CALL FOR PAPERS
Trans* Identities, Childhood, and Nostalgia
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Online | Open-Access | Peer-Reviewed | ISSN 2393-9001
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015
Technical Communication Quarterly Special Issue CFP
Games in Technical Communication
Vol 25, Number 3 (Fall 2016)
Guest editors: Jennifer deWinter (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Stephanie Vie (University of Central Florida)
Objects of Global Media -- MLA 2016 (http://bit.ly/mla16objects)
What are the symptomatic objects of global media? Where are they? What characterizes the networks they circulate through, and what do their circulations (or lack thereof) tell us about questions of power, embodiment, law, temporality? What histories do they exist within, and how might they help us reimagine those histories more critically and productively? How might we see the stakes of global media culture differently if we rethink them around an object such as the earbud, the undersea cable, the SIM card, or the server rack?
John Dos Passos was undoubtedly one of the most eclectic American writers of his generation. Faithful as he was to the intermedial aesthetics of modernism, he did not limit himself to the role of novelist, but frequently also crossed over into the neighboring arts: as an accomplished painter and illustrator, as a playwright and sometime set designer for the New Playwrights Theatre, and through his work on Hollywood cinema and documentary film. The resulting cross-pollination would fuel Dos Passos's creativity over the years, influencing his most celebrated novels.
This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender and Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 8-10, 2015. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Kirsten Inglis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2015. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 31, 2015. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.
The south has long been tied to adjective "weird," and not just in Austin, Texas. As a slogan that began as a way to promote local businesses, the idea of "keeping ________ weird," resonates with representational practices, economic structures, and counter-cultural mystique. But what does it mean to be weird in a region that already seems to be a repository for weirdness? And how does one talk about the "weird," without re-inscribing southern exceptionalism? This panel invites papers that recover, examine, interrogate, and theorize the weird south. All approaches and archives are welcome as we attempt to make sense of the relationship between the weird and the southern.
Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing
Literaturoznawca literatem: Artystyczne kreacje profesorów humanistyki
2 - 4 October 2015
(conference languages: English, Polish)
The Vampire and the Posthuman:
Following a Migrating Literary Form
International Gothic Association 2015 Conference
Vancouver, BC (28 July-1 August)
Inviting abstracts/proposals for the permanent panel "English Literature III: Modernism and the Natural World" at the MMLA 2015 Conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.
Modernism and the Natural World
This panel will consider proposals concerning any aspect of modernism and its relationship to nature. The notion of "the natural world" will be broadly construed. Suggested topics include modernism/modernists and eugenics, physics, environmentalism, rural landscapes, pantheism, waste and waste management, noise, urbanism, animals and animal behavior, etc.
Please send abstracts of 200-300 words by April 15 to Timothy J. Sutton at email@example.com
The Film III Section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) is accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Global Cinema. The 57th MMLA Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, OH on November 12-14, 2015. By global cinemas we are referring to films made outside of the U.S./Hollywood context. Papers can be related to the conference's informal theme of "Arts and Sciences", but other themes are certainly welcome. We are interested in sparking broad discussions about the state of global cinema in the twenty-first century, though historical perspectives are welcome as well.
15-minute presentations on the aphorism, maxim, sketch, vignette, feuilleton, pensée, prose poem, fragment et al.; on their afterlives or survivals in the networked screentext media of Web 2.0. 250-word abstracts to Brian Lennon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2015. MLA CFP at http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7926
"Service Learning Teaching and Research: A Public Face for Literary Studies"
In its call for greater visibility for the humanities in public life, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences published The Heart of the Matter: the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2013. The AAAS report encourages humanities scholars to work towards achieving three specific goals: (1) greater access to literacy, teaching materials and literary texts for all Americans; (2) a more flexible, innovative "quality of mind" that every person regardless of age or circumstance requires in a quickly changing world and (3) partnerships across diverse geographical and cultural boundaries in order to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding.
In June 2015, Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players will collaborate on a concert performance of the 1914 opera, Voodoo, by composer-librettist H. Lawrence Freeman. Dubbed "the colored Wagner" by a contemporary journalist, Freeman's work – blending western classical music with American and African-American subjects and musical styles – offers a fresh perspective on the performing arts of the Harlem Renaissance.
For our 20th conference, we are seeking papers that address the theme "Imagined Frontiers/Imagined Communities." James Fenimore Cooper and Susan Fenimore Cooper wrote at a time when America was growing as a nation, both geographically through westward expansion and conceptually, as writers, artists, politicians, and citizens worked through the process of defining national, regional, and even local identities. Benedict Anderson defines nation as "an imagined political community" populated by people who may never know, meet, or even hear their fellow-members, "yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion." Just as communities are imagined, so are the landscapes and frontiers on which they are built.