American popular culture, television in particular, is inundated with dramatic, popular television shows that blur the lines between good guys and bad guys. Specifically, immensely popular shows like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad feature male characters who are undoubtedly criminals, but they are also, in some ways, very likeable. Breaking Bad, in particular, muddies the waters of protagonists and antagonists, and keeps them muddied throughout the entire five seasons of the shows. Early in the series, the audience feels sympathy for Walter White, disdain and annoyance for Jesse Pinkman, and heartbreak for Skyler White.
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International Girl Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural conference which is being held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich from 7-9 April 2016. The inaugural conference seeks to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field.
Girl Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars from across the world to explore experiences of girlhood, recent developments within the field, investigating new questions and revisiting historical issues.
A one-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford
Saturday 7 November 2015
Keynote Speakers: Janet Todd (Cavendish College, Cambridge) & Karen West (Keele)
Convocatoria para artículos
Revista Laboratorio (http://revistalaboratorio.udp.cl/) convoca a investigadores, académicos y escritores a enviar sus propuestas para el número 13 (primavera 2015) y número 14 (otoño 2016). Buscamos especialmente artículos que provengan de investigaciones en curso, y que se enfoquen en los ejes temáticos de la revista: los diversos modos de experimentación literaria y la relación de la literatura con otras artes. Pueden estar escritos en español, inglés o portugués. Los envíos serán evaluados por un sistema de arbitraje ciego de pares, y deben ceñirse a las siguientes instrucciones:
Image Matter: Art and Materiality
AAH New Voices Conference
MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University
6 November 2015
Keynote: Professor Carol Mavor (University of Manchester)
Call for Papers
Recent theoretical approaches to early modern literature ranging from ecocriticism to cognitive science have applied the term ecology to discuss the collective relations of persons, beings, and things. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which these collective experiences and portrayals manifest in dramatic works and the spaces in which they were performed, beginning with the establishment of the first commercial theatres and ending with the closure of the playhouses in 1642.
Paper abstracts (under 150 words) and truncated CVs of 300 words (maximum) are due by 4 June 2015. Please submit these materials to Mark Kaethler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
22nd annual NCRCL MA/IBBY UK Conference
Saturday 14th November 2015
Froebel College, University of Roehampton
Steering the Craft: navigating the process of creating children's books in the 21st century
A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales
The Inaugural Modernist Network Cymru Conference
The Research Institute of the Arts and Humanities,
Swansea University, Monday 7 September 2015
Keynote speaker: Professor Angharad Price (Bangor University)
The 2010s have been a busy decade for modernist scholars. In 2010, the inaugural BAMS conference considered Virginia Woolf's (in)famous assertion that 'On or about December 1910, human character changed'; in 2013, BBC Radio 3 ran a series of programmes celebrating Paris' annus mirabilis, exemplified by the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring; and in 2014 we celebrated Dylan Thomas' birth in a year-long series of events.
Session: Comparative American Ethnic Literature,
November 6-8, 2015, Portland State University and Hilton Portland, Oregon
Open topic: Papers comparing any ethnically/"racially" defined American literature or papers on any one of those literatures are invited.
This is a standing session of the annual PAMLA conference (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association).
Submit any proposals via the Online Submission form at pamla.org
Deadline: June 10, 2015.
Chair of session: Martin Japtok
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 2
Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]
Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of "The Apollonian" on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume)
Call for Papers
Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism?
The Terrace Club
25 W. 51st St. (Off Fifth Ave.) New York, NY
September 2-3, 2015
Seeking papers for a seminar regarding the treatment of emergency, or crisis, in contemporary poetics, for "Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years Conference, April 9-10, 2016, to mark the program's 25th anniversary (conference description below). 5-7 page papers will be circulated in advance of the conference; there will be no formal presentations during the seminars, which will consist of discussion among participants. Potential topics may include war, empire, planetary crisis, apocalypse or end-times, and the temporality of emergency. Send 250-word abstract, and CV, to email@example.com by August 1, 2015.
"Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years" Conference, April 9-10, 2016
The myths of yesterday and the myths of today.
From Barthes to Maffesoli.
This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies. As Linda Hutcheon writes in A Theory of Adaptation, adapters "are just as likely to want to contest the aesthetic or political values of the adapted text as to pay homage." Our panelists will explore the political uses to which adaptation is put, considering why and how authors adapt specific texts for political purposes. We will consider the possibilities and limitations of using adaptation as a political tool.