The last two years have witnessed shifting relations between the Philippines and the United States, nations still tethered by a unique bond of transpacific colonial history. Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte’s calamitous war on drugs, as well as his designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as terrorist groups, have met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval and admiration. While the Obama administration sought to leverage Philippine alliance in a globalist “pivot to Asia,” it remains to be seen how the Philippine-American postcolonial relationship will be redefined in coming years.
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 3rd – 6th, 2019
Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception. In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development.
The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
EGO’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Conference Theme: “Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias”
February 24th, 2018
Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/iupegoconference/home
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Bell -- a Rushdie, postcolonial, and modern film scholar, Dr. Bell is an alumni of the Literature & Criticism PhD program at IUP.
Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Indiana PA
Deadline for Proposals: January 21, 2018
Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations
Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic
26th – 27th April 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS, 2018
MARCH 23-24TH, 2018 || CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
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University of Zadar
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Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
Deadline extended until February 1, 2018!
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 16th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
Keynote Speaker: Masha Raskolnikov, Cornell University
Conference date: Saturday, March 17th 2018, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital (May 7-10, Lisbon, Portugal)
English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.
**Le français suivra**
Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)
(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—APRIL 19-20-21, 2018, Université de Montréal)
(New Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January, 2018)
The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures
University of Malta
Thursday 11th April—Saturday 13th April 2019
‘My style and my mind alike go roaming’
‘The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark’
- G. K. Chesterton
Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema (Second Call)
This volume takes up the topic of sexism within American Cinema from its early days of film production to the present. Covering over 300 film entries, as well as conceptual and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics and general audiences alike. The first of its kind—indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market—The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema is a timely companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.
Seth, born Gregory Gallant, is one of the seminal alternative cartoonists. His comic Palookaville, which began in 1991, continues today; issue 23 (summer 2017) will complete the serialization of Clyde Fans, twenty years in the making and arguably Seth’s magnum opus. He has produced the seminal It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken (1996; originally serialized in Palookaville), Wimbledon Green (2005), George Sprott (1894-1975) (2009; originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine), and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists (2011), in addition to numerous shorter strips and illustrations.
Constructing Experience: Narrative Innovations Across Time and Media
March 23-24, 2018
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Robyn Warhol (Ohio State University)