The Work of Return (edited collection)
NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama
full name / name of organization:
Roderick Cooke, Columbia University
Recent years have seen the rise of TV dramas (Mad Men, Luck) that downplay tension in favour of atmosphere and characterization: yet tense dramas like True Blood and 24 have also thrived. What can theoretical readings reveal about these diverse series? Papers on all current and recent televised drama series welcomed. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, psychoanalytic, chronotopic, formalist and ecocritical.
Keynote speakers: Joan Copjec, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA & Kazushige Shingu, Kyoto University, Japan
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
Vol. X, No.1/2013 – "The islamic axiology"
Islamic axiology or the value system in Islam has not received due recognition from the community of scholars. This special issue aims to publish papers on the general theme: Islamic Axiology. The following are some sub-themes that can be used as guides:
Axiology from Islamic and Christian perspectives;
Islamic axiolgy and development;
Islamic axiology and environment;
Islamic axiology vis-à-vis secularism and democracy;
Effect of axiology on education;
This special issue will be published in June, 2013.
Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2013.
Morality and ethics shape our lives in a plethora of ways. It affects how individuals act on a daily basis, interact with one another, and—most tellingly—act when faced with important decisions that could influence culture and history. Personal morals are not only indicators of who a person truly is but also of their perceptions on their society, life and death, and quality and worth of life.
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
To diversify the current critical discussion of sexuality and spirituality in the works of William Blake, this panel invites explorations of the relationships between these two areas, broadly defined. How, in Blake's words and images, are issues of sex (gender, eroticism, procreation, sexualities, straight or queer, etc.) related to issues of spirit (faith, spiritual vision, religious institutions and practices, etc.)? All critical approaches are welcome. E-mail 250 word abstracts (MS Word or PDF) to Karen Guendel, email@example.com.
Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory.
Submission deadline is November 30, 2012
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Presenters sought for a panel on "Global Realism" at the 2013 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Toronto. Panel abstract below, and submissions should be made at http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/ You need not be a member of the ACLA to submit, but accepted participants will need to become members prior to registering for the conference.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Anthology on Zombies, Sex and Sexuality
1st Global Conference
Virtualosity: Gaming, Interfaces and Digital Arts
Monday 4th February – Wednesday 6th February 2013
I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.
The peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Humanities invites submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book and film reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.
From the rage of Achilles to Priam's subservient pleadings for Hector's body, from the conceit of King Lear to the meekness of Cordelia, from the terribilità of Michelangelo's Moses to the earthy nobility of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, from the detachment of Lao Tzu to the powerful assertions of Nietzsche, and from the pride punished in Dante's Purgatory to the pride celebrated by Michael Eric Dyson; writers, thinkers, and artists through the ages have addressed fundamental questions about the nature of pride and humility.