In recent years in Canada, the digital humanities has enjoyed increasing popularity as a tool for teaching, researching, and disseminating texts, and also a means of generating collaborative scholarship across disciplinary borders. However, the digital humanities, and perhaps its practitioners, have recently been described as a collection of neoliberal tools whose “institutional success has for the most part involved the displacement of politically progressive humanities scholarship and activism in favour of the manufacture of digital tools and archives.” Do the digital humanities represent a displacement of critical questions of power in favour of a cloistered technological positivism?
Film & Media Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Berkeley
Conference Date: September 23–24th, 2016
Location: University of California, Berkeley
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper proposals due July 8th, 2016.
*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***
This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.
Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.
CFP Kalamazoo 2017: Material Monsters
Organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University), Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University), and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)
CFP: A Collection of Essays on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
We invite proposals for any papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, culture and circulation, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic.
Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topics/gothic
As a medium which excels at inducing its audience to fully identify with the images on screen and which, however, can also trick and enthrall viewers through the use of various effects, cinema is particularly well suited to portraying aspects of the fantastic, whether it be ghosts and monsters, futuristic scientific advances, or the depiction of the amazing bodily feats of martial arts masters. Though, to be sure, the fantastic in cinema may be seen as a mode of escape from the ennui or drudgery of modern life in a post-traditional society, we need not think of it only in these critical terms.
Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress, Leeds (July 3-6, 2017)
“Opening the Syllabus to the Other: Inclusiveness, Interdisciplinarity, and Collaboration in the Premodern Classroom: A Roundtable”
Organizers: Heide Estes (Monmouth University) and Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University)
Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
2-3 December 2016
In cooperation with:
Institute of German Studies
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Institute of Russian Studies
Call for Papers
An International Conference
Hosted by the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University
At Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
13-16 July 2017
Stephen King Area
2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
San Diego: Wednesday, April 12th—Saturday, April 15th