November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.
The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.
Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).
Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.
American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.
Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations
A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network
26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire
The Atlantic World Research Network is pleased to announce our 2017 conference, "Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Revision," an international, inderdisciplinary conference presented by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in partnership with the National Folk Festival.
Fiona Ritchie, National Public Radio (“The Thistle & Shamrock”)
Dr. Doug Orr—President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College; Chancellor Emeritus, UNC Asheville
Dr. Candace Keller, Michigan State University
Dr. Jeff Titon, Brown University
We hereby invite proposals for papers to be included in a Special Issue on “Revisiting Adventure.”
The Long Media Century: American Literature and Technology in the 1800s
Special Session at the South Atlantic MLA 89, Nov. 3-5 2017 (Atlanta).
Please send abstracts of 250-500 words on any aspect of Arab-American literature or culture for a panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association's conference in Spokane, WA to be held October 12-14, 2017. The conference site can be found here: http://www.rmmla.org/convention. Submission deadline is April 30, 2017.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Arab-American Graphic Novels
Arab Americans and Religion
Arab Americans and Sexuality
Arab Americans and Politics
Arab Americans and Immigration
Arab Americans in Movies and Television
Arab Americans and US Education
This special section seeks papers that examine activist anti-war literature and propaganda produced in the United States and/or Great Britain during and between the World Wars. More specifically, texts that foreground the fragility of the human mind and body in combat, and that make these the sites of anti-war rhetoric or art are especially welcome. Papers may consider anti-war activism in the forms of poetry, memoir, novel, pamphlet, and visual texts such as posters and films.