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CONVERGENCE CULTURE, FANDOM, AND THE EXPANDED HARRY POTTER UNIVERSE

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:25pm
Amanda Firestone and Leisa A. Clark
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016

In 2006’s Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Henry Jenkins defines “convergence culture” as “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences who will go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they want” (2). In contemporary culture, we are no longer merely passive consumers of media: we are participants in the narrative to the point where fans often actively influence outcomes and storylines well after a primary text has been released. J.K.

CFP Call for Publication: “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary”

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:24pm
Journal of South Texas English Studies (JOSTES)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Fall 2016 issue, themed “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary.” Submission deadline: October 31, 2016. ‘Journey’ is a word that evokes images and feelings of freedom, escape, newness, experience, and curiosity. Within English studies, a journey may be literal, requiring movement across borders and spaces; figurative journeys often develop the inner dynamic of a character; and whimsical voyages, on the other hand, take place in the mind—the ultimate creative, uncharted territory.

Coriolanus in Focus -- NeMLA 2017 Baltimore

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare's late play Coriolanus at first glance seems to be a straightforward case of a haughty patrician whose own pride leads to his loss of stature and life—a tragedy in the classic mold. The majority opinion echoes Olivier who likened him to "a very straightforward, reactionary son of a so-and-so" whose "thoughts are not deep" and Curry who labelled him as "one of the hardest characters to like." However, interesting characters—Shakespeare raised many—resist categorizing.

Abstracts for Special Issue on Professional Communication and Conflict Resolution

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:24pm
Anne R. Richards and Adrienne Lamberti
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CONFLICT RESOLUTION QUARTERLY, a publication of the Association for Conflict Resolution

IS SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE: Alternative Dispute Resolution/Conflict Resolution and Professional Communication

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications.

This call for papers for a Special Issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly is designed to elicit in-depth, interdisciplinary analyses of discourse in a wide range of forms within ADR/CR, focusing on the roles that professional communication and rhetoric play.

Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s

Panel for the 2017 NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Marriott Waterfront, March 23-26, 2017). Deadline Sept. 30, notification no later than October 15, 2016.

Abstracts must be submitted online to: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/Dashboard

Membership in NeMLA required.

Description of Panel:

: Fostering Global Competence Through Film: Reimagining the Foreign Culture and Language Class

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:23pm
Patrizia Comello Perry / Borough of Manhattan Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Dear Colleagues, 

Please consider submitting an abstract for the proposed session below to be held at the NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017.

The session aims to reimagine the fundamental pedagogical role of foreign language and culture courses in the college curriculum in the era of globalization. The interdisciplinary approach should be based on content to create opportunities to reflect on culture and cultural values essentially intrinsic in language and language learning.

Periplum Poetry: Open Book Competition 2016

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
Periplum Poetry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: 

RE: Periplum Poetry, open book competition 2016 

Now extended until 30 September!

ACLA 2017; Seminar: International Beckett

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Conference: American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting 
Location: Utrecht, 6-9 July 2017

Panel Title: "International Beckett"

 

Third CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

ACLA 2017: "Feeling Collective"

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2017, Utrecht
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This panel hopes to investigate affect as that which disturbs the binary logic structuring contemporary discourses on collectivity. What happens when, rather than thinking of affect’s circulation as “mediating” between subjectivity and collectivity, we allow affect to unsettle this dyad? What does it mean for affect to render undecidable the relation between individual and collective, or to orient us towards a relation possessed of no advance guarantees? How does negative affect—for example, Sedgwick’s notion that shame throws the question of identity into relief—augment normative notions of self-possession towards new understandings of relationality?

CFP - British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

<p>The <strong>British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference</strong>, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.</p>
<p>We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.</p>

Pedagogy and Poetry Audio: DH Approaches to Teaching Recorded Poetry/Archives (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

16444. Pedagogy and Poetry Audio: DH Approaches to Teaching Recorded Poetry/Archives (Panel)

Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Chair: Kenneth Sherwood (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

The "Pedagogy and Poetry Audio" panel seeks to explore the implications of increased access to poetry audio which is provided by open, digital archives that allow the teaching of print texts alongside the phonotexts or recordings documenting situated, spoken-word performances. Contributions ranging from discussions of specific classroom practices (close-listening, creative remixing, etc.) to theorizations and contexualizations in terms of Ethnopoetics, Sound Studies, and Digital Humanities are welcome.

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