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.)
We welcome proposals for a collection of essays on the prose poem we are editing.
Ecology & Performance Working Session
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Revisiting Historical Intersections in Art and Aesthetics”
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 59 (4/2020)
Zoltán Somhegyi (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020
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.
Call for Papers: Theology and Prince
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:
Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open 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.
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
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:
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
Friday-Saturday 9-10 November 2018
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about NeMLA German Area, from proposing a session to networking opportunities. I will be glad to help.
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
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
Call for Contributions
Deadline for proposals extended until 22nd June 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
„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease 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.
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.
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
Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018
Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018
Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018
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)
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 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
Call for Papers
Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference
Washington, DC, 17-20 April 2019
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