Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.
The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
Fictional and factual narrative
Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory
Classical narratology revisited
As more institutions turn outward to offer unique learning experiences for students, how do we create literature-based service-learning projects that are engaging and impactful?
Looking for presentations on successful service-learning projects that will be completed or in-progress by Fall 2018.
Faculty-student co-presentations are especially welcome.
Email CV & 200 word abstract by 25 March 2018.
Call for Papers, Women's Studies Special Issue: "Futures of Feminist Science Studies"
This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: "Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture" and "Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom."
The Harold Pinter Review seeks essays on the works of Harold Pinter, as well as other contemporary dramatists. Book and theatre reviews are also welcome. See http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx to submit.
Special Session panel for 2019 MLA Convention (Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019):
How has the Trump Era (re)shaped the ways we read/teach American literature? How has it affected American literary production?
Send 250-word abstract and brief bio/CV by 15 March 2018 to Adam Meehan (email@example.com).
Transatlantic Girlhood in Nineteenth-Century Literature Collection
This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?
Call for papers for a special session at the MLA 2019 conference to be held in Chicago:
(De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South
Performing Precarity through crises of race, gender, migration, existence, regional/national/global hierarchies. Situating Precarity in postcolonial, neoliberal Global South vis-à-vis the Global North. 300 word abstracts to be submitted by March 15, 2018 to Sagnika Chanda at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY). This is a non-guaranteed session.
“Late London” Panel at the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium CFP
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality
General Call for Abstracts and Papers
Volume 1 Issue 2, Summer 2018
Authors are welcome to submit articles or abstracts for the general issues of PRS at any time.
Creative Writing Education Today
A national celebration
October 5 2018Tampa, Fl9.00 am - 5.00 pmVenue: Marshall Center, University of South Florida
Call for Presentations
You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium (beginning in Tampa, Florida in October 2018). Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:
- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities
- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies
Even as antifeminist and right-wing forces have gained footholds worldwide, feminists have forcefully asserted themselves in the public sphere as key voices of resistance. From the Women’s Marches around the world that took place the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, to the 2012 protests in Delhi, to a new resurgence of writers proudly adopting the moniker, feminists have organized to claim public space and a public voice. It is no overstatement to claim that “the resistance” is being led by women, with intersectional feminism at its core.
Critical Multilingualism Studies
Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts
(Optional) 300-word queries / expressions of interest by May 1, 2018
Drafts due for peer review by September 1, 2018
Guest Editors: Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich
Call for Papers
“A painter’s drawing is really his writing…”