As proven by the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as their transformative works, metatexual analyses, and cosplay. These spaces exist both physically (as, for example, fan run or commercial conventions, fan meet ups, and pilgrimage sites) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Archive of our Own.
CFP: MIDDLE FLIGHT
A Peer Reviewed National Journal with ISSN (2319-7684) (Print)
A Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 4 2015 Issue 1
Scholarly unpublished critical writings on various issues of literature , book reviews, interviews are invited for the fourth volume of Middle Flight, a Peer Reviewed National Journal with ISSN published annually from the Dept. of English, S. S. Mahavidyalaya, Kespur, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Eligibility is restricted to research scholars and teachers of colleges and universities. We are not specifying any theme or sub-theme for this volume. Suggested broad areas are:
• Indian English Writings
This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016
Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST
Preconference in conjunction with the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) biennial conference
May 26, 2016
VI Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut
CALL FOR PAPERS
At the Crossroads: Mapping Dichotomies in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Date: November 6, 2015
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
"Making Time/Making Space: Temporality in Medieval and Renaissance Drama"
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
12-15 May 2016
Panel # 15668 "'If I were your wife, I'd poison your coffee:' Gender and Poison in Modernity"
Since the Victorians, poison has been predominantly associated with femininity and domesticity, whether in well-publicized criminal trials, sensation novels or detective fiction. This panel examines the nature of poison and the nature of the poisoner as depicted in literary and cultural productions focusing on the domestic sphere from 1800 to the present time.
Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We want to see and possibly publish what your students are composing. In addition to submissions related to our general focus (accepted at any time), we are currently seeking submissions that speak to issues of disabilities/abilities for an upcoming issue. Submissions for the themed issue are due by December 31.
In 1993, the Republic of Ireland was among the last countries in the West to decriminalize homosexuality. However, social change has been rapid in recent decades, and some 22 years later, Ireland has just become the first jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. (Civil partnerships for same-sex couples have been legal in Ireland since 2010.) In May of 2015, Irish voters were asked whether they agreed with the statement: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex." The "Yes" vote prevailed, with only one out of Ireland's 43 constituencies returning a "No" vote in the count.
Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students' works as we receive them. Please encourage strong writers/composers from your spring and summer classes to consider submitting their work.
We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The idea is to examine Modernist narratives that theorize, explore, or trouble notions of the "local." If you have a project that might fit this theme please write up a 250 word abstract and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 14th. I have included our panel's abstract (which will be amended once a third contributor is added), as well as the general conference CFP below.
StoryTelling is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.
Manuscripts should be between 10-15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300-6000 words), and follow the MLA style manual; see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience.
Since bursting onto American screens in June 2014, HBO series True Detective– a unique take on the American crime drama genre, dripping with literary and cinematic influence– immediately attracted positive acclaim, earning it many nominations in prime awards ceremonies, significantly the Emmys and the Golden Globes, as well as winning a BAFTA for Outstanding Television Series. Whilst being celebrated among audiences and critics, the series equally ignited several critical conversations that have continued to date, taking issues with its representations of gender, depictions of place, its performances, casts, and form. It is this ongoing and ever-developing critical debate around the series that makes it ripe for scholarly attention.
King Arthur in Scotland