To meet the needs of the growing body of online students, online pedagogy scholars persist in their efforts to ensure online education is as vibrant and effective as its onsite counterpart, if not more so. However, scholarship focusing on teaching creative writing, specifically, online is limited. As Bronwyn T. Williams rightfully points out, “the scholarship in creative writing pedagogy remains remarkably unengaged with digital technologies” (247). Given the youthfulness of creative writing scholarship, particularly when compared to other work that has taken the forefront in English studies, it is fair to assume that creative writing scholarship might be too limited at the present to include online education perhaps as it should.
The Modernist Studies in Asia Network seeks proposals for short, persuasive essays addressing “Global Modernisms’ Other Empires” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform. While the New Modernist Studies has productively expanded the locations and timelines of modernism, many figures, literary works, and images central to this expansion continue to be drawn from the British and French Empires.
Asian Voices in the World: Asian Children’s Literature Research
Special Issue for International Research in Children’s Literature
Valerie Guyant (Dept of Languages and Literature, Montana State University - Northern, US) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Watkins (School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, US) email@example.com
The editors are currently soliciting abstract submissions for an edited volume focusing on Transgressive Women in Speculative Fiction.
The Comics of Karen Berger: Portrait of the Editor as an Artist
Prison is used world-wide as a form of punishment or detention for men, women and children, within a functioning criminal justice system, and its use can be traced back to the rise of the earliest forms of state or social organisation in which humans have lived. Prisons are variously known as jails, gaols, penitentiaries, detention centres, correctional centres, and remand centres. They can be used as a tool of political repression, or a means of detaining large groups of civilians during times of war.
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" is soliciting original contributions for its 12th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2020. D&R is an open access journal edited by Elena Cervellati and Elena Randi and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, D&R wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2020 issue.
EACLALS Triennial Conference 2020: Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments
Date: May 18-22, 2020
Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Call for Papers
The influence of postcolonial thought has made it a commonplace to acknowledge the coexistence of multiple and plural forms of modernities that have led to great cultural, political, economic and technological shifts in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
The materiality of the body confounds us; it forces a reconsideration of the “linguistic turn,” perhaps even the “social constructionist” turn, by which we understand the world and identity as linguistically or socially constituted. But how do we look at bodies –our own, the first bodies exhibited to us as children, the bodies of clowns and circus performers, or even the bodies of everyday folks with impairments—people who are like us but also somehow different? And what knowledge do such encounters create or reify?
“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.” – Winston Churchill, 5 March 1946
BORDERS and BORDERLANDS
CORFU, GREECE – 20-24 MAY 2020
Durrell Library of Corfu
CALL for PAPERS (revised)
The Durrell Library of Corfu invites submissions on the themes of
IDENTITY – MEANING – INCLUSION – EXCLUSION – DIFFERENCE
Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.
Call for Submissions
Speaking Margins, Talking Mainstream: Strategies of Inclusivity in Popular Culture
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
Supreme Leader Snoke
In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA). Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.” What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women?
We are extending the deadline for our Call for Papers for the Comics in Community Conference until January 10th, 2020. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract so far, and we look forward to reading them all. We are also very pleased to announce that Dr. André Carrington will be our first keynote speaker. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions, and please see below for our full CFP.
17th Annual UF GCO Conference: "Comics In Community"
Updated Deadline for Submissions: 1/10/2020
Hosted by: Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida