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Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Laura L. S. Bauer / Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

My name is Laura Bauer and I’m the film studies editor of Women Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. I am also the co-editor of All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World published by ABC-CLIO in 2014. Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History is a reference work that provides comprehensive and wide-ranging categories not often found together in a single volume on film.

author.net: a cross-disciplinary conference on distributed authorship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Francesca Martelli, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

author.net

a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship

 

UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018

 

Organizers:

Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri

Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA

 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018

 

American Jews and Music: Assembling New Canons and Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:36pm
Special Issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature, Guest editors: Jonathan Freedman and Laurence Roth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

If the first major waves of popular interest in, philanthropic funding of, and scholarship on contemporary Jewish music and songwriters in the U.S. have finally receded, they've left a treasure in their wake. From Orthodox popular music and chazzanut, to jazz masters of the 1930s, to hipster oddities of the “new Jewish music” scene, to gypsy-punk klezmer cabaret bands and the Jewish identified art of Leonard Cohen and John Zorn, today’s audiences have access to a wealth of Jew-ish sounds and entertainments.

 

Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:36pm
Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati (Guest Editors) / Arab Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic literature and arts in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of means of production of these works. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing. It proved that seekers of political change do not need the sponsorship of traditional media.

The Holocaust and the Domestic

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:18pm
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust witnesses. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.

Star Trek: Voyager

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Robert Lively/ Truckee Meadows Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017

REMINDER: DEADLINE APPROACHING Oct. 28 2017

In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series.  Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain.  Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.

New Directions in Feminist Media Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Keri Walsh, Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposed ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) seminar, Los Angeles, March 29-April 1, 2018Organizer: Keri Walsh, Fordham UniversityMedia Studies is currently embarked upon a period of substantial revision when it comes to understanding the roles women have played in every domain of production and reception. An important wave of this reassessment has focused on film, and on Hollywood film in particular, challenging the notion that women were powerless pawns in silent and classical Hollywood and beyond.

CFP: III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts..." (15-16, December 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following Call for Papers.

 

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III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 15-16, December 2017)

 

Deadline: 24 October 2017

 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

 

War Literature and Trauma

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature and Trauma, at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, War Literature and Trauma, at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on War Literature and Trauma for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at: http://cea-web.org/.

Literature and War

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subject: Call for Papers: Literature and War, at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, Literature and War, at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on War Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal to: http://cea-web.org/.

Male Appropriations of the Female Form in Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like ItTwelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.

Post45 Graduate Symposium: March 2-3, 2018 (Yale University)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Third Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

March 2 - 3, 2018

Yale University

Keynote Speakers: Professors Amy Hungerford & Anthony Reed

 

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.

Recycling, Revision, and Relocation in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS:

RECYCLING, REVISION, & RELOCATION IN THE MIDDLE AGES

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Jan Ziolkowski, Harvard University

 

Recycling, Revision, & Relocation in the Middle Ages is a full-day event being organized at Harvard University on February 9, 2018. Our goal is to continue the lively conversation about the movement and/or circulation of texts, objects, and ideas throughout the Middle Ages.

 

Appropriation and Its Discontents (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA at UCLA, 3/29/18-4/01/18
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A couple of years ago, when the conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith read “The Body of Michael Brown,” an appropriation of Brown’s autopsy report for a conference at Brown University, he unleashed a furious debate about the politics of speaking for another people’s pain or experience.  While some accused him of bad taste and pointed to the long, colonial history of white male artists using black bodies as fodder for their art, others defended the right of the artist to provoke and explore, and decried what they considered the essentialism behind condemnations of Goldsmith’s pieces.  Appropriation’s discontents are also evident in such recent controversies as the protests against the exhibit of Dana Schutz's "Open Casket" at the Whitney Biennial (and the subs

Culture at Our Borders

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA Annual Meeting (UCLA, LA, April 29-March 1, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

It has become increasingly difficult today to characterize cultural belonging. This is not to suggest that cultures have disappeared but that it has become impossible to think of them as homogeneous, providing us with totalizing expressions of collective identity. The globalizing movement of modernity, the deterritorializing flows of its economic relations and the migration that follows it show that the borders between cultures have dissolved while the concept of culture itself is more than ever characterized by internal tensions. It is then neither cultural identity nor its constitutive outside that is central to culture but rather the movement in which it already resides.

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