12-14 January 2018, University of York
DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality. [...] We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.
— Ursula K. Le Guin, Acceptance Speech (National Book Awards 2014)
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English at Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting. Spokane, Washington. October 12-14, 2017. Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, WA. Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2017. Send questions and/or abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judy Sneller.Dept. of Humanities, South Dakota School of Mines, 501 E St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995. Phone: 605-430-5956.
Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)
We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.
This edited volume focuses on the new cultural phenomenon of binge media and the concomitant patterns of consumption--the viewing of or listening to a series of episodes in rapid succession. With the rise of streaming digital media such as podcasts, aggregated TV series, and other immersive media forms, new textualities and temporalities shape popular narrative forms. Self-directed consumption of digital media series means that audiences are dispersed, as viewing and listening become compressed or extended according to personal choice. The textual artifact is reconstituted through the erasure or alteration of the temporal gaps between weekly installments, and, most notably, by the compression or disappearance of commercial interruptions.
Call for Papers, Spring 2017 Issue
Supernatural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes rigorous yet accessible scholarship in the growing field of representations of the supernatural. The breadth of “the supernatural” as a category creates the potential for interplay among otherwise disparate individual studies that will ideally produce not only new work but also increased dialogue and new directions of scholarly inquiry. To that end, the editorial board welcomes submissions employing any theoretical perspective or methodological approach and engaging with any period and representations including but not limited to those in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.
*Note: Our text, Ideology and Identity in Young Adult Literature: Connections to the Composition Classroom, is under contract with McFarland Press, and we are looking for a few more contributors to round out our collection. Therefore, the turnaround time for the chapter will be relatively quick.
The original call is below. Please also note that we have a sufficient amount of literature analyzing dystopian texts, so please avoid that genre. Additionally, each chapter should have a Practical Considerations for the Classroom section in which contributors might discuss specific assignment descriptions and/or other practical applications.
Tools of Transgression:
Diverse Strategies in Comparative Methodologies
UC Davis Department of Comparative Literature
Graduate Student Conference
October 6th and 7th, 2017
Call for Papers:
We are pleased to welcome Keynote speaker Barbara Fuchs from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Travel Writing / Writing Travel Permanent Session, Midwest Modern Language Association
Cincinnati, Ohio 9-12 November 2017
Conference Theme: “Artists & Activists”
The Midwest Modern Language Association’s Permanent Session of Travel Writing / Writing Travel is soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers. The conference this year is 9-12 November in gorgeous Cincinnati, Ohio.
This year’s conference theme – “Artists & Activists” – provides rich opportunity to explore the shared concerns (and complications) of travel, art, and activism. Papers on any aspect of this topic from any time period are welcome, including but not limited to the following ideas:
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Editors for this issue: Rita Monticelli and Lorenzo Mari
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University of Zadar
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Submission deadline extended until February 14
It’s been ten years since American novelist Kurt Vonnegut passed away, and twenty since he published his final novel, Timequake. Author of fourteen novels and nearly one hundred published short stories (not to mention numerous plays and essay collections) over his fifty-year career, Vonnegut has been called everything from a hack to an innovator. Blurring fact and fiction, high and low styles of art, and conventions from genre and “literary” fiction, Vonnegut’s work remains popular with general readers, especially high school and college students, but is often maligned in serious academic circles, perhaps for that same reason.
Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender and History, an international conference on the cinemas of Asia.
Conference website: https://nagehi2017.wordpress.com/
This conference aims to look at the material histories and lives of subaltern women. In her 1988 essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’, Gayatri Spivak extends the definition of the ‘subaltern’, going beyond “strict class analysis”, to incorporate a range of different subject positions, not predefined by dominant political discourses. We draw on her definition in our usage of the word ‘subaltern’, to focus on the experience of marginalised women in the present day. Most of the current academic discourse on subaltern women concentrates heavily on narratives of subjugation. However, the varied nature of lived experiences of these women has presented challenges in the knowledge and understanding of their experiences through an overarching critical narrative.
Leonard Cohen In Retrospect