We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (www.medicalhealthhumanities.com), an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature more than 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.
Narrating History, Home, and Nation: Critical Essays on Edwidge Danticat
Oil and Media, Oil as Media
A Special Issue of Media Tropes
Call for Papers
46th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900
University of Louisville
22–24 February 2018
The whole world was a refugee now that the war had at last ended.
— Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, or Ruling Passions (1982)
Any man, even the greatest, can be broken in a moment and has no refuge. Any theory which denies this is a lie. For myself, I have no theories.
—Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince (1973)
The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is organizing the following four special sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2018. Please see below for full call details.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form to the organizers of your selected session by 15 September 2017. Electronic submissions are preferred.
1. Mysticism and Literacy in the Devotio Moderna
Organizer: Barbara Zimbalist, University of Texas at El Paso
Call for Papers: Edited Volume on the Mexican New Song
The Snake, the Roses, and the Thorns: Unfolding the Mexican New Song in the 60s-90s
We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issue of the MASKA journal, concerning themes presented below or other related to the topics of migration, nomadism and life in motion. Only English-language texts will be accepted for this edition.
This panel seeks to discuss the worldwide impact of Shakespeare's Afterlives in contexts of social, political or ideological conflicts.
The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving as editors and as peer reviewers for their open-source academic and creative journal: Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.
In his 1988 lecture “The Condition We Call Exile,” Joseph Brodsky said: “Whatever the proper name for these people [refugees, exiles, émigrés], whatever their motives, origins, and destinations, whatever their impact on the societies which they abandon and to which they come may amount to—one thing is absolutely clear: they make it very difficult to talk about the plight of the writer in exile with a straight face. Yet talk we must; and not only because literature, like poverty, is known for taking care of its own kind, but more because of the ancient and perhaps as yet unfounded belief that should the masters of this world be better read, the mismanagement and grief that make millions take to the road could be somewhat reduced.”