Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.
Call for Editors
We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.
Panel Title: Modernism's Revolutionary Geographies*
Submissions Due April 1, 2015 to Candis Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org
*This panel is for MSA 17 Boston. The theme of MSA 17 is "Modernism and Revolution." The conference general CFP can be accessed here http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa17/CFP.html
Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: "Rage"
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Call For Proposals:
Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015
Film Studies Group
Performance on Film
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of "Performance on Film," defined broadly. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.
Possible topics could include:
Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015
Conveners: Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Maggie O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh (University of Limerick)
Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:
- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre
300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (email@example.com)
We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.
Essays might examine consider, for example:
-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence
-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured
-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience
-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence
-how struggles for political representation are waged via religious representations, and the connotations that accompany particular religious traditions.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the CFP on New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines has been extended to March 30, 2015. (See original CFP on 2/13/15.)
Information should be sent(by Word attachment)to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following in response to this extension:
> Degree, Rank and Academic Affiliation
> Title of Paper
> Abstract (300-500 words)
Hard copies may also be sent to:
Dr. Lillie Anne Brown
Department of English and Modern Languages
Florida A&M University
418 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307