The Walking Dead franchise has become a popular culture juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, despite its soaring popularity, there has been a longstanding critique that the franchise, in both its comic book and television incarnations, advocates an explicitly patriarchal and predominantly white world order. Zombie narratives have shown themselves to be uniquely qualified to deconstruct the many illusions (and injustices) of our social order, so why have so many felt that The Walking Dead has only hardened the conventional boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality?
INQUIS an online graduate journal of literatures in English
Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.
Re/Inventions 2016 : Altern[arr]atives
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach
Abstract Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016
This interdisciplinary conference encourages abstracts that explore the theme of Altern[arr]atives from a wide range of fields and disciplines. The theme this year welcomes narratives that challenge dominant discourse and/or suggest alternatives. Suggested topics and schools of thought include, but are not limited to, the following:
The NeMLA Summer Fellowship Program Summer fellowships up to $1,500 are intended to defray the cost of traveling incurred by researchers in pursuing their work-in-progress over the summer. Fellowships primarily support untenured junior faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. All applicants will be notified before the convention. Recipients of the Summer Fellowship are announced at the Open Brunch held on Sunday, March 20, at the Hartford 2016 Convention. Awardees will be asked to create a poster (digital or hard copy), which will be showcased at the Baltimore 2017 convention. To apply, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/awards/ fellowships/summer-fellowships.html. Deadline: February 6, 2016.
Indigenous communities offer models of collective sustainability, territorial sovereignty, ecological justice, and cultural persistence keenly appealing to a world threatened by environmental rapine and ideological warfare. The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference aims at nothing less than building a global indigenous community without borders. Legacy of the recently deceased Colonel Frank Lumsden, leader of the Charles Town Maroons, this vision of global unity among geographically distinct yet politically allied indigenous communities advances an alternative to global woes that combines transnational commonality with cultural specificity and political purpose.
Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016
UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts
Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)
Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)
We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."
The IHCS R&D invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the January-February 2016 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: February 20, 2016. Issue Publication Date: March 2016.
Articles must be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com