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Literature of the Hidden and Fantastic: September 23-24 2016

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Honors International Studies Program at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

"The Fantastic or Mythical is a Mode available at all ages for some readers; for others, at none. At all ages, if it is well used by the author and meets the right reader, it has the same power: to generalise while remaining concrete, to present in palpable form not concepts or even experiences but whole classes of experience, and to throw off irrelevances. But at its best it can do more; it can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of commenting on life, can add to it."
C. S. Lewis, "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said" from the book On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

The Problems of Jouissance and Desire in a Globalized World

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Bruehne / NeMLA 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
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Friday, September 30, 2016

The concept of jouissance as a total, limitless, excessive enjoyment on the one hand and as a type of castration, operating beyond the pleasure principle, on the other is one of the most fascinating elements of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Jouissance is linked to the body and to castration through language; it is linked to the (unattainable) Other, to prohibition and anxiety, and to the illusion of transgression. However, jouissance should be regarded not only as part of the subject's struggle to balance himself between excess, desire, and castration, but also as a concept that can tell us something about the "mental state" of a society in crisis.

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jane Marcus Feminist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation:

Due July 15, 2016

Jane Marcus Feminist University

Friday, September 9, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

C-Level, Rooms C201, C202, C203

janemarcusfeministuniversity@gmail.com

 

Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
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Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities

University of Vienna, 29 September–1 October 2016 

Keynote Speakers

Patricia Couglan (University College Cork)
Barry Sheils (University College Dublin)

We are proud to open a call for papers for Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities, an international conference dedicated to testing the borders of Irish Modernism to be hosted by the Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 29 Sept–1 Oct 2016.

Guest Edited Issue: “Inter-faith Dialogue in India: Theological Revisioning”

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Inter-faith Dialogue in India: Theological Revisioning”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 4 Issue 1 (March, 2017)
Namrata Chaturvedi, Zakir Husain Delhi College

Guest Edited Issue: “Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

“Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”

Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Vol. 4 Issue 2 (June 2017)

Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma

 

As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.”  Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.

Guest Edited Issue: “Troubled Identity and the Continuing Relevance of Cultural Studies”

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“Troubled Identity and the Continuing Relevance of Cultural Studies”

Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Vol. 4 Issue 3 (September, 2017)

Jonathan Wright and Susan Flynn (London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London)

 

26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK, 29 June – 2 July 2017

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:28pm
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CDE (Contemporary Drama in English)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

 

26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK,

29 June – 2 July 2017

 

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 26th Annual Conference (29 June - 2 July 2017). It is organized by the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading (UK) and will be held as a residential conference at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus.

 

Nation, Nationhood and Theatre

All in the Family: Incest, Media, and the Erotic

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:48pm
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University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

A graduate student conference presented by the University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization

September 30, 2016 – October 1, 2016

CFP Deadline: July 10, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Beckman, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Endowed Professor in Film Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.

Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
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University of Kentucky
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Come to Lexington, KY on Sept 30 for this free event!

Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture

A one day symposium at the University of Kentucky showcasing writing in craft beer.

September 30, 2016

Lexington, KY

Taylor 158

Free and open to the public

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Register at:

http://craftwriting.as.uky.edu/

 

Speakers:

Joseph Tucker Executive Editor, RateBeer

Heather Vandenengel Writer, All About Beer, Beer Advocate

John Holl Editor All About Beer magazine, author of American Craft Beer Cookbook.

Jeremy Danner Brewer Boulevard Brewing, social media expert

'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
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NeMLA 2017
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Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA​( Northeast Modern Language Association​)​​ 48th Annual Convention  ​March 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland, Session title: 'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century As Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre reminds us with her exclamation, “Reader, I married him!,” writers of fiction in the nineteenth century were very aware of their readership with texts. In the increasingly literate century, readers were savvy consumers, rapt fans, and scathing critics. They read penny papers, novels, and genre specific magazines. They read at home, in libraries, and on trains.

American Fiction after Postmodernism @ NeMLA 2017

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher K. Coffman
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For many readers, the notion that Cold War or pre-9/11 postmodernist fiction is essentially the same as post-9/11 fiction is a problematic one. Such notable critics of postmodernist writing as Linda Hutcheon and Brian McHale have suggested as much, and a wide variety of recent work (Green, 2005; Toth and Brooks, 2007; Burn, 2008; Nealon, 2012; Holland, 2014; and so forth) by other figures has bolstered their assertions. Consequently, the nature of post-postmodernist fiction has become a topic of significant interest.

All Hail the Queen: Teaching Agatha Christie Beyond the Mystery Story

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
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Sylvia A. Pamboukian/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Friday, September 30, 2016

            In recent years, texts once dismissed as lowbrow (such as Stoker’s Dracula and Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories) have become staples in the university classroom. Despite worldwide fame as the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie too often appears as only a generic example of classic detective fiction.

            This is at odds with a recent surge of critical interest, beginning, perhaps, with Pierre Bayard’s work on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. A recent edition of Clues (Vol. 34, No. 1) highlights current Christie scholarship and calls for irreverent re-readings, “teasing out the genuinely experimental and decidedly nonpatterned aspects of Christie’s writing” (Rolls and Guldal 8).

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