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.
Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its fifth issue, on the theme of the theory and philosophy of embodiment.
We will give special attention to novel and searching feminist approaches to embodiment, as well as to those which situate the understanding of embodiment within theoretically rich political, social, or philosophical contexts.
Essays should be 5000-9000 words long and formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Please send papers with abstracts of no more than 150 words to email@example.com by January 1, 2018
Contention Special Edition Proposal
Editors: Jeffrey Butcher and Michael Noschka
Title of Special Edition:
Continental Divides: Interdisciplinary Resistance to Nationalist Borders
Twenty-sixth Annual British Women Writers Conference
April 11-15, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin
The twenty-sixth annual BWWC invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “New Directions.” Since the landmark “Generations” conference of 2017 invites a retrospective look back, “New Directions” will encourage turning to the future to ask crucial methodological, theoretical, and content-based questions about our fields’ key concepts and literatures.
Call For Papers: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival - 7-10 June 2018
Owen and / in France
Université de Valenciennes
5-6 November 2018
Brigitte Friant-Kessler (Université de Valenciennes - CALHISTE)
Elise Brault-Dreux (Université de Valenciennes - CALHISTE)
Sarah Montin (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle - PRISMES)
Keynote : Xavier Hanotte
(This is the thing they know and never speak,
That England one by one had fled to France,
Not many elsewhere now, save under France)
SAS @ 30: Then | Now | Next
Call for Papers
Conference: June 19-21, 2018
Emerging Researchers Seminars & Workshops: June 18, 2018
Post-conference field trip: June 22, 2018
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Dec 15, 2017
***DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS DUE DEC 1, 2017***
This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”
Potential topics may include:
The Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018). Please see the topics below and send 250-word abstracts and brief vitae to Program Chair Myrto Drizou (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 15, 2018.
Session 1: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Race
Literature and the Non-Literary:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Answering the “so what?” of Literature
Call for Papers
Special Theme Issue
Pursuing Democratic Community Change in the Time of Trump
In their 1910 essay ‘Poetic Principles’, Nikolai and David Burliuk describe poetry as ‘sensible’, arguing that the word ‘changes its qualities according to whether it is handwritten, printed or thought’. Jacques Derrida widens this claim in Of Grammatology (1967), writing that one of the ‘fundamental problems’ when coming to terms with signification is the deployment of ‘diverse forms of graphic substances (material: wood, wax, skin, stone, ink, metal, vegetable)’, as well as different kinds of styli. How do the material properties of writing feed back into its semantic sense, differing when engraved in stone or tattooed on skin?
This summer marks twenty years since J.K Rowling published her first Harry Potter novel in the U.S. Since then, readership of the novels has expanded continually; there has never been a more successful book series (450 million copies sold and counting) or a more culturally prominent literary phenomenon. “Muggle” is now in the Oxford dictionary, and still today the series holds a venerable place on the New York Times Bestseller List.
For Medieval Association of the Pacific 2018 Conference, Las Vegas Nevada (April 2018)