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Mediating American Modernist Literature: The case of/ for Big Magazines 1880-1960

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:43am
Aix-Marseille Université - LERMA (EA 853)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2017

 

Mediating American Modernist Literature:

The case of/ for Big Magazines

1880-1960

 

Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA (EA 853)

Aix-en-Provence, France, October 5- 7, 2018

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Mark Morrisson, Pennsylvania State University.

Professor Faye Hammill, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

 

Paving the road for men of brighter talents: celebrating the tercentenary of Horace Walpole

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:03am
Aeternum: Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Author of nominally the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, the collection of gothic short stories, The Hieroglyphic Tales, and the gothic play The Mysterious Mother, Walpole developed a style with hyperbolic tendencies, odd and wild ornamentation, rude irregularity and deliberate disharmony in an effort to free the authorial imagination from the ennui and malaise engendered by neoclassical order and form. The prefaces to his fictional works often featured commentary on the current state of literature, art and culture, and his self-published letters, are themselves of significant social and political interest.

Marginally Modernist: NeMLA, April 2018, Pittsburgh

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:20pm
Michelle Rada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting a paper proposal to the panel "Marginally Modernist" for NeMLA's upcoming conference in Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018 (description below). 
  Submit your 300-word paper abstract directly to the NeMLA website: 

Adapting the Canon for Millenial Viewers--SAMLA 89

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:10pm
Amber P. Hodge, University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Although popular culture has gained significant traction as a subject worthy of intellectual consideration over the last decade, a divide between popular and canonical persists. The academy may have instituted a boundary distinguishing high culture from low, but film and television regularly crosses these fabricated borders as popular media evokes the canon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) to Penny Dreadful (2014–2016), the most successful narratives among millennial viewers (roughly, those born 1982–2004) share a common theme, the incorporation of texts considered canonical into popular storylines.

[Update] Levinas, the Material, and Ethics (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:14am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Levinas, the Material, and Ethics

 North American Levinas Society

12th Annual International Conference

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

July 24-27, 2017 

Plenary Speakers:

Adriaan Peperzak, Loyola University Chicago

Tom Sparrow, Slippery Rock University

Annual Talmudic Lecture: Georges Hansel, SIREL

 

[updated] How to Teach a Play: Call for Teaching Exercises

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:30am
How To Teach a Play Book Project (2018, Bloomsbury Methuen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

The editors of How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury Methuen Publishers) are seeking submissions of teaching exercises on the 75 most popularly-taught plays at the university level.

How to Teach a Play provides a new generation of teachers with the tools to develop their students’ performative imagination.  Grounded in scholarship, each teaching exercise will call attention to the performance elements of a specific play and show how the performative can illuminate the thematic meaning of the script.  The collection will consist of exercises that connect close textual analysis with performance. 

Lives in Transit: Subjectivity in the Age of Migration (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Edward Said wrote in Reflections on Exile that “our age...is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, mass immigration.” As migration becomes increasingly recognized as integral to contemporary societies, how does transit become central to how we understand urban spaces, communities, and the experiences of individuals within them? We understand transit as the movement of people, ideas, memories, or emotions, and what Jodi Byrd has described as “liminal existence” in “ungrievable spaces.” In what ways does the concept of "transit" model a rethinking of the relationship between individuals and postcolonial geographies? How does mobility constitute movement through both physical and ontological space?

Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics (collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:09am
Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum & Sarah Lightman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics 

Edited by: Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum, and Sarah Lightman

Scholarship and publications on Jewish women and comics have grown considerably over the last five years. Studies such as the Eisner Award-winning Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (Lightman 2014), How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? (Oksman 2016) and our own special issue on  “Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women” (Bauer, Greenbaum, Lightman, Studies in Comics 7:2 2015 ) have shown that Jewish women make a significant and varied contribution to contemporary comics.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:58am
The Invasion Network at the Department of History Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Extended Deadline: ‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’

One-day international workshop organised by the Invasion Network at Lancaster University, 8th September 2017.

 

Key-note speaker: Professor Emeritus David Glover; confirmed speakers include Michael Hughes, Michael Matin and Antony Taylor

Call for Papers Deadline: 31st July 2017

 

ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:30am
Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (University of Sydney)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Spike Jonze is a celebrated director whose deeply philosophical film work crosses boundaries between studio and independent modes of production, genre entertainment and experimentalism. Jonze's oeuvre includes highly regarded feature films (Being John MalkovichAdaptationWhere the Wild Things Are and Her), commercials, music videos and shorts; he is also a prolific producer and actor. Across his work, Jonze investigates the vagaries of contemporary American culture with a particular interest in themes of identity fluidity, loss and grief, American celebrity cultures, storytelling and metacognition, nurturance and development, technology and surveillance, evolution and sociobiology, memory and fantasy.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing The Early Modern English Woman (1500-1710): Seeing and Being Seen on the Domestic, Civic, and Dramatic Stage.

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:36pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

or Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.

Chuck Palahniuk: Literature or Trash? (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:33pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific American authors of the past twenty years, averaging more than a book a year since exploding onto the scene with Fight Club (1996), which was made into a cult feature film by David Fincher, featuring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto. The author made a name for by combining the comically absurd and grotesquely horrific in his tales of transgressive fiction and with time has developed a tendency to transgress his own writing style, experimenting with narrative forms as well as penning graphic novels and even a drawing book.

The Socio-politics of Counterfutures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:33pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life, ones which reimagine the futures the current path of human experience seems to lead to.

A French “Connaissance de l’Est”?

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:33pm
Matt Reeck / UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Northeast Modern Language Association 2018 Conference

 

A French “Connaissance de l’Est”?

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