CFP: Adaptation and Dance
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester
CFP: Adaptation and Dance
It's time to submit proposals for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Seattle March 21-25 (Monday through Friday), 2016. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,
a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.
b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.
c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.
In an unpublished forward to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."
Call for Papers: The language of satire
Group Section sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association
ICLA: The Many Languages of Comparative Literature
21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
21st July – 27th July 2016
University of Vienna
'The satirist is the figure in whom the cannibal was received into civilization.'
Walter Benjamin on Karl Kraus
Following up on last year's Anniversary Seminar on Foucault and Derrida: Theory and Practice, the Departments of Philosophy, English and Education Studies would like to announce the second Engaging the Contemporary: Philosophy, Literature and Education seminar. The aim of this series is to organize an annual day seminar to encourage participation from graduate students, graduates and academics coming from different departments and backgrounds.
Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero.
Raymond Chandler, 'The Simple Art of Murder'
This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East‐West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re‐create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 10 August 2015 ]
Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion
"That brain of mine is more than merely mortal; as time will show."
A workshop for graduate students and early career researchers
Tuesday 8th December 2015
Mathematics Institute and St Anne's College, Oxford
Call for submissions
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
Submissions in PROSE
Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.
We accept op-eds, book reviews, film reviews, television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.
In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry. 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together perspectives from many areas within the cultural studies umbrella, with both an innovative and canonically-informed focus on literary forms and the writing process. Numerous incarnations of the Gothic mode can be found in multiple literary genres all over the world, from fiction to non-fiction, showing multiple forms and nuances. These different manifestations are not only typical of the geographical region in which they originate, but also provide proof of the interdisciplinary nature of the Gothic itself.
*Roundtable session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016.*
Proposals accepted ASAP; conference deadline is 9.15.15
Abandon then the base and viler clowne,
Lyft up they selfe out of the lowly dust:
And sing of bloody Mars, of wars, of giusts.
Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender (October, 37-39).
Spring Magazine on English Literature
Call for Papers
The Spring Magazine on English Literature, as its name suggests, is a customized journal for graduate and postgraduate English literature students. For this, we are inviting contributions from teachers, researchers, and students of English literature.
Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;