When comedy dominates popular culture so thoroughly that it’s difficult to distinguish spoofs from truths, when identities and relationships form and fumble on a foundation of comic memes, and when the powerful and the powerless wield comedy alternately as weapon or shield, it’s time for the academy to take comedy seriously. Teaching Comic Texts, edited by Bev Hogue, will examine how comic texts of many types can be deployed in classrooms, either as a topic of literary or cultural study or as a window into understanding other fields. In addition to exploring historical and theoretical contexts, essays in the volume will provide practical insights for teaching comic texts in a variety of disciplines.
MLA 2020: Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture
Non-guaranteed session co-sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature forum and the Disability Studies forum
Trust: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
We live in a time when manipulated images, partisan reporting, and allegations of ‘fake news’ make it increasingly difficult to determine whether individuals and institutions are worthy of our trust. Trust is akin to a leap of faith that depends on a combination of experience, intuition, bravery and sheer hope. As Alphonse Lingis observes, ‘[…] to trust you is to go beyond what I know and to hold on to the real individual that is you.” Interpersonal trust circumvents the uncertainties that may put relationships at risk and transforms these into the most wondrous of alliances as doubt turns to rapture.
We are seeking proposals for chapters for a new edited collection titled “The Heroine's Tale: Reimagining The Female Hero's Journey in the New Millennium.” This collection considers the role of the contemporary heroine, aiming to take stock of existing conversations and debates related to cultural and creative representations of heroines and heroinism and providing the basis for new directions of inquiry.
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels for the fourth annual Fear 2000 conference at Sheffield Hallam University – Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities, the conference will investigate international horror in the twenty-first century.
Penumbra: Call for papers, creative fiction/non-fiction, poetry, artwork deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2019 full name / name of organization: Penumbra, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies contact email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Chapter Proposals
Book Title: Lit-Rock: Literary Capital in Popular Music
Editor: J. Ryan Hibbett, Northern Illinois University
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019
CFP: Southeast Asian Gothic
This is an additional Call for Papers for the edited collection on Southeast Asian Gothic (eds. Katarzyna Ancuta, Mary J. Ainslie and Andrew Hock Soon Ng) planned for submission to the University of Wales Press.
We are particularly looking for submissions related to Indonesian, Vietnamese and Philippine literature, and Malaysian cinema, as well as Southeast Asian art, visual culture, and popular culture.
Below is the original CFP:
2nd Global Conference
Fashion, Performance and Photography
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project
CALL FOR PAPERS [Per]forming the Present: Studies in Narrative, Temporality, and Zeitgeist
Department of English Graduate Conference, Carleton University
26-29 April 2019
“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”