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Utopia/Dystopia in Faulkner (SAMLA 88, Nov 4-6, 2016)

updated: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 3:45am
full name / name of organization: 
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The William Faulkner Society welcomes presentations that approach Faulkner’s life and work in relation to this year’s SAMLA conference theme, "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?” By June 5, 2016, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, A/V requirements, and a brief bio, to Harper Strom, Georgia State University, at hstrom@gsu.edu, and Ulf Kirchdorfer, Darton State College, at ulf.kirchdorfer@darton.edu.

Monsters: Theory, Translation, Transbiology

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Monsters and the Monstrous Journal
deadline: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

From the enduring popularity of narratives such as Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) to television series such as the anthology American Horror Story, world cultures appear to be obsessed with bodies and psyches deemed “monstrous.” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor of the collection of essays Monster Theory: Reading Culture, proposes that monster’s body is a cultural body, a body that cannot be categorically confined, but exists to problematize and to escape any categories we may create.  In their 2012 text Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, editors Caroline Joan (Kay) S.

Young Adult Literature @ PAMLA 2016 (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016) [Update]

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Young adult literature is home to a host of paradoxes. Inscribing the monstrous and yet rapturous, traumatizing and yet electrifying, self-alienated and yet self-conscious experience of adolescence, texts for and about young adults explore rich and radical liminalities. The Young Adult Literature session of PAMLA 2016 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

 

Stereo&Immersive Media. Photography and Sound Research 2016

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
deadline: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

Date: 27 - 29 October 2016  Lisbon Portugal

The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media'16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.

Peer Reviewers Wanted - Print Credit and Honorarium

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are listed on our website: http://www.lpppub.com/contact/work-with-us/ 

Public Intellectuals in the Portuguese-Speaking World

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of  fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.

Call for Papers - Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Sciences, Romania
contact email: 
deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Papers - Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, year XII, No. 1-2 /2016 invites professors, researchers and phd students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 September 2016.

Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases.

Greek Drama V

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Greek Drama V

University of British Columbia

July 5-8, 2017

 

This is a call for papers for Greek Drama V, a conference to be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. The conference is the fifth of the periodic Pacific Rim Greek Drama conferences, after Sydney 1982, Christchurch 1992, Sydney 2002, and Wellington 2007. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Eric Csapo, University of Sydney.

(Trans)gender identity in digital culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference panel
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A growing awareness of transgender issues exploded in 2015, especially after the high-profile gender reconstruction surgery of Caitlyn Jenner. The rising awareness has caused activism both for and against transgender issues, and much of this activism has occurred within digital culture. For the SAMLA 88 Conference, held in Jacksonville, Fl from Nov 4-6, we are seeking abstracts exploring gender-identity issues as expressed through digital mediums, with special emphasis on transgender identity (although any abstract addressing gender identity and digital culture will be considered) for a panel to be held during the conference. Any methodological approach will be considered.

American Indian Quartely Call for Book Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Indian Quarterly
deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor, Trever Holland, with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu

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