In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.
College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies.
The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2016 and 2017 (volumes 43 and 44). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is seeking papers for its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016). Please direct queries or submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) and Dr. Chris Loar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016.
We are also excited to note that Digital Defoe has a new, streamlined site and a URL that is much easier to remember: www.digitaldefoe.org. Archived issues 1-6 are available on both the new site and at the previous URL.
The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages. What does the way it is portrayed tell us? Does it still hold as much significance? This one day conference at the University of Southampton will explore representations of evil in its many guises. Papers from across disciplines are welcomed. Suggestions for topics include (but by no means are limited to):
We are accepting submissions through FEBRUARY 15, 2016:
Rules for submission:
Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.
ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
31ST August – 2nd September 2016
A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch
ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of 'A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch'.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Adeline Johns-Putra - Reader in English (University of Surrey)
May 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of China's "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution." Historiography continues to debate the periodization of the Cultural Revolution, its impact among the urban elite, the political incentives of the Red Guard movement, the long-term influence of the rustication movement, and the mass violence that took place in the countryside.
Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television
Cristina Artenie (Universitas Press) and Ashley Szanter (Weber State University)
Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry
This panel invites papers to explore connections between Hemingway's formative years in Paris, the discovery of his craft, and his developed sense of style, under the influence of Imagism, the poetic movement that shaped modern poetry and, in particular, Hemingway's prose. Many of the founding poets of Imagism came of age in the city of Philadelphia and environs: Pound, H.D., Williams, Marianne Moore, and others. Thus, Hemingway and Imagism at MLA 2017 presents a unique opportunity to consider closely the influences and resonances of poetry in Hemingway's work.
Call for Papers
Annual Conference of the CSSA at Florida Atlantic University
Crossings & Intersections
April 08 – 09, 2016
(submission deadline extended: February 29, 2016)
ISIS. Mass shootings. Refugee crises. Terrorism. Race riots. Illegal immigration. American and Western cultures are coping—or attempting to cope—with numerous social upheavals and disturbances as well as threats to social cohesion, safety, and security. Such things might invite or even use a great amount of brute force to resist and suppress these things, but there is less than could be. So we handle these things, at least to some extent, peacefully despite the threats they offer to individuals and the collective.
Seeing paper proposals for a panel entitled "(De)Colonizing Digital Gamespaces: Games, Gender, and (De)Colonial Praxis" at the NWSA 2016 Meeting in Montreal, Canada Nov. 10-12, 2016. Proposals due to email@example.com by 15 Feb. 2016.
Digital spaces are frequently referred to as a "new frontier," discourse which explicitly links digital media and colonial praxis. Similarly, digital games are encoded by deeply colonial—and imperial—ideologies which marginalize and often victimize women and people of color. Although the games industry has, in recent years, begun to be more inclusive of women and people of color in roles other than that of victim, most digital games and gaming spaces remain colonized.
"It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not." (Daniel Defoe, epigraph to Camus, La Peste)
Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium 2016
Gender in art: production, collection, display
8-9 June 2016
Keynote speaker: Professor Marsha Meskimmon (Loughborough University), more tba.
Call for Papers