Call for papers for a book on Mad magazine. We are looking for scholarly examinations of the magazine, its humor, its artists, its cultural and political impact, and its influence. The book is under consideration by a major university press, and will expand what was covered in a recent special issue of Studies in American Humor. Here is the link to the contents of that issue: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/studamerhumor.issue-30
RSA 2016, Boston
Reading Form in European Renaissance Poetry
Sponsored by the Discipline of Comparative Literature
Papers sought that offer historical interpretations of poetic form. How do Renaissance poets, theorists, and readers interpret and classify formal features of verse (including rhyme, meter, and generic forms like the sonnet or the epigram)? How do poets use form to position themselves in literary history? What is the relationship between poetic practice and the poetic theories presented in manuals and defenses of poetry? Comparative and multi-lingual papers especially encouraged.
This conference will explore ideas, images and experiences of gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy. From military patriarchies to feminist dystopias, from the monstrous feminine to cyborg uncertainties, from Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness to Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, from wars between the sexes to post gender societies, SFF texts have continuously complicated, questioned and reinvented our approach to gender. We invite proposals for papers considering any aspect of gender in SFF/horror texts or related comics, films, tv, games and music. Topics might include:
• gender and sexuality
• gender and everyday life
• gender and utopias/dystopias
• post patriarchal genders
• multiple genders
In 2015, 800 years has elapsed since the adoption of Magna Carta, regarded as the symbolic beginning of parliamentary culture and the cornerstone of British democracy. Its spread in the era of Great Britain's colonial expansion influenced governance of many countries that were hewn from the Empire's fabric, increased the popularity of the myth of Britishness, and enhanced the development of democratic values throughout the world. We believe that the forthcoming anniversary is a great opportunity to reconsider Magna Carta's legacy and its notions of freedom in culture, politics and mass media.
Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium
Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015
Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
Contact person: Sihem Arfaoui
Meeting email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call deadline: September 20th, 2015.
Symposium language: English, French and/or Arabic.
Due to several requests we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until Monday, 15 June 2015.
The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz invites you to attend the 2015 biannual "Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media," which will focus on the theme of (dis)ability. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: "Drama through the Ages."
CfP "Emotional and Affective Narratives in pre-Modern Europe/ Late-Medieval and Renaissance France"
We are still interested in essays that investigate the constituency of such "archives of feelings" through the study of the affectivity and emotionality of both literary and non-literary texts, such as political and theological treatises, mystical texts, medical works, scientific tracts and pamphlets, hagiographies and encyclopedic compendiums. While we welcome submissions of articles dealing with such topics in different geographic areas, we are particularly interested in late-medieval and Renaissance French texts.
Articles may examine, but are not limited to questions related to:
- Discourses and practices of emotions and affect
The 20th Culture and Power International Conference seeks to bring together scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility, with particular emphasis on the new patterns and typologies of (e/im)migration that have emerged in the 21st century and their representation in literature, the media, and the visual arts. More than ever before, migration is nowadays one of the factors that most powerfully contributes to the configuration of our current transnational and transcultural contemporaneity. Transnational forms of migration have served to destabilise cultural barriers and frontiers, putting to the test the ways in which nations and national imaginaries have traditionally been constructed or defined.
Peter Nicholls argues that modernism should not be conceived of as a large single movement but as a multiplicity of smaller undertakings that at once reinforced, contradicted, drove, and inhibited one another. These diverse submovements were united only by their shared inspiration--the emerging technologies, ideas, and events that were rapidly remaking the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Rising Dragon
Call for Papers
Published in the Ecocritical Theory and Practice series by Lexington Books, this edited collection will re-examine the ethics, politics and aesthetics of veganism. In recent years, a burgeoning array of vegan cookbooks—The Joy of Vegan Baking, How it all Vegan!, Sinfully Vegan—have departed from earlier stereotypes of healthy but unappealing vegetarian food to emphasise pleasure and taste as key components of a diet free from animal products. Contemporary popular culture offers up humorous representations of vegans, such as those in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and David Agranoff's The Vegan Revolution…with Zombies.
From Heywood's Four Prentices (1592) to William Vallans' Honourable Apprentice (1616) and the anonymous ballad "A Use of Exhortation" on behalf of Charles I (1643), apprentices have played a crucial if liminal role in the literature of the early modern city, one that should not be overlooked when considering this riotous urban cohort. In that vein, this panel seeks papers that explore the role of apprenticeship in the literature of early modern England. Papers might address these or related questions: How did authors represent the voice of this politically active group? How did depictions of apprentices establish or destabilize the merchant ethos of the early modern marketplace?
CALLALOO invites papers for a special issue on Neo-Slave Narratives guest edited by Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Maria Helena Lima (SUNY Geneseo).