We know the four tenets of True Womanhood and understand the Feminine Mystique. But, today, what gender role prescriptions still proliferate concerning domesticity and work, family affairs and public relationships? Anne-Marie Slaughter tells us women still can’t have it all. Barbara Spar shreds the Superwoman myth. But, Ariana Huffington tells us we can THRIVE if we just have the third metric. These three notably professional women have differing views. Can and should women decorate like the Gaines, cook like the Barefoot Contessa, thrive professionally like Huffington, be sexy as Kim Kardashian, not miss kids’ soccer practices, and all the while smiling? Has or can contemporary women break out of the American ideological boundaries?
The interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities offers new ways of considering tropical disasters. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and similar incidents were once thought to be acts of God or isolated natural occurrences. New eco-critical approaches to the field, however, challenge the separation between human activity and environmental events.
De Natura Fidei: Rethinking Religion across Disciplinary Boundaries
Call for Papers
On June 12, 2016, Jamaican author Michelle Cliff passed away quietly and to little public fanfare. Despite her many contributions to Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and feminist writings, her passing received only one article in the New York Times. In this article, she became a footnote to the life of her long-time companion, Adrianne Rich. For a writer and scholar of her magnitude, Cliff did not receive an elegy commensurate with the scope of her work. The avoidance of Cliff’s memory raises several questions. For example, was Cliff receiving a post-mortem censure for being a feminist and/or a lesbian? As the late Adrianne Rich’s partner, was Cliff only worthy of mention as an addendum to Rich’s life?
49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA
"Minor Print Cultures of the Nineteenth-Century United States" (Panel)
Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe seek contributions for the fourth volume in their “Unruly Catholic Women” series. In this volume, we seek creative pieces by third-wave and fourth-wave feminists on Roman Catholicism, with an eye to the future of the Catholic Church. Please submit autobiographical stories, fictional pieces, prose, or poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 October 2017, for consideration. All submissions must be in English.
This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.
Art. Responsibility, and Satire: The Challenges of Kurt Vonnegut's Fiction
This panel for the 2018 Annual Convention for the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, from April 12 to April 15, 2018, will examine the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) on the eleventh anniversary of the author’s death on April 11, 2007.
Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures (ISSN 22789642 | E-ISSN 22789650)
This is a the call for submissions and guidelines for the journal section of Coldnoon. If you wish to write for the magazine, please follow the general guidelines of submissions here.
Coldnoon is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.
The intended volume will offer brief introductions (250-300 words) to the best novels written after 1950 in any language other than English that are available in English translation.
The formula we are looking for is that of The Modern Library: The Best 200 English Novels since 1950 (eds. Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín), first published in 1999. In fact, the intended volume will respond to Callil and Tóibín’s by providing a similar list of novels coming from all over the world.
What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete’s achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines. The papers should either favor a historicist approach or be grounded in disocurse analysis.
The editor seeks scholarly essays that address some aspect of HBO’s television series The Leftovers (2014-2017) and/or its source text, Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same title (2011). Perrotta co-produced the series with show runner David Lindelof (Lost). Both novel and series are set three years after the “Sudden Departure” of 2% of the world’s population. In ways distinct to each form, The Leftovers serves as a study of the psychological, social, and cultural impact of a large-scale traumatic event. Perrotta’s spare, satirical, character-driven fiction lies in the lineage of modern novels set in the American suburbs.
‘Memories of Empire’
INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018, LEEDS
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.
**CFP for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2018 Conference in Toronto**
In an academic setting, weighty or dramatic “adult” films are generally met with intellectual curiosity by students, or at least an acknowledgement that they are “worthy” of consideration. Genre films like horror or action are met with more resistance, but generally students are willing to admit they have some sort of ideological investments. Films aimed at children, however, are often dismissed as just entertainment. Surely we may analyze Bicycle Thieves, but Home Alone? Yes to Goodfellas, no to Goonies.
Call for Papers Fake News and Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives
January 26, 2018
Southwestern Law School Campus
3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Abstract deadline: September 25, 2017Completed paper deadline: January 5, 2018
The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law (JIMEL), in association with the Southwestern Law Review and Southwestern International Law Journal, invites the submission of papers that fit within our 2018 theme.