The Nautilus, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, seeks submissions for its eighth annual issue, to be published in spring 2017. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent in duplicate to the Editor (Kathryn Mudgett), Department of Humanities, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. For more detailed information about the journal, please see our Web site: www.nautilus.maritime.edu.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2017 National Conference
San Diego, CA
April 12-15, 2017
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016
The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
Academic and scientific study of popular culture has only gained prominence in the 20th century, first with the Leavisites’ criticism of mass culture (as yet another form of the popular), then with the comprehensive work on the concept of ‘Critical Theory’ within the Frankfurt School. The latter half of the century saw, especially after the foundation of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, a rise in theories, definitions and approaches to popular culture so great that it occasioned Harold Bloom’s disparaging remark “that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States. … At NYU I am surrounded by professors of hip-hop.
Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations, an edited volume in a forthcoming Brill series East and West: Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions, is now inviting submissions.
The age of gobalisation has witnessed, and is witnessing, increasing activities across border and interactions between nations, especially between the East and the West. Multi-dimensional communication and collaboration between the East and the West from the Age of Sail to the Modern Era are often narrated and re-created in print and on stage.
Envisioning asylum / engendering crisis http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ed/crde-call-for-papers
Co-editors: Dr Emma Cox (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Caroline Wake (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narratives in Education
Call for Papers
Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced graduate students are invited to submit works of research, reviews, and rationales. The mission of SANE Journal is to promote research regarding the integration of comic books, graphic novels, or "other" sequential art narratives in educational settings; including the teaching of comics or the ways in which the comics medium can instruct or cause a change in behavior. Manuscripts should be submitted by November, 2016, with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2017.
PCA/ACA 2017 San Diego, CA
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
The PCA/ACA annual conference is April 12 through April 15 in San Diego, CA
Submission deadline is October 1, 2016.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 15-17th, 2017. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II.
Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?
ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017
Extension and announcement on call for papers:
Announcement: This call is for abstracts for an edited collection, with the working title Representations of the Mother-in-Law in literature, film, drama, and television. In this new call, the focus of the study has been broadened to invite both western and non-western perspectives of representations of the mother-in-law in literature, film, drama, andtelevision
The final date for abstract submissions has been extended to 15 October 2016.
Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake International Conference, 7th-8th October 2016
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10th August 2016
Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake International Conference aims to spark new conversations about dreams and and their role(s) in cultural, social and personal contexts.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
CRITICAL AFRICAN STUDIES IN
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
SERIES EDITORS: Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M’Baye
ABOUT THE SERIES:
There is a subtle irony in the fact that Thomas Hoccleve, whose corpus of early fifteenth-century poems is saturated with the concepts of recovery and rehabilitation, has been at the center of a decades-long process of poetic and pedagogic rehabilitation in university English departments. No longer brushed aside as a mere epigone of Geoffrey Chaucer, the traditional nucleus of Medieval English literature syllabi, Hoccleve now claims a legitimate place in the late medieval canon. But what is that place exactly, as far as college classrooms go?
Since Thomas Hoccleve chose to set his “Compleinte,” the opening salvo of his five-poem Series, in the “broun sesoun of Mihelmesse” (an intentional inversion of Chaucer’s springtime “Aprill shoures”), critics of his poetry have been immersed in the depressive and disconsolate overtones of much of his verse. Hoccleve makes this easy—he dwells on his misspent youth and the infirmities of old age, bodily and financial. Malcolm Richardson’s decades-old evaluation of Hoccleve as an “unfortunate poet,” a “slacker” and “failed bureaucrat” remains alive in much current scholarship which scours Hoccleve’s self-admitted defeats and disappointments for evidence of his commentary on fifteenth-century English politics and identity-politics.