This session welcomes papers on the Allens films set in Europe. Is his seven-year relocation to the cities of London, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome an artistic Renaissance or merely a nostalgic/narcissistic attempt for a lost heyday that some critics never even existed?
The Byron Society of America solicits paper proposals featuring new research and fresh methodologies applied to any aspect of Byron's life or works for the 2014 MLA. Paper proposals should demonstrate a desire to expand the field of Byron studies by placing the poet and his works in conversation with understudied aspects of Romanticism and/or innovative approaches. Topics may include but are not limited to: material culture studies, object-oriented criticism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, theories of empire, the "spatial turn," digital humanities, and/or the history of the book.
Preference will be given to junior faculty and graduate students.
"The Rod Serling Conference," an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the lasting works of Rod Serling, is set for November, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.
In contrast to previous conferences held on the Ithaca College campus, where Serling taught from 1967 through 1975, the 2013 Conference will be able to take advantage of the industry home where Serling created so many of his masterpieces for television and film. Ithaca College's Los Angeles Program will help to facilitate this year's conference.
a journal of identity and culture
Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013
The Editors of MFS seek essays that explore how 20th- or 21st-century fictional texts engage with nonhuman animals and their ways of encountering the world. Especially welcome are essays that, focusing in detail on one or two case studies, use these texts to reflect on broader conceptual, methodological, or interpretive challenges and opportunities presented by fictional engagements with nonhuman worlds.
Registration is now open for the Directing in the Performing Arts Summit from June 15 to 18, 2013 in Toronto. We welcome you to take advantage of Union/Student and Early Bird registration.
Over the last decade, a cinematic trend characterized by aesthetic minimalism and slow tempo has made its mark on the world cinema map. Although directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Tsai Ming-liang, Béla Tarr, Pedro Costa and Lisandro Alonso, among others, do not pertain to a cohesive film movement, their films have been largely subsumed under the term 'Slow Cinema'.
"Django Unchained" is well on the way to becoming Quentin Tarantino's commercially most successful film and is already his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. Journalists, from major print publications to bloggers, have weighed in on both sides of the debate. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself.
The juried journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites
submissions for its 2013 Special Topic Issue, Volume 34, Number 1, devoted to Salman Rushdie's literary career, thought, and artistry. Born in the year of India's Independence, and now arrived at 65, Rushdie has recently published his long-awaited account of missing years, Joseph Anton: A Memoir. The title Joseph (Conrad) Anton (Chekov) offers some clues to the literary masters of his soul. It seems we have arrived at the appropriate moment to take stock of Salman Rushdie's literary status and unique achievement.
The special issue devoted to his work in many genres aims at a
summative assessment of Rushdie's achievement as a story-writer,
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
International Summer School for Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers
"Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture"
August 4-10, 2013 in Munich, Germany.
Crossing the bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research (http://humanitiesandpublicengagement.wordpress.com)
Applications are invited from Humanities postgraduate and early career researchers across the North West to take part in this AHRC-funded initiative, which will explore practical methods of finding ways of engaging the public with your research – an increasingly important consideration for researchers entering an academic marketplace which expects research to create impact.
Pomona Valley Review, Cal Poly Pomona's liberal arts journal, needs your art for our 7th issue in spring 2013. We encourage first-time, unpublished artists to submit. Submit 1-5 works in Word, PDF, or image files for submission. See our website and Submittable link for more information. Deadline: March 29th.
In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly critical of "lyric." Now, as well as Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins's upcoming publication of The Lyric Theory Reader, we are in an important moment where the concept (genre, form, or mode, depending upon your critical positions) of the "lyric" is being contested, affirmed, and dismantled. At the same time, 21st-century modes of circulation (digital platforms and social media) and the democratization of authorship have complicated what we call the lyric. This panel invites papers exploring the implications, limits, and uses of lyric theory in the 21st century. Papers may include a wide range of time periods and approaches, while keeping in mind current discussions of digital media and lyric theory.