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'Nihilism .. Utopianism'

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:20pm
Modern Horizons Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nihilism… Utopianism (June 2017)

 

For the June 2017 issue of Modern Horizons we welcome submissions of essays on the theme of ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’.

On either side of life and underlying the meaningful forms we inhabit and live as individuals is – what? –something? –nothing? This basic and enduring question may be thickened for us through the temporal and metaphysical inquiries of nihilism and utopianism—intellectual and spiritual stances that critically engage with the ways we affirm or gainsay our familiar yet different worlds. Through a variety of papers and perspectives at our conference, we aim to address different positive and negative approaches to these two great themes.

UPDATE: Fall 2017 Cormac McCarthy Conference

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:03pm
the Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Cormac McCarthy Society invites paper proposals for its Fall 2017 Conference, to be held Sept. 1-3 in Austin, Texas. Based on the new, exciting Nautilus essay, we have decided to extend the submission deadline to April 30, 2017.

Papers on all topics relating to the works of Cormac McCarthy, from all perspectives, are invited, including considerations of theatrical productions or film adaptations of his work, pedagogical approaches, and the relationship of McCarthy’s work to other authors or artists.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

Call for Session Proposals: 49th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"

Propose a session at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.

Call for Chapters on Macbeth

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Salem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The editor of Critical Insights: Macbeth for Salem Press is seeking proposals for original critical readings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All topics and critical methodologies are welcome, particularly those that employ specific theoretical approaches to engage productively with interpretive problems in the text. At least one essay from each of the following subfields is desired for publication: gender studies, queer studies, postcolonialism, transnational studies, book history, cultural history, ecocriticism, film studies, linguistics, and digital humanities.

CFP: IASPM-US Annual Conference, March 8-11, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.

Call for Papers (Translogopoiea)

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Fudan Center for Literary Translation and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

As is said in Book of Poetry, “The baskets of offerings are presented to them./ The men love me, /And will show me the perfect path. (translated by James Legge)” As one of the top three universities in China, Fudan has been dedicated to supporting literary translation and translation studies since Mr. Yan Fu, the most influential translator and translation theorist in modern China, became its second president in 1906. Founded at Fudan University on December 6th, 2013, Fudan Center for Literary Translation and Studies is an integral part of Fudan’s long established endeavor.

Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Emily Butler-Probst/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged. 

 

Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Amber Buck
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).

Bloomsday Essay Contest

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Rosenbach Museum and Library
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Bloomsday Essay ContestSpot the Winner!A Bloomsday Essay Contest

Calling all emerging Joyceans. Submit your best essay on Ulysses or another Joyce text for the Rosenbach’s first annual Bloomsday Essay Contest. Critical essays welcome from undergraduate and graduate students in the Tri-State area. Winners will be announced on June 16, 2017, at the Rosenbach’s Bloomsday celebration. All participants are encouraged to attend but need not be present to win!

Requirements:

Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Salvador Jimenez Murguia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema

This volume takes up the topic of Cuban Cinema from its early days of film production to the present. Covering over 300 entries that include films, producers, directors, actresses, actors, genres and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics, as well as general audiences. The first of its kind—indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market—The Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema is a timely pop cultural companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.

[UPDATES] CFP: The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
The Melodrama Research Group/University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Melodrama Research Group presents:

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

27th-28th October 2017

University of Kent

Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Writing Time/ Writing the Anthropocene

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
ASLE at the 2017 Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference 9-12 November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

This ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Tempe, AZ 9-12 November, INVITES CREATIVE WRITING that addresses the idea of the Anthropocene. We are looking for fiction, poetry, or nonfiction that in some way considers what might be lost and/or what might be gained with this new measure of geological time, and what it might mean to weigh and measure -- to demarcate meaning or value -- in an age at once characterized by a new awareness of vertiginous scale and complex interconnection, and by the collapse of agency itself into a singularity, an idea of "Man."

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