Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to firstname.lastname@example.org or J. McQuail, Box 5053, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505.
Multiplicities: Cycles, Sequels, Remakes and Reboots in Film & Television (anthology)
2nd Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Call for Papers
Eighteenth Century Secularisms
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Extended Call for Interviews & Essays:
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions of substantive interviews with or essays on new Native American/Indigenous filmmakers/directors/producers for a special issue that will include a dvd containing shorts or clips from work by those interviewed. Post Script encourages original essays and interviews in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from filmmakers, scholars and academics, curators, teachers and the like.
The Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
The Second International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema
February 21-23, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Format: A two-and-a-half day conference that combines plenary lectures, concurrent paper panels, workshops, and film screenings with live accompaniment at the Pacific Film Archive.
The 3rd International Conference on Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, from September 6 – 9, 2012. The conference has taken place every year since 2010.
With the concepts of history, memory, and myth central to the discussion, this panel seeks to convene critical and creative treatments that offer an interdisciplinary approach for teaching the Harlem Renaissance. In particular, the discussion will focus on how various contemporary cultural workers – visual arts, creative writers, musicians, and scholars – shaped a distinct aesthetic during this period. Panelists are encouraged to include non-canonical texts, as well as "forgotten artists" of the period in their presentations. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
With the concepts of self-reliance, resistance against oppression, and self-definition central to the discussion, this panel seeks to explore the literary and cultural influences of early African American and African diasporic women's texts that serve as the framework for contemporary black feminist ideology. Panelists are encouraged to submit papers that represent the author's struggles against marginalization, objectification, and challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for womanhood. This panel will examine texts produced by early African American women, both free and enslaved, as part of an emerging Black feminist ideology.
This panel seeks to look at the increased role of the fandom in pop culture today. More and more writers admit to reading message boards, websites, and fan fiction about their work, and making creative choices following this engagement. How have these communities raised the level of discourse regarding their topic of choice, or in some cases possibly have trivialized academic engagement? Other theories relating to this topic are welcome. 200 words abstracts should be sent to Lindsay Bryde at Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com
The Journal of Popular Romance Studies is looking for essays, interviews, and pedagogical materials on romantic love in Latin American popular culture, for a special issue guest-edited by David William Foster (Arizona State University), to be published in September, 2013. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2013.
Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has brought a number those transformations to light, not just in terms of the novels' BDSM-inflected sexual content (old news in the romance world) but also in their publishing history, moving from online Twilight fan-fiction to e-book format to paperback bestsellers.
From reggae to Rumi (the bestselling poet in the United States across the 1990s), Bollywood to South Park, global popular music, fiction, film, poetry, and other media have extolled sacred love in romantic terms and romantic love as a religion. In the process, they have sometimes raised provocative, complex relationships about the relationships between these realms.
Some popular romance texts remain securely inside the boundaries of orthodox belief, bringing theologies of love to accessible, affective life. Others blur the lines between sacred and secular love, or between different national, cultural, and theological traditions, threatening those distinctions and, sometimes, drawing sharp condemnation in the process.
From the animal brides and bridegrooms in folktales to the dragons and werewolves and other shape-shifters in paranormal love stories, popular romance has long relied on animal heroes, heroines, and helpers (i.e., the leopard in Bringing Up Baby) to explore human romance.
How, though, do invocations of the "animal" in popular romance differ from text to text, culture to culture, era to era? What do they suggest about the nature of love, whether the love of humans for one another or the love we feel for pets, companions, and co-workers of other species? How might a focus on the "Beast" in a popular romance novel, film, TV series, or other text help us to understand the beauties—the artistry, the interest—of that text?
The Journal of Popular Romance Studies is soliciting papers for a special forum on Heyer as a romance novelist, guest-edited by Phyllis M. Betz. Papers may focus on individual novels or groups of texts, on Heyer's changing status as a middlebrow and popular novelist, on paratextual and contextual issues (covers and marketing, publication history, reception), or on Heyer's legacy. All theoretical approaches are welcome. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012; the issue is slated for publication in April, 2013.
Essays / proposals on Heyer's work in other genres, and on her genre-crossing texts, are also solicited for a separate anthology, also edited by Phyllis M. Betz.