Taken on its own, "positions" appears an innocuous and static term, suggesting a location, a posture, a place, a job or status. And yet, positioning is always implicit in the critical endeavor, evident not only in the placement of signifiers within a text, but within constellations of texts that we read comparatively. One could further argue that the various acts of positioning and the positions we hold manifest themselves in every facet of human interaction: political, rhetorical, theoretical, ideological, sexual, psychological, cultural and so on.
There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural. Elizabeth Bowen explains, for example, in the preface to A Day in the Dark and Other Stories that while she uses "the supernatural" in her short stories, she considers it "unethical' to do so in a novel.
Vancouver 2015 Conference Call for Papers.
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held 22-25 October 2015 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2015. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals.
Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015
In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education
Amelia M. Kraehe, University of North Texas, Department of Art Education and Art History
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2015
This is an update to our previously posted CFP. The deadline for submissions - March 1st - is rapidly approaching.
Those interested in joining our English Renaissance Literature Panel at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Santa Fe should submit a roughly 250-word abstract to email@example.com.
This panel will seek to explore themes relevant to English literature produced during the latter half of the sixteenth century as well as the seventeenth century. Relevant topics might include gender studies, religious themes, socio-political debates or representations in literature, but we welcome all abstracts relevant to the period.
Archaeologist, Germanist, philologist, literary critic, poet, translator and, above all, mythologist: Furio Jesi's intellectual profile escapes any attempt of classification. Despite his premature death, Jesi left a vast production, which stands out both for the radicalism of its thought and for its variety. We find references to literary documentation, and especially to mythology, since his early studies on archaeology - see, for instance, his 1958 article devoted to 'archetypal connections'.
RESTAGING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE:
New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan
A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Columbia University, New York City
Conference co-sponsors: Columbia University's Department of Music, Ph.D Program in Theatre, Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the IRAAS Alumni Council, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions:
Cineforum is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published three times a year by the Department of Film Studies at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals. Cineforum has been certified due to the criteria established for an international research journal by the National Research Foundation of Korea since 2011.
Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:
This session is devoted to how Robin Hood has been depicted in words and music from the middle ages to the present. Mail 250 word abstracts by 8 March 2015.
Papers on Atwood's latest collection, Stone Mattress (2014) and / or its relation to her earlier short stories and prose poems. 250-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2015: Eleonora Rao (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of "Literature and Time" as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism. We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.
Please send questions to email@example.com and submit 250-word abstracts via the online system at pamla.org by May 1, 2015.