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Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces (Submission deadline : 20 Jan 2015)

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:04pm
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst


We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

[UPDATE] Trauma Theory -l Panel for ALA Boston 2015 - Due 1/20/15

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:06pm
Ashley N. Doonan / University of New Hampshire

Dear Colleagues,

I am seeking fellow panelists to present on at the ALA on trauma--from psychological perspectives to literary trauma theory. The work that I aim to present is focused on vicarious trauma--a trauma transmitted but not experienced directly.

Submissions need not be more than 300-500 words and may be emailed to me directly, titled "ALA Boston Trauma Theory Panel."

I also have an excellent chair for the panel; a professor who has done a great deal of trauma theory in her dissertation.

Please feel free to contact me with further queries.

Performing the Social, Texas Tech Annual Comparative Literature Symposium, April 10-11, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 5:58pm
Texas Tech University

Some would argue that performance has always been social. The origins of Western performance are often charted through rituals, liturgy, mysteries, and morality plays, and Eastern performance through folklore, poetry, music, and dance. The popularity of plays by Kalidasa, Gao Ming, Shakespeare, Moliere, and others, in their times and beyond it, has depended in part on their ability to represent the social in ways that resonate for audiences today.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:32am
University of Lincoln, UK / Ritz Cinema and Theatre, Lincoln, UK


Eric Schaefer (Emerson College, US)
author of Bold! Daring! Shocking! True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959 (Duke University Press, 1999) and editor of Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution (Duke University Press, 2014)

I. Q. Hunter (De Montfort University, UK)
author of British Trash Cinema (BFI, 2012) and Cult Film as a Guide to Life (Bloomsbury, 2015).

UPDATE: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction, Children's Literature Association 2015 Confernece

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:28am
Miranda Green-Barteet and Meghan Gilbert-Hickey/Children's Literature Association

ChLA 2015 Conference, June 18-20, 2015: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization:
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey & Miranda Green-Barteet/Children's Literature Association
contact email:

Panel Proposal for 2015 Children's Literature Association Conference: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction

CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association's 26th annual conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 3:26pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society will co-sponsor one collaborative panel with the John Dos Passos Society at the American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. In addition, the Cummings Society will sponsor one to two sessions on E. E. Cummings.

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos

UPDATE: NANO: New American Notes Online, Special Issue--Corporations and Culture [Submission Deadline Extended: March 15 2015]

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Special Issue: Corporations and Culture

Power, in Case's world, meant corporate power. The zaibatsus, the multinationals that shape the course of human history, had transcended old barriers. Viewed as organisms, they had attained a kind of immortality. You couldn't kill a zaibatsu by assassinating a dozen key executives; there were others waiting to step up the ladder, assume the vacated position, access the vast banks of corporate memory. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Call for Submissions: Aporetic Press

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:17am
Aporetic Press

Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.