According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015
FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture
Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but not limited to:
The Third Euroacademia International Conference
'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities'
Palazzo Bernardini, Lucca,Tuscany, Italy
19 – 20 June 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 May 2015
Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE
Following our successful co-edited volume Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014), we invite Chapter proposals for an edited volume on Intimate Unifications, Intersections, Companionships, Intercourses and the Lustful Politics of Desire in cinema, literature, art, photography, Internet culture, dance, theatre, burlesque, comics, advertising, etc. Topics under consideration include:
* Corporeal attraction and lustfulness in contemporary cinema, television,art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Desirable penetration, violation and rupture.
The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.
Deadline extended to May 15!
Digital Frontiers seeks conference submissions that explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory for the fourth annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 17-19, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters. We encourage presentations that incorporate audio-visual/multimedia elements.
Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
April 7-8, 2016
We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics. A great opportunity to share your work with other scholars.
If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:
The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th 2015.
Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas
Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?
Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.