Culture in Focus is published annually at http://www.mga.edu/cif (current issue, back issues, special issues, call for papers). As an international forum for literary and cultural studies, Culture in Focus seeks to include a wide range of topics in literary and cultural studies.
This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.
The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.
Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website: http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
This session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of American Literature before 1865, including American Renaissance, Colonial, and Puritan literature. While we are open to papers dealing with a variety of topics and authors during this time period, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience in American Literature prior to 1865 are particularly welcome. If your paper does not tap into these specific themes but deals with literary topics relevant to this era, you are still more than welcome to submit a proposal.
Call for Papers
Asian and Asian American Culture Area
2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Asian and Asian American Culture Areaof the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2018.
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Asian and Asian American cultures. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
CFP: Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium
In collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)
Feminism and Technoscience
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture
April 6, 2019
Agency & Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st C American Literature
PAMLA Conference - Bellingham, WA
November 9-11, 2018
Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.
Deadline extended. Submit abstract (proposal) by 6/15/18.
Proposals are invited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
I am writing to announce that we are extending the First Forum submission deadline to June 1st, 2018. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries (and submissions!). We are welcoming submissions for workshops, as well as academic papers and creative projects. Please find our revised CFP below:
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with the lives and afterlives of medieval cultures for its 2019 meeting. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged. Possibilities might include the theologies of heaven, medieval ecologies, everyday life in the Middle Ages, the production of reliquaries, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism.
Professor Katja Valli - University of Turku (Finland) and University of Skövde (Sweden) - the co-author, together with Antti Revonsuo, of the Social Simulation Theory of Dreaming, one of the most prominent dream theories of the 21st Century
Call for Papers:
Separate Worlds? Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century
Edited by Ricardo Miguel Alfonso (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) and John C. Havard (Auburn University at Montgomery)
The Popularity of Words and Music
22-24 November 2018
Haus der Universität at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany
Novels, Then and Now
The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. Consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome.
With this is mind, the area chairs for the “Novels, Then and Now” section of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invite papers on the above as well as on the following themes:
“Moving In and With the Gaps: TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education”
Department of Liberal Studies Texas A&M University at Galveston September 12-13, 2018
Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center Galveston, Texas
14. Meeting on Spanish Humanists
«Distinctive Traits of Humanism in the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish and Portuguese America (16th and 17th Centuries)»
Santiago de Compostela. School of Philology
27th – 28th (thursday / friday) September 2018
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Series title: Queer Intersections / Southern Spaces
Series editor: Eric Solomon, PhD
Submission deadline: July 30, 2018
Submission requirements: 350–500 word proposals OR full projects
Send submissions and direct all inquiries to: Series editor Eric Solomon (email@example.com)
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium also invites proposals for individual papers engaging with any aspect of our 2019 theme, Lives and Afterlives. Possibilities might include the theologies of heaven, medieval ecologies, everyday life in the Middle Ages, the production of reliquaries, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism. Papers should be twenty minutes in length, and commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented. We invite papers from all disciplines, and encourage contributions from medievalists working on any geographic area. A seminar will also seek contributions; please look for its separate CFP soon. Participants in the Colloquium are generally limited to holders of a Ph.D.
Call for Papers
“Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror”
Saint Louis University, Department of American Studies
October 19-20, 2018
Deadline for proposal submissions: June 29, 2018
Facebook: SLU American Studies Department
The Department of American Studies at Saint Louis University proudly presents, “Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror,” a visual culture conference soliciting graduate student applicants.
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Toronto, ON on 17-19 March 2019. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation.
The programme is now live for the VPFA's 10th annual conference on 'War and Peace'. The hihglights are below - but there's so much more!
Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 10th Annual Conference
‘War and Peace’
3-7 July 2018, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Prof. Mariaconcetta Costantini, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara
This special issue will focus on the #MeToo and adjacent movements (#TimesUp, #MuteRKelly, and others). It will examine the movement(s) in the past and present tenses, and think through the potential future implications of activism against sexual violence. Although they are an important part of thinking about/through the movement, we wish to avoid personal narratives and, instead, focus on academic accounts for this issue.
Topics might include:
Un colloque international organisé par IDEA (EA 2338), avec la collaboration de : Institut des Textes et de Manuscrits Modernes, Italian Virginia Woolf Society, Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes
27-29 juin 2019, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Conférenciers invités ayant confirmé leur présence :
Troublesome Elements: Medieval Research Centre, 23 November 2018
Call for papers
Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh
No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah J. Lauro, University of Tampa, Department of English
Conflicts in Comradeship:
Critical Responses about the Black Family in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child
Co-editors: Rhone Fraser and Natalie King-Pedroso
Revisit the Past through Language to Recover the Female Identity
This special issue of The Global South aims to identify new approaches to a pair of modern phenomena: the global migration of peoples, and the movement of film and related motion-picture media beyond national boundaries. Proposals are invited for essays that bring together these complex historical and cultural patterns, and examine the implications of the overlapping mobilities of humans and their motion pictures. How has international migration contributed to world film history from the late 19th century to the present? How has the mobility of film culture, from the itinerant travels of filmmakers themselves to the irrepressible movements of the films they created, identified, mirrored, paralleled, catalyzed, criticized, or otherwise register
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the most successful series of all time, and since its publication, has inspired scholars to analyze its engagement with gender, its relationship to mythology and fairy tales, and its literary and historical influences. Scholars have examined the impact that the books have had on popular culture, children’s literacy, and children’s literature. Collections have considered the series as a way of exploring politics, philosophy, religion, ethics, and psychology, among other fields. Yet, lost in all this scholarship has been a serious engagement with the way the series portrays education.