[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed journal of American Studies (ISSN 2068 – 3472) indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, CEEOL, and EBSCO. [Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods.
Since Fight Club earned Chuck Palahniuk notoriety, critical praise and derision and a committed cult following on the heels of the 1996 novel publication and 1999's David Fincher film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto, the author and his work have struggled to find critical legitimacy. His reputation, especially at public readings, has been built upon accentuating all the ways grotesque horror can become comically absurd.
Annual deadline: October 1
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal in print format featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage Learning and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should follow MLA parenthetical citation format.
Please send submissions as word file attachments to the editor:
Marilyn Monroe certainly has a lasting legacy—new material on her life and career has been published every year since her death over 55 years ago. In light of this fact, our panel seeks to explore the range and variety of Monroe’s impact on sundry areas of film and television including, but not limited to:
- Hair, makeup, or fashion (especially within the film or television industry)
- Performances and acting styles of other actors or actresses
- The emergence of independent production and free-agent stars
- The definitions of feminism and female sexuality
- The nature of gossip reporting
- Genre films (musicals, comedies, biopics)
- Method acting
Please find below the details of the 1st Call for Papers for the Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Revisiting the Gothic in Literature and the Visual Arts’, which will be held at UCAM – Universidad Católica de Murcia on 18 January, 2019.
Our main focus will be on the analysis and discussion of the transformations undergone by the Gothic genre since the 1970s up to today within the fields of fiction, the visual arts and other forms of popular culture. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
From #BlackLivesMatter and #TakeAKnee to #WhyIStayed and #MeToo, hashtag activism campaigns have continued to proliferate in recent years. Whether connected to specific in-person protests (#MarchForOurLives; #MarchForScience; #WomensMarch), consumer boycotts (#DeleteUber; #NotBuyingIt), social commentary (#OscarsSoWhite), fundraising (#IceBucketChallenge), humanitarian efforts (#BringBackOurGirls), or social justice campaigns (#OwnVoices), Twitter has become a vital tool for activism and social commentary. Unsurprisingly, academic studies of hashtag activism campaigns have likewise been on the rise as scholars grapple with the benefits and consequences of digital activism.
MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION
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JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE ON DUTCH REVOLT AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE
Special Issue Proposal
Contemporary Narratives of Bildung: New Directions
Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.
Flannery O’Connor Society Call for Papers:
2019 Louisville Conference
The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for a pre-organized panel at the 2019 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, taking place February 21st-23rd, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.
The panel is open-topic, but the following areas are of special interest:
• O’Connor’s influence by and/or on other authors
• O’Connor and popular culture
-O'Connor's treatment of racism, particularly in light of Toni Morrison's recent reading of O'Connor in THE ORIGIN OF OTHERS.
• The treatment of gender in O’Connor’s fiction
-O'Connor and Public Humanities
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February, 21-23, 2019.
CFP for a panel I am organizing at the 2019 meeting of NeMLA in Washington, DC (March 21 to 24). To submit a proposal, please go to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html. The panel description is as follows:
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.
Writing in 1651 Thomas Hobbes famously described life in the state of nature as “nasty, brutish, and short.” While much of Hobbes’ work—and the larger field of political thought—has centered on reading the human side of that description, the phrase might also be taken to indicate elements of the lived natural world. Indeed, it is difficult to separate considerations of human life, law, and politics from the ecosystem that helps constitute them.
T. S. Eliot: Intersections and Influence
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
February 21-23, 2019, University of Louisville
In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa jointly announced the acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive–an extraordinary collection of material that includes over 6,000 items, including recordings, manuscripts, film, notebooks and much more. These materials have already begun to open up new ways of understanding not just Dylan and his work, but the broader history of popular music both in America and around the world. Tulsa is already home to the Woody Guthrie Center and will soon welcome OKPOP, which will house collections related to Leon Russell, Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Bob Wills, and more. The Bob Dylan Archive will thus rest at the center of a rich array of resources focused o
Call for Papers: Society of Early Americanists 2019 Biennial Conference
February 27-March 3, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon
Panel 1) Teaching Teachers How to Teach Early American Literature
Panel 2) Teaching Early American Literature in High Schools
From Edward Lear’s owl-and-pussycat elopement, the Queen’s laughable rage in Wonderland, to the visual wit found in illustrations by Phiz and the Punch artists, the Victorian era was no stranger to delight and merry-making. In one sense, the Victorian era was a bastion of prudish puritanical “no nonsense,” of earnest rationalism in its documenting positivism and nascent naturalist sciences. In another sense, this historic moment also saw the flowering of imaginative merriment through the emergence of leisure time for working and bourgeois classes, which inspired a myriad of humorous and nonsense artistic forms to proliferate.
Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory calls for the December issue of the Journal, welcoming a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with the literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection. We highly appreciate critical efforts to tackle contemporary fictional works while connecting them to philosophical attempts to theorize their cultural context. Especially encouraged are cultural, historical, and theoretical considerations suspicious of grand narratives.
INFLUENCE, DISINFORMATION, AND POWER IN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS
January 17th,18th, 19th, 2019
UNIVERSITY OF CAEN-NORMANDY, FRANCE
In his book Power: A New Social Analysis(1938), the British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.”
Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An Interdisciplinary International Conference
28-29 June 2019
Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France
Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Americas and Caribbean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of North America, South America, and the Caribbean.
We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture.
Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:
E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Department of Dance and Choreography
Virginia Commonwealth University
1315 Floyd Avenue
P.O. Box 843007
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007
The assumption that science largely ceased to be an area of human endeavor between the Hellenistic period and the age of Galileo has given way to an increasing awareness of the continuity of scientific thinking throughout the medieval period, especially as regards cosmology and astronomy. The notion of a more scientifically aware Middle Ages may seem at odds with the boundaries of medieval thought presented in the paradigms of western medievalism created by authors C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. But the popular image of the Middle Ages they created may be less incompatible with recent work on medieval science than might initially be supposed.
Spenser's Ethics Where should we look in Spenser’s writing to reconstruct the poet’s ethics? Or a Spenserian ethic? Should we look to the legendary virtues that organize the books of The Faerie Queene? To the various forms that his fictions take? To the figures of speech through which he constructs (and reconstructs) ideas and conceptual categories? To the kinds of readers and readings his work has attracted and/or fashioned? This panel seeks papers that investigate the tension between the requirements we bring to the texts and authors we champion and the capacity for writing to shape our evaluations.
Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.
Insensitivity to the demands of childcare is nowhere explicitly codified in any academic department or organization, but the formal structures and informal customs of the modern academic organization produce a bias that disproportionately affects the most vulnerable members of the academic hierarchies. Scholarship and childcare compete for time and attention. Extracurricular expectations — conference travel, participation in departmental committees, archival research, interviews & campus visits, &c. — take on new dimensions of difficulty. Graduate stipends and adjunct pay are prohibitively inadequate for the costs of having and raising children, even when supplemented with secondary incomes.
The 50th NeMLA Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019 - Washington, DC