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Call for Contributors: Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:56am
Kavita Mudan Finn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With five books and approximately eight million words published thus far in the Song of Ice and Fire series (1996-ongoing) and the sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones currently airing, we are seeing the beginnings of a school of criticism devoted to George R.R. Martin’s works and their peculiar brand of deconstructive and in many ways postmodern interpretations of the fantasy genre and medievalism. Often positioned as the grittier antithesis of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, Martin's narrative focuses on the darker side of chivalry and heroism, stripping away these higher ideals to reveal the greed, amorality, and lust for power underpinning them.

 

After Dickens: A Two-Day Conference 2-3 Dec 2016

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:56am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 18, 2016

After Dickens
Keynote Speakers: Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University) and Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway)

With a performance of ‘Fagin’s Last Hour’ by James Hyland and post-show talk.

G. K. Chesterton’s seminal study of Charles Dickens, published in 1906, ends with ‘A Note on the Future of Dickens’. Chesterton closes this chapter with the enigmatic promise of meeting Dickens – and his characters – in “the tavern at the end of the world”. At a threshold moment for Dickens studies, Chesterton is not only looking back to find Dickens, he is also looking forward.

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:55am
Diana Shaffer/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

 

This special session will explore the evolution of ekphrasis from its roots in the Homeric period to the present day. Papers on any aspect of ekphrasis, theoretical or applied, are welcome.

 

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2016

 

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website

(http://www.pamla.org/2016).

 

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at

diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

 

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 11/11-11/13, 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history.  In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States.  Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence?  How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture? 

The proposal deadline is June 10, 2016.  Please submit your proposal by going to the PAMLA website:  pamla.org

CFP Studies In Control Societies, AUG 1 for Fall 2016 publication

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:15am
Studies In Control Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

 

Studies In Control Societies is seeking submissions for the Fall 2016 issue.

We invite submissions that explore the technologies and transformations in state power, political economy, and subjectivity that control societies engender. Some suggested topics include:

Call for Scholarly Papers and Creative Writing Deadline: 05/15/16

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016

The quint’s thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind 26-28 September 2016

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE CONFERENCE CALL

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind – Second international and interdisciplinary conference organised by the Department of English Studies at the University of Bielsko-Biala.

 

26-28 September 2016

 

Keynote Speakers:

Patricia Pisters,  Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Fernando Vidal, Research Professor at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies).

 

GENTES, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
University for Foreigners of Perugia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES ABSTRACT JUNE 30TH 2016 // DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST 2016

GENTES is an open access on-line journal of Humanities and Social Sciences published under the auspices of Perugia University for Foreigners ISSN: 2283-5946 (Volume III, Issue 3, 2016).

New Approaches to Early Modern Skepticism / RSA 2017

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
Brent Dawson, Cassie Miura, Amanda Kellogg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2016

 

    Over the past 30 years, scholars have written extensively on the influence of skepticism in the early modern period, frequently characterizing the philosophical school as a threat to the era’s epistemology, ethics, and religion. But could skepticism also work to generate meaning, create stability, or provide a sense of tranquility? This panel series seeks to build on and compliment earlier readings by examining how ancient philosophical models-- such as Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Pyrrhonism-- as well as the skeptical texts available to early modern readers might complicate our current understanding of skepticism as a fundamentally destabilizing or disruptive force.

Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Audiences in Contemporary Media

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:21am
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Projector is developing a special issue on texts and audience responses to/interventions in representations of gender, race, and sexuality in film, television, comics, graphic novels, video games, and streaming media on various platforms.

 

The issue will feature research that illuminates the cultural, aesthetic, and/or material aspects of contemporary media, which is created, interpreted, and recreated in an environment marked by interactivity and ongoing cultural/media developments that signal new developments in progressive politics as well as the continuing mobilization of bigotry, sexism, and xenophobia.

 

Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeare

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:21am
Literary London Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', the Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:
·       How are ‘Londoners’ (Henry VIII, 1.2.155) constructed in Shakespeare’s plays?
·       What role did – or do – London audiences play in constructing Shakespeare?
·       In what ways can we rethink Shakespeare’s anatopism, ie. his staging of London as other cities?

The Piety and Politics of Women’s Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:20am
Usha Sanyal, Queens University of Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

The Piety and Politics of Womens Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

 

This book will explore issues related to gender, religion, work and identity in South Asia through the lens of food practices. Food has powerful discursive and ritual value across South Asian cultures and of course occupies an important place in the everyday lives of women across the class spectrum. It therefore offers a unique window into issues of gender difference, religious power, cultural identity, and social change in all South Asian communities and religious traditions—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, and others.

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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