Please join us for ICFA 39, March 14-18, 2018, when our theme will be “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley.”
What does it mean to travel through time?
What is the impact on the individual and how widely do the repercussions of individual actions in the past ripple into an ever uncertain future?
What is the importance of a single moment or a single person’s actions when we consider them as a momentary player in history?
Can one person really save, or damn, the world?
These are some of the questions asked by the syfy series 12 Monkeys.
In After Theory, Terry Eagleton writes: “Theory is general, culture specific.” If we read this assessment along with contemporary proclamations of the irrelevance of theory in reading literature, a few assumptions about what is and isn’t considered to be theory come into view. If the interruptions of culture mean death for theory as generalization, how does that immediately mean death of theory tout court? The epistemic scandal (Rey Chow, 2006) behind this melancholic gesture betrays a provincialism of Eurocentric theory.
PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE CORRECTION!
Organizer: Adele Kudish, Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Great Writing International Creative Writing ConferenceJune 23 – June 24 2018Imperial College, London
Second and likely final call - proposals are invited for presentations at the 21st Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference to be held at Imperial College, London, Saturday June 23 – Sunday June 24 2018.
Check below for the exciting pre-conference workshop for graduate students!
Call for Papers, Romance Literature at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Romance Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://cea-web.org
How We Make
Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.
ACLA 2018 Seminar:
Medieval and Early Modern Encounters: Travel, Geography and Ethnography
Co-Organizers: Shirin A. Khanmohamadi (SFSU) and Christine Chism (UCLA)
CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between on Dada and Surrealism in America deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017 full name / name of organization: The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Issue: Call for Essays
Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945
deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017
The invention of nations in the 19th and 20th century entailed the creation of national literatures, often assembled anachronistically to fashion adoptive literary ancestors fit for a modern people. Literature has thus been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of nationalism, but it has also played a privileged role for regionalist and counter-nationalist projects, many of which have drawn on literature when assembling their own genealogies. Our seminar aims to consider both how nations and nationalism are constitutive of the space and scope of literature (e.g. the cultivation of a national literature, and political museumizing through literature), and also examine literary projects at odds with the form and space of the nation.
Bodies, Sexualities, Masculinities
“I sing the body electric”
University of Minnesota
DATES: March 22-25, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane Ward
Re-Opened Call for Papers, edited collection: Religious themed horror films