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Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:58am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

Nomadic Objects

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Universities of Paris 3, Paris 7, Paris 10 and Paris 13
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Nomadic Objects:

Material Circulations, Appropriations and the Formation of Identities

in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.)

 

International Conference – March 2-4, 2017

 

Musée National de la Renaissance (Écouen), Musée Cognac-Jay (Paris, 3e),

Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, 5e)

 

[UPDATE] Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Film and History Conference 2016
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CFP: Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA) 

[EXTENDED] DEADLINE for abstracts: July 15, 2016 

DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH NIGHT CHAPTERS WANTED

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 5:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Andrew O'Day
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 9, 2016

I am currently editing a collection on the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who for I.B.Tauris. I have most of the chapters now in draft form but am looking for 6,000 word chapters on the following:

 

1) Politics (looking, for example, at episodes such as 'Kill the Moon', 'The Zygon Invasion'/'The Zygon Inversion'

 

2) Cosplay

 

3) Translation - Subtitling and Dubbing 'Who' in non-Anglophone countries

 

 

Essays will be due in Autumn 2016. If you are interested in contributing please send a 500 word proposal and CV to aoday41414@aol.com with Doctor Who: Twelfth Night in the subject heading.

 

 

Special Issue "Democratizing the Black Public Intellectual: The Writings of Ta-Nehesi Coates"

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:54am
full name / name of organization: 
College Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ascendancy carries the hallmarks of a Horatio Alger tale.  With his 2015 recognition as a MacArthur Genius and a National Book Award winner, his rise from humble beginnings to illustrious acclaim acquired a nearly storybook sheen.  A “rags to riches” account of his success holds immense charm; however, such an explanation does not offer a full picture of his significance.  Coates’ path from brief attendance at Howard University to star blogger, renowned Atlantic feature reporter, and worldwide phenomenon intersects with fascinating developments in 21st century literature and intellectual history.  Unfolding in a post-9/11 world, his career limns several trends in contemporary culture, chief among them the democratization of blac

[UPDATE] Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear. Articles (8/10/2016)

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

At the invitation of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, editor Abbes Maazaoui, from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, seeks original essays for an edited collection on Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear, to be published in 2017. Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection may focus on one or more of the following categories:

Language, Literature, and Popular Culture: Fifth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Alfa BK University, Belgrade, Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Academic and scientific study of popular culture has only gained prominence in the 20th century, first with the Leavisites’ criticism of mass culture (as yet another form of the popular), then with the comprehensive work on the concept of ‘Critical Theory’ within the Frankfurt School. The latter half of the century saw, especially after the foundation of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, a rise in theories, definitions and approaches to popular culture so great that it occasioned Harold Bloom’s disparaging remark “that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States. … At NYU I am surrounded by professors of hip-hop.

Duality and Duplicity in African-American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Bruce Plourde/Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The idea that African-Americans are actual and full-fledged citizens of the United States is not a new one; the racism that prevents that idea to flourish is also not new.  Recent events, including the death of Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr. in Baltimore, have brought to the fore the question of whether or not the United States values its black citizens, and extends to them the same rights as it does to its non-black citizens.  The historical record has much to say on this point, but the literary record also is instructive in perceptions of race in the United States. 

Art and Speculative Futures - CfP for International Conference 2016

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Barcelona, Open University of Catalonia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Organized by the the Research Groups AGI (Art, Globalization, Interculturality) and AASD (Art, Architecture and Digital Society) from the University of Barcelona (UB), the Research Group Mediaccions from the  Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Arts Santa Mònica.  27th, 28th, and 29th October, 2016 at the Department of Art History (UB). c/ Montalegre 6-8. 08001 Barcelona

Pow! Graphic Literature to Engage Students in the Creative Writing Workshop

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Maureen McVeigh Trainor / West Chester University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP for NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Students in creative writing workshops often lack reading experience and knowledge, but demonstrate awareness and analysis of film and television. Graphic literature can be used to transition from the terminology and rhetorical understanding they possess to the writing and feedback skills the workshop demands. This roundtable seeks to present and discuss both recommended texts and strategies to engage students and encourage their creative writing. Theoretical and practical approaches to this method are welcome.

 

[UPDATE] UTOPIAN/DYSTOPIAN VISIONS IN THE WORK OF DONALD BARTHELME

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:51am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Deadline now extended!

This panel seeks abstracts exploring utopian and dystopian visions in the works of Donald Barthelme. By June 8th, please send a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Susan wood, University of Mississippi, at swood1@go.olemiss.edu.

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