The Bright Side of English - 12/8/2016
"Post-Family Studies" Special Issue
Pacific Coast Philology: The Journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Seeking presenters for a panel proposal for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference in Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017
Health & Environment
CFP: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium
Saturday 10th December 2016, King’s College London
ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photography’s Encounters with Literature
“The essence of photography is writing with light.”
-- Yousef Khanfar
Cross-dressing in fact and in fiction: norms, bodies, identities
A one-day conference to be held at the University of Toulouse, France (April 21st)
Guest speaker: Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Cardiff)
CFP for a special issue of Rhetor on “National Identity and Rhetorical Scholarly Work” (edited by David Beard).Rhetor, the Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric, will explore the relationship between the national (and related) identities of leading and emerging scholars in rhetorical studies and their teaching, writing, service and research.We invite you to submit an essay of around 2,000 words exploring these overarching questions by January 1, 2017:
Agency, Materiality, and Performance
Co-edited by Brett Gamboa (Dartmouth College)
and Larry Switzky (University of Toronto)
Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization. Moreover, most critical discussions of women in Proust compartmentalize female characters either as “Madonnas” (Marcel’s mother and grandmother) or “whores” (Odette, Gilberte, Albertine, Léa, Rachel). But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.
ACCUTE Conference: May 27-30, 2017
Toronto, Canada (Ryerson University)
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 48th annual conference. The conference will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2017.
The 2017 theme is "Islands" and CEA invites papers and panels that address the idea of the island. How are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape? What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation? Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?
NemLa 2017 - Baltimore March 23-26 Thinking Space in the Anthropocene Era: Eco-criticism and Cosmopolitics
This seminar invites explorations on how to articulate theoretical reflections on spatiality within the frameworks of Ecocriticism and Cosmopolitics. In order to problematize the complex relationship that human beings establish with their physical environment, we seek to trace a genealogy of theorists who have elaborated different notions of space, from Humboldt’s understanding of the idea of Kosmos and Uexküll’s reflections on the concept of Umwelt, to the work of more contemporary authors such as Deleuze, Guattari, Stengers, Sloterdijk, Latour and Agamben.
Class is all Around You: Exploring Class, Identity, and Ideology in American Literature
Editors: John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.
The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture? How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?
David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers
Saturday 3rd June 2017, School of English, University of St Andrews, UK