This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20, 2017**
Making and Collecting
April 7-9, 2017
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)
Thorstein Veblen's 1918 The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men presented one of the earliest anti-corporate critiques of university-industry relations. This panel will offer readings of his classic study in light of the changes in American universities over the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. What can we learn from Veblen's critique? Does his argument still hold up 100 years later, and, if so, how might we use it as a resource in our own struggles against austerity budgeting, labor casualization, and corporatization in our institutions?
Reconsidering the disciplinary and textual boundaries of Literature
A Special Issue of Poetics Today
Guest-Editors: Tamar Hager and Omri Herzog
Abstract proposal 200-300 words
Short biography 50 words
Submission due: February 1, 2017
Acceptance of abstracts made by March 15, 2017
Friday 3rd February 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology and Gender Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
Deadline for Abstracts: Friday 15th December 2016
The twelfth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 19, 2017. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.
CFP: Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2016
The Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumption and consumer identity, broadly defined across emerging media and digital landscapes. This symposium is the first in a planned series of events interrogating various aspects of consumer identity, using fans as one exemplar and catalyst for discussion. Panelists will also be invited to participate in the development of an edited volume.
Polygraph 27—Call for Papers
Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction
Variations 25 (2017)
Variations is the journal for comparative literary studies at the University of Zurich. It publishes contributions in
three languages (German, French and English) and is a forum for research that helps advance academic exchange in
literary studies. Each issue gathers articles on a particular topic, followed by literary and artistic contributions, as well
as reviews of recently published research in comparative literary studies.
“Consequently I place myself in this breach. […] I divide my inner self
into the finite and the infinite factors […].”
(Jean Paul, School for Aesthetics)