In their 1910 essay ‘Poetic Principles’, Nikolai and David Burliuk describe poetry as ‘sensible’, arguing that the word ‘changes its qualities according to whether it is handwritten, printed or thought’. Jacques Derrida widens this claim in Of Grammatology (1967), writing that one of the ‘fundamental problems’ when coming to terms with signification is the deployment of ‘diverse forms of graphic substances (material: wood, wax, skin, stone, ink, metal, vegetable)’, as well as different kinds of styli. How do the material properties of writing feed back into its semantic sense, differing when engraved in stone or tattooed on skin?
journals and collections of essays
This summer marks twenty years since J.K Rowling published her first Harry Potter novel in the U.S. Since then, readership of the novels has expanded continually; there has never been a more successful book series (450 million copies sold and counting) or a more culturally prominent literary phenomenon. “Muggle” is now in the Oxford dictionary, and still today the series holds a venerable place on the New York Times Bestseller List.
The Philip Roth Society seeks participants for a roundtable entitled “Philip Roth’s Nonfiction” at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA from May 24-27, 2018.
The New Americanist would like to announce a call for papers for its second issue (Spring 2019). The New Americanist is an interdisciplinary journal publishing scholarly work on the United States and the Americas broadly considered. We are especially interested in work which includes a global perspective, introduces new critical approaches, and proposes theoretical frameworks to the study of the US. We welcome contributions from scholars from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences.
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In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility is the annual and peer-reviewed journal of the department of foreign languages and literatures of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria.)For its first issue, it seeks articles in English and French.
The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner
Edited by Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner
With Netflix’s The Punisher being released in November 2017, it is apparent that a character like the Punisher has a certain kind of widespread appeal. The Punisher was played with great acclaim in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 by Jon Bernthal. There were, however, three previous Punisher movies of varying quality dating back to 1989. None of the previous Punisher films did blockbuster business, although 2004’s The Punisher and The Punisher War Zone (2008) were successful on home video.
The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2018 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the ADE annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.
Science fiction is a genre inherently replete witha multitude of systems. From computers, robots, cyborgs and androids to human-animal studies, ecological systems, management practices and (agro-)industrial systems, science fiction has portrayed a variety of different and sometimes interlocking sets of physical systems. Ideas of knowledge generation and systematisation are also central to the genre, from the social and hard sciences, art, language and communication, right through to the systematisation and dissemination of knowledge.
Contention Special Edition Proposal
Editors: Jeffrey Butcher and Michael Noschka
Title of Special Edition:
Continental Divides: Interdisciplinary Resistance to Nationalist Borders
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is re-opening submissions for its Winter 2018 issue, themed “The Sacrifice of Survival.” Submission deadline: December 30, 2017.
Note: The editorial board has decided to restructure the journal's publication cycle for a variety of administrative reasons, and this issue will be published in February 2018, when the journal moves to its new publication cycle of Winter and Summer issues. Please note this is a reissue of a previous CFP with a new submission date.