American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special 2017 issue on Contemporary Crime Fiction, guest edited by Dr Charlotte Beyer. The Special Issue will explore the diversity and proliferation of American, British and Canadian crime fiction in the contemporary period, and trace thematic and formal priorities that have emerged in crime writing during the late 20th to early 21st century.
Topic and Title: Cultivating Spheres: Agriculture, Technical Communication, and the Publics
Editors Adrienne Lamberti and Lee Tesdell solicit new contributions for a collection that explores the question, "Where is technical communication currently living within public spheres, specifically regarding agricultural issues that invoke both the digital humanities and social sciences?"
The interdisciplinary nature of the collection will focus on topics emerging from contemporary collaborations among digital humanities and social science disciplines—in particular, how best practices in technical communication shape and direct the look of these topics they are debated in public spheres.
Incited by recent conversations and controversies concerning queers and queerness in popular science fiction, we are joined by special guest editor Nike Sulway (Rupetta, 2013; Dying in the First Person, 2016) for a special issue on queer science fictions. The future beckons with a queer fist, and we need you to write it.
We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of queer science fiction and/or its critique in art, society and culture.
The dominant methodologies for engaging with horror fiction and cinema are often limited by a reliance on interpretation and critique, and by a linguistic constructivist frame that has barred any serious discussion of “the real” within this genre as an ontological possibility. In other words, most current methods for reading horror reduce its elements to mere symbols or signifiers of broader, more abstract notions of the social, the political, the psychological, or the linguistic. This panel, therefore, seeks to explore the possibilities of theoretical engagement with horror fiction in this post-linguistic and post-critique era of realism, materialism, and the nonhuman.
Sponsored by the Medieval Makars Society
Call for Papers
Kalamazoo, May 11-14 2017
A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles
In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2017 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Marriott Marina, San Diego
Wednesday, April 12-Saturday, April 15, 2017
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to https://conference.pcaaca.org
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2016
Whether as a self in motion, a delusional self, or a pensive self, the construction and representation of the “self” is central to the 18C. The scrutiny of self-representation has been taken up through the lens of rhetoric, literary genres, gender, modernity, politics, and history, to name but a few scholarly undertakings. This panel seeks to explore self-representation as spectacle, performance, testimonial, revelation, and/or deliverance, be they evident in the printed word or in the visual and fine arts. Contributions across disciplines and geographies examining representations of the self are welcome. The use of visual aids is encouraged.
Between approximately 1880 and 1945, women involved in modernist and avant-garde circles frequently crossed the cultural and linguistic frontiers dividing the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds—in Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, and across the Atlantic. Driven by crucial historical and political events such as World War I and Word War II, the Mexican Revolution, and the Spanish Civil War, as well as by reasons of artistic, literary, and aesthetic exploration, many women writers and artists decided, or saw themselves forced, to go beyond frontiers. Indeed, some remained permanently ‘in transit’ across national and other sorts of boundaries, experiencing the trauma of exile.