When Harley Quinn was added to the official comic book canon in 1993, it marked an unusual instance where an animated series for children influenced the comic books. Since her first appearance on "Batman: The Animated Series", Harley has since captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of fans, and her popularity continues to grow. With the coming Suicide Squad movie and a stand-alone comic title, now is the perfect timing for an academic look at the character. This book, published by McFarland & Co., aims to shine a brighter spot light on the character of Harley Quinn as a complex figure in her own right.
Appetites: Discourses of Consumption
20th Annual CLIFF Conference
March 10-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Keynote: "A Tale of Deliveries"
Rey Chow, Duke University
Thursday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Dec 1, 2015.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE
15-16 October 2015
The finalised programme of our conference is now online and can be accessed at:
If you would like to join us as a delegate, please feel free to contact the organisers in advance at the addresses given above. The original call for papers is given below (although submissions of abstracts are obviously no longer sought at this point in time).
CFP: 'Digital Scholarship in American Studies'
BAAS 61 & IAAS 46
7-9 April 2016
Queen's University Belfast
'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural' is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. Revenant is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on werewolves (due Autumn 2016), guest edited by Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck.
We are seeking submissions for the February/March 2016 issue on the following theme:
Submissions must be received by January 15, 2016, and may approach this topic from any perspective. Papers and artwork need not explicitly cite #BlackLivesMatter in the body of the submission. Our editors are looking for works addressing #BLM as a social movement, as it relates to the civil rights movement, as related to police reform and accountability, and in any other context.
The ongoing events in Europe concerning the "migrant crisis" have made me rethink of the scope of my collection, "Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness." The edited volume already has a solid number of contributors, but given the very urgent nature of millions of refugees who seek hope and a new life in Europe, as an editor and a scholar I would be remiss if this volume did not invite scholars to reflect on the current situation in Europe. I seek 3 chapters that address this issue. The approach could be from a journalistic point of view and/or a personal, reflective essay. Please contact me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference to be held on February 19, 2016 on the campus of La Sierra University (Riverside, CA, USA). 250 word abstracts due by October 19, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Folklore and Popular Culture Area Chair of the PCA/ACA invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of folklore and popular culture. We seek to examine the connections between folklore and popular culture, and papers regarding any aspect of these intersections are encouraged. Full panel presentations are encouraged.
Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:
The Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality work of graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's fiction in the past year.
We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers, and welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.
Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at email@example.com.
The deadline is October 31, 2015.
Independent journal Lehigh Valley Vanguard seeks submissions to expand our ongoing narrative of subversion and resistance. Our suggested topics:
Updated September 27th, 2015
Submissions in PROSE
We accept editorial prose, traditional academic papers, book, film, and television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.
-Ontology and identity
-The end of history and global capitalism
-Biopolitics and neoliberalism
-Critical race theory
Submissions can be 500-2,500 words. We welcome non-academic and even anti-academic writing.
27th Annual American Literature Association
May 26-29, 2016
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
Call for Papers
"The poet speaks on the threshold of being"—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard
Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language
Date: April 1-2, 2016