Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating subject for an anthology, but that is not this anthology. Rather, what this collection seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.
Are you interested in writing an article or essay about any aspect of the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in children’s literature, sharing your ideas, learning about other people’s work, and giving and receiving suggestions as you write?
Members of the Pegasus working group will exchange ideas and drafts electronically between June 2017 and April 2018, and each participant’s piece will ultimately be posted and archived on the Pegasus website (pegasus-reception.com).
CFP: Digital Resistance
2017 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
With participation from Project MUSE
Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to be held on October 14, 2017, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson.
polemic… Polemic? POLEMIC!
This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.
Editors: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University
Adrienne Winans, Utah Valley University
We are soliciting submissions for a special issue in Feminist Teacher focusing on pedagogies employed by women of color while in graduate school. Often, we do not critically engage with the formative processes and experiences that shape our future teaching praxis. This issue focuses on how we learn from our successes and failures in the classroom including women of color’s creation of supportive mentoring and peer networks. We envision these essays serving as touchstone in the ongoing conversations on how women of color survive and thrive in the academy.
Additional proposals wanted for the panel “The American Recluse: Contesting Individualism in Narratives of Isolation and Withdrawal” to be presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA. All periods and theoretical approaches welcome. Please send 250-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7, 2017.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2017
Immigration and Deportation
Abstract Submission Deadline: MAY 31, 2017
Conference Dates: August 23-24, 2017
For thousands of people, violence and persecution drive them from their homeland, seeking safety and solace. Situations of fleeing from violence, political unrest, escaping poverty, seeking freedom, seeking opportunity, joining loved-ones, or environmental disaster (Heartland Alliance), may cause either sudden or planned upheaval. While the threat to life remains constant, the immigration process can take years. Most people take the legal route to move to a new country; others immigrate illegally.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2017
The Survivalist Movement: Prepping for Destruction
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
Conference Dates: August 22 & 23, 2017
Call for Presentations
Modern English Drama Association of Korea (MEDAK) invites contributions for a planned collaboration with Kritika Kultura on the Korean dramatic tradition.
As an Asian country, Korea has an Asian identity. It shares much of its historical experiences and cultural background with other Asian nations. However, it is reasonable to say that Korea has more deep-rooted relationships with China and Japan—all together referred to as “East Asia”—than with South-East Asian countries. It is because Korea was historically an isolated kingdom, probably almost never having gone beyond the neighborhood of North-East Asian region. Nevertheless, with globalization, in many ways, Korea has opened itself to the world.
Historical dialogue is a growing field of scholarship and practice that engages with the legacy of historical violence and its ties to contemporary politics. It is informed by the recognition that many contemporary conflicts germinate from the memory of past violence, and it is particularly pertinent for the field of conflict transformation and prevention in conflict and post-conflict societies. By its very nature, then, historical dialogue is multidisciplinary, taking place within academic disciplines as well as (but not exclusively) with law, journalism, education, film, art, and literature.
“Reading World War I Literature 100 Years After” - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - Special Issue (2018), No. 31
Editors: Nick Milne (University of Ottawa) & Sara Prieto (University of Alicante)
A hundred years after the Armistice of World War I, further review of the literature focused on and emanating from the conflict is needed. This special issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (http://raei.ua.es) seeks to approach WWI from a multidisciplinary perspective, beyond the traditional canonical voices associated with the literature of the Great War.
A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.