Call For Papers 2016
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
School of Arts and Humanities, Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa)
Call For Papers 2016
This regular session of the SCMLA focuses on the intersections between literature and psychology, broadly interpreted. Each year panel speakers present on diverse topics, from the Gothic uncanny to the apocalyptic psychology of The Hunger Games. Proposals may address this topic from a number of directions, but must engage, to some extent, psychology and literature.
The 2016 SCMLA theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." Proposals need not address this theme—while we welcome submissions that engage the conference headline, all abstracts will be considered. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
The Big Book of Microgenres, edited by Molly C. O'Donnell and Anne H. Stevens
The term "microgenre" has come into use in the last decade or so to classify increasingly niche-marketed worlds in popular music, fiction, television, and the Internet. On Amazon you can find categories as microscopic as "Amish quilting mysteries," while the worlds of electronica and metal can be parsed into dozens of sub-sub-subgenres. Netflix's algorithms have identified 76,897 different microgenres, and the video service has used them to develop new series like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.
Mediating the Real
An international conference hosted by the 'Performance of the Real Research Theme' at the University of Otago
August 31st – September 2nd 2016
Keynote speakers: Misha Kavka (The University of Auckland); Allen Meek (Massey University) & Agon Hamza (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.
Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
The academic journal "Meridian critic" invites contributions which celebrate the global cultural legacy of Shakespeare and Cervantes, in a year which marks the fourth centennial of their death. Submissions might address any related issues including, but certainly not limited to, the following:
• The myth of authorship: Cervantes's fictitious authorship (Mata, 2008) and the Shakespeare authorship question (Bradbeer and Casson, 2015)
• Shakespeare's and Cervantes's role in the genealogy of modern ideas regarding love and friendship (Donskis, 2008) as well as in the humanist educational revolution;
• The two writers' concerns overlapping with our understanding of Green politics (Egan, 2006);
Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference
Call for Proposals 2016
Rhetoric and Literacy on the Border
October 21-22, 2016
University of California, San Diego
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Losh
Associate Professor English and American Studies, The College of William and Mary
Author of The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University
and Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing
"The Matter of Resistance" conference seeks to provide an introduction to the appearances of "resistance" and "resistance studies" for a wide and diverse population, to question and develop basic understandings of resistant appearances specifically, and to present examples of such.
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)
Joseph Shafer (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)
Sourit Bhattacharya (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)
Call for Papers
Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of 'carrying across' or crossing boundaries. Translation is fundamental to effective human communication, but translation requires more than just moving between two languages. When we translate, we cross many kinds of boundaries – political, linguistic, geographic, and gendered. Thus, whether literary, linguistic, media-based, or artistic, communicative acts require reliable interpreters in order to "carry across" their intended meanings. Yet, this "carrying across" can result in unintended loss and gain, even with the most skillful of interpreters. When a literary work, a piece of art, an idea, or a system moves across boundaries, what is left behind? What resists translation? What is added?