We invite proposals for 20 minute papers and 90 minute panels for the first Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror conference at Sheffield Hallam University. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities in collaboration with Celluloid Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival, the conference will investigate the horror genre's aesthetic, cultural and industrial concerns in the new millennium.
Papers are invited on any aspect of adaptation studies but proposals on adaptations and history are particularly welcome. These might include: the history of adaptations, adapting history, biopics and adaptations, adaptation as historical appropriation, adaptations and period drama or heritage adaptations. Proposals (between 50 to 100 words) should be sent to:
Deborah Cartmell (email@example.com) and Imelda Whelehan (Imelda.Whelehan@utas.edu.au) by 1 June 2016.
Editor: Mr. Sayan Dey
Introdution to be given by: Dr. Lakhsmi Bandlamudi, City University, New York
Foreword to be given by: Dr. Martine Chemana, University of Sorbonne, France
CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions
· Crane's depiction of war
· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)
· Crane's depiction of the city
· Crane's poetry
· Crane's journalism
· the Sullivan County tales and sketches
· the Western stories
· the Whilomville stories
· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)
Call For Papers: YALE INTERASIA CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE 2016
Friday February 27, 2016
Deadline: December 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Theme: Alternative Asias: Currents, Crossings, Connections
Conference: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Calgary, AB, Canada, 28-31 May 2016
Panel title: Popular Print Culture in the British Isles of the Long Eighteenth Century
Literature, cultural studies. A paper exploring John Steinbeck's use of mentally challenged characters in his works, concentrating on Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Looking at it from the perspective of Disability Studies and asking the question, What is his place in the over all plot?
We are seeking contributors for a special journal issue on the topic of "American Literature after Postmodernism."
Much recent critical debate has focused on the aftermath of postmodernism. For many critics the question of 'what comes next' is the most pressing concern regarding contemporary American literature. What, if anything, distinguishes fictions of the very late twentieth and early twenty-first century from those canonical postmodernist fictions produced prior to 1990, and what is the import of these differences? The articles we are collecting for this special issue will address these questions, via critical engagements with exemplary authors and texts.
CFA: 'Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture,' Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture.
Kick Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries
One-Day Conference: 9 June 2016
Media Futures Research Centre, Bath Spa University, UK
Held at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, UK
Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow
Big Red & Shiny (www.bigredandshiny.com) is a web-based monthly publication devoted to contemporary art writing in all its facets. Centered around the history, theory, and reception of contemporary art, we have published texts and criticism on a wide range of subjects, including architecture, performance, food & art, augmented reality, the linguistic habits of art writers, in depth examinations of Mark Morrisroe, Jimmy Durham, Luther Price, & The Jogging, as well as interviews with a range of artists, curators, and program directors from around the world.
Epistemocritique – Call for Papers
Inner Speech / Inner Space :
Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches
Epistemocritique, a French peer-reviewed journal with a focus on the interconnections of literature and science, invites submissions for a special bilingual issue on "Inner Space / Inner Speech: Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches."
We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. While we understand the term "exile" to refer typically to European writers who have either been forced to leave their home country or region or chosen self-exile, this term need not be defined so narrowly. That is, various countries in Europe have long been both a refuge for people and writers from many countries and, as a continent, a strife-torn region which has forced many to flee within the continent or beyond it.
Critical Insights: Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts