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In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts (thematic session at Poznań Linguistic Meeting 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:04am
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

Monstrosity and the Topography of Fear

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:13pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Conference of The Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

“Monstrosity and the Topography of Fear”

October 18th-20th

Sam Houston State University, Houston/The Woodlands, Texas 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/2/18: State of Exposure: "Post-Truth" and the Politics of Looking

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:09pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Spring Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

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 Special Issue: call for undergraduate work addressing R/resistance

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:27am
Queen City Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

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:

MLA 2019: Formal Transactions and the US Empire (Proposed Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:38am
Modern Language Association (MLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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 (mazeem1@binghamton.edu). To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_11460

The Metaphor of the Monster

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:16am
Mississippi State University-Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

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.

Collection on Arthur MACHEN

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:15am
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Critical Essays on Arthur Machen

edited by Antonio Sanna

 

Online Journal Romeo and Juliet

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:14am
Universities of Caen and Le Mans, France & Farmington/Maine, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

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.

The Management of Life in Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:12am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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 (jodel002@umn.edu).

MLA: Intertexts of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:12am
Brenda Machosky / American Assoc of Australasian Lit Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

MSA 18 — The Graphic City: Urban Studies After The Visual Turn

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:11am
David B. Hobbs + Joshua Schneiderman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

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)

Leonard Cohen: A Retrospective

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:11am
Kait Pinder / Mount Allison
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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.

Publishing William Morris and his Circle (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
William Morris Society in the United States / SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

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. 

Palimpsestes: Genetic Translation Studies special issue

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
Palimpsestes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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.

Consuming Cultures: MVSA at MMLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:09am
Midwest Modern Language Association MVSA affiliated panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Kansas City, Missouri

November 15-18, 2018

“Consuming Cultures”

 

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

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840

 British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)

Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)

**Correction** Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies Issue #17

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:07am
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

****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)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:05am
South Central MLA (SCMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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/

The Uses of Cinema Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:02am
Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

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

 

Teaching Critical Theory in the Era of Globalization: A Special Issue of Pedagogy (Duke UP), scheduled for October 2020.

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00am
DEADLINE APPROACHING
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?

Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies -- MLA 2019

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:59am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2108

A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.  Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas.   In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events.  You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon.  250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (dashiell@vt.edu).

MMLA 2018 Conference - Consuming Cultures

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:56am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Call For Papers

2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"

November 15-18, 2018

Kansas City, MO

 

The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:56am
Joseph J. Darowski
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The editor of The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should examine the relationships between the Marvel comic book adventures the Black Panther and the social era when those comic books were published. Analysis may demonstrate how Black Panther’s comic books stories and the creators who produced the comics embrace, reflect, or critique aspects of their contemporary culture. This will be a companion volume to existing essay collections in the series that have already focused on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Justice League, and the Flash.

EAPSU 2018 Fall Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:54am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities 2018 Fall Conference (Faculty & Undergraduate Students)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

CREATIVITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS

hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)

 

Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018

Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4

Keynote Event, Friday evening

Panels on Friday & Saturday

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

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