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ACLA: The Medium Aevum is the Message: Appropriation, Reinvention, and Reception of the Middle Ages in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Organizers: Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Katherine McLoone.

A panel at the annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference at UCLA: March 29 - April 1, 2018.
Sponsored by the Cal State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

From the Renaissance invention of the term medium aevum to modern colloquial usage of “medieval” as a pejorative, the era between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries has been a site of contention through which western culture defines both its fears and its ideals.

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Revue LISA/LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

Pierre Guerlain (Université Paris-Nanterre) et Raphaël Ricaud (Université
Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3)

Trumpland isn’t just hell for Muslims, Hispanics, women, and other
vulnerable populations; it is hell for anyone trying to make sense of what
is going on. It is a topsy-turvy world, a world turned upside down, a
world where absurdity reigns .

Andrew Levine

“Objects of Desire” – International Conference at Lille Catholic University, 24-26 May 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Lille Catholic University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

“Objects of Desire” – International Conference at Lille Catholic University, 24-26 May 2018

Call for Papers

Literature, religion and art began with objects of desire and have never abandoned the theme. From Helen of Troy and the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden via Novalis’s blue flower to the throne of Westeros, numerous examples spring immediately to mind, and if the ten commandments tell people not to covet anything that belongs to their neighbours, this surely implies that they are highly likely to do just that.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SWPACA (10/22/17; 2/7-10/18)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers – Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Trump Fiction (NeMLA; updated)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
49th annual NeMLA convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump was a public figure long before he became President of the United States, one who became familiar to American audiences through his appearances in a wide variety of media over a period of several decades.  While much has been made of Trump’s selling of himself to the American public in branded productions that identified him as their author or producer, ranging from books such as Trump:  The Art of the Deal to his reality-TV Apprentice franchise, less attention has been paid to the treatment of Trump in works of fiction produced by authors other than Trump.  This panel will examine the treatment of Trump and his fictional analogues in films, television programs, and literature, with an emphasis on works that took up the subj

Seeking Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts: 

In The Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe (Duke 2016)

Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare's Time, Jeffrey Masten (UPenn 2016)

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, edited by E. Patrick Johnson (Duke 2016)

2018 Deep South in the Global South Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
Deep South in the Global South Conference/ University of Louisiana Lafayette EGSA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

Second Annual DSGS Conference

March 22-24, 2018

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

 

Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

 —James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

 

A CLOCKWORK GREEN: ECOMEDIA IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
ASLE - Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

A Nearly Carbon Neutral Virtual Symposium
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the University of California, Santa Barbara
June 14-30, 2018

Adaptation: Literature, Film & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Adaptation: Literature, Film, & Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

EBAAS 2018 Call for Papers (Joint EAAS and BAAS Conference, London)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
European and British Associations for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

EBAAS 2018 Call for Papers

The 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference

4-7 April 2018

King’s College London, University College London and the British Library

Keynote Speakers: Bettye Collier-Thomas (Temple University), Jo Gill (University of Exeter), Pekka Hämäläinen (University of Oxford)

Call for Papers on Pedagogy at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:32pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Pedagogy for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Octavia Butler Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:32pm
Dr. Gregory Hampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers:

Butler Companion

 

Editors Gregory J. Hampton (Howard University) and Kendra R. Parker (Hope College) are seeking submissions for The Bloomsbury Companion to Octavia E. Butler. This book will be a collection of literary criticism and theory by an international range of contemporary scholars exploring major themes across the full span of Octavia Butler’s writing.  

 

We welcome essays that survey past and current scholarship on Butler; however, we are most interested in work that will point forward to new directions and new agendas in Butler scholarship on both domestic and international levels.

 

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