke questions and discussion on digital media arts research and practice as a means of moving the field forward with rigor, thoughtfulness, and collaboration.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

From Diagnosis to Discourse - Midwest Modern Language Association - November 12 - 15, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:42pm
Sarah Eilefson, Loyola University Chicago and Devon Madon, Illinois Math and Science Academy, chairs

This panel proposes to explore the relationship between the science of medicine and the art of representation. The power of language to create and control lived experiences within a social context is widely accepted. We know that the way in which we experience gender, sexuality, and other identity constructs are formed by the words we use. We also know that power dynamics are shaped and reinforced by domestic and public discourse. This panel seeks to explore these issues in the medical field. How does the language we use to represent medical realities shape or create the experience of various medical conditions? How can the diagnostic categories we use to describe illness or other disorders influence the ways in which we experience them?

Seeking Writing Craft Essays for Anthology

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:52pm
Urban Farmhouse Press/ D.A. Lockhart

Urban Farmhouse Press is currently seeking essays on the craft of writing the upcoming Ford City Workshop Anthology. We are specifically interested in craft essays focused on poetry, fiction, and literary science fiction. Selected essays will appear in an upcoming anthology of essays to be published by Urban Farmhouse Press to be published in Late 2015/Early 2016.

MLA Special Session: Actor/Audience Bodies in Early Modern Theater

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:19pm
Sarah Outterson-Murphy

Actor/Audience Bodies in Early Modern Theater
How might actors' theatrical materiality interact with playgoers' bodies to shape perception and response in the early modern playhouse? Violence, gender, the supernatural, the non-human, cognition, theology, passions. Abstracts by March 28, 2015 to Sarah Outterson-Murphy (soutterson@gmail.com).

New Worlds, Terrifying Monsters, Impossible Things: Exploring the Contents and Contexts of Doctor Who: PopMatters eBook

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:01pm
Erin Giannini/PopMatters

Doctor Who holds the distinction of not only being the longest running sci-fi series, but also one of the longest running prime-time series, ever. While numerous scholarship (both academic and non) has examined both the original series (1963-1989) and the rebooted series (2005-present), we are seeking to examine the historical and cultural contexts of the series, including topics such as the "missing" episodes, the show's place on the BBC, its global transmission, and branding of the series. (We will not be covering analyses of fandom or individual episodes.)

We welcome ideas for articles, but we are especially seeking proposals on:

The reception/transmission of the series internationally (past or present): BBC, PBS, SyFy, BBC America

EMPATHY The Empathy Project

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:43pm

The Empathy Project

Friday 7th September – Sunday 9th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Literary Histories of Science: Race, Gender, and Class

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:33am
Leila A. McNeill/MMLA 2015 Convention

In the history of science, it has been well-documented that institutionalized science and professional scientific circles actively and systematically excluded people from their ranks based on gender, race, and class. However, what has been underrepresented is the scientific work and endeavors of the marginalized groups themselves. This session seeks to recover some of these excluded voices and stories by investigating the creative, alternative ways that these groups participated in scientific discourse.

Call for Book Proposals—Engagements with Literature

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:15am
Daniel Robinson, Series Editor / Routledge

As the series editor for Engagements with Literature, a new series from Routledge, I am interested in receiving proposals for books that might suit the remit of the series, described below. The series launches this fall with two exciting titles—Engagements with Narrative and Engagements with Close Reading. Two other titles—Engagements with Nature Writing and Engagements with Contemporary Critical Theory—are in progress.

If you have an idea for a book in this series, please contact me at litengagements@gmail.com. I am open to considering any topics that may suit the description below. I would like to know what your experience is as a scholar, author, and teacher.

MMLA 2015 English I: English Literature before 1800

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:49am
Kathleen Burt / MMLA

How the sciences and arts were connected and how they were distinguished in theory, practice, and literature evolved considerably from the medieval period, through the Renaissance, and into the Enlightenment. The relationships between two areas are often complex and varied by genre, author, or even text. This panel welcomes papers that address any aspect of the arts and the sciences.