Simon Lewis and Giusi Russo, guest editors of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies are seeking manuscript submissions for a special issue on post-colonial nostalgia to be published in the spring of 2019.
Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism & the Arts - an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Queen Mary, University of London, 3rd & 4th November 2017
Call For Papers: Forgery and Imitation
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our twelfth issue (Summer 2018) will be guest edited by Aviva Briefel on the theme of Forgery and Imitation.
Described by Siegfried Kracauer as one of the outstanding film directors of the post-World War I era, Paul Leni (1885-1929) is a significant yet overlooked figure in the German and US cinemas of the silent period. A frequent collaborator with stage director Max Reinhardt, Leni worked as an art designer for some of the most prominent German directors of the time before coming into his own as a director. Creating both avant-garde and commercial films in Germany, Leni quickly became known for his captivatingly macabre productions. Critics and audiences alike praised these films, which were marked by elaborate set designs, innovative use of light and shadow, and adept storytelling abilities.
In many ways, consent is considered a prerequisite to ethical interactions. A nonconsensual act is viewed as an affront, a violation, an oppression. As David Archard in Sexual Consent notes, the distinction between sexual consent and nonconsent marks “the difference between the permissibility and impermissibility of some practice or activity.”
Yet the notion of consent resists both simplistic definition and straightforward interpretation. “Consent is a contractual notion,” Michel Foucault states in an interview in Politics, Philosophy, Culture, and, thus, he purposefully pinpoints a core problem with consent: individuals in everyday interactions regularly obtain and give consent without explicit written or verbal contracts.
Justice and Equity through the Immigrant Story
CFP for NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, April 12-15
Writers in Hollywood: Film Industry and Imagined Communities of the Literary
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University
May 10-13, 2018
Call for Papers
Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017
(DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 8TH; SEEKING ONE ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION; **WE HAVE HAD ONE LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION AND NEED TO FILL THE REMAINING SLOT ASAP**)
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting completed papers for a 15-20 minute presentation during this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.
We invite proposals for the first-ever Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing, to be held in the cities of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 7 & 8, 2018. From Belmont University’s Gallery of Iconic Guitars to historic recording studios like Ocean Way, from Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music to its Department of Recording Industry, these two cities are home to a wealth of sound culture and music history, making them a fitting place for a gathering of sonically inclined rhetoric and writing scholars.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside, Department of English
University of Pittsburgh, September 29th-30th, 2017
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Extended Deadline: July 24th, 2017
Theme: This collection is designed for people to speak out on specific rights, resources, and protections they feel have been threatened as a result of the presidential election (both as a result of campaign rhetoric as well as post-election decisions).
We invite content including academic essays, feminist rants, op-eds, poetry, photojournalism, and other forms of art.
Possible themes may include:
Gaslighting and violence
Rhetoric, metaphors, or symbolism
Indiana College English Association 2017 Conference
The Gift of Words
Friday, October 27, 2017
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus
This year’s ICEA interdisciplinary conference invites researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of
academic fields, including Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Linguistics, the Arts, Theology,
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and other areas to generate discussion about how fiction and other
literatures cherish the gift of words.