This roundtable addresses the negotiation of the textual authority of those who call themselves or are called "women" vis à vis critical approaches in feminist and translation theory. The convergence of feminist and translation studies allows for the examination of power differentials in relation to women's roles as authors, translators, and activists. Moreover, this criticism has been useful in revealing the historical and present silencing of women's contributions as cultural agents. The goal of this roundtable is to consider how translation brings global and historical feminisms into dialogue, and in doing so, challenges legacies of hegemonic cultural authority.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood
“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane
Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection. Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.
The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture
in collaboration with
The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus
invite you to the international conference
Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma
CFP: Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor (edited collection)
Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media
Keynote Speaker: Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.
University of Pittsburgh, September 30th - October 1st, 2016
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: August 15, 2016
DEADLINE REMINDER: Friday, August 5, 2016
We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.
The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.
SHAKESPEARE ON FILM & TELEVISION
CALL FOR PAPERS
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
April 12-15, 2017, San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2016
We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.
Call for Papers: Literary Floridas
Literary Floridas: Imaginings in a Wild Peninsula
As a setting, as an actual place in the world, Florida is usually imagined in satirical terms, the eternal provocation to comedians and crime writers with wicked senses of humor. The natural environment is overwhelming in its greenness, its flatness, it humidness, its infernal hotness, its weather, its beasts, and at times its citizens as well. Culturally, there is not much “Old Florida” to be found unless we count the primeval landscape.
While we may no longer be in the era of binary adjectives classifying bodies into categories that blind them into the oblivion of male and female, the representation of the female body still lacks the means to escape its demarcations. Today, in both novel and film, a disruptive, secondary female character that destructs, tricks or merely accompanies the male body is a common if not normal part of the narrative. This latter is usually perfect in proportions, immobile and does not use her body except for its own objectification. Yet, fictional or science fictional representation of female body is breaking away from this secondary characterization.