Co-editors Kimberly Jackson and Linda Belau seek proposals for a collection of scholarly essays on horror television series. Given the growing presence and cultural significance of horror television in both the United States and in other nations (particularly Japan), the editors are interested in work that engages with this rising sub-genre. We are leaving this call for essays deliberately quite general so that scholars working on any aspect of the horror television series phenomenon, from any time period or nation, might be able to contribute. We are, however, particularly interested in essays that engage theoretically and critically with horror television.
Film & History Conference - 26-30 October 2016, Milwaukee Hilton, Milwaukee, WI
This panel welcomes papers about Young Adult apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic literature. Aspects concerning the child’s ability to survive in dystopian or utopian environments are encouraged. The central questions explored by this panel will be: how do the children adapt/change/evolve/grow/resist the new environment? In what ways do the children challenge the structures of society? What discoveries and realizations are uncovered on the child’s journey? How has the experience transformed the child or the state of childhood in the future? What is the child’s reaction to the past or the natural world? SAMLA 88 will be at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4-6, 2016. Individuals should submit a 400 (maxim
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.
The theme of this years conference is Intersectionality.
CALL FOR PAPERS
NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)
Vol. V Issue III July 2016
New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.
Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines. Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates. Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.
October 19-20, 2017
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (France)
Thoreau from across the pond
Organized by Julien Nègre (ENS de Lyon)
François Specq (ENS de Lyon)
and Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Representation and Interpretation
Chapters are sought for an edited collection on 2001: A Space Odyssey, with post-graduates and ECRs in particular encouraged to submit.
Kubrick Studies in recent years has come to be dominated by historical approaches, informed largely by the Stanley Kubrick Archive. Though these new methodologies have progressed our understanding of Kubrick’s operations as a film director, it does not resolve the intellectual, formal and aesthetic motivations that underpin his work.
From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television. From the early pioneering days of network television in the 1940s to the present-day hypercompetitive, multiplatform TV program milieu, these figures have strived to interpret and comprehend public taste in order to produce and distribute programming that satisfies a wide range of audiences, advertisers, and subscribers.
On or about June 26, 2015, human character changed. As late as 1991, Eve Sedgwick observed that being queer at that time still meant being someone whose life did not matter and whose very survival was highly uncertain (“Queer and Now”). Yet, our contemporary “now” is a moment which has seen same sex marriage declared a federal right; openly queer persons appear as comedians, TV reporters and characters on shows, in films and recently on the musical stage. No longer “apparitional” in Terry Castle’s well-known sense, queers of the current moment might not be confined to haunting the margins of the social imaginary.
Call for Papers
Reimagining Beauty and the Beast
One-day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Bristol
7th September 2016
Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull
Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London
The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for a panel on the American graphic short story to be held at an international symposium on the short story. The conference will convene in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel.
Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
The broadcast of the miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots, which aired in January of 1977, became a ratings bonanza, a cultural touchstone, and a defining moment in the representation of African Americans in popular media. 40 years later, the impact of Alex Haley’s novel and the ABC miniseries continues to be felt, most notably in the recent History Channel “reboot” of the miniseries, but also in less obvious but more profound ways.