With Fox's hit Empire and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, ideas of empires and imperialism are once again circulating in popular culture. With questions of empire at the center, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presentations for its 5th annual popular culture conference, held April 8-9 in Rutland, VT. Presentations can explore any popular manifestations of empires, and diverse methodologies and systems of inquiry are welcomed. Some ideas for presentations [this list should not be seen as limiting]:
In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."
Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)
February 10-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency Downtown / Albuquerque, NM
Word, Image, and Power in Africa and the African Diaspora
Organized jointly by the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY and Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
April 1 & 2, 2016
Prospective Panel: "Region and National Technologies"
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature's Biennial Conference
March 10-12, 2016 in Boston, MA
Call for submissions for a special issue on Translingual Fiction guest edited by Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich.
English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession
Kristen Marangoni, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College
Joseph Donica, Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Review our Formatting Guide for the Kudzu Scholar Issue before submitting.
Essay Cluster Themes:
--- American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim): How do narrative and storytelling practices (romantic conventions, oral traditions, travel narratives, etc.) influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature. Possible topics include:
American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim):
We invite essays that consider how narrative and storytelling practices influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature.
SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:
Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society