Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906. Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind. His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification. Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America. As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait
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CFP: ALCQ-ACQL (Congress 2019, Vancouver)
Canadian Climate Narratives: Resilience and Planetary Thinking
(organized by Susie O’Brien and Heike Härting)
Interventions: New Perspectives on Politics, Freedom, and Democracy
The 2nd Annual Conference of the Journal of Languages, Texts, and Society.
A collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Nottingham Trent.
Friday 10th May 2019 - Leicester, UK.
Keynote Address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway London)
Edited Collection CFP: Teen Childbearing and Young Parenthood: Rearing, Rhetoric, and Representation
Rochelle Gregory, Ph.D.
North Central Texas College, Corinth, Texas
Ann-Marie Lopez, Ph.D.
McMurry University, Abilene, Texas
Ben Sword, Ph.D.
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
Marc Azard, Ph.D.
Collin College, McKinney, Texas
HyperCultura (http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/) (E-ISSN 2559-2025; indexed CEEOL) (double-blind peer-reviewed), an attempt at "a dialogue across and among cultures", invites articles for its next issue, No 7/2018 (issue 6, No 2, 2017 is still under production).
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference 2019:
Film / Form / Life
May 17-18, 2019
Call for Papers for n°10 Gender in series: http://genreenseries.weebly.com/
Can superheroines escape their gender ?
by Sophie Bonadé, doctoral student (UEVE/Saclay, SLAM) and Réjane Hamus-Vallée,
professor (UEVE/Saclay, Centre Pierre Naville)
"Jewel is a great superhero name! »
" Jewel is a stripper's name. »
dialogue in Jessica Jones
“Screening Indigenous Bodies”
Special Issue of Screen Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display
Guest Editor: Dr. Sol Neely (Cherokee Nation)
Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018 November 15, 2018
Call for papers: UC Berkeley Graduate Conference in Film & Media, Feb 8-9, 2019
Deadline extended to November 15, 2018
HIGH/LOW: Taste, Quality, and Resolution in Film & Media