Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue, entitled "Contemporary Film and Public Life." For this issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider recent films (roughly defined in terms of the past twenty years) and the weight they bring to bear on our contemporary public life. What patterns and preoccupations characterize the current generation of films? How do certain popular genres of film (the Western, the romantic comedy, etc.) differ from their predecessors?
Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015
Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015
The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Desire and Devotion.
Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:
The Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia launches new international scholarly magazine Art Communication & Popculture covering domains of art, art communication and popculture. The ambition of the magazine is to offer a space for scholarly reflection of problems of actual art communication in all forms of art and popculture. The concept of the magazine Art Communication & Popculture is the reflection of the need to create a theoretical platform for investigation of the world of which protomethodological basis is knowledge that a purpose is not a quality situated outside but as inherent attribute. Art Communication & Popculture is the magazine for interpretation of the world determined by art and popculture.
April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting
Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.
Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains Fantomas as evidence. With this repetitive pattern as an organizing principle, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presenters for its 4th annual popular culture conference, held April 10-11th in Rutland, VT. Papers can explore any of the repeating manifestations of fantasy/horror/science fiction in popular culture: film, television, novels, pulp magazines, or other medium. Topics for the presentations are equally as inclusive: everything from close readings of _Seed of Chucky_ to stylometric analysis to cultural discussion of fan sequels are encouraged.
Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
April 10-11, 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)
The Melville Society: Melville's Money
American Literature Association
21-24 May 2015
This panel seeks proposals for papers exploring the status of money, broadly conceived, in and across Herman Melville's works. All approaches welcome, from (to name just a few) biographical accounts of "dollars damn[ing]" Melville, to historicist work with Melville and industrial capitalism, to new formalist accounts of his textual economies, to transtemporal and/or transnational reception studies of Melville and his works as symbolic currency (Melville as money). Please send one-page CVs and 250-500 word abstracts by 20 December 2014 to Andrew Kopec (email@example.com).
Call for Submissions
Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015
For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age
Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Papers should be documented according to MLA Stylesheet, within 5,ooo words, and should be sent as email attachment (.doc/.docx).
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory (Foucault, Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, David Halperin)
-the queer in pohilosophy
-the queer in popular culture
The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."
The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015
This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.
Call for Proposals: REPOSTED
Beyond First Lady: The Political and Social Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election
The Atrium, a Journal of Academic Voices, is now in its sixth year of consistent publication. This unique journal presents a forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus for the journal is classroom best practices, that murky landscape we traverse between Learning Theory and Instructional Practice. The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. Simply put, we can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.
"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Boston, the Charles Olson Society invites proposals on Beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.
200 word abstracts/poster proposals due 17 December 2014
5th SILAS conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015.