While we may no longer be in the era of binary adjectives classifying bodies into categories that blind them into the oblivion of male and female, the representation of the female body still lacks the means to escape its demarcations. Today, in both novel and film, a disruptive, secondary female character that destructs, tricks or merely accompanies the male body is a common if not normal part of the narrative. This latter is usually perfect in proportions, immobile and does not use her body except for its own objectification. Yet, fictional or science fictional representation of female body is breaking away from this secondary characterization.
IDEA 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS
The 11th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies in Turkey under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
12–14 April 2017 Çankaya University/TURKEY
Call for Papers: Literary Floridas
Literary Floridas: Imaginings in a Wild Peninsula
As a setting, as an actual place in the world, Florida is usually imagined in satirical terms, the eternal provocation to comedians and crime writers with wicked senses of humor. The natural environment is overwhelming in its greenness, its flatness, it humidness, its infernal hotness, its weather, its beasts, and at times its citizens as well. Culturally, there is not much “Old Florida” to be found unless we count the primeval landscape.
SHAKESPEARE ON FILM & TELEVISION
CALL FOR PAPERS
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
April 12-15, 2017, San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2016
We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.
Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2016
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 135th birthday.
Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]
- Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
- Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)
When Star Trek debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966, there was little indication that its longevity across multiple platforms (films, series, books) would rival that of series such as Doctor Who, or that the series (and its fans) would become fixtures of popular culture, objects of academic study, and an outsized influence on science fiction.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, and celebrations of its cultural impact have been as varied as the show’s own incarnations.
Since the turn of the twenty-first century, few conditions have had such a profound impact on the public imagination as dementia. As Swinnen and Schweda’s recent edited collection showed, dementia is no longer the sole province of biomedical discourse, but has thoroughly penetrated the cultural sphere, finding popular representation in literature, film, theatre and television. Correspondingly, a growing research culture is emerging that explores, interrogates, and evaluates the ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are being harnessed for diverse symbolic, aesthetic, and narrative purposes.
Invitation and Call for Papers
The School of Theology (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) is organizing an international and ecumenical conference on patristic understandings of diakonia. The conference will be held on September 12th – 14/15th 2017, in Joensuu, Finland.
The topic of the conference is “What did deacons do?”. The period under investigation covers the first two Christian centuries (until ca, late 3rd century). We welcome academic papers, firstly on authors and sources of the given period, and, secondly, on later interpretations of those texts.
Deadline for short proposal (max. 150 words) for a 30 minute paper is September 15th, 2016.
Essays are sought for a proposed collection exploring the links between Victorian political sartorial style and metaphors and analogies of clothing in political thought of the period.
CFP: “Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas
This panel will be part of the upcoming Society of Early Americanists' 10th Biannual Convention to be held in Tulsa, OK,
March 2-4, 2017.
To apply, please send a 100-200 word abstract and a brief bio (including your institutional affiliation) to:
Michele Lise Tarter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for your proposal: August 20, 2016
Seeking proposals for a panel on "The 'Modern Mary'" at the NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, March 23-26, 2017.
Call for Papers (SCMS 2017 Panel)
LOCATING AMATEUR PRODUCTION ACROSS MEDIA
Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017
The British Library and the Institute for Historical Research, London
March 16-18, 2017
A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death. Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Institute for Historical Research.
Additional support has been provided by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and The University of Warwick.
DEADLINE REMINDER: Friday, August 5, 2016
We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.
The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.