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“Staging Knowledge in Early English Drama” Kalamazoo 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
Joe Stadolnik and Helen Cushman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

In late-medieval England, public performances of learning and expertise were political performances, that not only expressed one’s mastery of a subject but also an ability and right to speak to it in public view. Whether speaking to knowledge of theology, or medicine, or carpentry, these public professions of knowledge were subject to scrutiny both institutional (e.g. the Church or craft guilds) and informal (by lay churchgoers or prospective customers). Drama offered a form in which claims to knowledge could be exaggerated, parodied, or reproduced for effect--in a word, staged--to invite medieval audiences to rethink the social and political dimensions to such performances.

Population, Ecology and the Malthusian Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:27pm
Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Overpopulation has become the ‘third rail’ of contemporary environmentalism: no major organization wants to touch the issue anymore. While it had been one of the driving concerns of early environmentalism up until the 1970s, exemplified by such seminal texts as Fairfield Osborn’s Our Plundered Planet (1948), Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb (1968), and the Club of Rome’s The Limits of Growth (1972), concern with population control has since dropped off the list of popular environmentalist causes.

Reminder: Special Issue - Spineless: Online Horror and Narrative Networks

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:27pm
Horror Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

With the current spate of contemporary high-budget properties that have sought to engage and adapt online horror content, increasing attention has been turned to communities of amateur critics, writers, illustrators, and fans that work to create horror in digital space. Their influence has been felt in a variety of media, from the television series Channel Zero and Supernatural, to the film The Tall Man and video games like Slender and SCP: Containment Breach. Fora in Something Awful, “r/nosleep”, and the SCP Foundation represent attempts by massive communities to create negotiated fictions, imagining mythic spaces and enduring, horrific creatures.

Call for Web Feature Articles on Blues and Jazz Topics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an organization committed to helping blues and jazz music and dance enthusiasts learn more of the history and culture behind the music and dances. Our organization provides reading lists, interactive opportunities with organizers and fellow book club members through Facebook, and a quarterly book to read and discuss. As of 2016, we successfully launched a bi-annual live event, featuring a scholar discussing one of the books or authors we have read during the year. 

The Poetic Sequence as Genre: A New Look (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:25pm
William Waddell, St. John Fisher College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Back in 1983, M.L. Rosenthal and Sally Gall identified the poetic sequence as a kind of invented genre, and a notable, even defining achievement of the first half of the twentieth century (or first half plus a few years: Robert Lowell’s Life Studies was one of their important examples). They saw the sequence as a form a number of poets converged on, largely independently, but ultimately one that offers, according to their Foreword, “an inner history of modern poetry written in English.”

Apollon Undergraduate Humanities eJournal - CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:25pm
Apollon, Humanities' Only Hope!
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Apollon, a peer-reviewed undergraduate eJournal in the humanities, announces the call for papers for its eighth issue. The seventh issue is online with five peer-reviewed research contributions from undergraduate scholars across the US, and expanded features such as audio and video interviews, material and art history videos, and editorial pieces. Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication. 

Student submissions deadline is October 01, 2017. Interested faculty should contact us with interest or inquiries as well. Go ahead -- you know you want to.

 

Modernism's World Languages

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:03pm
NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA (April 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).

War Studies Area - MAPACA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:57am
MAPACA / Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, War Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 Conference of   Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)

MAPACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 9 -- Saturday, November 11, 2017
Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net  by  June 30, 2017

 

JMMLA Spring 2018 Special Issue: Metonymy, Poetics, Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

This special issue has a cluster of three terms at its center: metonymy, poetics, and performance. These three terms have to do with conventional structures and what it means to live in them. Metonymy, a trope in which common association lets one thing stand in for another, mobilizes conventional relations. Poetics, the theory of how a text’s elements work together, studies the structures through which artistic effects exist. Performance involves living out relations within structures like genre, medium, and circumstance. Together, these terms allow us to think through the metonymical relations among art, artist, and context.

Submission open for the “Manifestations of male energy in the world cultures” Volume

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations Jagiellonian University in Krakow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the forthcoming publication that will be released in English and is scheduled to be published in 2018, in the Jagiellonian University Press series “Bezkresy kultury”. The series is the project of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations that focuses on various cultures as seen from different perspectives and aims at publishing monographs popularising research deepening our knowledge of the world.
The volume will be a peer reviewed, independent publication discussing the problem of male energy and its manifestations across multiple disciplines, for example:
- Aesthetics
- Literature studies
- Religious studies
- Social studies

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron - Additional Call for Chapters

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:24am
Kyle Barrett/Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Edited by Kyle Barrett 

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

 

ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE ORIGINAL POST, THERE ARE STILL WORKS AND TOPICS WHICH ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED IN THE VOLUME. THE PUBLICATION WOULD BE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN RECEIVING ABSTRACTS AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE FOLLOWING:

- Exclusive interviews/discussions with Harron or regular collaborators (e.g. Guinevere Turner, Lili Taylor)

International Yeats Society Conference 2017 NYC

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:23am
International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

Second Call for Papers and Panel Proposals for the 2017 International Yeats Society Conference

 

October 20-22, 2017

New York City

Hosted and sponsored by:

The New School University * Fordham University * New York University/Glucksman Ireland House * Williams College

 

The conference includes keynote addresses by Maureen Murphy (Professor Emerita, Hofstra University), and Christopher Cahill (Director, American Irish Historical Society and Director, McCabe Fellowship Exchange Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice), as well as a reading by the Irish poet Joan McBreen. 

Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:22am
Emily Leverett and Kristin Noone
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call For Papers: Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett
Ed. Kristin Noone and Emily Lavin Leverett
(This is for the same volume Kristin sent out before, if you saw that!)

Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women: Depicting Writers in Literature & Film (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:21am
Cynthia Cravens
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gendered representations of writers appear in all forms of popular culture, from George Gissing’s Grub Street (1898) and Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed (1929) to David Duchovney’s character in the Showtime series Californication and Melissa McCarthy’s in CBS’s Mike and Molly. Although they each portray aspects of the writing life that were characteristic of their eras, one thing they have in common (besides the fact that a writer wrote them) is that they all exhibit some kind of peculiarity, be it sex addiction, writer’s block, delusions of grandeur, fevered brilliance, etc., that either adds to or detracts from their writing.

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
University of Leipzig, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Call for Papers:

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

 

“The coils of a serpent are even more complex than the burrows of a molehill.”

(Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control)

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