Culture in Focus is published annually at http://www.mga.edu/cif (current issue, back issues, special issues, call for papers). As an international forum for literary and cultural studies, Culture in Focus seeks to include a wide range of topics in literary and cultural studies.
SAS @ 30: Then | Now | Next
Call for Papers
Conference: June 19-21, 2018
Emerging Researchers Seminars & Workshops: June 18, 2018
Post-conference field trip: June 22, 2018
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Dec 15, 2017
***DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS DUE DEC 1, 2017***
This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”
Potential topics may include:
15th Annual Tolkien at UVM ConferenceApril 7th 2018Theme: LANGUAGES AND ETYMOLOGIESKeynote speaker: Andrew Higgins (Ph.D., Cardiff Metropolitan University) Co-editor of A Secret Vice Committee is accepting papers on the theme and all other subjects. Please submit abstracts or finished essays by the January 31st deadline to email@example.comRegistration fee is $25; for info contact Chris Vaccaro.Go to our website Tolkienvt.org for more details over the winter.Please share!!
11th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference
Formations: Intersections of Form Across the Literary, Social, and Political
Department of English
University of Maryland, College Park
March 10, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS: Louisa May Alcott Society
American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018
Alcott in the Classroom
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.
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.
The Society for Contemporary Literature sponsors two panels at the 29th annual American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco. We are therefore soliciting proposals for possible panels for us to sponsor by December 1, 2017; the Board will decide on which panels to sponsor by December 10 and ask you to submit filled panels to us by January 28th, for submission through the SCL to the ALA by the deadline of January 30. We will entertain any idea for a panel from within the remit of the Society (i.e., the last twenty-five years).