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Masks, Mutations, and Metamorphoses: Transformation Sequences in Comics (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Comics are a medium that has transformations in both form and content. Their form centers on the transition of one image to another in sequence; as with any narrative, it often focuses on the development of a dynamic character, and in superhero stories, with the additional metamorphosis of a person’s very body and identity. 

International James Baldwin Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:47am
The Department of American Culture and Literature, Başkent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

International James Baldwin Conference

04-05 May 2017

Ankara, Turkey

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:10am
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

Graduate Student Conference, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, October 7-8 2016

Keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) and Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan). 

UPDATED DEADLINE: JULY 1 2016

Orphan Black: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science UPDATED

updated: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:01pm
Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman, eds.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Call for Contributors UPDATED!

 

ORPHAN BLACK: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science

Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman

 

Literature of the Hidden and Fantastic: September 23-24 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:53pm
Honors International Studies Program at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

"The Fantastic or Mythical is a Mode available at all ages for some readers; for others, at none. At all ages, if it is well used by the author and meets the right reader, it has the same power: to generalise while remaining concrete, to present in palpable form not concepts or even experiences but whole classes of experience, and to throw off irrelevances. But at its best it can do more; it can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of commenting on life, can add to it."
C. S. Lewis, "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said" from the book On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
Jane Marcus Feminist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation:

Due July 15, 2016

Jane Marcus Feminist University

Friday, September 9, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

C-Level, Rooms C201, C202, C203

janemarcusfeministuniversity@gmail.com

 

Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities

University of Vienna, 29 September–1 October 2016 

Keynote Speakers

Patricia Couglan (University College Cork)
Barry Sheils (University College Dublin)

We are proud to open a call for papers for Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities, an international conference dedicated to testing the borders of Irish Modernism to be hosted by the Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 29 Sept–1 Oct 2016.

Guest Edited Issue: “Inter-faith Dialogue in India: Theological Revisioning”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Inter-faith Dialogue in India: Theological Revisioning”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 4 Issue 1 (March, 2017)
Namrata Chaturvedi, Zakir Husain Delhi College

Guest Edited Issue: “Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:29pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

“Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”

Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Vol. 4 Issue 2 (June 2017)

Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma

 

As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.”  Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.

Guest Edited Issue: “Troubled Identity and the Continuing Relevance of Cultural Studies”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:29pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“Troubled Identity and the Continuing Relevance of Cultural Studies”

Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Vol. 4 Issue 3 (September, 2017)

Jonathan Wright and Susan Flynn (London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London)

 

26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK, 29 June – 2 July 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:28pm
CDE (Contemporary Drama in English)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

 

26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK,

29 June – 2 July 2017

 

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 26th Annual Conference (29 June - 2 July 2017). It is organized by the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading (UK) and will be held as a residential conference at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus.

 

Nation, Nationhood and Theatre

Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Come to Lexington, KY on Sept 30 for this free event!

Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture

A one day symposium at the University of Kentucky showcasing writing in craft beer.

September 30, 2016

Lexington, KY

Taylor 158

Free and open to the public

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Register at:

http://craftwriting.as.uky.edu/

 

Speakers:

Joseph Tucker Executive Editor, RateBeer

Heather Vandenengel Writer, All About Beer, Beer Advocate

John Holl Editor All About Beer magazine, author of American Craft Beer Cookbook.

Jeremy Danner Brewer Boulevard Brewing, social media expert

'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA​( Northeast Modern Language Association​)​​ 48th Annual Convention  ​March 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland, Session title: 'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century As Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre reminds us with her exclamation, “Reader, I married him!,” writers of fiction in the nineteenth century were very aware of their readership with texts. In the increasingly literate century, readers were savvy consumers, rapt fans, and scathing critics. They read penny papers, novels, and genre specific magazines. They read at home, in libraries, and on trains.

American Fiction after Postmodernism @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
Christopher K. Coffman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For many readers, the notion that Cold War or pre-9/11 postmodernist fiction is essentially the same as post-9/11 fiction is a problematic one. Such notable critics of postmodernist writing as Linda Hutcheon and Brian McHale have suggested as much, and a wide variety of recent work (Green, 2005; Toth and Brooks, 2007; Burn, 2008; Nealon, 2012; Holland, 2014; and so forth) by other figures has bolstered their assertions. Consequently, the nature of post-postmodernist fiction has become a topic of significant interest.

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