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Revisiting 1818 in 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:31pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Panel: "Revisiting 1818 in 2018"

 

 

Northeast Modern Languages Association

12-15 April 2018

Pittsburgh, PA  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy

 

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SWPACA (10/22/17; 2/7-10/18)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers – Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images in Literature and Visual Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:04pm
Barbara Brodman and James Doan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

EXTENDED - CALL FOR PAPERS - EXTENDED

 

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump:

Images from Literature and Visual Arts

 

                                                                                                      Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan, Editors                                                               

Project Overview

Trump Fiction (NeMLA; updated)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
49th annual NeMLA convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump was a public figure long before he became President of the United States, one who became familiar to American audiences through his appearances in a wide variety of media over a period of several decades.  While much has been made of Trump’s selling of himself to the American public in branded productions that identified him as their author or producer, ranging from books such as Trump:  The Art of the Deal to his reality-TV Apprentice franchise, less attention has been paid to the treatment of Trump in works of fiction produced by authors other than Trump.  This panel will examine the treatment of Trump and his fictional analogues in films, television programs, and literature, with an emphasis on works that took up the subj

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Revue LISA/LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

Pierre Guerlain (Université Paris-Nanterre) et Raphaël Ricaud (Université
Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3)

Trumpland isn’t just hell for Muslims, Hispanics, women, and other
vulnerable populations; it is hell for anyone trying to make sense of what
is going on. It is a topsy-turvy world, a world turned upside down, a
world where absurdity reigns .

Andrew Levine

ACLA: The Medium Aevum is the Message: Appropriation, Reinvention, and Reception of the Middle Ages in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Organizers: Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Katherine McLoone.

A panel at the annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference at UCLA: March 29 - April 1, 2018.
Sponsored by the Cal State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

From the Renaissance invention of the term medium aevum to modern colloquial usage of “medieval” as a pejorative, the era between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries has been a site of contention through which western culture defines both its fears and its ideals.

NeMLA 2018 Panel CFP - Strong Female Characters: Subversive Femininity in Literature and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Are strong female characters necessarily subversive representations of femininity--historically and/or presently? Strong female characters often buck expectations and subvert patriarchal norms: they are super-powered, defiant, and resistant towards authority. Yet, even as the number of female-centered films increases (Wonder WomanGhostbustersMoanaRogue OneBeauty and the BeastGhost in the Shell, and Hidden Figures), the problem of unequal representation persists, and as apparent in some examples given, so does the problem of female characters adhering to cliches or damaging stereotypes.

NeMLA 2018 Roundtable CFP - Of Superpowers and Privilege: Diversity in Superhero Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:45am
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The word “diversity” has been thrown around a lot lately in the world of superhero narratives. The last two years have featured an increased diversity in Marvel Comics’ set of characters and creative staff, with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s work on Black Panther, G. Willow Wilson’s co-creation of Ms. Marvel, the character Jane Foster being deemed worthy of Mjolnir and with it the name Thor, and Riri Williams taking over the role of Iron Man from Tony Stark. At the same time, Marvel has faced criticism for whitewashing of films such as Doctor Strange, and a refusal to increase diversity in casting with its main character taking on the white savior narrative in Iron Fist.

REMINDER: Call for Proposals: Refocus: The Films of Paul Leni

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Erica Tortolani and Marty Norden, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Described by Siegfried Kracauer as one of the outstanding film directors of the post-World War I era, Paul Leni (1885-1929) is a significant yet overlooked figure in the German and US cinemas of the silent period. A frequent collaborator with stage director Max Reinhardt, Leni worked as an art designer for some of the most prominent German directors of the time before coming into his own as a director. Creating both avant-garde and commercial films in Germany, Leni quickly became known for his captivatingly macabre productions. Critics and audiences alike praised these films, which were marked by elaborate set designs, innovative use of light and shadow, and adept storytelling abilities.

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