For only the second time in its history, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will gather in the author’s hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota, for a week-long celebration of his Midwestern roots and the importance of regionalism, home, and youth in his writing (June 25-July 1, 2017). Fitzgerald was, of course, born in Saint Paul and spent most of his formative years there. The conference theme, Was student – am now writer, comes from Fitzgerald’s military discharge interview, and marks the acknowledgement of his emergence in Saint Paul as a writer.
Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, is now seeking contributions for its sixth issue, which will be published in August 2016. We are looking for articles, essays, and reviews from every field of social sciences and humanities, which critically investigate men and masculinities. The submissions can be written either in English or Turkish. The relevant subjects for this issue include but not limited to the following:
• Childhood and youth
• Social relations
• Media, movies, TV and the Internet
The theme of this issue, Tours and Detours, is intended to provoke a wide variety of topics and approaches. For some, it seeks to examine the interplay between identity, space, history, and memory, exploring the ways in which identities and communities are created, formed, and informed by spatial and temporal contexts. For others, it conjures up ideas of travel, tourism, and critical heritage, seeking to actively exchange, share, and challenge ideas on information technologies, place-making, and digital economy. Yet another group of scholars and artists might interpret the topic as rhetorical strategies around impasses of knowledge (what Barthes called the punctum and the situationists referred to as détournement).
CALL FOR PAPERS
ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman
Keynote: Mary N. Layoun, Professor of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.
‘You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.’
-Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004)
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors and artists to submit contributions for a special collection of papers offering alternative scholarly approaches to David Bowie and comics.
2016 PCEA Conference CFP
Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
October 21-22, 2016
Newly Extended Deadline: July 16, 2016
Keynote Speaker, Conor McCreery, Kill Shakespeare Writer
NeMLA 2017: Baltimore, MD March 23-26
Panel: In Translation: Spain, the United States, Literary History
"A DREAM / TOO BAD TO SLEEP THROUGH": ON WYN COOPER'S DYSTOPIAN NARRATIVES
This panel welcomes papers about the use of dystopian narratives and imagery in the work of poet Wyn Cooper. Papers should address Cooper's work in the fields of poetry and/or music, and will be read as part of a roundtable discussion. By June 10th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Andrea Rogers, Georgia State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's SAMLA conference is in Jacksonville, FL from 11/4-11-6.
Welcome to Night Vale collection: Approaching Deadline (6/15)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.
The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:
• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise
The European Journal of American Culture (Intellect Ltd) is seeking reviewers for forthcoming issues of the interdisciplinary journal.
We are particularly interested in expanding the journal's current scope, and are looking to review not only academic texts, but also new fiction, poetry and non-fiction; film and television; photography and art books; and video games. We want the interdisciplinarity of the journal's articles to be matched with an engagment of diverse materials and texts in the reviews.
With student protests on campuses, activism in communities, and a divisive presidential campaign filled with hateful rhetoric presented under the guise of “authenticity,” there seems to be a renewed focus on the role of political correctness in American culture and on the world stage.
In an economy where the bachelor’s degree is what the high school diploma once was for obtaining a living wage, are colleges and universities equipped to handle the wide range of abilities for students who are focused more on getting through than learning to appreciate how a liberal arts education may better equip them for the job market?