The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring the work of SSML's 2016 Mark Twain Award recipient Michael Martone for a Presidential Panel at SSML's 46th Annual Symposium, held on June 2-4, 2016 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. We welcome papers that examine Martone's extensive body of work--fiction, essays, and edited collections.
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016 FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 2016 JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP, DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING ANNOUCEMENT.
CALL FOR PAPERS – 2016 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, and Stanford Law School invite submissions for the twelfth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California, on June 6 and 7, 2016.
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and American Politics at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016.
Call for Abstracts
Mark Twain and Philosophy
Edited by Alan Goldman
Rowman and Littlefield
You're invited to submit an abstract to be considered for Mark Twain and Philosophy, the third volume in the new series "Great Authors and Philosophy" (from Rowman and Littlefield, with series editor Jacob M. Held) This series will focus on major literary figures and their works as vehicles both for furthering philosophical understanding within the general population and for investigating philosophical themes through literature. Previous volumes include Stephen King and Philosophy (ed. Jacob M. Held) and Jane Austen and Philosophy (ed. Mimi Marinucci).
The theme of the conference is "Translation, Transmission, Transgression in the Global Eighteenth Century." The conference will include a plenary address by Suvir Kaul from the University of Pennsylvania
The Oak and The Acorns:
Recovering the Hidden Carlyle
July 6-8, 2016
To be held at
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
"It is an idle question to ask whether his books will be read a century hence: if they were all burnt as the grandest of Suttees on his funeral-pile, it would only be like cutting down an oak after its acorns have sown a forest. For there is hardly a superior or active mind of this generation that has not been modified by Carlyle's writings; there has hardly been an English book written for the last ten or twelve years that would not have been different if Carlyle had not lived."
George Eliot, "Thomas Carlyle" (1855)
Katherine Mansfield's passion for Russian literature and culture is well known. Anton Chekhov was not just her most significant literary influence, he was a mythological presence with whom she felt a close bond. Indeed, this emotional bond became even stronger when she discovered the two of them shared not just similar artistic sensibilities but also the same deadly disease – tuberculosis. While Chekhov reigned supreme in Mansfield's world, several other Russian writers, and Russia in general, fascinated her for most of her adult life. This volume seeks essay submissions that engage with all aspects of Mansfield's response to Russian literature, culture and history, as well as to the Russians she met in England and France.
The Walking Dead franchise has become a popular culture juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, despite its soaring popularity, there has been a longstanding critique that the franchise, in both its comic book and television incarnations, advocates an explicitly patriarchal and predominantly white world order. Zombie narratives have shown themselves to be uniquely qualified to deconstruct the many illusions (and injustices) of our social order, so why have so many felt that The Walking Dead has only hardened the conventional boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality?
INQUIS an online graduate journal of literatures in English
As Steven Yao observes in *Translation and the Languages of Modernism,* both the practice and the idea of translation were integral to experimental early twentieth-century modernist work in English: "feats of translation not only accompanied and helped to give rise to, but sometimes even themselves constituted, some of the most significant Modernist literary achievements in English." And in their translation work, many anglophone modernists were especially responsive to the literatures of Ancient Greece and Rome. As H.D. would note of the work of Euripides, "these words are to me portals, gates."
Australian Feminist Studies is an established international peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. AFS promotes innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines. We publish original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on topics that contribute to current and emerging theory and research of relevance to feminism.
We are currently seeking manuscripts covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Questions explored may include:
AFS is an established international peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. We seek innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines. We currently invite original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on any aspect of emerging feminist theory and philosophy.
The journal publishes the following types of contributions:
Original scholarly articles up to 8,000 words in length.
Research Notes, Feminist Debates and Reflections up to 5,000 words in length.
More information on the journal and types of contributions can be found here: http://bit.ly/22HESyV
Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.
Re/Inventions 2016 : Altern[arr]atives
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach
Abstract Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016
This interdisciplinary conference encourages abstracts that explore the theme of Altern[arr]atives from a wide range of fields and disciplines. The theme this year welcomes narratives that challenge dominant discourse and/or suggest alternatives. Suggested topics and schools of thought include, but are not limited to, the following:
• the deadline for submissions has been extended to January 30, 2016.
• see below for conference publication opportunities.
The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference.