While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.
November 29-30, 2016
Associate Professor Jane Stadler, The University of Queensland
Professor Angela Ndalianis, The University of Melbourne
CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers: Narrating Football in Literary Texts & Films
In the Holzwege version of “Der Spruch des Anaximander,” Martin Heidegger advances the need to translate oneself prior to undertaking any translation of early Greek thinking (303). At the level of perception Nietzsche locates foundational moments of translation (Übertragungen) at each stage of the movement from stimulation to concept-formation (Über Wahrheit und Lüge §1: 312-17).
Wide Screen, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the study of cinema, television, and new media, calls for papers for inclusion in a special issue on the cinematic production of space.
Conference: WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement)
Host: Wake Forest University
Where: Winston-Salem, NC
When: February 8-10, 2017
From the enduring popularity of narratives such as Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) to television series such as the anthology American Horror Story, world cultures appear to be obsessed with bodies and psyches deemed “monstrous.” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor of the collection of essays Monster Theory: Reading Culture, proposes that monster’s body is a cultural body, a body that cannot be categorically confined, but exists to problematize and to escape any categories we may create. In their 2012 text Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, editors Caroline Joan (Kay) S.
A growing awareness of transgender issues exploded in 2015, especially after the high-profile gender reconstruction surgery of Caitlyn Jenner. The rising awareness has caused activism both for and against transgender issues, and much of this activism has occurred within digital culture. For the SAMLA 88 Conference, held in Jacksonville, Fl from Nov 4-6, we are seeking abstracts exploring gender-identity issues as expressed through digital mediums, with special emphasis on transgender identity (although any abstract addressing gender identity and digital culture will be considered) for a panel to be held during the conference. Any methodological approach will be considered.
This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.