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Journal issue on queer elements in the work of South African author Lauren Beukes

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:13am
scrutiny2
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"

With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as holaafrica.org, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.

NeMLA 2019: Vonnegut, History, and Making America Great (Again?)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:20am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17463

Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical. 

HyperCultura, No 7/2018

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:34am
HyperCultura/ Hyperion University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

HyperCultura (http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/) (E-ISSN 2559-2025; indexed CEEOL) (double-blind peer-reviewed), an attempt at "a dialogue across and among cultures", invites articles for its next issue, No 7/2018 (issue 6, No 2, 2017 is still under production).

SCMS 2019- Network Aesthetics

updated: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:06am
Aden Jordan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Our panel is focused upon networks, and the ways in which cinema and media have responded to the difficulty in representing complete models of contemporary networked existence. Our first speaker will be exploring how networks are represented geographically, specifically examining the second season of True Detective. In the series California is characterized as an infrastructural-economic network. This network poses significant problems for policing networks trying to mediate criminal activity that moves fluidly across borders and behind political obfuscation. In the series, effective policing is part and parcel with efforts to maintain a stable sense of identity complicated by the incongruity between personal and professional networks.

Transnational Beat Generation

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:31pm
Amy L. Friedman / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Transnational Beat Generation

American Women Writers of Detective & Crime Fiction, Especially the Writing of Sue Grafton

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:16am
Rebecca Martin, Walter Raubicheck/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS—AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS OF DETECTIVE AND CRIME FICTION, ESPECIALLY THE WRITING OF SUE GRAFTON

The editors of a new scholarly journal, Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction, are pleased to present this Call for Papers for the inaugural issue. The journal will be published by the Pace University Press (New York City), which has been sponsoring scholarly journals since the 1980s.

Rage et Impuissance: Contemporary French Fiction and the Cigarette's Fall from Grace

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:33am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his Lettre sur les aveugles, Diderot shares the discovery that the cane of the blind is not a crutch, but a privileged organ of sensory perception, structuring the encounter with external reality and shaping its internal representation. Bernard Pivot may have had the same powers in mind when he compared the cigarette of Françoise Sagan to this cane: the writer can't see, and therefore can't write, without it. How has the mythical literary status of the cigarette fared in the decades since the first tobacco-control laws? How is smoking represented in an era of growing panic about addictions, as well as persistent unease about the role of government in promoting and enforcing good health?

Outlaw Bodies: The Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:58am
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS) invites abstract submissions for its Twelfth Biennial Conference, to be held at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL) from 14-17 May 2019. The theme of the conference is “Outlaw Bodies.”

 

Sounding the alarm: ecological crimes and transnational crises

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:16am
Thierry Gustave, University of Massachussetts, Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Panel Papers : NeMLA Conference 2019

 

Sounding the alarm: ecological crimes and transnational crises

 

Faced with ecological disaster and the migratory crisis, what roles can literature, cinema and popular culture play in raising awareness and empowering human beings? This session welcomes contributions in the fields of contemporary francophone literature and cinema that address the problem of violence against wildlife and explore solutions to this violence in a transnational context.

 

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