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2001: A Space Odyssey: Representation and Interpretation

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Independent
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

2001: A Space Odyssey
Representation and Interpretation

Chapters are sought for an edited collection on 2001: A Space Odyssey, with post-graduates and ECRs in particular encouraged to submit.

Kubrick Studies in recent years has come to be dominated by historical approaches, informed largely by the Stanley Kubrick Archive. Though these new methodologies have progressed our understanding of Kubrick’s operations as a film director, it does not resolve the intellectual, formal and aesthetic motivations that underpin his work.

CFP Abstracts: TV Network Execs, Producers, and Performers: Clashes over Television

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:52pm
David Pierson/2016 History and Film Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television. From the early pioneering days of network television in the 1940s to the present-day hypercompetitive, multiplatform TV program milieu, these figures have strived to interpret and comprehend public taste in order to produce and distribute programming that satisfies a wide range of audiences, advertisers, and subscribers. 

 

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Miguel Gaggiotti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

Call for Papers

 

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

 

University of Bristol

7th September 2016

 

Keynote speakers

Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull

Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London

 

Updated CFP--The American Graphic Short Story--A Symposium of the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for a panel on the American graphic short story to be held at an international symposium on the short story. The conference will convene in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel.

Going Back to Roots: Revisiting the Groundbreaking Miniseries

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The broadcast of the miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots, which aired in January of 1977, became a ratings bonanza, a cultural touchstone, and a defining moment in the representation of African Americans in popular media. 40 years later, the impact of Alex Haley’s novel and the ABC miniseries continues to be felt, most notably in the recent History Channel “reboot” of the miniseries, but also in less obvious but more profound ways.

The Sermon as Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Dr. Mark K. Fulk, Panel Organizer/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This panel seeks informed readings of British sermons written between 1500 and 1900, reflecting on the ways that the sermon fits in the literature classroom and for literature readers today.What new avenues of research can be pursued in studying the sermon in Great Britain's literature from 1500-1900? How do the well-known sermon writers (e.g., Donne, Andrewes, Wesley) and lesser-known (Barrow, Whitefield, Edwards) form, transform, and deform the genre? And how do we respond to the form as instructors of British literature in the post-Christian, twenty-first century? This panel seeks informed readings of sermons and ability to discuss them in their historical context as well as pedagogically for college/university classrooms today.

Literary Totalities

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Kurt Cavender, Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

One legacy of literary studies’ long love affair with post-structuralism has been a continuing reluctance to engage the concept of totality except in order to contest or deconstruct it. Two exceptions that prove this general trend are capitalism and ecology, and one could argue that it is precisely because both are still arguably acceptable as totalizing concepts that they continue to serve as productive sites of inquiry. Beyond these two instances, however, totality seems to have gone the way of closely related relics of Western metaphysics such as universality, objectivity, and the absolute: a conceptual category to be taken seriously only by the naive, dogmatic, or otherwise insufficiently critical reader.

UPDATE: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The World Literature area for the 2016 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2016 annual conference will be held from October 21-22, 2016 at Keene State College in Keene, NH.

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany special topics issue: Virginia Woolf and Indigenous Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany special topics issue: Virginia Woolf and Indigenous Literatures This issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany seeks essays that consider Woolf’s oeuvre in dialogue with works by Native American, First Nations, Australian, and New Zealander authors, among others. What kind of dialogic emerges when placing Woolf’s writings alongside those of indigenous writers? How might indigenous literatures enhance interpretations of Woolf’s modernist, feminist, and pacifist poetics? How might such comparisons affect or inform understandings of subjectivity in women’s lives and literature, and the interconnections between narrative innovation and socio-political activism?

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Chapter Proposals For the book "Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:56am
Önder Çakırtaş-IGI Global- http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166

This book project tries to produce an outline for the diversification of literature and political writings. The book covers many disciplines ranging from political literature, gender politics, identity politics, minority politics, to ideologized writing, censorship, rhetoric and aestheticism of politics, and gendered literature.

Decoding Canadian Digital Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:51am
2017 NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a long time now, Canadian poets (most notably bpNichol, but there are many others) have been credited with making significant initiatory experiments in the fields we now call electronic literature and digital poetics, but there has been relatively little work done examining what precisely constitutes a Canadian digital poetics, what kinds of writing constitute the genre, and what new reading practices are invited by these new projects in digital poetics. This panel looks at the emerging field of Canadian digital poetics and asks two primary questions: what is the role of a national literature in the increasingly boundary-less world of electronic literature? and, how do Canadian digital poetics change the way that we read and engage with these texts?

Actor-Network Theory and the Latourian Turn in American Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:51am
Geoff Bender/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In their essay “Surface Reading: An Introduction,” Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus famously trouble the premises of ideological critique.   Far from enacting political revolution, Best and Marcus contend, critique’s generally “excessive emphasis on ideological demystification” tends to lose the very object it aims to interpret in a welter of theoretical argument that the literary object ultimately must serve.  To recenter the literary object in scholarship, Best and Marcus suggest, among other strategies, a reconception of the role of critic à la sociologist Bruno Latour.  For Latour, the critic “is not the one who debunks, but the one who assembles”—most powerfully through what he calls Actor-Network Theory.  As opposed to plumbing the depths of a text, A

The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
NeMLA - Baltimore, MD, March 23-26 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.

Shifting Grounds: Literature, Culture and Spatial Phenomenologies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
Johannes Riquet, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

International Conference at the University of Zurich, 25-27 November 2016

 

This international conference responds to the recent return of phenomenological perspectives in literary and cultural criticism, and in the field of spatiality in particular. It aims to probe how a focus on sensory impressions and “the perspective of experience” (Yi-Fu Tuan) can enhance our understanding of literary and cultural spaces.

Italian Ecocriticism - PAMLA 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:53pm
Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan / Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel intends to explore the function and value of the environment, ecology and nature, and the relation of humans with it in Italian literature and culture, both in contemporary and past times, through the lenses of eco-criticism, environmental ethic, ecological adaptation, and current notions of sustainability.

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