The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
deadline for submissions:
March 1 (Abstract)
September 20, 2017 (Final Draft)
Jackson Cooper/ Film Researcher; Author: Carnival of Souls (Devil’s Advocates, Auteur Press UK, 2017)
From the earliest example of mockumentary horror filmmaking with Cannibal Holocaust, found footage has become a trope du jour in the horror film genre. FF films are found in a variety of mediums: feature length films, shorts, and web series. According to the site FoundFootageCritic.com, the sub genre's narrative structure can be identified into four categories:
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts will now be accepted up to Tuesday 14 February. Abstracts submitted by this date will receive a decision around the second half of March or sooner. Send abstracts to email@example.com. (Those who have already submitted abstracts, thank you -- decisions will be sent out for these by late February or latest early March.)
Full details at: www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/
PLENARIES / KEYNOTES include:
Anticipatory Materialisms Conference
Lancaster University 24th March 2017
Eileen John, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick
'So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery' (Hamlet II.ii.295).
Dismantling Inequality through Dialogues of Conscience
NJCEA 40th Annual Conference, April 1, 2017
Seton Hall University
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Keene, Chair of African American and African Studies Department, Rutgers University-Newark.
The New Jersey College English Association solicits 250-500 word proposals for panels, papers, workshops or roundtables on all aspects of “Dismantling Inequality” for its annual spring conference.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
Empowering Vernacular Voices
Dialogues of Protestors
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How We Make
TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to “trace” the connections across and within various ecologies.
Call for Papers/Call for Art - Present and Publish
“The Summer of Love”: A One-Day Countercultural Event in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Summer of 1967
Queen’s University Belfast, 28 July 2017
“Narrative identity takes part in the story’s movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder.”
Marking the indistinct boundary between “a mere sequence of moments” and “a story” is the complex but inescapable concept of narrative. Narratives appear to order and unify events, creating a sense of coherent meaning, yet the narratives by which we order our lives—narratives of gender, race, class, nation, etc.—are always internally troubled.
Call for Papers
6-8 July, 2017
The Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland
Extended deadline: 19 February, 2017
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Sharon P. Holland (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Bracha Ettinger (European Graduate School)
Margins 2017 4/12-14 at Clemson University
Margins is now accepting proposals that explore the interplay between applications of digital method and humanistic inquiry. The goal is to create a space wherein concepts that seem to linger at the edge of the digital humanities like race, gender, power, and disability may be explored in light of the new methods and perspectives that the application of digital tools furnish. Potential paper topics may include but are not limited to:
“Goin’ Up Yonder”: Sounding a Secular/Sacred American South in Gospel Music Performance
Proposed MLA 2018 Special Session: Anthropocene/Andropocene