Since the first Iron Man film in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continually branched out to cover more and more ground. Building on the original comics’ popularity, film makers are bringing new renditions of beloved characters to both the big and small screen. Even though film critics and news outlets have begun to wonder when ‘super hero fatigue’ will strike what can be seen as an oversaturated market, the box office of recent films such as Captain America: Civil War (2016) indicates no such waning of audience interest. This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the representation of super heroes in both film and television.
2017 Southern Regional Composition Conference
Theme: Access and Agency
The Campus Writing Program at Arkansas State University, in partnership with the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas, and the Department of English at University of Memphis is hosting a regional conference on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of first-year writing on Friday, April 14, 2017.
Rebirth, Resurrection, and Revivification
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s recently revived academic journal, is pleased to announce a call for paper submissions for inclusion in the Fall 2016 edition, on the theme of “Rebirth, Resurrection, and Revivification.”
For its second international conference, the John Thelwall Society, in collaboration with the University of Derby, invites papers on Thelwall within interlinked regional networks of activism, sociability, dissent and reform in Britain 1780-1820.
Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850)King's College London, May 11th 2017Keynote Speakers: Professor Hannah Barker (University of Manchester) Caroline Criado-Perez, OBEOne of the leading voices in the campaign for female representation on the banknote and an active promoter and supporter of women in the media In 2017, Jane Austen will feature on the £10 note as the sole female representative on British currency. To mark this occasion, and explore its problematic significance, the English department at King’s is running a one-day conference with the aim to consider debates about women in relation to ideas of value, market, marketability, as well as debates about different forms of currency and exchange am
OK Computer, twenty years on: Radiohead’s musical, cultural, and political legacies
Symposium, Université Rennes 2 (France), May 18th, 2017.
Ecocritical modernist scholars such as Greg Garrard, Anne Raine, and Kelly Sultzbach insist on historicizing modernism in order to effectively critique the relationship between the literatures of this period and the environment. Taking its cue from such methodologies, this panel will explore how modernist writers respond to inhabiting the moment and place of a world at war. In the final century of the millennia, many authors and artists responded to World War I and II through representations of transformed or damaged landscapes and environments. The post-war British landscape, for example, is mainly stamped by the dark depictions of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, D. H.
Christianity and Literature East Regional Conference
“Beauty and Exile: Negotiating, Exchanging, and Redeeming the Challenges”
March 30-April 1, 2017
Grove City College
Grove City, PA
We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.
(En français ci-dessous.) The 27th Annual Conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, on the theme Comparing Canada(s) will take place on 3-4 March, 2017. The extended deadline to submit an individual paper or panel proposal is 14 October, 2016.