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Printers, Their Social Networks, and the Public Sphere.

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:37am
RSA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For a proposed panel at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March): I am seeking papers on early modern printers. Our modern sense of publishers as (more often than not) merely profiting from the creative agency of authors obscures the meaningful role early printers had in cultural production, politics (conservative and radical), the reception of major works, and the establishment of a public sphere. Printers sometimes simply sought sales, but they also often specialized and promoted particular agendas.

A Companion to the Prose Poem (Mary Ann Caws and Michel Delville, eds.)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:24am
Mary Ann Caws and Michel Delville (CUNY/University of Liège)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Companion to the Prose Poem (Mary Ann Caws and Michel Delville, eds.)

We welcome proposals for a collection of essays on the prose poem we are editing. 

Arousal and Precarious Labor in Burlesque: Methods, Archives, and Ethical Scholarship

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:20am
2018 Conference: Arousal: Theatre, Performance, Embodiment/American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Arousal and Precarious Labor in Burlesque: Methods, Archives, and Ethical Scholarship 

Beth Hartman, University of Minnesota, hart0644@umn.edu
Elizabeth Wellman, Oregon State University, wellman.58@osu.edu
Kalle Westerling, CUNY Graduate Center, KWesterling1@gradcenter.cuny.edu

PAMLA 2018--American Literature 1945 to the Present

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:13am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We invite proposals for papers dealing with American Literature from 1945 to the present. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2018 conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages."

 

PAMLA 2018 will take place in Bellingham, Washington from November 9th-November 11th. 

 

For more information visit the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org/2018 or email Kim Honda at khonda@ccsf.edu

 

 

 

CFP: Theology and Prince

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:03am
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Theology and Prince

Editors: Rev. Katrina E. Jenkins (kejenkins@rollins.edu) & Jonathan H. Harwell (jharwell@rollins.edu)

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume of essays on theology and the life, music, and films of Prince Rogers Nelson. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid jargon in order to be accessible for the layperson.

Potential ideas include but are not limited to:

Doris Lessing Studies Updated CFP: Open Topic

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 8:57am
Doris Lessing Studies/Doris Lessing Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open Topic

 Special topic

“Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.” 

Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.

 Open topic

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey--Fall 2018 General Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 5:24am
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

A biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies
Association of Turkey (ASAT), the Journal of American Studies of
Turkey (JAST) operates with a double-blind peer review system and
publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American
literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions,
politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board
welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic
disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other
cultures. The journal also publishes notes, comments, interviews, and
book reviews.

CFP: Theology and Game of Thrones

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:41pm
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones 

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:

(CFP: PAMLA 2018) Performing Empathy

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:55pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Session Title – Performing Empathy:  When Literary Texts Are Acts of Kindness

This session seeks papers on the empathic potentials of literature, broadly defined.  The subtext here is the social division in the present-day America, where sympathy fatigue—a feeling of resentment arising from the belief that one has been asked to extend one’s sympathy to outgroups, such as women, minorities, immigrants, and the poor, beyond what one feels is reasonable—is often cited as one reason for the intransigence.  The larger question we will ask ourselves is the following:  how can literature act as a vehicle of empathic connection and reinforce people’s capacity for compassion toward the marginalized other? 

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:55pm
Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018

Friday-Saturday 9-10 November 2018
Stanford University

Keynote Speakers:

JAY WINTER Charles J. Stille Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University

ALEXANDER NEMEROV Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University

CALL FOR PAPERS

Ecology of Bad Ideas

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:42pm
Drain Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Drain invites submissions for its upcoming edition: Ecology of Bad Ideas

Call for Entries

“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and its characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” – Gregory Bateson, Pathologies of Epistemology, 1971

50th NeMLA - Call for GERMAN Session Proposals

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:39pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please consider proposing a German session at the 50th NeMLA Annual Convention to be held in Washington, DC, on March 21-24, 2019.

 

The deadline to propose a session is May 29, 2018. To propose a session (traditional paper session or a roundtable) please follow the link: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me (pichugin@rutgers.edu) if you have any questions about NeMLA German Area, from proposing a session to networking opportunities. I will be glad to help.

 

Collection: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:38pm
Rhonda Knight / Coker Col. and Donald Quist / U. of Missouri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

 

We contend that inventive storytelling within media franchises, such as Star Wars and Marvel, becomes hampered by the commercial needs of business on one side and the fans’ desires for continuity and references—in the forms of callbacks—on the other. We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling will look for moments when content producers were able to skillfully negotiate (or avoid all together) these dual pressures or, conversely, when these pressures created insurmountable obstacles to storytelling.

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:36pm
Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

Academic Panels - Call for Submissions

 

The Michigan State University Comics Forum - http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu- is an annual academic conference that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art. In its eleventh year, the Comics Forum is scheduled to take place February 22-23, 2019 at the Michigan State University Main Library, which houses the world’s largest public collection of comic books. This year’s event will feature keynote addresses from Seth and Qiana Whitted.

 

Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:58am
Dr Liesl King/York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production

 

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Call for Contributions

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Deadline for proposals extended until  22nd June 2018

Sick Theories: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:52am
Conference organizers: Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality

Sick Theories is a two-day trans-disciplinary colloquium organized by Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University) through the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, to be held in Fall 2018.

Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Diseases in Digital Games. Theories, Topics, Analyses.

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:48am
Arno Görgen / Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland; Stefan Heinrich Simond / Philipps University Marburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease[1] simulator. It proudly proclaims that the pathogen, which was raised to deadly infectiousness and efficiency by the player, has now conquered the world and thus irreversibly driven human civilization to the brink of its existence. The disease as the destroyer of worlds in Plague Inc.

Undergraduate Writing Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:45am
College of Charleston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Heather Lang and I are reaching out to writing studies faculty at liberal arts colleges to form a possible roundtable for the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 2018 Annual Conference. The goal of this roundtable is to better represent the status of rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate level (beyond the first year) at liberal arts colleges.

Below you will find a draft of our proposal. We are asking for interested participants to send in 50-word summaries of your contributions by June 8th. That will give us a week to collaborate with participants and finalize the proposal before the June 15th deadline.

Televising Fat: Special Issue of Fat Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:43am
Daniel Farr
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on

                “Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr

Dfarr4@kennesaw.edu

Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018

Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018

Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018

 

Politics of Boredom Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:38am
University of Amsterdam, Literary and Cultural Analysis Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Workshop

 Politics of Boredom


20-21 September 2018

University of Amsterdam

Organized by Aylin Kuryel, Adam Gisborne, Helen Weeres

Call for Papers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)

Michael E. Gardiner (University of Western Ontario)

 

ALTA 41: Translation, Sexuality and Power

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:36am
Lubna Abdul-Hadi, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel is organized around the notion of how sexuality could be reimagined through translation. More closely, it tries to look at the transformative potential of translation and language in deconstructing and constructing bodies and sexuality, in particular how the engagement of translating past sexualities could shape our present understanding in reorganizing sexual identities and the conditions of being. Papers that examine the intersection of sexuality, identity, language and power are welcome. Abstract and 50-word bio by May 30. 

Mapping Meaning, The Journal. Issue 2: Design Determines the Impact of Change

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:32am
Mapping Meaning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: http://www.mappingmeaning.org/journal

Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars to explore new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological crises. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of those working at edges and ecotones, who are pushing against traditional disciplinary boundaries. Since 2010 this multi-generational collective has been gathering together around experimental knowledge practices.

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

 

Call for Papers

Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination

at the

Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/

Washington, DC, 17-20 April 2019

 

CFP: Tolkien Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Tolkien Studies

2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

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