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"The Death of Zod": Ethics in 21st-Century Comics

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass. From Man of Steel to the CW’s Arrow and Flash series to the Avengers franchise, comic book characters are facing new ethical developments in their rejuvenation that both encompass and go beyond the idea of killing one’s enemy.

Cross-Currents: Finding Fluidity in Identity, Discipline, and Media

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:04pm
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cross-Currents: Finding Fluidity in Identity, Discipline, and Media

Saturday, April 8, 2017 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

With Keynote Address by T. Austin Graham (Columbia University)

 

A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:04pm
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood. Though there is much to discuss regarding the tensions that arise between these two countries in particular, this panel aims to explore the notion of difference within the British Isles on a broader scale, encouraging the study of resistance to the English literary hegemony, as articulated by voices of other bordering nations.

Kalamazoo Medieval Congress 2017: Theorizing Orientalism in the Middle Ages: A Roundtable

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Sierra Lomuto, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

When Edward Said rooted orientalism’s “formal existence [in] the decision of the Church council of Vienna in 1312,” he invited medievalists to investigate their corpus in an effort to theorize the origin point of his new theoretical paradigm. Since this claim, scholars such as Sharon Kinoshita, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Geraldine Heng, Suzanne Conklin Akbari, and Kim Phillips, among many others, have questioned the role of orientalism in discourses of alterity, colonialism, imperialism, nationalism, and cross-cultural exchange in the Middle Ages.

Kalamazoo Medieval Congress 2017: Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Sierra Lomuto, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Medieval Race and the Modern Scholar: Fear, Theory, and the Way Forward (A Roundtable)International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017Organized by: Cord Whitaker, Sierra Lomuto, Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh Thomas Hahn’s 2001 JMEMS special edition, Race and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, spearheaded a critical discussion on race in the medieval period; one that Cord Whitaker continues in the 2015 postmedieval edition,Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages. While the articles included in Hahn’s edition explore the question he poses in his introduction— “What, if anything, does medieval studies have to do with racial discourses?” —  Whitaker’s edition takes as its starting point “not whether” the Middle Ages was race

Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries (ACLA 2017 panel)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Asma Sayed & Pushpa Acharya
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were 'deterritorialized' and 'reterritorialized' not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the story of the Indian Ocean has gained a renewed interest as it reminds us of the greatest mobility and traversal with such an impact that it forces us to rethink how the processes of such encounters operate and what the areas stand for.

Economy: Moral Challenges and Opportunities

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Western Illinois University's English Graduate Organization/Sigma Tau Delta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Call for Papers

13th Annual EGO / ΣΤΔ Conference

 

Economy: Moral Challenges and Opportunities

 

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) chapter of Western Illinois University call for paper or panel proposals from graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty for our thirteenth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

 

Transatlantic Literature, CEA Special Topic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Postcolonial Literature, CEA Special Topic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Literature and Science: The State of the Unions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Configurations and JLS Joint Double Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

JLS/CONFIGURATIONS “DOUBLE ISSUE”

THE STATE OF THE UNIONS

 

What are the relations between literature, science and the arts within our field today? This special double issue marks a unique collaboration between the Journal of Literature and Science and Configurations. Across two years – 2017 in the JLS and 2018 in Configurations – we aim to enable scholars of all career-stages to debate the nature of the interdisciplinary relations of our field in short and sharp “position” papers of approximately 2000 words. 

NeMLA 2017 Panel - Transcultural Adaptation of Shakespeare

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to shed light on transcultural adaptations of Shakespeare. Proposals are invited for presentations on aspects of adaptations of Shakespeare across languages, cultures, religions, and even platforms (theatre, TV, cinema, video games, social media, and other forms of pop culture). One of the features of global Shakespeare in the 21st century is the proliferation of transcultural adaptations around the world. This panel seeks to shed light on these adaptations across languages, cultures, religions, and even platforms (theatre, TV, cinema, video games, social media, and other forms of pop culture). Proposals are invited for presentations on aspects of transcultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

Professing Parenthood: Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Dr. Jessica Riddell, Bishop's University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for papers for an edited essay collection: Professing Parenthood

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