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Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:46am
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies

Saturday 2 June 2018

York St John University

School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy

So—satire is no more—I feel it die—
No Gazetteer more innocent than I—
And let, a’ God’s name, every fool and knave
Be graced through life, and flattered in his grave.

 

Alexander Pope, ‘Epilogue to the Satires’ (1738)

 

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Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities / Cal State Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

 

14TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference April 20, 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Morton, Professor of English, Rice University

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Dangerous Knowledge

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:18pm
Northern Arizona University's Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper

Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 

Contact Email: peaksconference@gmail.com

As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more! 

 

Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
University of Tampere, Finland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age

August 23-24, 2018

University of Tampere, Finland

Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen's University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)

First Call for Papers

From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism

Queer theory underscores the importance and history of intersectional identities in the LGBT movement as it pertains to race, gender, religion, class, immigration, disability, etc. We are looking for dynamic presenters who will offer case studies analyzing how outsider and mainstream art as well as grassroots and establishment political activism interrogates and employs intersectional identities to advance LGBT rights.

UPDATE and REMINDER: Black Mirror Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:04pm
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University and Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

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Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018)

full name / name of organization: 

Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

and

Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University

contact emails: 

terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk

stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

The Tacky South

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-11, 2018

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

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