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self-injury, 2nd call for chapters

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
Warren Bareiss, University of South Carolina Upstate
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

2nd Call for Chapters: Book on self-injury as communication under contract with Lexington Books (Lexington Studies in Health Communication). 

 

Editor: Warren Bareiss, PhD

Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies

University of South Carolina Upstate

wbareiss@uscupstate.edu

864-503-5299

 

Introduction

 

“Self-injury” is typically defined as the deliberate harming of one’s body without suicidal intent. Common forms of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) include cutting, burning, and bruising as a means of anxiety and stress reduction and avoidance.

 

Race and Materialisms

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:27pm
Colleen Tripp, ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

ACLA Seminar: Race and Materialisms

Hollywood F. Scott Fitzgerald

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time in California remains under-researched. The MLA International Bibliography shows 50 scholarly works on The Last Tycoon, out of more than 2,300 scholarly works in that bibliography for just Fitzgerald. This session will explore Fitzgerald’s years in Hollywood, as a writer and as his works have been adapted. Submissions may consider works Fitzgerald wrote in California, including Tender Is the Night, The Last Tycoon, “The Pat Hobby Stories,” and his screenwriting for United Artists, MGM, and freelance, as well as his estrangement with Zelda, his alcoholism, and his death. Submissions that consider adaptations of Fitzgerald’s works for film are also welcome.

Form, Text, and the Medieval Manuscript Roll (Kalamazoo 2018)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll & Fragment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The medieval manuscript roll was remarkably versatile. Playing host to a variety of genres, the roll format was an omnipresent feature of the textual landscape throughout the Middle Ages. Though its popularity is often attributed to its portability or economical construction, scholars have also noted relationships between its form and the genres it contains. For example, the inverted images of Exultet rolls were visible to onlookers as the texts were read, while the continuous length of a roll could emphasise the continuous history of a chronicle or genealogy. At the same time, however, rolls contain many texts not obviously connected to their format: poetry, recipes, devotional texts, charms, poetry, and even chiromancy.

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century 

University of Pittsburgh

April 6-7, 2018

 

Utopian Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES
42nd Annual Meeting
November 9-12, 2017
Conference Theme: Utopian Gracelands, Dystopian Blues, and the City on the Bluff

Doubletree By Hilton Memphis Downtown
185 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN

 Download the CFP as a PDF here.

nemla 2018: QUEER ITALY panel

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting an abstract for the "Queer Italy" panel, held at the 2018 NeMLA conference in Pittsburgh, PA. This panel seeks to integrate the fields of Queer Studies and Italian Studies, and welcomes presentations on queer representation in Italian literature and film, queer readings of Italian works, queer Italian authors/artists and their experience, cultural movements, etc. The theme of the conference (to be held April 12-15) is "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds," so papers examining queer identity in the Italian landscape, public spaces, and fictional worlds are of particular interest. However, any and all presentations integrating Queer Studies and Italian Studies are welcomed and encouraged.

New Approaches in Zombie Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session looks at zombies, including as they were defined by Night of the Living Dead, filmed in NeMLA’s host city Pittsburgh by local director George Romero.

Locating "Poetry of Resistance": Poetry and the Politics of Space

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

SHORT FORM CFP:

This panel examines the relationship between the contemporary poetry community’s call for “poetry of resistance” and the particular locations or spaces that such poems represent. Papers may examine how particular locations or spaces define the language of resistance or how poetic resistance defines particular locations or spaces. How is resistance defined locally, globally, geographically, environmentally, or personally in poetry? And how does poetry define the relationship between resistance and location?

Send 250-300 word abstracts to Kirsten Ortega at kortega@uccs.edu by September 30, 2017.

 

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East - West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Submissions

 

East – West Cultural Passage is an internationally-listed, peer-reviewed journal in the field of the Arts and Humanities, published biannually by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. Submissions are now accepted for its two 2017 issues. The journal seeks quality essays in the fields of language, literature, culture, civilization and religion. Scholars are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple submissions. Papers presented at conferences may be submitted only if they have been thoroughly revised or extended.

The Poetic Nuance in Literary Translation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association. March 29th-April 1st, 2018 - UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

The task of translating a literary text often poses the challenge of choosing between content and form. This is, of course, conspicuous in the translation of poetry where meaning and form are indissoluble and constitute an organic whole. Prose translation can be equally exigent. Its narratological ingenuity and nuances in style demand not only verbal dexterity but also the ability to capture the magic concealed in the author’s imagery. In order to produce a version that is pertinent and meaningful to the modern reader, the translator of both poetry and prose takes certain liberties with regard to the source text but inevitably faces the challenge of fidelity to its original language and content.

Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Culture, Theory and Critique invites original full-length article submissions for its upcoming open issues.

 

Culture, Theory and Critique is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures.

 

Cinema De-Centered

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017
Keynote Speakers: Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux
Contact Email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

Teaching Anime and Manga

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

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