One doesn't need to look hard to find someone declaring the "end of biography" generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy. Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.
Announcing the first Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative (MCSI) Summer Institute at Penn State University, Monday, June 12- Saturday, June 17, 2017
Director: Jonathan P. Eburne
About the MCSI Summer Institute:
The MCSI Summer Institute is a five-day (Monday morning-Friday evening) program offering graduate students and faculty the opportunity to share their current research, as well as to engage in sustained discussions of key issues and methods in the study of modern and contemporary literature, art, culture, and critical thought in a global context.
The 9th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 22-23, 2017 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Louisiana Landscapes.”
5th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
“Migrations in American Drama and Theater”
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France)
4 – 6 June 2018
Abstracts due 15 September 2017
In an era of neo-nationalism and the waning of Pax Americana, Asia ascends and transpacific tensions rise, evident in both Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Trump’s America First policies. A post-national Asian/American studies is thinking more robustly about transpacific relations that pay more attention to histories of Afro-Asian solidarity and methods of comparison beyond Asian nationalism and economic relations alone. What this means for queer critique is less clear, however. Critiques of homonationalism as well as formulations of queer international studies have pushed for critical approaches to Western international policy and its racial and gendered legacies.
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS, AND PEDAGOGY
Guest-edited by Maja Milatovic, Lena Wånggren and Stephanie Spoto
A Journal of Interesting Literature and Interested Criticism
Design Principles & Practices Research Network: a conference and journal collection founded in 2007, exploring the nature, meaning, and purpose of design.
Topics include: Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Communications and Media, Design, Technology, Fashion, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Visual Design, Information Science, Popular Culture, Sustainable Development, Computer Software and Applications, E-learning, Architechture
Call for Essays: Stranger Things: Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence
I am looking for proposals for chapters for a book on the Netflix series Stranger Things to be published by McFarland & Company. As the book title suggests, the overarching theme of the volume is how the series creates, evokes, uses and exploits the eighties, eighties culture and contemporary nostalgia for both. Successful proposals will link an aspect of Stranger Things with an eighties counterpart and explore how the series engages that aspect of Reagan-era culture.
CFP Special Issue: The uses of parallel corpora in the stylistic analysis of films and literature for children
CALL FOR PAPERS – Ilha do Desterro Journal
SPECIAL ISSUE 2017: The uses of parallel corpora in the stylistic analysis of films and literature for children
Lincoln Fernandes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Michael Toolan, University of Birmingham