I invite proposals for a collection of essays that examines the theme of revenge in American fiction, film, and television. Vengeance – that quest for violent reciprocity – is one of storytelling’s oldest and most enduring plots. But in the modern American imaginary the familiar shape of retribution assumes a new form. Over and over, avengers on page and screen desire not only blood but also symbolic victories. In Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer (1996) a troubled protagonist named John Smith yearns to kill the one “white man [who] was responsible for everything that had gone wrong” for Native Americans.
48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2017
Johns Hopkins University
This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural criticism or rhetoric and composition.
This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects. Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.
We are inviting proposals for a collection of essays on the rhetoric and representation of professionalism in early modern and eighteenth-century England.
Please join us for the 38th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 15-18, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Submission Information [http://conference.pcaaca.org/help/conference/submitting-proposals-confer...]
Registration now open for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016
Keynote speakers: Michelle Martin, University of Washington, and Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges, University of Cambridge
Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.
ANGLO-SAXON WOMEN: A FLORILEGIUM
CALL FOR PAPERS
Co-editors: Emily Butler (John Carroll University)
Irina Dumitrescu (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Hilary E. Fox (Wayne State University)
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CFP: Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy
Editor: Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento
Through its seven-season run, from 2008-2014, Sons of Anarchy celebrated and contemplated the world of outlaw bikers and became a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet became and continues to be the highest-rated show in FX’s network history, and for that achievement, Sutter was, in later seasons, granted unprecedented leeway to tell his story in his way.
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.
The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.
2017 Popular Culture Association (PCA) & American Culture Association (ACA)
Joint National Conference, April 12-15 Marriott Marina, San Diego
MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Call for Papers
Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).