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ACLA 2018: Storytelling in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:44am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin draws a figure whose narratives imparts wisdom and lived experience, one whose stories “[have] counsel for his readers.” He laments “the art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” For Benjamin, the solitary and isolated author has no lived experience to offer in her stories, for rather than epistemological stories she produces only informative narratives that offer “evidence of the profound perplexity of living.”

A Study in Sidekicks: The Detective's Assistant in Crime Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:31pm
Crime fiction edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

A Study in Sidekicks: The detective’s assistant in crime fiction

 

Editors: Dr Lucy Andrew (University of Chester), Samuel Saunders (Liverpool John Moores University)

‘I am lost without my Boswell’, Sherlock Holmes says of his trusty sidekick Dr John Watson in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ (1891). Biographer, narrator, observer, assistant, companion, conscience, foil, fool, audience surrogate – the role of the detective’s sidekick is multifaceted, complex and continually evolving.

2017 AATSP Ontario Chapter Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:41am
AATSP Ontario Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Ontario Chapter of the AATSP (AATSP-ON) invites you to participate in its annual conference, hosted this year by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University of Ottawa, on Nov 3-4, 2017.

Deadline for submissions is Oct 10, 2017.

Presentations (20 minutes; 7/8 pages, Times 12, double-spaced) and workshops (30 minutes) will focus on the topics outlined below.

Stream 1 – Research and Criticism: Interdisciplinary discussions focused on cultural production and socio-political, economic, environmental, and geographic themes:

FEMINISM AND MOTHERHOOD IN THE 21ST CENTURY

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:42am
FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS: A JOURNAL OF CRITICAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POLITICS
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS - FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics,  Issue 5 Autumn 2019

 

Feminism and Motherhood in the 21st century

 

Guest editor:  Dr Charlotte Beyer, Senior Lecturer in English Studies, University of Gloucestershire

 

Motherhood has long been a vital yet complex, even problematic topic for feminism. This special issue of Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics investigates the meanings of motherhood for feminism today, and the challenges it poses, in a glocal context characterised by gender fluidity and social inequality.

 

Fear and Loathing in the Post-Certainty Milieu

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:43am
John Brick / Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Early in his coverage of the 1972 American presidential campaign, Hunter S. Thompson notified his readers that he was abandoning all pretense of journalistic objectivity. “Don’t bother to look for it here,” he cautions. “With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.” With this warning, Thompson was not divorcing himself from truth-telling; rather, as William Stephenson explains, in refusing to play by the correct rules of conventional journalism, Thompson “turned away from the ‘truth’ determined by metropolitan editors and their establishment paymasters, and lit out for his own frontier.” 

Film Studies

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:48pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Re-working, Re-imagining, Re-inventing: The Changing Faces of Adaptation Studies

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:49pm
St Andrew's College, Mumbai, India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Adaptation studies was originally established with the intent to study  the manner in which cinematic texts altered their literary sources.  However, this concept has since expanded to engage with broader ideas of  how adaptation functions and the manner in which it has come to  interface with not only specific genres of literature, film, theatre,  media, and the digital, but also the narratives that underlie these in a  broader social, political, and historical sense (Raw and Gurr, 2013).  In fact, it is now maintained that the field is broad enough to be  conceptualised as an active determining process that affects almost  every aspect of our lives as we engage with the world around us.

New Directions in Children's Film

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:49pm
Collection under consideration with Palgrave
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Chapter proposals are requested for a proposed handbook, New Directions in Children’s Film: Theory and Practice, edited by Casie Hermansson and Janet Zepernick and under consideration with Palgrave Macmillan. While children’s film is as old as film itself, film scholarship is only recently beginning to catch up to the numerous innovations of this thriving genre. This collection aims to chart the new directions in 21st century children’s film (broadly defined), and in its study.

Undergraduate Area at Pop Culture Conference

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

 

 

Call for Papers

JARROD BOLIN

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

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