Call for Critical Abstracts and Creative Submissions: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era
We have entered an historical moment in which political communication is filled with fandom. Grassroots fan communities mobilize to influence elections. Political candidates perform fandom on the campaign trail. And of course, rallies on both sides of the aisle are filled with bursts of fannish excitement. Examples range from the Princess Leia “We are the resistance” posters used during the 2017 Women’s March to Elizabeth Warren’s Harry Potter references to the strong attachment Trump fans felt for their candidate. Still, the affective nature of fandom is often treated as being at odds with the rational discourse of the political sphere, and the relationship between fandom and politics is often dismissed or ignored.
Modern art and literature have long been considered challenging or “difficult,“ either formally or topically. Recent investigactions into the labor of the work of art and the industries of modern culture have also tended to emphasize the serious work undertaken by the modern artist in the pursuit of their career. This panel welcomes proposals for papers that will take a different tack, engaging with scholarship that probes modernist culture‘s mechanisms for non-productive labor and leisure. We hope to generate thinking that explores the modernist party, the relationship between modernist art and tourism, hobbies, games, and sports, bar and cafe culture, and unprofessionalism more generally.
Environment, Space and Place
The ENVIRONMENT, SPACE, AND PLACE Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association invites both general and themed submissions for the 16thAnnual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 2, 2018.
June 14-15, 2018 | The University of Sydney, Australia
While generally misunderstood as a nihilistic musical genre that peaked in the late 1970s, punk rock has evolved into an anti-authoritarian subculture with diverse and sometimes conflicting aesthetics and political orientations. Punk was once portrayed as a genre of music that was against anything and everything. However, punk sub-genres (and the communities that have risen up around them) such as peace punk, crust, riot grrrl, and queercore have inserted the political and social concerns of critical inquiry front and center into their music, fanzines, and social activities, transforming a music fan bases into decentralized activist communities.
MLA 2019 panel sponsored by the International James Joyce Foundation
The International James Joyce Foundation invites paper proposals for its 2019 MLA session in Chicago. The session topic is Joyce and women’s legal and civil rights. Papers might discuss marriage, divorce, inheritance, suffrage, or any other aspect of women's rights in Joyce's work. In light of contemporary feminist movements, proposals might consider Joyce's place in our current debates or Joyce's influence in similar debates of his time. Papers that discuss historical and legal aspects of Joyce's work in reference to women's rights are particularly welcome.
CFA: Critical Theories: Adorno & Foucault
DePaul University Graduate Student Workshop
April 20-1, 2018
Call for Abstracts Deadline: February 16, 2018
Theme: Critical Theories: Adorno & Foucault
The National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: November 8-11, 2018, Atlanta, GA
The organizers of the 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium (October 11–14, 2018, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas) invite paper proposals for a special panel focusing on Mark Twain and Jack London. The symposium will focus in general on the West and the environment, but proposals related to any subject that connects the writings, careers, or legacies of Jack London and Mark Twain are welcome. 200–300 word abstract proposals for individual papers (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information can be emailed to Calvin Hoovestol at Calvin.Hoovestol@utsa.edu
Carson McCullers Collection
Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by 1. Analyzing lesser-known short texts by McCullers, and 2. Examining (or reexamining) McCullers’ short texts using current contemporary perspectives. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
•Comparative readings of the short work of Carson McCullers (short fiction compared with other short fiction, or short fiction compared with longer texts);
•The reception and evolution of McCullers’ shorter works across national boundaries;
THE WAR LITERATURE: MAPPING THE UNHEARD VOICES ACROSS THE GLOBE
I am the enemy you killed, my friend.
I knew you in this dark: for so you frowned
Yesterday through me as you jabbed and killed.
I parried; but my hands were loath and cold.
Let us sleep now. . . (Wilfred Owen: Strange Meeting)
UPDATE: Deadline Extended/Rolling
Call for papers:Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age, a Critical Anthology to be published by Mcfarland Press
Editor: Ivy Roberts, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Secret Life of Crowds: Gender, Sexuality, and the Masses
Princeton University Department of Comparative Literature
April 5-7, 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Klaus Theweleit
Miniatures in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.) – Études Épistémè
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Nicholas Hilliard's death, the online peer-reviewed journal Études Épistémè (http://journals.openedition.org/episteme/) seeks articles examining miniatures in the early modern period from a historical and interdisciplinary perspective. Études Épistémè is DOAJ- and MLA- listed.