The Pornographic and the Literary
Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: "Rage"
Call for Submissions
Deadline: April 15, 2015
"Caught in the Act: The (Literary) Imagiconography of Paula Rego"
3-4 December 2015
Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Guiliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film (2002), introduces the idea of "traveling domestic" in art and film. For Bruno, "traveling domestic" involves seeing and representing the home not as the static antithesis of travel but as a space that itself engenders voyage and invites exploration; to "travel domestic" is to approach the home as curious and risky rather than banal and safe. This type of travel holds special significance for considerations of gender both because it is staged within a stereotypically feminine sphere and because it unsettles the home's ability to function as a bulwark against turbulent public space.
Call for Papers
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_ Special Issue cfp
Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century
Deadline: June 3, 2015
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies have extended the deadline for submission of articles for Issue #14 until 1st April 2015.
The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews on all aspects of the gothic and horror across literature, film, new media, television and beyond.
Please see http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/AboutUs.html for further details.
Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.
This panel welcomes papers concerning the intersections of satire, political art, and other forms of subversive humor with various audiences during any time period. A discussion of any medium or combination of media is welcome. How does political art and satire affect various audiences/publics? How has this effect changed through time? What does this effect look like in the present? And finally, how has the changing nature of "audience" concomitantly affected forms of satire, political art, and/or subversive humor? Submit a 300 word abstract by March 15,2015 to Janessa Toro (firstname.lastname@example.org).