This special issue of Porn Studies focuses on the varied notions of the pornographic and the obscene that are in currency in the geopolitical region of South Asia. Starting with the question of how a porn studies approach can be applied to view various regional formations of pornography, this issue aims to explore whether a particular "vernacular" idea of pornography can be arrived at through such an enquiry. Like questions of identity that can only be answered in the plural (identities rather than identity), this issue seeks papers that will demonstrate how a range of pornographies constitutes the force field of sexualized media in South Asia.
Call for Papers
Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the working class.
Lived precarity has received much attention over the last several years, especially regarding adjunct professors. We're looking for stories from or about:
And (of course) Adjunct faculty
Experimental prose and poetry will be considered, along with traditional editorial style.
No papers in academese, please. Must be enjoyable for laypeople.
Prose should be 500-2500 words
Poems can be up to 100 lines (up to 3 poems will be considered)
Please send the finished work, not a pitch.
NARRATOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART
First Issue of «Comparatismi: digital periodical of the Board of Literary Criticism and Compared Literature».
Deadline for the submission of articles: 31st March 2016.
Call for Papers
The Ageless Agatha Christie: Adaptations and Afterlives
A One-Day Conference at the University of Exeter, Monday 20th June 2016
Sophie Hannah, author of Hercule Poirot mysteries
Dr Mark Aldridge, Southampton Solent University
Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2016
with keynotes from:
Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Patricia Wheeler (University of Hertfordshire)
Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016
Keynote Speaker – Dr Joanne Knowles (Liverpool John Moores University)
Keynote Speaker – Dr Andrew Maunder (University of Hertfordshire)
Exhibition – 'Popular Victorian & Edwardian Fiction: From Cheaper, to Cheap, and then to Cheapest', Curated by John Spiers
Call for Papers
The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.
We accept paper submission from 22 Disciplines and 3 languages (English- Hindi- Persian).
It is recommended for Authors to read our Editorial Policies and Current Openings for submission before making paper submission.
There is no Article Submission fee,No Article Processing fee and no Publication Fees
Papers would be selected on the basis of authenticity, originality and depth of research.
Authors should provide complete Metadata for their paper whenever they make a paper submission.
Deadline For Regular Paper Submission: February 15, 2016
As we head toward the 150th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick's death and the 20th anniversary of the CMS Society in 2017, we invite proposals for the following panels for ALA 2016:
World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas
The second World Congress of Scottish Literatures will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 21-25, 2017 and will coincide with the annual meeting of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society. The Congress's subtitle, "Dialogues and Diasporas," speaks to the range of ways in which Scotland is articulated both at home and within a global context. At the same time, it acknowledges the multiple roles Scotland has played in the production of both globalism and localism.
Queer studies is at a crossroads. The Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality, in conjunction with unparalleled advances in political inclusion, and widespread visibility for queer and transgender people have greatly influenced the public sphere. At the same time, recent theoretical turns away from anti-normativity as a guiding principle have called into question the utility of the appellation 'queer.' Tensions between the extreme levels of violence and poverty for people at the margins of "queerness," particularly trans people of color, and this widespread visibility and political inclusion, raise important questions for queer studies today.
We are delighted to announce that NGender will host its third annual conference on Wednesday 18th May 2016, generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School's Researcher-Led Inititative (RLI) Fund.
NGender is a research collective of postgraduate students at the University of Sussex with interests in gender and sexuality research. The annual conference has become a brilliant way of sharing ideas with a wider network of researchers and activists. This year, the conference is open to all practitioners, activists, students, academics and researchers interested in theory, experience, and interpretations of "liberation", "struggle" and "resistance" in relation to gender and sexualities.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) will hold its 9th conference in Gothenburg on September 30 – October 1, 2016. Confirmed plenary speakers are Dag Blanck, Birgit Spengler and Marita Sturken.
MEDITERRANEAN AT LARGE
Cfp #5 (1/2016)
Eborakon - Call for Submissions
Deadline 25 February
Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.