The editor of this collection commissioned by Cambridge Scholars Publishing invites proposals for a volume of essays tentatively called Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Clubs, Literary Salons, Textual Coteries. The papers will address the networks of relations developed during the eighteenth century among groups with common literary, political, and moral concerns. The focus of this collection is twofold. On the one hand, it encourages explorations of literary clubs and salons, such as the Kit-Cat Club, the Scriblerians, the Hillarians, or the Bluestockings, which developed around issues of common concern, or around intellectual elites eager to promote their own ideological agenda.
This panel will explore intersections between science fiction criticism and emergent realisms in the humanities (affect theory, digital humanities, surface reading etc). 250 word abstracts, CV by 8 March 2013; Rebekah Sheldon (email@example.com).
Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2013 Conference, to be held Oct 11-13 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton in St. Louis, MO. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
We are now accepting proposals for the Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature through Travel and Off-Campus Study session at the 2013 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention. We welcome presentations on all types of off-campus literature study, from local field trips incorporated into traditional courses to intensive summer or semester abroad programs. You may focus on any aspect of the off-campus experience, for example, the planning and permissions stage, tips for teaching in the field, or strategies for evaluating and justifying completed activities or programs. To apply, please send a short abstract to Marla Arbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2013.
We are now accepting proposals for the Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction session at the 2013 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of mystery and detective film/television or print fiction, from any period or region. We encourage analyses of mystery sub-genres (e.g. - children's mysteries, GLBT mysteries, historical mysteries, detectives of color), theoretical explorations of the genre, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send a short abstract to Marla Arbach (email@example.com) by March 1, 2013. We will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by March 15.
Wunderkino ("wonder-cinema") are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings of amateur and non-commercial films.
Modernist creativity and contingency
Panel -- Once Upon a Time: The Impact of Princess Culture on Girls
And they lived happily ever after, or did they?
This special session seeks to explore the impact of burgeoning princess culture in literature, film, and media on young girls. The panel on popular culture will also examine the multi-faceted way in which girls imagine, perform, and conceptualize feminine identity via princesses. A specific approach to the topic of princess culture is not expected, so please submit what you're working on to be considered for this panel. This is an approved special session for the 2013 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the beachfront city of San Diego, California.
Proposals that focus on diaspora in Anglophone Middle Eastern Literatures and discuss broader issues such as gender, ethnicity, language and narrative. 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2013; Eda Dedebas Dundar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What does the French literature, art and culture of the years 1890-1920 tell us about the blooming young girls ? Follow-up of a 2011 MLA special session on the decadent "fatal virgins" of the end of the XIXth century, this panel will be dedicated to the still rather unknown "jeunes-filles" in any kind of text, media and form.
Send your one page abstracts and CV/bio to Virginie Pouzet-Duzer by March 14 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: This CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, session, meaning it is contingent on approval by the MLA Program Committee (which will make its decisions after April 1). All prospective presenters must be current MLA members by no later than 7 April 2012.
Saturday, April 13th
Keynote Address by Professor Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida
"On the Beach"
Abstracts and/or complete drafts due March 1, 2013 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essay due at the end of March 2013 (4,000-8,000 words)
Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television collects articles on cultural artifacts that reflect, refract, and/or respond to the recessionary times of the 21st century. Considering that the current economic downturn is ongoing, we hope this collection offers a timely foray into comprehending contemporary "bust culture."
"Papers, Please": Knowledge at the Borders
"A comic book intended for an adult audience which tells a unique story in book format, created by one author (rarely is a choral work) in which some claim to be looking for great literature and predominantly autobiographical "This is roughly what we understand as a graphic novel. One of the most controversial terms has risen among ninth art artists, critics and theorists.
Despite not being a new format, we should refer to Art Spiegelman's Maus (1980), Frank Miller 's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen by Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons, both published by DC Comics in 1986, as a starter point of the current boom of the graphic novel even though the last two titles that are unmarked from the "official" definition.