In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.
November 8-10, 2018
Beowulf to Shakespeare
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:
-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance
Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019
Call For Contributions: Shakespeare and Accentism
Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College, USA)
This collection explores the aural distinctions and consequences of ‘accentism’ in Shakespeare across languages and cultures, past and present. The objectives are:
Call for articles/chapters on the concept of “Erasure” (Edited Book)
Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom
This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.
The fool's journey has been characterized as one that opens the seeker to the "infinite but self-disclosing mystery" of the soul (Wolf-Salin 2005). Current social discourse propelling discussions and enactments of gender fluidity and feminine empowerment coupled with the ubiquitous, problematic, and potential-filled documentation of the self on social media forms a situation where the most private of enterprises (interior discovery) is rendered a perpetual public act, surveilled, critiqued, and disseminated potentially by the entire world.
Issue 30: “Poetics of Play”
For its thirtieth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the poetics and politics of video games.
Sport / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art
14-15 September, Kings College London, Strand Campus
Day 1, Keynote and Screening with Jennifer Doyle, 14 September, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Nash Lecture Theatre
Day 2, Papers, Workshops, and Performances, 15 September, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Anatomy Museum. Reception to follow.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction
DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: September 1, 2018)
I need four more proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
--Rachel as a Jewish actress
--Rachel as a tragedienne
--Rachel’s impact on the French theater
--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses
--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution
--Rachel as a national and international celebrity
--Rachel’s private and public lives
CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of West Indian Literature Special Issue on Marlon James
Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is currently soliciting pieces for a special issue on community-based learning and service learning, slated to appear in the summer of 2019. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome on topics related to community-based learning and service learning. For example, what does a successful community-based learning assignment in your discipline look like? What are the different ways to assess students’ learning experiences in community-based learning assignments? How can we build effective partnerships with community organizations?
The Villanova Center for Liberal Education (VCLE) at Villanova University is sponsoring a one-day conference on W. E. B. DuBois and Liberal Education. We have chosen to celebrate the work of W. E. B. DuBois because he is the exemplary interdisciplinary, engaged scholar, not merely a practitioner of the liberal arts but also an ardent defender of them. His writings encompassed and bridged philosophy, sociology, literature, political science, history, music, economics, Africana Studies, and cultural studies. He was also a journalist, editor, organizer, and political activist. 2018 is the 150th anniversary of his birth.
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium also invites proposals for individual papers engaging with any aspect of our 2019 theme, Lives and Afterlives. Possibilities might include the theologies of heaven, medieval ecologies, everyday life in the Middle Ages, the production of reliquaries, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism. Papers should be twenty minutes in length, and commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented. We invite papers from all disciplines, and encourage contributions from medievalists working on any geographic area. A seminar will also seek contributions; please look for its separate CFP soon. Participants in the Colloquium are generally limited to holders of a Ph.D.
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with the lives and afterlives of medieval cultures for its 2019 meeting. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged. Possibilities might include the theologies of heaven, medieval ecologies, everyday life in the Middle Ages, the production of reliquaries, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism.
The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 90th SAMLA conference from November 2-4 in Birmingham: “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” Presenters are invited to share their liberation pedagogy, including assignments or strategies that encourage activism, or to consider ways in which literature, film, and culture augment or inform socio-political movements and promote social justice.
More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.
Call for Papers: 16thAnnual Norman Mailer Society Conference
Marriott Hotel, Macon GA
October 25-27, 2018
With his signature bullwhip and fedora, the familiar sounds of his orchestral anthem, and his eventful explorations into the arcana of world religions, Indiana Jones – archeologist, adventurer, and ophidiophobe – has become one of the most recognizable heroes of the silver screen. Since his debut in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has appeared in three sequels, and Steven Spielberg has recently announced that he will soon begin production on a fifth Indiana Jones film. Along the way, the character has spawned a raft of children’s novels, cartoon and live-action television series, and video and role-playing games. Despite the longevity and popularity of the Indiana Jones franchise, however, it has rarely been the focus of academic
This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
Ic þa wiht geseah
heo wæs wrætlice
Wundor wearð on wege
on weg feran
wæter wearð to bane
I saw the wight
It was splendidly,
The wonder was on the wave;
going on its way.
water became bone.
— Exeter Book, Riddle #7 (Baum)
The French Review of British Studies is welcoming submissions for its issue dedicated to the following topic: « Feeling British ».
Contributions may combine varied disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, political science, economics and other interdisciplinary, or multisciplinary, fields of study.
For further information on the theoretical framework and thematic scope of the issue, please read the specifications below.
Proposals in French, or English, will introduce the paper in about 500 words. They must include:
- a title
- an abstract
- bibliographical references
This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.
The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.
Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website: http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
CFP: Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
You can go to the following link to propose your chapter:https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/3373 Editors
Önder Çakırtaş, PhD, Bingol University
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 30, 2018
Full Chapters Due: January 30, 2019
Submission Date: April 30, 2019
Southeast Asian Media Studies
October 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1
December 2018, Vol. 1, No. 2
Explorations in Southeast Asian Media Studies: Theories, Trajectories, and Futures
The College English Association is soliciting original works of fiction, poetry, or non-fiction for the 90th SAMLA conference from November 2-4 in Birmingham. The SAMLA conference theme is "Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies."
We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for Modernism in the Home. The conference is set to be held on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the Centre for Modernist Cultures. Studies of modernism and the home are wide-ranging; this international conference will reflect the broad scope of research, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue between literary, arts and cultural sectors. The conference invites scholars to interrogate the historical, theoretical and thematic intersections occurring in the domestic sphere in the early twentieth century.