CfP: Cast Away in Human Misery? Migration and Film
17th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
Jan. 2-4, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally of , respectively. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.
This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8773). The centennial anniversary of World War I has coincided with what seems a critical mass in awareness of the urgency of our sustainability as a species.
Recently, Anthony Reed has described "the paradigmatic gesture of the lyric mode" as "claiming the solidity of presence through the act of offering it to another." This panel seeks to examine the relation between modernist poetry and sociality in a global frame. Modernist poetry provides a counter-discourse for globalization, one which critiques representations of the global while at the same time creating a repertoire of intersubjectivities, offerings, and alliances. Questions include: How do modernist poems provide a fresh conceptual vocabulary for global solidarity, intersectionality, cohabitation, or adjacency? How might modernist poetics register affects of colonialism, of "feeling global" (Robbins), or of world-systems theory?
PARtake: the journal of performance as research
Issue 1, Volume 1
Pushing the Boundaries: Performing Research
PARtake is a new e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance-as-Research is, for us, an investigation into the material, epistemological, and ontological fundamentals of all forms of performance, intended or otherwise. We seek work created and
critiqued from the "scholartist" perspective.
The Don DeLillo Society seeks contributions for the next edition of its newsletter.
We are particularly interested in initial critical responses to DeLillo's new novel, _Zero K_ (to be published May 3, 2016), but short, informal articles on any aspect of DeLillo's work or scholarship are also welcome. Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words.
Please submit contributions to Anne Longmuir by June 1, 2016.
*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***
This panel invites papers that redefine modernist strategies, gestures, performances, objects, texts, and archives by situating them in and across the Pacific. More than a spatial or geopolitical category, transpacific networks have become concentrations of feminized and racially-marked labor under global capitalism.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual refereed publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal (LHJ). The special theme for 2016 is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear." Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.
All academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are welcome.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Western Literature Association Panel at MLA 2017, in in Philadelphia, January 5-8.
Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. Proposals might consider topics such as working landscapes, issues of water use, mining, the people of the west as resources, etc....
Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine, Kerry.email@example.com no later than March 22, 2016.
Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. The website is launching later this year.
Books discussed in the review can be from any academic discipline and may relate to one or more of the following areas:
* Margaret Thatcher and her governments
* Thatcherism and its legacy
* Britain in the 1980s
* Classical Liberalism and Neoliberalism
* The Falklands War
* The Miner's Strike
* Free market economics
* Thatcher and the Centre for Policy Studies / Institute of Economic Affairs
* Thatcher's contemporaries (Sir Keith Joseph, Airey Neave, Ronald Reagan, etc.)
TaPRA's Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.