Seeking proposals for a special session at the 2017 NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26. How does a riot speak? How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change? How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them? Presentations welcome on riot in literary and theatrical works, such as poems and plays by Anna Deavere Smith, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Luis Valdez, as well as work in other contemporary media and social spheres. Papers on the literature and voices of the Stonewall Riots and papers with an emphasis on urban, cultural, ethnic, and Queer studies approaches and cross-cultural approaches to the phenomenon of the riot are also welcome.
CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be hosted by the Children’s Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017
CALL FOR WORKS
Feminist Spaces 3.1 (Fall/Winter)
Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fifth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research. Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:
We are now accepting abstracts for a panel to be held at the 2017 meeting of NEMLA (Northeastern Modern Language Association) in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23-26, 2017) titled "The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies."
Contemporary Latin American poets have used satire and humor to comment upon the social and political realities of their countries as well as for their own pure and often mischievous pleasure, a special brand of art for art's sake. This panel will examine the wealth of techniques Latin American poets have practiced from palimpsest to word play, irony to black humor, hyperbole to double entendre, juxtaposition and collage, to name but the most prominent.
Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, 'Archival Afterlives', the 2017 John Rylands Research Institute conference, will focus on modern literary archives, and in particular on archives related to postward poetry in English.
Confirmed Speakers: Lucy Collins (UCD), Stephen Enniss (University of Texas, Austin), Rachel Foss (British Library), Peter Jay (Anvil Press), Robyn Marsack (Royal Literary Fund/University of Glasgow), Deryn Rees-Jones (Pavilion Press/University of Liverpool), Michael Schmidt (Carcanet Press), David Sutton (University of Reading), Kevin Young (Emory University), with Poetry Readings by Elaine Feinstein and Tara Bergin.
In recent years, the value of critical theory has been questioned by various thinkers for reasons that may seem contradictory. On the one hand, it has been subject to criticism for its excess, for being redundant in the face of actual facts. On the other, it has been seen as lacking, impoverishing the object of analysis by forcing upon it a limiting framework. In response to this, humanities scholars have sought out new analytic tools, for example in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and biology. This 20th anniversary issue of theory@buffalo speaks to this “existential crisis” being experienced in the humanities. Is it time to move on from theory and cultivate other ways of thinking?
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to DEC. 30.
From March 21-24, 2017, the Humanities Division at Essex County College will host its Fifth Annual Humanities Conference, "Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities." Although the idea of radicalism can, in some ways, seem antithetical to our understanding of "tradition," this conference will, in part, examine the roots and patterns of radical thought in humanities discourse (including literature, philosophy, art, music, theater, dance, media, architecture, and design) as well as explore works, ideas, and movements that may be seen as radical or revolutionary.
Call for submissions
Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays
Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.