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Queer Cinema (Publication date: Fall 2016) [UPDATE]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 6:19am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Ever since the momentous success of Ang Lee's western-drama Brokeback Mountain, queer film has increasingly reached the mainstream. Brokeback Mountain was followed by a considerable amount of Hollywood productions that focused on representations of queer issues and characters such as Milk, A Single Man, The Imitation Game and, as the youngest addition to the list, Stonewall. The latter is directed by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker who is usually known for blockbusters like Independence Day. The fact that both star directors and casts have entered the production of critically and commercially successful queer film-making is indicative of its mainstream potential and a growing target audience.

Australia–South Asia: Contestations and Remonstrances (University of Liège, 26-28 January 2017)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:09am
European Association for Studies of Australia/University of Liège

This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.

-Death, Violence, and Religion in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:56pm
MLA 2017

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

· the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

· the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

· death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

· the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

Call for Papers for Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School - Due 3/7

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:57pm
Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School

2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference
Hosted by Yale Law School

Saturday April 9th, 2016
at Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut

Deadline for submission: March 7th, 2016
Acceptance notification: March 14th, 2016

The Directors of the 2016 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference invite paper submissions on any topic in Critical Race Theory for its emerging scholars workshop. We invite papers on any theme, period, and location.

2016 Permanent Section: English II: English Literature1800-1900

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 5:15pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This year the Midwest Modern Language Association's 58th Annual Convention will take place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016

"Dystopia and Utopia in Ethnic Literature" MELUS at SAMLA Conference, Nov 4-6, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 5:05pm
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States

Dystopia and Utopia in Ethnic Literature

"In a dystopian story, society itself is typically the antagonist; it is society that is actively working against the protagonist's aims and desires. This oppression frequently is enacted by a totalitarian or authoritarian government, resulting in the loss of civil liberties and untenable living conditions, caused by any number of circumstances, such as world overpopulation, laws controlling a person's sexual or reproductive freedom, and living under constant surveillance" (John Joseph Adams, 2011).

Call for Publication: Essays in Virtual Dark Tourism (May 1, 2016)

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:05pm
Kathryn N. McDaniel

Call for Publication: Essays in Virtual Dark Tourism

"Call it a pilgrimage, perhaps." --C.L. Moore, Vintage Season

Dark Tourism studies are expanding as scholars, largely from public history fields, have become interested in the phenomenon of thanatourism: people's fascination with traveling to places that have witnessed death or that recreate sites of calamity, war, and destruction. Ranging from the comical to the profoundly moving, these sites connect people to the past in tangible ways through objects, spaces, exhibits, and dramatic recreation.

Pedagogy panels: Teaching the 18th Century (Oct 27-30, Kingston ON)--deadline March 13

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:05pm
Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies Conference

These roundtable panels will discuss successful, innovative strategies for teaching 18th-century studies. Digital or chalk, it's great teaching being discussed here!

NB: Pedagogy roundtable participants can also present research papers in other panels at the conference.

Comparative Literature Permanent Section

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:54pm
Midwest MLA 2016

The border is a liminal space, made ambiguous by the dualities that it encompasses: it unites and separates, opens up and closes off, includes and excludes. The border exists to define one space in opposition to another, yet often functions as a meeting-point, a place of exchange, of mixing, and of hybridity and cross-fertilization. That porousness, on a large scale, can unleash complex processes of de-territorialization and re-territorialization of perspectives, of identities, of cultures and histories.