Romantics, Victorians and early Modernists writers and artists were successively called upon in their respective generations to challenge the social, aesthetic and ethical mores of their time in their work as well in their personal lives. This panel invites papers that explore not only how these aesthetic and ethical parameters shift and alter over time but also the short term reprisals and long-term rewards that often result when these boundaries are transgressed and/or when writers or artists and their creations take risks. Possible sub topics may include but are not limited to: gambling, success and failure, providential reward, ostracism and the sublime and the beautiful.
Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire
for a Spring 2016 Special Issue of the Southern Literary Journal (SLJ),
soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)
This year, Patricia Yaeger's foundational Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930–1990 turns fifteen years old. The question that Yaeger asked: "How do you write a story everyone knows but nobody hears" continues to compel scholars in American cultural and southern studies.
Label Me Latina/o
CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS
Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Interviews of Latino or Latina authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.
The term speculation has, among others, two specific strands of meaning: thinking/narrating the realm of the possible and describing a form of economy that borders on the fluctuations in the material value of a marketable good. In both the strands, speculation is largely based on what constitutes the material. As Ursula K.
"We badly need a new way of thinking about novels that acknowledges their technological reality. We have to learn how to look at fiction as lines of print on a page and we to ask whether it is always the best arrangement to have a solid block of print from one margin to the other running down the page from top to bottom, except for occasional paragraph indentations."
—Ronald Sukenick, The New Tradition in Fiction
Call for Papers:
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic
Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media
Guest editor, Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
The Journal of Jewish Film & New Media invites submissions for a special issue on Jewish horror and fantasy in film, TV and new media productions.
Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
A one day conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and City University of Hong Kong
Location: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Date: Monday 20 July 2015
CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE
-extended deadline to submit abstracts for the last remaining slots on our panels-
15-16 October 2015
Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)
Patrick Alasdair Gill (Mainz) and Florian Kläger (Würzburg)
War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.
In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
Monstrous Hungers and Desires
Special Conference Stream within The Monsters and the Monstrous Project
Wednesday 15th July – Friday 17th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
**PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS IS A WEEK TOMORROW**
TaPRA Directing and Dramaturgy: 'Performances of Labour: Endurance, Time'
Deadline for abstracts: 17 April 2015
TaPRA Annual Conference, University of Worcester (UK), 8th - 10th September 2015: http://www.tapra.org/
Toy Story at 20
13th November 2015
A one-day symposium hosted by the University of Sunderland's Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, to be held at the David Puttnam Media Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, University of Sunderland, UK
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Paul Wells (Loughborough University) and Dr Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia)
Deadline for abstracts: 22nd May 2015