Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
gender studies and sexuality
We would like to invite you to contribute your expertise: We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers as part of the project "Gender. Knowledge. Computer Science. Network for the Research Transfer of Interdisciplinary Knowledge on Gender and Computer Science (GEWINN)". Maybe you can share the Call for Papers in your section or to other interested persons.
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE GEWINN
Heilbronn, 14-15th May 2018
CFP: Cinema Journal In Focus Section on "Comedy and Humor"
While the study of modernism typically focuses on avant-garde formal experimentation, the collected volume of essays, Resistance and Reform: Modernist Women and American Social Engagement, offers an important corrective by insisting on a reassessment of the roots of modernist experimentation and innovation. This volume will include essays that analyze the careers and writings of modernist women writers during the first half of the twentieth century whose artistic productions were closely tied to or invested in various forms of social engagement, community activism, political resistance, or cultural change.
Whether in print, film, or other media, the superhero costume invites audiences into another world. From Batman’s cowl to Wonder Woman’s tiara, a superhero's costume creates an ethos that cultivates collective imaginaries of a particular character’s power, their reputation, and their iconography. While heroic dress does not always define the hero, it does play a certain part in constructing the identities of characters throughout time. This panel seeks to investigate and dissect the aesthetics of superhero dress and how their costumes have been adapted for the 21st century. Participants are invited to reflect on the following questions: What role does fashion play in the adaptation and re-imagining of heroes?
This panel seeks to investigate particular narrative strategies of describing the non-human experience in literature, drama, philosophy, and art throughout the ages (not simply the 21st century). Papers for this panel are invited to reflect the following questions: how are ideas of the non-human transmitted in literature, art, and other media and how can we assess them? What trends, novel methods, gaps, or fallbacks are present as humans attempt to understand the other? Further, how do narrative strategies across media or time periods compare or contrast?
Possible approaches to investigating narrative strategies may include but are non limited to:
-Evocations and portrayals of the non-human in literatures
POP SOUTH: CONSUMING THE REGION (South Atlanta Modern Language Assocation, November 3 -5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia)
CFP: Urban Souths (South Atlantic Modern Language Assocation, November 3 - 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia)
In Spring, 2016, California State University, Fullerton hosted a singular Philip K. Dick Conference, bringing scholars from around the world to the place where he left his manuscripts and papers. We currently seek chapter submissions to join the strong core work from the conference in an edited volume that reinvents the study of major American author Philip K. Dick now that he is considered to be a major 20th-century American author. Where previous scholarly collections set out to explain why we should read Dick, our collection interrogates why we must and do—why he has become a touchstone for our culture today.
Scientific and technological advances in genetics, artificial intelligence, and human enhancements forge new perspectives and challenges of the human being. Posthumanism and Transhumanism reconsider approaches to traditional concepts of what it means to be human as they actively promote ways in which humans can move beyond conventional notions of the human and pragmatically engage in human enhancement, promoting a reconfiguration of human possibilities and shaping the potentiality of a future humanity. Literature has been one of the effective mediums to articulate and rethink visions of human evolution and critically examine the existential crisis of the human through post- and transhumanist thought.