The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.
Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network: a conference and a journal collection founded in 2000, sharing perspectives on diversity and exploring the forms and futures of human difference and diversity.
Topics include: Human Resources, Management, Culture, Public Policy, Human Rights, Identity, Gender Studies, Organizational Diversity, Education, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Globalization, Social Work, Social Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies
Visit our website for more information: http://ondiversity.com/2018-conference/call-for-papers
Call For Papers and Play Scripts
The Performative Aesthetics of 21st Century Theatre in India
Southern Writers/Southern Writing
2017 Call for Papers
The 23nd Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 20-22 July 2017.
Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Oct. 18-22, 2017
St. Louis, MO (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017
Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.
Quentin Tarantino’s knowledge and love of film and television are evident in his allusions and homages; Tarantino explains and expands upon those influences in talks and interviews, illuminating connections the audience may have missed. His influences range from Spaghetti Westerns to Samurai films, Blaxploitation flicks, film noir, Hong Kong crime, revenge cinema, American TV Westerns, and so on. Tarantino also highlights his literary inspirations, from pulp to classics. In a 1994 interview with David Wild, he spoke about J. D. Salinger’s influence on the structure of Pulp Fiction: “When you read his Glass family stories, they all add up to one big story. That was the biggest example for me.”
deadline for submissions: May 30, 2017
The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege
Toronto: October 28-29, 2017
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Our conference will examine the current and past state(s) of inequality and social justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The conference takes place October 28th and 29th 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
To submit a proposal, visit our website: http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Dr Tom Overton (editor, Landscapes and Portraits, currently writing Berger's biography)
Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)
Submissions are solicited for the inaugural issue of Hong Kong Studies (https://www.chineseupress.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_...). Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary arts and cultural studies perspective. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, the journal will launch in 2017. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong.
November 20-21, 2017
Université Jean Monnet, Saint- Etienne, France
Organized by : Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Floriane Reviron-Piégay and Emmanuelle Souvignet
Keynote speaker: Nancy K. Miller, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY,
teacher, feminist author, memoirist, author of the following books (among others).
Breathless: An American Girl in Paris, Seal, 2013.
What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People's Lives. Columbia University Press, 2002.
Call for Contributors UPDATED!
ORPHAN BLACK: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science
Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman
The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries—of the founding of the Society in 2017, of the conception and launch of our scholarly journal Mythlore in 2018, and of our first society conference in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we would like to see papers and panels relating to gold, and to celebrate the work of our Guests of Honor, to the gold that can be found through library and archival research. As always, papers on any topic relating to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic fantasy in general, not just our theme, are welcome as well.
Gold in fantasy:
Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.
GENERATIVE ART 2017
C A L L - F O R - P A P E R / P O S T E R / A R T W O R K S / P E R F O R M A N C E
GA2017 , the 20th Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: MAR, Museum of Art and Classense Library in Ravenna, Italy, the (12), 13, 14 and 15 of December 2017