Since bursting onto American screens in June 2014, HBO series True Detective– a unique take on the American crime drama genre, dripping with literary and cinematic influence– immediately attracted positive acclaim, earning it many nominations in prime awards ceremonies, significantly the Emmys and the Golden Globes, as well as winning a BAFTA for Outstanding Television Series. Whilst being celebrated among audiences and critics, the series equally ignited several critical conversations that have continued to date, taking issues with its representations of gender, depictions of place, its performances, casts, and form. It is this ongoing and ever-developing critical debate around the series that makes it ripe for scholarly attention.
King Arthur in Scotland
The proposed session seeks proposals that examine Lawman's Brut from the perspective of medieval translation theory and practice. We will consider papers that address issues such as how the Brut exemplifies the significance of translation in the trilingual linguistic milieu of late twelfth- / early thirteenth-century England. What generic issues arise in his translation of a French verse romance—itself a translation of a Latin prose history—into English alliterative meter? For Lawman, what role does translation play in the reassertion of the English language and English cultural identity in the century after the Conquest? How does the transfer of text and relics serve as a trope for translation in the Brut?
The National PCA/ACA Conference meets this year in Seattle, WA at the Sheraton Hotel, from March 21-25, 2016.
Proposals are due by October 1, 2015
All Proposals Must Be Submitted Through the PCA Database http://ncp.pcaaca.org
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules. http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-co...
Longfellow, Writer of Books: Interpretations of the Single Volume or Collection
This panel for the NeMLA 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016, seeks papers that continue the renaissance in the study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
This panel will investigate the salient themes of Heimat, identity, trauma and grief, collective memory, and intergenerational dialogue in post-reunification German literature by employing an array of literary and linguistic approaches.
Interdisciplinary and community projects create meaningful student collaborations, work as sites for promoting learning transfer and help participants understand complex ideas about texts, text-making and creative activity. When partnerships include service learning, students become activists who create texts for a real audience and purpose. Our work with an AIDS foundation and animal shelter demonstrates this.
As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.
Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016
'The air is unique among the elements in having this affinity with nothingness, in signifying the being of non-being, the matter of the immaterial' (Steven Connor, The Matter of Air, 31).
The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.
This panel seeks papers that consider the many ways in which contemporary Francophone authors and filmmakers represent the performance of gender and/or sexuality within their work. How do these texts reveal, challenge, and resist dominant domestic and hexagonal conceptualizations of either element or both? For the purposes of this panel, and given the numerous possible conceptualizations of performance, we seek to examine the various and varied ways performance is employed as an analytic. As such, performance dialogues with textual production, modes of reading, social and cultural construction, discourses of power, and so on.
This NeMLA panel seeks to reconsider the role that dis/ability plays in the poetry, fiction, drama, and/or art of the long nineteenth century in Britain. Feminist disability and other intersectional approaches are particularly welcome. Submit abstracts of 250-300 words to Catherine Welter via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15752. The NeMLA submission deadline is 9/30/15. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NeMLA will take place in Hartford, CT, from March 17th-20th.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia - March 30-April 3, 2016
Movement, in film and moving image media, is first and foremost the movement of images and of elements within these images. It is, for instance, the movement of the human or animal figure that Marey or Muybridge so famously recorded onto the photographic plate, the movement of the film strip that brings to life otherwise static images, or the movement of the camera that creates depth within the two-dimensional image on screen.
Love and/in campuses
Call for contributions; Issue 1, Volume 8, Literophile
"Love makes the world go round even if it doesn't last."
August Strindberg, Miss Julie
"...the lover hungers to have her object right where she can love it."
Lauren Berlant, Desire/Love
It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015. All submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments to email@example.com. The journal welcomes contributions in all research areas pertaining to language, literature and culture. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions given at http://fsj.edu.rs/images/instructions-for-contributors.pdf.