With its origins in the late twentieth-century writings of Raymond Williams in England, Lawrence Buell in the United States, and literary scholars in Australia and New Zealand, coupled to recent theoretical developments in other regions of Europe, the scholarly field of ecocriticism has borne, throughout much of its short history, a distinct Anglophone imprint. The edited work East Asian Ecocriticisms (2013, eds. Estok and Kim) has begun to shift the historical emphasis by turning an ecocritical eye to Asia and, more specifically, the literary works and writers of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.
As editor of the Renaissance volume of The Cultural History of Hair, to be published by Bloomsbury Press in 2017, I am looking for a contributor for a chapter on the topic of "Class and Status." The essay may wish to explore issues such as hierarchy, explicit/implicit laws governing hairstyles, hair as a social marker, and/or hair and social mobility.
The focus of the volume is on early modern Europe, but a more specific national or cultural perspective in the chapter is welcome, as are methodologies coming out of history, art history, or literary studies.
The deadline for submission of the essay is July 2016.
The 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2016 organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) ,Sri Lanka will be held from 22nd – 23rd of September 2016 in Bali, Indonesia . The Arts and Humanities include the disciplines of ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts. Actors in these disciplines will explore, share, and recreate expressions of the human experience at ICOAH 2016.
Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the ABC Family/Freeform to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. In November 2001, Fox Family Channel was purchased by The Walt Disney Company and ABC Family was born. Launched in 1977 by the Christian Broadcasting Service, the network has gone through many changes in ownership and title, and its most recent incarnations feature a unique mixture of programming and over the past decade has taken significant risks to become one of the leading cable channels with its targeted demographic of 14-34 year-olds.
The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life.
Membership in the Gloriana Society is free until January 1, 2017, when a fee will be introduced to help support future conferences and activities. See http://glorianasociety.org/membership/
The proposed American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group and the Society for Music Theory Film and Multimedia Interest Group (FMIG) and are pleased to issue a call for proposals for a joint session to be held at the SMT-AMS annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, November 3-6, 2016. The session will consist of 8-minute lightning talks only, with time for general discussion at the end. Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 29, 2016. Successful proposers will be notified by May 15, 2016. Submitters may submit either to the AMS Music & Media Study Group or the SMT Film and Multimedia Group, but not both.
This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legacies. From Ezra Pound's begrudging acknowledgment that Whitman "broke the new wood" to Amy Lowell's assertion that "Whitman fell into his own peculiar form through ignorance" to Michael Gold's claim that Whitman was "America's first proletariat poet," Whitman was at the heart of debates about what constituted modern poetic form and modern social identities. This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which cultural workers in the modernist era used the figure of Whitman to construct usable pasts, poetic futures, and imagined communities.
Contact: Kimmy Szeto, Symposium Coordinator. Submit proposals of 300-500 words to Kimmy Szeto at email@example.com by 24 April 2016. Include a CV or a brief biographical note. The conference will take place on 29 May 2016 in Grožnjan, Croatia, at the International Vocal Arts Workshop of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia.
Performing the Other
SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women's Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Whose Paradise is It?: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels
Comics have depicted worlds without men with varying degrees of social commentary about gender politics and the agency of women—from Wonder Woman's Paradise Island, a utopian haven for Amazonian warriors of myth, to Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, in which the main character navigates his survival in a newly fashioned matriarchal dystopian world.
The University of North Georgia, in collaboration with the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, invites abstracts for a panel on recent Greene research at the Graham Greene International Festival, September 22-25, 2016 in Berkhamsted, England. Presentations (15 minutes) are invited in the following areas:
• The Entertainments
• Greene's depiction of women
• Greene and Film
• Greene's short fiction
• Greene's political and theological landscapes
The title and abstract of your paper (maximum of 200 words) should be submitted in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1 2016. For additional information about the Festival, please visit grahamgreenebt.org.
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Call for Papers
Contemporary Studies Area
Thursday-Sunday, 6 - 9 October 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30th, 2016
The Contemporary Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.
Oct. 6-9, 2016
Hilton Rosemont, Chicago O'Hare, Chicago, IL.
Queer Studies of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to queer studies, history and culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
• Representations of Queer artists in film, music and/or literature
• Depictions of Queerness in film, music and/or literature
• The Rhetoric of Queerness
• Queer Resistances
• Recent controversies, significant research questions, and new directions in Queer Studies and Theory
Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.
[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.
We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at email@example.com.
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The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for a proposed panel, "The POOL Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media," at the Modernist Studies Association conference, November 17-20, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. We are especially interested in papers that consider Bryher, H.D., or Kenneth Macpherson's involvement with the Pool film group or that in other ways focus on media technologies or media industries in relation to the orbit of these figures. Please send a brief bio and 250 word abstract to Rebecca Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Celena Kusch (email@example.com) by April 12, 2016.