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SCMS 2018 CFP: Between the Letter and the Line: Figural Discourse and/of the Moving Image

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:44pm
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“One can get to the figure by making clear that every discourse possesses its counterpart, the object of which it speaks, which is over there, like what it designates in a horizon: sight on the edge of discourse.” —Jean-François Lyotard, Discourse, Figure, 7.

 

“Perhaps it is no more than an accident that in our two oldest examples figura occurs in combination with nova; but even if accidental, it is significant, for the notion of the new manifestation, the changing aspect, of the permanent runs through the whole history of the word.” —Erich Auerbach, “Figura,” Scenes from the Drama of European Literature, 12.

Chuck Palahniuk: Literature or Trash? (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:39pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific American authors of the past twenty years, averaging more than a book a year since exploding onto the scene with Fight Club (1996), which was made into a cult feature film by David Fincher, featuring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto. The author made a name for by combining the comically absurd and grotesquely horrific in his tales of transgressive fiction and with time has developed a tendency to transgress his own writing style, experimenting with narrative forms as well as penning graphic novels and even a drawing book.

What is the Absurd? (NeMLA 2018 - Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:38pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.

The Socio-politics of Counterfutures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:38pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life, ones which reimagine the futures the current path of human experience seems to lead to.

Ecocriticism in the 21st Century (NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:27am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The proposal H.R. 861, a bill recently introduced to terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prompts us to address the directions of ecocritical discourse in order to attend to the current material-specific, aesthetic, and rhetorical renderings of changing landscapes on a warming planet. What kind of citizenry is possible in environments overflowing with toxic waste? How do fossil fuels shape the imaginaries of urban and rural ecologies? What are the limits and possibilities of forensic and material analyses to shed light on catastrophic degradations of the environment without recuperating or fabricating disgust?

Female Horror Filmmakers

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:14am
Maddison McGillvray & Katia Houde / York University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017

SCMS 2018 Panel CFP : Female Horror Filmmakers

“Softness? Have you seen my movie? When you make horror, it’s the expression of a form of violence that you feel inside of you – and it’s important we recognize that women feel violence and anger as well.”[1] - Julia Ducournau, director of Raw

Special Edition of Mai: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture – ‘Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Sex in Contemporary Film and TV’

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:10am
MAI: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

CFP: Special Edition of Mai: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture – ‘Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Sex in Contemporary Film and TV’ The newly founded feminist and LGBTQIA+ journal Mai is seeking contributions to its special edition, which revolves around ‘Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Sex in Contemporary Film and TV’. Mai is a new journal founded and edited by Anna Backman Rogers (Senior Lecturer in Feminist Philosophy and Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and is named after the Swedish feminist filmmaker Mai Zetterling. The journal aims to become the basis for an intersectional feminist and queer collective of scholars, writers, artists and activists.

Authoritarianism in Contemporary Culture / Voyages: Journal of Contemporary Humanism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:09am
Voyages: Journal of Contemporary Humanism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

For its upcoming issue, Voyages: Journal of Contemporary Humanism welcomes essays, brief reflections, interviews (written and/or filmed), creative works (poetry, fiction, memoirs, visual arts) that engage with authoritarianism in contemporary culture.

Call For Proposals PhD Workshop - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:36am
Research Group TECMERIN - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The PhD Program in Media Research (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and the PhD Program in Communication (Universitat Jaume I de Castellón) are glad to announce an international PhD Workshop for predoctoral researchers on Communication.

Edited Collection about Undocumented Youth

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
Ana Milena Ribero
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

After winning a presidential race characterized by scandal and bigotry, President Donald Trump has set his sights on undocumented migrants, some of  whom have lived in relative safety under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  (DACA) program. DACAmented youth are being detained and deported while Trump’s executive orders targeting undocumented persons are newly punishing sanctuary cities and mobilizing funds to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Latinx Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
NeMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In this panel, we propose to explore the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx Studies and Literature at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to: race and animal studies, transgender bodies and queering the nonhuman, corporeal ecologies, critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.

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