While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.
« Azincourt or Agincourt : Remembering and Representing the Hundred Years War »
6 November 2015, University of Toulouse, France.
We invite contributions for a special issue of Caliban, "Planète en partage/ Sharing the Planet" to appear in June 2016. We encourage prospective contributors to submit papers by December 15, 2015. Papers should comprise not more than 30000 characters (MLA presentation). They should be sent to Aurélie Guillain (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wendy Harding (email@example.com) and (Françoise Besson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Papers must sent to the three editors.
Call For Papers: Sharing the Planet
We invite essays of 5,000-9,000 words in length (including notes and bibliography) for a Winter 2016 special issue of 'Victorian Periodicals Review' entitled Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change. Email email@example.com to notify co-editors of intention to contribute by September 1, 2015. Email final file to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 1, 2016.
As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.
As proven by the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as their transformative works, metatexual analyses, and cosplay. These spaces exist both physically (as, for example, fan run or commercial conventions, fan meet ups, and pilgrimage sites) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Archive of our Own.
CFP: MIDDLE FLIGHT
A Peer Reviewed National Journal with ISSN (2319-7684) (Print)
A Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 4 2015 Issue 1
Scholarly unpublished critical writings on various issues of literature , book reviews, interviews are invited for the fourth volume of Middle Flight, a Peer Reviewed National Journal with ISSN published annually from the Dept. of English, S. S. Mahavidyalaya, Kespur, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Eligibility is restricted to research scholars and teachers of colleges and universities. We are not specifying any theme or sub-theme for this volume. Suggested broad areas are:
• Indian English Writings
This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016
Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST
Preconference in conjunction with the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) biennial conference
May 26, 2016
VI Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut
CALL FOR PAPERS
At the Crossroads: Mapping Dichotomies in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Date: November 6, 2015
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
"Making Time/Making Space: Temporality in Medieval and Renaissance Drama"
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
12-15 May 2016
Panel # 15668 "'If I were your wife, I'd poison your coffee:' Gender and Poison in Modernity"
Since the Victorians, poison has been predominantly associated with femininity and domesticity, whether in well-publicized criminal trials, sensation novels or detective fiction. This panel examines the nature of poison and the nature of the poisoner as depicted in literary and cultural productions focusing on the domestic sphere from 1800 to the present time.