In their 1910 essay ‘Poetic Principles’, Nikolai and David Burliuk describe poetry as ‘sensible’, arguing that the word ‘changes its qualities according to whether it is handwritten, printed or thought’. Jacques Derrida widens this claim in Of Grammatology (1967), writing that one of the ‘fundamental problems’ when coming to terms with signification is the deployment of ‘diverse forms of graphic substances (material: wood, wax, skin, stone, ink, metal, vegetable)’, as well as different kinds of styli. How do the material properties of writing feed back into its semantic sense, differing when engraved in stone or tattooed on skin?
cultural studies and historical approaches
15th Annual Tolkien at UVM ConferenceApril 7th 2018Theme: LANGUAGES AND ETYMOLOGIESKeynote speaker: Andrew Higgins (Ph.D., Cardiff Metropolitan University) Co-editor of A Secret Vice Committee is accepting papers on the theme and all other subjects. Please submit abstracts or finished essays by the January 31st deadline to email@example.comRegistration fee is $25; for info contact Chris Vaccaro.Go to our website Tolkienvt.org for more details over the winter.Please share!!
The Philip Roth Society seeks participants for a roundtable entitled “Philip Roth’s Nonfiction” at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA from May 24-27, 2018.
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel entitled “Philip Roth and Sports” at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA from May 24-27, 2018.
11th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference
Formations: Intersections of Form Across the Literary, Social, and Political
Department of English
University of Maryland, College Park
March 10, 2018
The New Americanist would like to announce a call for papers for its second issue (Spring 2019). The New Americanist is an interdisciplinary journal publishing scholarly work on the United States and the Americas broadly considered. We are especially interested in work which includes a global perspective, introduces new critical approaches, and proposes theoretical frameworks to the study of the US. We welcome contributions from scholars from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences.
Call for papers for the panel P51 'Mediating South Asian diasporic experience in the 21st century: narratives across borders' for the EASAS (European Association for South Asian Studies) biannual conference in Paris, 24 - 27 July 2018.
The deadline for abstract submission is 30th of November 2017. To submit the abstract follow the instructions here: https://www.ecsas2018.org/call-for-papers/
The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner
Edited by Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner
With Netflix’s The Punisher being released in November 2017, it is apparent that a character like the Punisher has a certain kind of widespread appeal. The Punisher was played with great acclaim in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 by Jon Bernthal. There were, however, three previous Punisher movies of varying quality dating back to 1989. None of the previous Punisher films did blockbuster business, although 2004’s The Punisher and The Punisher War Zone (2008) were successful on home video.
EGO’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Conference Theme: “Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias”
February 24th, 2018
Conference website: forthcoming
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Indiana PA
Deadline for Proposals: January 5, 2018