Although it is yet too early to draw conclusions about the ongoing public debate on Brexit, Britain’s tight vote to leave the European Union has certainly been read as a manifestation of deep divisions across the country. Political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin claim in “Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided” (2017) that “for all the country’s political parties, articulating and responding to the divisions that were laid bare in the Brexit vote will be the primary electoral challenge of tomorrow.” The divisions brought into focus since the referendum are indeed manifold: 52% vs. 48%; England vs. Scotland vs. Wales vs. Northern Ireland; city vs. countryside; liberal vs. conservative; old vs. young; high vs.
Indigenous identity is connected to place, perhaps rooted most strongly in the relationship between place and self rather than simply the location itself. In the chapter “A Better World Becoming: Placing Critical Indigenous Studies” appearing in Aileen Moreton’s essay collection Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations, Daniel Heath Justice explains that, “Belonging is about being woven into the fabric of the land and its legacies, accepting the knowledge that your future is a shared future . . .” (26).
The theme of this year's SLSA Conference in Toronto, Canada is Out of Mind (15-18 November)
This year ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) will consider this theme in relation to technology and/or the Anthropocene.
Please a 200 word bio and a 250 word abstract to Dr. Helena Feder (email@example.com) by 3/30/18.
Topics not limited to:
Computerization of the mind, from the inside out
Genetic modificantion, geoomorphing, and climate change
New work on cognition and empathy, within or cross-species
Relationship between theory (ecological thought) and (ecological) praxis
The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre.
Call for papers for the Subcultures panel at the 9th Annual International PopCAANZ Conference to be held at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2 - 4 July, 2018.
Submission deadline for abstract proposal submissions: 31 March, 2018.
The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.
América Crítica (http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/cisap/index) is now accepting submissions through April 20, 2018. The editors are looking for articles, interviews as well as book or performance reviews.
Seeking proposals on South Asian literatures that interrogate relationships between social and aesthetic textual transactions and translation processes, resulting in experimentations in genre and language. Papers on writers who explore topics such as the politics of space and gender in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora, digital diasporic representations, transnationality and national literatures, travelling textualities and translations are welcome, as are other related topics.
In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts
This session is part of the 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), which will take place from 13-15 September in Poznań Poland.
2018 Conference of The Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
“Monstrosity and the Topography of Fear”
Sam Houston State University, Houston/The Woodlands, Texas
From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLives Matter, images of racially motivated violence have spurred nationwide protest. Despite overwhelming photographic evidence, juries – in the case of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and countless others – nonetheless failed to find the perpetrators guilty. A picture of a toddler lying face down on a beach brought worldwide attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. The initial outrage caused by the photograph quickly dissipated, and today, this ongoing global crisis has largely disappeared from the public view.
Queen City Writers, a refereed online journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that examine aspects and implications of political resistance for an upcoming issue.
We seek critical essays informed by research (for our Inquiry section); analytical essays by first-year students (for our Storming the Gate section); brief, personal narratives of writers (for our Snapshots section); and multimodal texts (photo-essays, slideshows, podcasts, videos, websites, etc.) that consider questions such as:
How do transnational and transcultural transactions among literary forms resist the hegemonic, violent and global dominance of the US Empire? 300-words abstract and a bio by 15 March 2018; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (firstname.lastname@example.org). To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_11460
Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals,amazons, krakens, werewolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons– all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as holy inscriptions and proofs of the variety and beauty of the world created by God, or as threats to civilization and order. These opposing views on the monster show the radically different values that have been assigned to monsters since they started to permeate the human imagination in manuscripts, maps, and books.
Critical Essays on Arthur Machen
edited by Antonio Sanna
CFP : Online Journal.
Romeo and Juliet, From Page to Image
The mythology of Romeo and Juliet is world-famous. Within the Shakespearean canon, it is one of the most performed and adapted plays on the stage and on the page. Contemporary interpretations, whether drawn from illustrators or musicians, actors or scenographers, novelists or poets, YouTubers or performance artists, storytellers or playwrights, have explored and exploited this mythology, conveying new meanings from iconic images, contemporariness from timelessness.
Special Session panel for 2019 MLA conference:
Panel seeking papers regarding science fictional depictions of biopolitical control of human/non-human life; papers regarding emotional, spectral, spiritual life welcome. 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2018; Jennifer Jodell (email@example.com).
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity. Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.
Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged. See: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2019/2019-Presidential-Theme
The Graphic City — Urban Studies After The Visual Turn
…From the rear platform of a fast ‘El’ train,
I watched the city’s undulating lights
And felt about my heart the antique pain
That man has always felt for beauty’s signs.
And often I was wildly moved to test
Myself against the city’s gleaming lines,
To feel their edges touch my bare brown breast!
—from “Song of New York” by Claude McKay (1926)
At the time of his death in November 2016, Leonard Cohen had published two novels, eight poetry collections, and several volumes of selected works. In his better-known role as a singer, he had produced fourteen studio albums (which he once claimed to be hardly different from his books of poems), including You Want It Darker, released in October 2016 just before his death. Beloved by fans around the world for his “golden voice” and its signature mixture of the holy and the profane, Cohen was mourned at the moment of a perceived shift in global politics. Cohen died on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections and did not see Donald Trump’s victory.
The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, for the 2019 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):
This session seeks new perspectives on publishing William Morris and his circle. Topics might focus on Morris as publisher, on illustrations, on printing, or on the physical format of the book. We especially welcome papers that address publications outside of the Kelmscott Press, and/or that feature book history or digital humanities approaches.
This special issue (spring 2019) will be devoted to genetic translation studies (involving both translators’ drafts and author-translator correspondence) with English as a source- or target-language.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
Kansas City, Missouri
November 15-18, 2018
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore methods of cultural consumption in 19th century Britain.
The myriad possible topics include methods of cultural consumption, production of materials to be consumed, and cultural and social expectations that govern, control, or recommend consumption, including the following:
Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840
British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018
Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)
Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)
****Please note corrected deadlines below.*****
The editors of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies are now soliciting article and review submissions for Issue #17, due to be published in Autumn 2018.
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is currently seeking submissions of articles and reviews that deal with any aspect of gothic and horror studies, including (but not limited to) literature, film, television, theatre, art and architecture, music, and new media. Please note that we cannot include pictures or sound files with articles or reviews.
We will consider articles between 5000 and 7000 words. Articles should follow the MHRA style guide.
SCMLA Film 1: English-Language Film (3/31/18; 10/11-14/18)deadline for submissions: 31 March 2018 Currently accepting conference paper proposals for the English-Language Film panel of the South Central Modern Language Association SCMLA conference to be held 11-14 October 2018 in San Antonio, TX. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
Topic is open. Please submit an abstract of approx 300 words to Scott L. Baugh scott.baugh @ttu.edu by 31 March 2018.
For more information on SCMLA and the annual conference, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/
Carson McCullers Annual Outstanding Conference Paper Award (for 2017)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Second SCREEN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA AND NEWZEALAND AOTEAROA (SSAAANZ) CONFERENCE (2018)
The Uses of Cinema
Film • Television • Screen Media
School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Melbourne
November 21–23, 2018