Once considered escapist or closely linked to fantasy, the Gothic genre (or mode, as scholars increasingly call it) has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters. This special issue of Text Matters invites essays that develop this line of inquiry, focusing on how the Gothic attempts to matter in concrete and critical ways, and mapping its rhetorical and aesthetic strategies of intervention and narration, affect and influence.
VERGE: Studies in Global Asias
Senior Editors, Tina Chen and Eric Hayot
Performing Bodies: Gesture, Affect, and Embodiment On Screen
The 11th University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
April 17th and 18th, 2015
Abstracts due January 15th
The recently founded Journal, Hypercultura, of the Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, now at his fourth number, is looking for reviewers for articles that have been submitted in the areas of Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
- Hinduism, Western (movies), identity politics, racism (African-American, Gypsiness, Postcolonialism, Native-Americans, identity-sociology, Anglo-American Literature (Victorian, on raical minorities, on Africans)African Identity, media-propaganda)
If you are willing to act as reviewers, please send your CV at the following email address, so that we can know your areas of expertise, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE AT LEAST PHD STUDENTS
UPDATED with EXTENDED DEADLINE CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-2/14/15)
Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list: http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/#literature.)
Call for Submissions
Studies in American Culture, a peer-reviewed journal, welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.
Deadline to ensure consideration for the October 2015 issue is 1 April 2015. Queries are encouraged.
As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.
Toxic Grounds: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (deadline 11/24/14)
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference
June 23-27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 20th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2014 [Updated deadline.]
For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 36th Annual Conference celebrating "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."
February 11 - 14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Fax: (505) 843-2710
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the summer 2013 issue.
I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.
Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
36th Annual Conference February 11-14, 2015
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 11/15/14
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
For those of you who would (have) like(d) to send us an article on these theme, I just wanted to let you know it's still time. I will (re)attach the cfp and........well......looking forward to hearing from you!
Phd Lecturer Sorina Georgescu
THE DEPARTMENT OF LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
-THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES-
TO SEND THE FINAL VERSION OF YOUR ARTICLES FOR OUR VOLUME ENTITLED
CULTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY AS (A) MEANS OF PROGRESS
Merwin Studies seeks to organize a panel at the ASLE Biennial Conference—Notes From Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice—in Moscow, Idaho, June 23–27, 2015.
The conference theme invites us to consider how looking "down, under, beneath and below" can lead to "imaginative, aesthetic, critical, pedagogical, and activist responses."
Many of the suggested topics readily resonate with Merwin's ecopoetics including geological time, soil biopolitics, gardening, roots, reclaiming, insects, witness, mycorrhizal networks, migrations, poetics of darkness (roots, mud, night), and grassroots politics and cultures. For the Conference's full CFP, click here.
Penn State's Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 3, a conference to celebrate the launch of a new journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, politics, sociology—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia's place(s) in the development of global culture and history.