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Levering Expectations: Young People and Popular Arts Culture in Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Paul Ugor and Esther de Bruijn
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2016

Since Karen Barber theorized the notion of “African popular arts” nearly thirty years ago (1987), a rich field of scholarship has developed around the term, exploring forms of local African expression by the people, for the people, and most often, about the people. The concept of African popular culture has been applied to a vast array of cultural forms in Africa ranging from Onitsha pamphlet literature to Kenyan matatu minibus inscriptions, Ghanaian Concert party theatre, Angolan hip-hop, Nollywood video films, Cameroonian detective fiction, Congolese Sapeur fashion, South African cartooning, trans-continental TV shows like Big Brother Africa, and much more.  

Essays on the Evil Dead

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ron Riekki / Jeffrey Sartain (contracted anthology)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

CFP: Essays on the Evil Dead Anthology

Call for chapter contributions to an edited anthology

Abstracts of 400 words may be submitted any time before September 30, 2016.

Chapters of 3000-7000 words will be due January 15, 2017.

Something Stirs in the Shadows: Textualizing Horror and Theorizing the Indian (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Dibyakusum Ray and Sudipto Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

There is a metaphysical gravity that pulls consciousness towards the incomprehensible darkness of ‘dread,’ like the impulse to willingly dive into the abyss, as into something utterly unknown - an analogy made famous by Kierkegaard in The Concept of Dread. But what is dread, exactly, and what are the cultural, philosophical and physical significances of a genre that uses dread as its primary structure of feeling? Is ‘horror’ even a genre? Can it be encompassing of dread, terror, angst or revulsion?

Monsters II: Immaterial Monsters

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
MEARCSTAPA / Societas Daemonetica
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The recent scholarly turn towards greater consideration of the material culture of the Middle Ages paradoxically also draws attention back to the places where materiality is strikingly absent. Monsters are often seen by medieval and modern commentators as inextricably linked with their embodiment, and yet are frequently insubstantial.

Hell Studies: Hellish Remixes

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Societas Daemonetica
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Remix Studies is a nascent but fast-growing field. Just last year Routledge published its first critical companion to Remix Studies, and interest in the field -- which critically examines the relationships of sources and analogues, as well as the production and reproduction of texts -- is steadily growing. That said, to this point very little attempt has been made to apply this theory to the study of medieval materials. This session proposes to jump-start the discourse of Remix Studies in a medieval context by providing a venue for discussion.

Poetry and Pedagogy - Update and extended deadline

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:42am
Sandra Lee Kleppe and Angela Sorby
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Brief abstracts are invited for a volume of essays about the uses of poetry in pedagogical contexts.  We are seeking essays that reflect innovative practices.  We are negotiating with a major academic publisher and there will be a peer review process.  At this point, we are just seeking 500 word abstracts for original scholarly essays.  Please email 500-word abstracts, with cv, to Sandra Lee Kleppe, Hamar University College, sandra.kleppe@hihm.no, by December 31, 2016.

"Ni Féministes, Ni Soumises": Female identity in the banlieues

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
NEMLA/Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In March 2010, journalists Faïza Zerouala and Widad Kefti published an invited column in Le Monde entitled “Ni Féministes, Ni Soumises.”  Then in their mid-20s and blogging for the Bondy Blog, they targeted the Republican feminism promoted by “Ni Putes, Ni Soumises,” the state-sponsored banlieue-based feminist organization.  Over the last decade, new ways of understanding female identity in the banlieue have multiplied alongside and sometimes in reaction to the NPNS agenda, including expressions of an intersectional and postcolonial feminism in which questions of gender, race, and class converge.  In the same timeframe, women's creative production has grown and diversified, holding at its center ways of being and doing as a fema

The Queer Commons: A Special Issue of GLQ

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Gavin Butt, Nadja Millner-Larsen, Gay and Lesbian Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

The Queer Commons: A Special Issue of GLQ

Editors:

Gavin Butt (University of Sussex)

Nadja Millner-Larsen (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Please send inquiries and submissions to:

GLQqueercommons@gmail.com

 

Transgender Theories of Voice: Navigating Contemporary LGBTQ Politics

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:38pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on the issue of transgender vocality and how it acts as a locus point in growing critiques of neoliberalism. Rather than reach for the megaphone, however, an examination of the voice’s ideological relationship to a post-Enlightenment understanding of subjectivity may yield queer answers that will contribute to dismantling hegemonic constraints on identity. Papers about drag performers such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, transgender vocalists such as Conchita Wurst or Dana International (Eurovision), transgender voice training exercises and therapies, decolonizing the voice, and more are welcome. The panel seeks to keep the materiality of sound as the foundation of analysis, regardless of methodological or disciplinary approach.

Narrative, Cognition and Science Lab

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
ELINAS: Erlangen Center for Literature and Natural Science
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Call for Papers

                                                                 

Symposium:

Narrative, Cognition & Science Lab

 

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

21-23 October 2016

Organized by ELINAS: Research Center for Literature and Natural Science

(http://elinas.fau.de/)

 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

 

Marie-Laure Ryan

            Independent Scholar in Residence, University of Colorado

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