I invite proposals for a collection of essays that examines the theme of revenge in American fiction, film, and television. Vengeance – that quest for violent reciprocity – is one of storytelling’s oldest and most enduring plots. But in the modern American imaginary the familiar shape of retribution assumes a new form. Over and over, avengers on page and screen desire not only blood but also symbolic victories. In Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer (1996) a troubled protagonist named John Smith yearns to kill the one “white man [who] was responsible for everything that had gone wrong” for Native Americans.
Call for articles
Special issue of Women, Gender & Research:
Monstrous Encounters: Nordic Perspectives on Monsters and the Monstrous
CFP for Edited Book Collection: War in the Whedonverses: Essays on Warfare and Military Studies in the Works of Joss Whedon
Editors: Ensley F. Guffey and Samira S. Nadkarni
Publishers: McFarland and Co.
Book Website: warinthewhedonverses.wordpress.com
Over the past few decades, undergraduate research has moved from an elective activity that engaged a handful of faculty members and students to a central part of the undergraduate experience at many colleges and universities. The Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly will examine how undergraduate research impacts the landscape of higher education of the future. How does current practice prepare students to be the faculty members of the future? How does the centrality of inquiry-based learning affect the notion of disciplinarity? How does undergraduate research evolve to include a focus on innovation and impact---i.e., turning research findings into applications that change lives?
This session seeks proposals which intend to explore Victorian translations of medieval texts as the transmission of cultural capital and as acts of transformation. More specifically, papers might address some of the following questions: how did Victorians adapt medieval texts to their own ideologies? How were medieval texts adapted into original compositions? How did Victorians approach translation and what does that reveal? How did Victorians think of faithfulness to the text? To the audience? What role did non-British scholars play in translating medieval texts into English (for example, Guðbrandur Vigfússon’s role in George Webbe Dasent’s translations, or Eiríkur Magnússon’s in William Morris’s output and thinking)?
Good Mourning, Baltimore: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Death in the Work of John Waters (Panel)
Hosted by David Pecan (SUNY Nassau Community College)
Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Call For Papers
Fifteenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 26-27, 2016
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE
Call For Papers for the Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group, Kalamazoo 2017
The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is sponsoring three sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo for 2017:
Impost: A Journal of Critical and Creative Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. In addition, we welcome creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary journalism.
Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
The Medieval/Renassiance area of MAPACA ("Beowulf to Shakespeare") seeks papers concerning the use of medieval and Renaissance materials in modern productions. Topics include, but are not limited to, the incorporation of medieval or Renaissance elements in modern artistic productions such as films, t.v. series, novels and music; the creation of medieval and Renaissance "themed" festivals, restaurants, etc., and the use of medieval or Renaissance elements in video games. The area also seeks panelists interested in presenting on the ways in which contemporary theories and pedagogies influence our perceptions of these eras.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2017 Confeence
Call for Panelists
Transnational Science Fiction Film and Media