In today’s global landscape, the category of the “human” has assumed a principal position not simply in terms of its ontological centrality but also in relation to surrounding nonhuman worlds. At stake are questions ranging from the impact of humans on the biosphere (the Anthropocene) to their involvement in the virtual world (Knowledge Commons and Ergodicity) to their experiences of the “inner life” of things (Object-oriented ontology and Affect Theory) to the ethical politics over the Other (the terrorist, the refugee, the queer).
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN/CLOSE DATE ON ACLA WEBSITE--ACLA.ORG: September 1-23, 2016
ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" selects original contributions for the 8th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2016. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Articles can focus both on contemporary and historical dance. The type of contributions ranges from historiography to theory, to reviews, with an extensive use of research tools deriving from interrelated disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy, sociology and pedagogy. The paper should be written in a language of your choice among Italian, French or English,and the length should be between 25000 and 60000 characters, including spaces.
Fallujah Magazine solicits unpublished work that explores and/or defines and/or meditates upon the condition of art and of the artist.
Our manifesto declares: “Fallujah is a space for remembering, for protesting with art from any corner of the world.”
This call is to solicit chapter proposals for Bridging the Solitudes: Essays on Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, an edited volume of scholarly essays on Canadian science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, to be co-edited by Amy J. Ransom (Central Michigan University) and Dominick Grace (Brescia University College). A book proposal, including accepted abstracts, will be submitted to the Palgrave/Macmillan series on Studies in Global Science Fiction (series editors Anindita Banerjee, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, and Mark Bould).
Submit chapter proposals by January 1, 2017
This panel seeks contributions discussing Cuban literature in the diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries, especially after the 1959 Revolution. The goal is to discuss relevant aspects of Cuban diasporic writing, including, but not limited to, representations of exile, diaspora, memory, political denunciation, uprootedness, social fracture, transnationalism and postnationalism.
Please, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html to submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016.
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