Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 31, 2015 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.
CFP: THE GREAT WAR AS AN INTERCULTURAL EVENT
Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December)
GUEST EDITOR: UMBERTO ROSSI
The nineteenth century saw the beginnings of mass education in Britain and elsewhere, while the more recent millennial turn has seen a range of reforms and 'revolutions' within educational systems world-wide, not least the insistent commercialisation of universities and a concomitant move to redefining educators and students as 'service providers' and 'customers' respectively. A large number of neo-Victorian novels are set in or engage with educational contexts, including universities, libraries, anatomy schools, private tutoring/governessing, ragged schools, and art colleges, mirroring the settings and concerns with Bildung in canonical works by Victorian writers such as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and others.
Call for Submissions
WRITING HOME: BATTLEFRONT AND HOMEFRONT, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
This special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn invites submissions focused on children's literature of the First World War from a variety of international perspectives. Among other things, essays could focus on:
"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
27–29 March 2015
The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder. The study day will be held April 21st, 2015, on the campus of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Tunisia.
SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send proposals to: email@example.com
Please see the complete submission guidelines posted on the website: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/
The 4th annual Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities (CSFC) conference "Football and Cultural Production" will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Friday 10th April 2015.
Call for Papers
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
"If the authentic test for a great novel is rereading, and the joys of yet further rereading, then Pride and Prejudice can rival any novel ever written." — Harold Bloom One of the most popular works of fiction in English literature, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) has withstood the tests of time and has been revisited time and again with renewed critical engagements, adaptations and popular celebration. Regardless to say, several tomes have been dedicated to this particular work over the years, and many more continue to be produced with consistency that engage with the novel across areas such as the application of literary theories, in the context of cultural studies or even popular culture.
Call for Papers: Chinese Literature and Film Since 1900 Panel(s) at 2015 RMMLA Convention
Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ October 8-10, 2015
We welcome paper proposals that address a range of critical issues and themes relating to modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Chinese literature, film, and the question of modernity
Gender, sexuality, and subjectivity
Historical imagination, political power, and cultural production
Author, auteur, and authority
Chinese literature, film, and popular culture
Transnational cultural and media production and reception
Sinophone literature and film
At Home in the Space Between
June 19-21, 2015
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Conference
January 7th – 10th, 2016
The Verse Novel for Young Readers