The programme is now live for the VPFA's 10th annual conference on 'War and Peace'. The hihglights are below - but there's so much more!
Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 10th Annual Conference
‘War and Peace’
3-7 July 2018, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Prof. Mariaconcetta Costantini, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara
This special issue will focus on the #MeToo and adjacent movements (#TimesUp, #MuteRKelly, and others). It will examine the movement(s) in the past and present tenses, and think through the potential future implications of activism against sexual violence. Although they are an important part of thinking about/through the movement, we wish to avoid personal narratives and, instead, focus on academic accounts for this issue.
Topics might include:
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the most successful series of all time, and since its publication, has inspired scholars to analyze its engagement with gender, its relationship to mythology and fairy tales, and its literary and historical influences. Scholars have examined the impact that the books have had on popular culture, children’s literacy, and children’s literature. Collections have considered the series as a way of exploring politics, philosophy, religion, ethics, and psychology, among other fields. Yet, lost in all this scholarship has been a serious engagement with the way the series portrays education.
Deadline for submissions: Proposals 1 July 2018, full chapters 14 October 2018
This edited collection is under contract with Edinburgh University Press as part of their ReFocus series. Series editors are Robert Singer, PhD and Gary D. Rhodes, PhD.
Call for papers on the following topics:
Her and gender
Jonze and screenwriting (including Where the Wild Things Are and Her)
Jonze’s short films
This is a call for proposals for a Handbook on the topic of violence in film and media. The volume will be published by Palgrave Macmillian.
The Handbook will consist of between 20 and 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All contributions must be in the English language. The Handbook aims to function as a reference work for scholars and students in film and media studies. Contributions should present original research and thinking that result in broad claims about violence in film and media.
At this stage, I am seeking expressions of interest from scholars who would like to contribute to the collection. These should consist of:
Deadline is extended to May 30 for papers for a special session of PAMLA, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages,” and we will be contributing papers on ways in which magic and witchcraft have been represented dramatically over the centuries.
We are pleased to share the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, Death and Celebrity at the University of Portsmouth on 6th June 2018.
I am writing to announce that we are extending the First Forum submission deadline to June 1st, 2018. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries (and submissions!). We are welcoming submissions for workshops, as well as academic papers and creative projects. Please find our revised CFP below: