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Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Workshop: Performing Shakespeare: Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Assam University, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Workshop:

Performing Shakespeare: Theory & Praxis

 

Dept. of English

Assam University, Silchar

 

10th – 14th April 2017

 

Reminder: CfP Special Issue: Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Looi van Kessel / Dutch Journal of Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This special issue of the Dutch Journal of Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) will bededicated to the exploration of trans* as a critical approach to rethink the projects of gender andsexuality studies, critical race studies, decoloniality, and translation studies, following the June 2016conference Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts, organised by the Netherlands Research Schoolfor Gender Studies (NOG).

Social Activism in American Religious Literature (MMLA 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:59am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The American Religion and Literature Society invites proposals for our panel at the 2017 Midwest Modern Language Association convention, November 9-12, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.

Session title: “Social Activism in American Religious Literature” 

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination Summer Seminar

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Bryan Johnson/Samford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Summer Seminar

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination

Samford University

July 9-14, 2017

Led Dr. Bryan Johnson (Director & Professor, University Fellows), Dr. Christopher Metress (University Professor), and Dr. Shannon Flynt (Assistant Professor of Classics)

Student Engagement across the Disciplines

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The current buzz word in academic circles is “student engagement.” Faculty are expected to engage in it, but many of us struggle to match our classroom practices with gridded and numbered administrative standards. How does your institution describe, define, view, practice, or measure student engagement? What are the goals set forth administratively and in the classroom? How do you strive to meet those expectations? And how does it matter to your college, to your administrators, to you, and to your students?

MLA 2018: African-Asian Imaginaries and New/Old Imperialisms

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Modern Language Association 2018 (special session)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

African-Asian Imaginaries and New/Old Imperialisms Special Session
Given increasing Chinese investment across Africa in addition to longstanding South Asian-African connections, how does expressive culture from the south track or analyze these exchanges? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2017; Neelofer Qadir (nqadir@english.umass.edu) and Sean M. Kennedy (skennedy@gradcenter.cuny.edu).

Listening to Refugees

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
albeit journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Issue 5.1: Listening to Refugees

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of literature by and concerning refugees.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Fictional accounts of exile
The Jewish diaspora
Literature of political disillusionment
The role of nostalgia in displaced writers
Being “at home” in America
Trauma and/as emigration
Representations of exile in comics and graphic novels

“Alternative Facts” and Fictions: Multiplicity, Indeterminacy, and the 2016 Presidential Election

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it?  (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.)  Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (benmerdn@buffalostate.edu).

CFP for Collection on Undocumented Youth

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
Genevieve Garcia de Mueller (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Rubén Casas (California State University, Fresno), and Ana Milena Ribero (Oregon State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

Pathologies of Time: Stability and its Discontents

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
April Durham/Legende Journal for SLSA Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Timothy Barker’s 2012 book, Time and the Digital, collated perspectives on time in Deleuze, Serres, and Whitehead to theorize a notion of time that is thick, dynamic, and multiple, clarifying the notion that all aspects art, scientific inquiry, and everyday life are involved in a complex becoming inside the operations of flexible, unpredictable movements of time. The idea of continual becoming has been circulating for some time now and informs work by Elizabeth Grosz, Karen Barad, Barbara Bolt, and others as they theorize the ability of subjects and objects to transform each other in an a-linear manner, through their situated relations.

Ecocriticism and World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.

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