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Literary Monsters

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:23am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

 

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Writing in the Breaks: Black Rhetorics and Rupture

updated: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:56pm
SAMLA--November 15-17 Atlanta, GA--DEADLINE EXTENDED
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In theorizing the break in black radical aesthetics, Fred Moten suggests, "Words don't go there [in Cecil Taylor's Chinampas]. Is it only music, only sound that goes there? Perhaps these notes and phrases will have mapped the terrain and traversed (at least some of) the space between here and there" (In the Break, 42). Moten claims that black radical aesthetics enact a generative rupture, break, or cut that create space for black aesthetic practices. This panel will consider any theorization of rupture or the break in black expressive practices with a special consideration of papers that address the break between black musical and literary practices.

An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:47pm
Giulia Champion
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead

Edited by Professor Stephen Shapiro, Giulia Champion and Roxanne Douglas

The editors of this project are interested in developing an interdisciplinary edited collection on perspectives of the zombie figure that focus on non-Anglo-Euro-centric works and theories. We are interested in submissions that re-frame the zombie figure in the humanities and social sciences and/or contest previous understandings of the zombie and its history. These re-framings could be articulated with areas of engagement which include, but are not limited to:

 

FILM REVIEWS

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:33am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

FILM REVIEWS

Bob Dylan's "Twinned America" in the Great Novel of Duluth

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:40am
Garin Cycholl / Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Session at Midwest MLA's Annual Conference; Chicago, IL on November 14-17, 2019:

"Bob Dylan's 'Twinned America' in the Great Novel of Duluth"

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Technology Embodied – Body Modification, Synthetics, and the Posthuman in SF Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/2019]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:52am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?

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