In anticipation of the release of the entire Collected Works of Hopkins by Oxford University Press and to commemorate the centenary of the poetry of Hopkins (1918-2018), Religion and the Arts 20.5 (June 2018) invites scholarly articles for a special issue on interactions, intersections, and crosscurrents between Hopkins’s spirituality and poetry, and the diverse and complex relationship between them. Please submit electronically an anonymous 5000-10000 word article in MLA Style Manual.
Atlantic City, NJ
November 3-5, 2016
Beowulf to Shakespeare
We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 3-5, 2016 in Nagoya, which is Japan’s fourth biggest city and third largest metropolitan area. Nagoya is an ideal location for the 3rd Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability. We encourage participants to explore this modern city with its popular tourist destinations that include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Atsuta Shrine, Noritake Garden, Toyota Auto Museum and much more.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 3-5, 2016 in Nagoya, which is Japan’s fourth biggest city and third largest metropolitan area. Nagoya is an ideal location for the 3rd Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability. We encourage participants to explore this modern city with its popular tourist destinations that include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Atsuta Shrine, Noritake Garden, Toyota Auto Museum and much more.
48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 23-26, 2017
Comics are a medium that has transformations in both form and content. Their form centers on the transition of one image to another in sequence; as with any narrative, it often focuses on the development of a dynamic character, and in superhero stories, with the additional metamorphosis of a person’s very body and identity.
48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2017
Johns Hopkins University
CALL FOR PAPERS
International James Baldwin Conference
04-05 May 2017
New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics
Graduate Student Conference, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, October 7-8 2016
Keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) and Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan).
UPDATED DEADLINE: JULY 1 2016
Call for Contributors UPDATED!
ORPHAN BLACK: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science
Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman
"The Fantastic or Mythical is a Mode available at all ages for some readers; for others, at none. At all ages, if it is well used by the author and meets the right reader, it has the same power: to generalise while remaining concrete, to present in palpable form not concepts or even experiences but whole classes of experience, and to throw off irrelevances. But at its best it can do more; it can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of commenting on life, can add to it."
C. S. Lewis, "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said" from the book On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature
The concept of jouissance as a total, limitless, excessive enjoyment on the one hand and as a type of castration, operating beyond the pleasure principle, on the other is one of the most fascinating elements of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Jouissance is linked to the body and to castration through language; it is linked to the (unattainable) Other, to prohibition and anxiety, and to the illusion of transgression. However, jouissance should be regarded not only as part of the subject's struggle to balance himself between excess, desire, and castration, but also as a concept that can tell us something about the "mental state" of a society in crisis.
Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation:
Due July 15, 2016
Jane Marcus Feminist University
Friday, September 9, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
C-Level, Rooms C201, C202, C203
Call for Papers
Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities
University of Vienna, 29 September–1 October 2016
Patricia Couglan (University College Cork)
Barry Sheils (University College Dublin)
We are proud to open a call for papers for Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities, an international conference dedicated to testing the borders of Irish Modernism to be hosted by the Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 29 Sept–1 Oct 2016.
“Inter-faith Dialogue in India: Theological Revisioning”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 4 Issue 1 (March, 2017)
Namrata Chaturvedi, Zakir Husain Delhi College