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CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel (Deadline 6/10) - PAMLA 2016 (Pasadena, California 11/11-11/13)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2016 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This years conference will be held in Pasadena, California and is sponsored by California State University, Los Angeles and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The conference will be held between Friday, November 11, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016.

"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.

We seek in particular articles that engage with queer feminism, antisocial feminism, Halberstam's notions of shadow feminism and the wild, and deeply intersectional feminism in order to read literary texts. Similarly, we encourage submissions that provide bold takes on works, authors, or characters that appear to be inimical to feminist inquiry—the more oblique the angle, the more surprising the application, the better.

Aesthetics of dispersion (Call for papers)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Olho d'água (Journal - Graduate Program of Literary Studies, MA and PhD, São Paulo State University, Brazil
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Olho d’água (ISSN: 2177-3807) – UNESP – Brazil

 

Aesthetics of Dispersion

 

PAMLA 2016: Drinking from the River of Mnemosyne: Memoir, Truth, and Rhetoric

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Drinking from the River of Mnemosyne: Memoir, Truth, and Rhetoric

The modern concept of the memoir has a complex relationship with traditions of art, history, memory, rhetoric, and even ethics.  Memoir is usually distinguished from autobiography by its inclusion of reflection—the examination of a life that borrows techniques from fiction to render its story interesting. Generically, it is often classified as ‘Creative Non-fiction,” a categorization that seems unwilling to confront the divide between fiction and non-fiction.  That reluctance, however, may recall a more classical interpretation of truth, fiction, memory, and history.

VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016 Central University Library

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI, Bucharest, Romania
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016

University of Bucharest

Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI

 

 

Some Preceding VISUAL DADA Events

 

Monday, June 20th:  Dada films at the Cinémathèque

Tuesday, June 21st: Unteatru: Travesties, by Tom Stoppard 

Wednesday, June 22nd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)

Thursday, June 23rd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)

 

"Arts and Sciences" journal issue

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Associationinvites submissions on the topic of “Arts and Sciences,” essays that investigate the roles of the humanities and scientific inquiry within academic models of the past, present, and/or future. Essays might consider artistic representations of science or scientific presentations of the arts, as well as the social roles of the arts and sciences, blendings of artistic and scientific methods, and practical considerations of such categories in campus life and the broader culture. Please email your submission to mmla@luc.edu by June 30th, 2016.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Literature: Empowerment through Empathy

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana College English Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana

 

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  

AlterNative Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary internationally peer-reviewed journal published continuously online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

New feminist work

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Australian Feminist Studies
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Australian Feminist Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The journal was launched in 1985 and during the subsequent three decades it has become a leading journal of feminist studies.

The journal aims to:

·          be a key forum for transformative feminist ideas and analyses, nationally and internationally

·          be genuinely interdisciplinary in scope

CFP Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita (Survey & Collection in Development)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Hsu & Pamela Thoma, co-editors/MLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The deadline for contributing to an MLA volume on Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita is fast approaching! Please complete the survey and propose an essay (submit an abstract) by 1 June 2016 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mlasurvey_yamashita. While the co-editors are excited to add another title devoted to Asian American literature to the MLA Teaching World Literatures series, we enthusiastically welcome all input: from those who have taught a single work by Yamashita only once to those who have regularly taught her works over several years. We want to hear from scholars both in the Americas and beyond.

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2016

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Carson McCullers Society and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In light of the conference theme of utopia/dystopia, the Carson McCullers Society and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians invite papers that explore the ways in which McCullers’ work presents settings and characters situated and interacting within ideal or imperfect structures and relationships. Further, 2017 will mark McCullers’ 100th birthday, and we might consider how her life and work resonates as we look to this centennial and what it offers to contemporary understandings of utopia/dystopia. Presentations about McCullers and her work that are not directly related to the conference theme are also welcome.

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

Medieval Studies on Television Screens (MAPACA Atlantic City 11/3-5/16)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Call for Papers

Medieval Studies on Television Screens

Proposals by 30 June 2016

 

Session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 27th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 3-5 November 2016

 

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