From E.T.A Hoffmann’s Tales of Hoffmann and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and M.T. Anderson’s Feed authors have been exploring the human/machine interface since before the computer age. Today we stand on the threshold to the lab as the government contemplates microchipping all U.S. military personnel and Swedish office workers are already implanting themselves for convenience. A 2014 study conducted by Cisco System found approximately one-quarter of the white-collar professionals surveyed “would leap at the chance to get a surgical brain implant that allowed them to instantly link their thoughts to the Internet”.
We are inviting submissions for a forthcoming edited volume that analyse and survey folk narratives from India’s Northeast. The eight north-eastern states—Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur and Sikkim—have a wealth of narratives that are likely to function as alternative history beyond the generic cultural and geographical assumptions of the history of the Northeast as part of a ‘greater’ Indian history. The polyphonic potential of these narratives can be explored in multiple ways including historical, literary, sociological and political, but not exclusively such.
Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)
Luisa Banki, University of Wuppertal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Franziska Humphreys, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (email@example.com)
Materiality and Affect of Reading
Call for Participation (edited volume)
Poetic Words in the 21st Century Neoliberal City
Which alternatives to the capitalist and neoliberal status quo is the poetic word involved in constructing, by participating in expression, response, spatial occupation or collective organisation? Conversely, in what ways has poetry in public spaces become a tool for readying urban spaces for gentrification? Which strategies do poets and cultural organizers employ to resist such a re-signification of poetry by those in power, and to defend and recuperate the poetic word as processes that practice radical democracy and are committed to social, political and spatial justice?
Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2017 Joint National Conference
333 W Harbor Dr,
San Diego, CA 92101
April 12-15, 2017
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
This roundtable addresses the negotiation of the textual authority of those who call themselves or are called "women" vis à vis critical approaches in feminist and translation theory. The convergence of feminist and translation studies allows for the examination of power differentials in relation to women's roles as authors, translators, and activists. Moreover, this criticism has been useful in revealing the historical and present silencing of women's contributions as cultural agents. The goal of this roundtable is to consider how translation brings global and historical feminisms into dialogue, and in doing so, challenges legacies of hegemonic cultural authority.
In 1886, Maxwell Gray (pseudonym for Mary Gleed Tuttiett) published The Silence of Dean Maitland. The plot of the scandalous novel concerns a young British clergyman, Cyril Maitland, who, after killing the father of a village woman he has seduced, allows a friend, Henry Everard, to be implicated in the crime. Following a trial, Henry is transported to Australia, where he serves out a twenty year prison sentence, while Cyril ascends the church hierarchy. The Silence of Dean Maitland was a bestseller. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen: the play was a hit; the silent film of 1914 enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and Australia; and the film of 1934 was something of a blockbuster.
Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays. Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:
• Depictions and understandings of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.
38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31
Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).
Call for Submissions to a Special Issue:
Korean Popular Cinema and Television in the 21st Century
Edited by Jihoon Kim, Dept. of Film Studies, Chung-ang University, South Korea
Call for Proposals - Special Guest Edited Issue of
Taboo: The Journal of Culture & Education
Black Womanhood, Identity & Sexuality
Venus Evans-Winters, PhD
Illinois State University
Jennifer Esposito, PhD
Georgia State University
Concerns about the vocational outcomes of humanities majors seem to be at an all-time high. With advanced degrees in the humanities no longer guaranteeing stable academic employment, the “alt-ac” movement that has gripped PhD graduate programs is beginning to trickle down into “alt-grad” movements in undergraduate programs. Despite growing suspicion about the career prospects of those who pursue advanced degrees in the humanities, undergraduate faculty in fields like English, History, and Philosophy are being asked to justify their existence by crafting narratives of “placement.”
PCA/ACA 2017 National Conference: April 12 – 15, 2017 – San Diego, California
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
Since its emergence, cinema has been preoccupied with the relationship between film and politics, and across its long history filmmakers have explored the relationship between film and social change. This history seemed to reach its apogee in the 1960s with the global explosion of radical filmmakers intent on exploring cinema’s revolutionary capacities. Of these movements, Godard’s political modernist cinema and Latin American third cinema are the most well-known and have since come to stand as both the height and limit of a politically committed film practice.
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 2 | September 2017
Call for Papers
Intermediality in Global and Sinophone Contexts
Yomi Braester (University of Washington, USA)