The journal Resources for American Literary Study, devoted to archival study and bibliographical analysis of American literature, has returned to Penn State Press and is approaching a transition. Its editors, Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley, are seekingsuccessors. Those interested in applying for the editorship of the journal should send a letter of interest and c.v. to Diana Pesek, Journals Editor, Penn State Press, at email@example.com. Applications by pairs of scholars, as well as nominations of candidates, are also welcome. Expressions of interest should be sent no later than December 31, 2017.
If the nineteenth century witnessed expanded interest in science and facts, it also nurtured a fascination with deceit. From the minstrel stage to P.T. Barnum’s humbugs, questions of authenticity captured the public’s imagination—and paychecks. This panel invites papers that explore nineteenth-century attitudes surrounding truth and belief, with a particular interest in the structures of knowledge and affect that organized popular understandings of credibility, authority, and legitimacy within the cultural landscape.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2018 National Conference
March 28-31, 2018
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline: October 1, 2017
The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2018 National Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, IN at the J.W. Marriot.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Medieval Colloquium at the University of Virginia invites graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit papers for a session entitled "Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance" at the 53nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Abstracts of up to 250 words for a 15-20-minute paper should be submitted on or before September 15, 2017 via Google Forms (http://bit.ly/liturgyform). All entries will undergo blinded peer review by a committee of medievalists at the University of Virginia. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decisions via email by Friday, September 22.
The Velvet Light Trap Issue 83 - Politics of Space and Place
At the outset of Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience, Yi-Fu Tuan observes, "Space and place are basic components of the lived world; we take them for granted. When we think about them, however, they may assume unexpected meanings and raise questions we have not thought to ask." Power relations are often negotiated through space and embedded in place, and these dynamics resonate through and within media. As such, media studies stands to offer an important contribution to the critical study of space and place, just as this important area of study may help us to reorient and reimagine foundational premises and concerns within our field.
This year's theme is "kindness."
Specific to Goddess Studies, what are some of the ways women have been portrayed as kind in religious and mythic narrative or iconography? In which ways has the personification of kindness-as-feminine been damaging to women's roles in the larger socio-political context? Does this have specific implications for narratives including LGBTQ and people of color? Are there any narratives of figures which the mainstream has adopted as malevolent, but actually have much more nuanced and complicated histories? Send your proposal to Angela Sells (firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 26 October – Sunday 28 October 2018
WILFRED OWEN AND BEYOND
Conference at The Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Wolfson College, Oxford
Organiser: Dr Kate Kennedy
The Oxford Centre for Life Writing, in partnership with the Western Front Association and the Wilfred Owen Association, is pleased to be hosting a conference to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death.
Decolonization and globalization have made us conscious of the fact that not only is literature no longer national and autonomous, but it never was. Indeed one can only understand any national literature by comparing it with others…or by comparing it with a non-national or a transnational literature. For these reasons the field of comparative literature is more urgent than it ever was.
Childhood and MaterialityWelcome to Childhood and Materiality, the VIII Conference on Childhood Studies in Finland! The Conference will be held on May 7- 9, 2018 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Confirmed keynote speakers: - Leena Alanen (University of Jyväskylä) - Ivar Frønes (University of Oslo) - Nick Lee (Warwick University) - Ida Wentzel Winther (University of Aarhus) The theme of the 2018 conference, Childhood and Materiality, is deliberately wide-ranging and designed to invite scholars to explore materiality and childhood across a broad spectrum. We hope to inspire lively debates from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives about many aspects of childhood and materiality.