The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites articles for submission to its Fall, 2018 issue on the theme of “Art and Activism.”
Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies. Given this year’s South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference theme (Nov.
After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference
6 - 7 July 2018
Lancaster University, UK
Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, UK)
Dr Andrew Tate (Lancaster, UK)
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 15 April 2018
‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term which embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space.
Call for Papers
Oxford Research in English, Issue 7: Craft
“In my craft or sullen art” -Dylan Thomas
Thomas is one in a long line who self-reflexively meditates on his own work. Indeed, a writer’s craft has been the topic of much discussion both by critics and by authors themselves, considering the interplay between a writer’s natural ability and her tendency to consciously create, between the ingenuity of her ideas and the discipline of putting them into practice. In doing so, Thomas, along with others, bring to the forefront an epistemological question: Is ‘crafting’ in opposition to art?
In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?
Lateral is the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Lateral is currently published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring. This journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or any type of article submission charge.
Submission Guidelines for Authors
This panel welcomes submissions that explore how popular adventure fiction/boy’s books of the long nineteenth century were used as agents of social change. While often viewed as works for adolescents, such novels played subversive roles in dismantling traditional ideas and establishing new cultural norms. We are especially interested in papers that explore novels set in locations outside the colonial center that worked to challenge British assumptions about education/the educational system. Potential authors could include Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, or Edgar Rice Burroughs as well as lesser-known authors such as Louis Becke or authors popularized through translation, such as Jules Verne.
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City
Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism
Call for Papers: Disability and Shame
Anticipated publication date: June 1, 2019 (Volume 15, issue 2)
The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is issuing a Call for Papers for a special forum on the subject of shame and disability, broadly conceived. It is hoped that through critical discourse addressing the historical and current contexts, contributing factors, effects, and responses to shame, greater understanding of this phenomena will diminish discrimination and violence.
Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center: This session at SAMLA 90 welcomes submissions on any aspect of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Suggestions for topics include colonial texts by Indigenous authors, women, members of minority religious groups, and others whose perspectives challenge hegemonic views of Colonial Spanish America. By May 25, 2018, please submit an abstract of between 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Eric Vaccarella, University of Montevallo, at email@example.com.