In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, made invisible, covered over and made 'absent'". This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the manifold ways in which the fantasy genre is used to renegotiate these unseen desires, seeking to examine if and how it has moved on from the genre-specific stereotypes of wise wizard, wicked witch, strong hero, and damsel in distress. We are looking for contributions that analyse the role of gender in
Authors are sought for one or two remaining chapters in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press currently going under the name of "In the Shadow of 9/11": American Cinema in the 'War on Terror' era. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).
The collection, which will be released around the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 in September 2016, intends to examine and interrogate the representation of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' in contemporary American film.
CFP: Sex and the Academy
22-23 February 2016, Ghent University, Belgium
A two-day workshop of the
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics – INSEP
Hosted by CEVI – Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent – Belgium
Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.
Call For Papers: UC BERKELEY COMPARATIVE LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL
Deadline: September 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST
Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson. Interested parties should submit a 300-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2015. A prospectus and list of potential contributors for the proposed issue will then be subject to peer review, and approval by the journal editor, Brian McHale. Submissions should be guided by, but not limited to, the following rationale and parameters:
Collection: Children in the Films of Steven Spielbert
Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson
Seeking essay on Spielberg's Hook.
[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association's conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]
This seminar seeks to examine the world of non-canonical literature, and its effects on readership throughout and beyond American society and its interests.
Organizer: Angeles Donoso Macaya, BMCC/CUNY
Co-Organizer: Silvia Spitta, Dartmouth College
Co-Organizer: Cesar Barros A. SUNY New Paltz
In the beginning was the word … and then … technology
Third ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
organized in collaboration with the Corporate Training and Continuing Education Center at Canadian Institute of Technology
26-28 November 2015
Call for papers
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2015 (extended)
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Please join us for the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Alternative Representational Subjectivities in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
The representation of individuals and communities in film have been consistently informed and transformed by cultural and institutional values throughout Latin American cinema's history. However, recent Latin American cinema has seen the proliferation of characters and subjects that break with traditional models and modes of representation that are anchored in and contoured by the social and political systems, actors, and events of the region.
Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 28-30, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757
Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College
Jim Wildeman, Covenant College, emeritus
We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!
This is a Call for Proposals (CFP) to submit paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, history, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, technology, etc. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies. Proposals regarding using popular culture in the classroom are particularly encouraged.
L.M. MONTGOMERY AND GENDER: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 AUGUST 2015
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Google for Patron Library Use, ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public library administrator, special, school librarian.
Lura Sanborn, co-editor. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians about technology instruction for staff, patrons, and students. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: public, school, special, academic, LIS faculty. Creative case studies especially encouraged. How-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues; innovation highly valued.