The representation of individual 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.
This panel concerns theory speaking in terms of love, seeking to establish the relationship between " l'âmour" and theory.
A one-day symposium
Saturday 16th January 2016
• During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling's library.
• Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln – author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)
• Professor Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University – author of Patrick McGrath (University of Wales Press, 2011)
The University, traditionally defined, is an institution that promises 'universal' or holistic education. Yet universities have failed to live up to this promise, first because they exist within well-defined physical spaces that admit only a small number of students and faculty, and second, because even within the university, disciplines and
departments are strictly segregated. In India, these limitations give rise to a very real and urgent crisis at the present time.
Following upon the enactment of the Right to Education Act in 2008, India is committed to increasing its Gross Enrollment Ratio (of students in higher education) to around 30% by 2030 (from the present 19%). For this, it not only requires around 2000 universities, it
2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference, March 21-25 Sheraton Seattle
Mythology in Contemporary Culture
We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.
We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.
Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.
The phallus is often considered the ultimate symbol of power in patriarchy, but the naked man is hardly a reliable bearer (or barer) of such power. This panel seeks papers that challenge the equation of "phallic" with "power" by considering representations of the male body in American literature and culture that foreground other values—tenderness, vulnerability, or resistance to dominant power structures, to name just a few. Please upload 500-word abstracts to panel session 15675 after clicking on the cfp link above.
Abstracts required for edited collection 'Crossing Boundaries: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals, 1850-1950'.
Abstract (300 words) deadline Sept 15, 2015. Full chapters due Feb 29, 2016.
From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience. Often represented in both cultural and physiological terms, disease functioned as both sign and symptom of the irrevocable togetherness of mind and body, something to be combatted morally and technologically by prudence and enlightened reason.
As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.
Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.
This symposium is held in conjunction with the loaning of Shakespeare's First Folio to FIU by the Folger Library, as part of the Folger's 2016 national tour of the book. For more about events related to the First Folio at FIU, please see folio.fiu.edu
We are proud to present two invited special events as part of the symposium:
* Roland Greene will speak at the opening reception.
* Ayanna Thompson, Ruben Espinosa, and Carla Della Gatta will offer a special panel on race and Shakespeare.
CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (10/1/15; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/22/16-3/25/16)
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2016 JOINT CONFERENCE
Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
The Conference will be held at the
SHERATON SEATTLE HOTEL
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98101 United States
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015.
Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Abstracts due October 10, 2015
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.
Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015
LiNQ is a 45-year old peer reviewed journal affiliated with the Department of English at James Cook University, Australia. This special issue explores the confluence of narrative and place-based digital storytelling. We welcome explorations of any aspect of digital storytelling, from blogs to immersive game-like narratives, particularly with some emphasis on space, place, or geography. Equally, we welcome any geocritical DH approaches to traditional narrative forms.
Please see our extended call for papers and submission information: