Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.
From Shakespeare’s King Lear to Flaubert’s Frédéric Moreau, who lives off of his uncle’s money, and Edward St Aubyn’s novels about the troubled heir Patrick Melrose, literature has always been occupied with inheritance and inherited wealth. The insights provided by this literary legacy are more important than ever. Once considered a relic from the aristocratic past superseded by liberal meritocracy, inherited wealth is now recognized as a source of rising social inequality. It therefore poses an important challenge for the present – and for the future. To meet this challenge, inheritance must be understood in all its historical and cultural complexity. For inheritance is more than a means of transferring wealth between generations.
PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics
Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019
For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:
No one escapes Marvel’s Endgame: the economic and cultural impact of the past few decades’ boom in superhero movies, and more broadly superhero narratives, is evident well beyond the boundaries of the United States. In fact, the presence and influence of American comic-book superheroes abroad started shortly after the debut of DC's Superman in 1938, and has been growing ever since.
Title: Almanac for the Anthropocene: A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures by Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Wieland
Under contract for Salvaging the Anthropocene series from West Virginia University Press: https://wvupressonline.com/series/salvaging_the_anthropocene
Objective of the book: This edited research book focuses on audio disruption from a wide spectrum. While some industries have been more disruptive than others, none have probably been more transformational than music streaming (Spotify, Pandora, etc.). While the disruption of the music industry itself due to streaming has been well documented, the disruption of the industries that rely on popular music namely radio, advertising and retail have not. For radio (iHeartMedia, Beasley, Entercom, etc.), this includes the additional audio competition and ever expanding availability and transportability.
Who We Are:
At During Office Hours, we’re a group of like-minded teachers in higher education who want to create an easy to use, open access, nonprofit source for teaching resources.
We want to be able to collect, share, and archive all the ideas, information, best practices, and advice that you’ve accumulated during your teaching careers. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a new teacher, a tenured professor or an adjunct or a TA, we hope that everyone can contribute to and benefit from this site.
The Relevance of the USIA/S Archives to the Field of Film and Media Studies
Special Issue Editors: Hadi Gharabaghi (NYU) & Bret Vukoder (Carnegie Mellon)
Call for Papers: Journal of e-Media Studies (email@example.com)
This panel session is a part of the 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Boston, MA, on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18134.
Call for Papers
ReFocus: The Films of Sam Raimi
The Early Modern Parish
The Victorians Institute has extended the deadline for proposals to our 2019 conference:
Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.
Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Marriott Copley Place
CFP: for Essay Collection
Title: Gender Justice: Theoretical Practices of Intersectional Identity
Series: Law, Culture and Humanities: http://www.fdupress.org/law-culture-literature-series/
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The editors are seeking abstracts for proposed chapters dealing with religion in the early modern marketplace for a collected volume to be submitted to Routledge Press, who have already expressed an interest in the volume.
AbstractThis panel explores representations of Irishness in the 21st Century. From the Belfast Agreement and the “end” of the Northern Ireland Troubles to the Republic’s referenda on divorce, abortion, and marriage equality, the past 25 years present a dynamic and changing society on the island. Recalling Clare Connolly’s introduction to Ireland and Postcolonial Theory, in which she writes of instability of the “boundaries between past and present [...] memory and history, national and international,” this panel examines Irishness in relation to shifting global, political, and cultural contexts as they manifest in texts from the present and recent past in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
This area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Conference (MAPACA), November 7-9 2019, 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. For example, 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.
This panel welcomes papers that chart recent movements in rhetorical theory—in particular, papers on developments in rhetoric’s connection to materiality, inclusive of broad movements in “new materialism,” “agential realism,” “vitalism,” “object-oriented ontology,” and “object-oriented rhetoric,” and others. Possible questions to be considered: is “agency” uniquely human? Does agency extend into the non- or transhuman domain? To what extent do objects, materials, and environments rhetorically impact human decisions?
Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of game play mechanics to normally non-game-based activities to increase successful activity and performance. Gamification can involve the use of popular video games, adaptations of game shows like Jeopardy, simple chalkboard games like Hangman, or a variety of rhetorical approaches that introduce gaming components into another field.
https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4114?fbclid=IwAR0oz4AuUBq8vKnRQAfCcqfweDFkYQX90k3nrFjX0aEhid4qHrWQAy-jaS0 Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Full Chapters Due: September 12, 2019
Submission Date: December 21, 2019
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots.
Call for papers:
The Medieval and Renaissance Area seeks presentation, panel, or workshop proposals concerning the representations of these two eras as well as the use of their artistic productions in popular culture.
Topics for this area include but are not limited to:
Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.
27th-28th February 2020, University of Manchester.
Keynote speaker: Professor Javed Majeed, King’s College London.
The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined are the practical effects of the colonial context on knowledge making.
English has always been subject to a number of competing agendas, with the result that its purpose within the school curriculum has often been open to contention. From its inception, English has been seen by governments and employers as the subject that teaches literacy and prepares students for the work force. By contrast, other advocates of English have argued its importance in cultivating character and citizenship in students. Yet others have argued the importance of the role that English plays in stimulating the growth of the imagination and enabling students to appreciate the value of literary language.
Comparative Woman: Kin
Comparative Woman’s 2019 issue is looking for academic essays, poetry, art, interviews, and book reviews on our theme of “Kin.”
Theme: What is “kinship”? Is it merely biological or is it something that we choose? What are the bonds that we form? How do we form them? Why do we need these bonds? Why do these bonds matter? From Moms to Drag Mothers, covens to close-knit communities and cults, and siblings to fraternities: how do we recognize and establish “kin”?
Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference
Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
University of British Columbia
25-26 October 2019
On the move:
narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities
Keynote Speaker: Simon Harel (University of Montreal)
Print forms of poetry have traditionally been integral to writing and literature classes. However, for many students, especially those in first- or even second-year classes, the written word and the visual layout of poetic form can be foreign, even intimidating. This session will consider the possibilities offered by oral forms such as storytelling and spoken-word poetry. In addition to considering the pedagogical possibilities of oral performance, this session invites poets and storytellers to share their own original work.
Since the rise of the novel during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the literary marketplace has famously been a powerful influence on the form, format, and concerns of both short and longer fiction. This panel will consider the realities of contemporary publishing as a business and the way its corporate structure, economic practices, and publishing procedures impact the lives and work of writers. Some questions to consider: what effects does the advent of electronic publishing have on both the content and the distribution of literary work? How have expanded opportunities for self-publishing impacted the novel’s form and content? What is the contemporary publishing process like, and what are some effective strategies for navigating it?
Since the development of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa in the 1930s, creative writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level have proliferated. In 2008, there were 156 MFA programs in Creative Writing in the U.S; in 2016 there were 244. This roundtable will consider the status of international creative writing courses and programs within the context of the evolving picture of higher education. Some questions to consider: What effects might the spread of online education have on creative-writing pedagogy? Is creative writing as a field sustainable? As higher education moves to encompass a variety of formats and economic models, how will creative writing courses have to evolve?