This paper expounds on masculine tropes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in an attempt to identify a root cause for the various oppressions at work in the novel--the oppression of women, indigenous people, and animals. In analyzing these oppressions, readers can see that they begin and are perpetuated by the novel's masculine figures, namely Victor Frankenstein. I also argue that Mary Shelley was aware of the intersectional politics she wrote into her novel, as much of her political life has been erased by the dominant, mascuine literary tradition. Thus, this analysis of Romantic masculinity is not limited to its fictional representation, but also extends to its historical real-life counterparts.
The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 19 (1/2017), devoted to the CRIZE FAMILIALE / FAMILY CRISES / CRISES FAMILIALES topic. The title of the announced issue is meant to cover a large span of potential research themes – from generation gap, family authority figures, rival kins / inimical siblings, to domestic violence, adultery, divorce, family loss and dysfunction, family mourning & c.
Sigma Tau Delta is inviting submissions from all disciplines and fields to this year’s Far Western Regional Conference held at California State University, Fullerton on November 4-5, 2016.
Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy:
Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres
Edited book by Mark A. Fabrizi, Ph.D.
Eastern CT State University
The American Comparative Literature Association will meet in Utrecht from 6-9 July, 2017. The ACLA will open paper submissions to particular panels from September 1 to September 23, 2016. For more information: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting
Please consider submitting to the following panel--and please feel free to get in touch before doing so!
Panel on "Surveillance and Democracy"
The Legacies of Romanticism in the Tides of Modernity
American Comparative Literature Association Conference
Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017.
CFP for Special Issue of Papers on Language and Literature
Psychoanalysis and Its Objects
Present your research pertaining to adolescence in film and television in sunny San Diego, California, at the 2017 annual conference of the national Popular/American Culture Association!
This academic event will occur April 12-15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego hotel. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is October 1, 2016.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.