The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Department of English at the University of La Verne (California), welcomes papers on any aspect of the life and work of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, Red Sonya, Solomon Kane, Sailor Steve Costigan, and many other pulp characters from the 1930s. Essays on the various cinematic and comic book/graphic novel adaptations of Howard's characters and stories are also welcome. In addition, essays on writers associated with Howard—such as H. P. Lovecraft, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, and so forth—will also be considered, but the connection to Howard's life and/or work should be a prominent element of the argument and analysis.
The recent explosion of popular serialized forms, from Lost and Battlestar Galactica to computer game expansion packs, has provoked renewed interest in the economics and mechanics of serialization as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers and gamers. How do contemporary serials relate to earlier forms of serialization, and how do they affect our understanding of the concept of serialization? What are the economic, narratological, and social effects of contemporary serials? And where does the form go from here?
The M.A. graduate students in the Religious Studies Department at CU Boulder are currently accepting submissions for the 2010-11 edition of NEXT: Emerging Voices of Religious Studies Scholarship. The NEXT journal is an opportunity for master's level graduate students to share their thoughts with the larger religious studies community, and experience the peer-review and publication process. This year, we are creating a journal that will appeal to our fellow students and push the boundaries of traditional scholarship.
Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd
Open Call for Articles
The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.
Having declared a few months earlier : "For fifty years psychology has been reintegrating the demons in Mankind. This is the ultimate legacy of psychoanalysis. I think that the next century's task, facing the most terrible menace that humanity has known, will be to reintroduce the gods", Malraux added : "the greatest problem with the end of this century will be the religious problem – in as radically different a shape from the one we know, as Christianity was from ancient religions" (quoted by Frédéric Lenoir, Le Monde des religions, September-October 2005).
Call for Proposals
Conference and Edited Collection
Giving Birth to Greatness: Pulp Fiction as Genesis of Genius
PCA/ACA and SW/TX PCA/ACA 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposals for Conference and Edited Collection
Due December 15, 2010
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
University of Salford
12-14 January 2011 (dates to be confirmed)
Hosted by the School of Media, Music & Performance
2011 conference overview
The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is the UK subject association for those researching and teaching in the area, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments.
In 2011 the conference will be hosted by the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre which is situated within the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford.
This conference incorporates discussion of curriculum, methodology, and assessment of the world literature course. Suggestions for topics include: the "arena" of the world literature classroom (increased class size, hybrid, or online classes); teaching the "world" in world literature (what texts? how many?); world literature as an important general education course (how do we approach teaching this course as a foundation for university level education? Other topics on perspectives and pedagogy are most welcome. Submit a proposal (400 words) to Dr. Khalil Elayan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Denise White (email@example.com).
Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure
Editors: Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mr Sakamoto said that reading had saved his life. Not mathematics. Not money. Not travel. Reading. At a time, he said, when he felt blasted by images, words had anchored him, secured him, stopped his free-falling plunge into nowhere."
-Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking (London: Harvill Secker, 2006), p. 132.