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Spaces / Borders / Identities in Europe

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Section "Space / Culture" of the Association for Cultural Studies (KWG) / Vechta, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The panel “Spaces / Borders / Identity” deals with the spatial dimension of migration movements in Europe and focuses especially on aspects of identity formations und identity negotiations in border spaces. It is primarily concerned with the discussion of migration as a border-crossing process that challenges spatial borders and that enables and necessitates the constitution of complex identities. It also considers translocal and transnational identities in flux, as they can be described by theoretical concepts important to cultural studies such as orientalism (Edward Said), “third space” and hybridity (Homi Bhabha), contact zones (Mary Louise Pratt) and border spaces as heterotopias.

DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH NIGHT

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Dr. Andrew O'Day
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A chapter has become available for the volume Doctor Who: Twelfth Night to be published by I.B. Tauris. The chapter should look at the character of Missy in the context of Moffat's queer characters (Madame Vastra and Jenny and 'odd' figures such as Dorium and Strax). It should argue, however, that casting the Master as female de-queers the relationship between the Doctor and the Master and casts it as heterosexual. Other female characters should be examined such as the Rani and Servalan in Blake's 7. The chapter should NOT look at fan responses to Missy as this is covered elsewhere in the collection. 

 

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

  

 

Call for papers for a one day conference

24th September 2016

Queen Mary University of London

 

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now  

 

Keynotes from

Michael Silk (King’s College London)

and Jeremy Tambling

 

Call for Papers: Borderland National Identities (Philosophy & Literature)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Dylan Winchock / CSU San Marcos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles for an edited anthology under contract, entitled “Transgressing the Limit: Borders and Liminality in Philosophy and Literature.”  This article will serve as a substitute piece for an author who has dropped out of the process.

 

Call for Papers: American Borderlands of Race and Ethnicity (Philosophy & Literature)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:52am
Dylan Winchock / CSU San Marcos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles for an edited anthology under contract, entitled “Transgressing the Limit: Borders and Liminality in Philosophy and Literature.” This article will serve as a substitute piece for an author who has dropped out of the process.

 

East/West: Ruptures & Convergences: An International Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:52am
The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016

New deadline for abstract submissions: 

September 10, 2016

full name / name of organization: 

The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

contact email: 

spgabriel@um.edu.my

CFP: Alphaville Issue 13 — Screening Race: Constructions and Reconstructions in Twenty-first Century Media

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:52am
Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Issue 13 of Alphaville will focus on the renewed interest in race and identity on screen and in the media. These topics have received increasing attention in recent years, including a spate of films and mini-series chronicling episodes in black history from the past two hundred years, and are at the core of a growing public engagement with questions of civil rights and social justice, which most recently has sparked movements like Black Lives Matters in the aftermath of numerous deaths of black citizens at the hands of American police.

Temporality in East Asian Literature, Cinema and TV

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

How is time represented and perceived on screen and on page? The panelinvestigates the ways in which time is structured as linear flow of past, present and future, and as parallel dimensions and cycles.The panel welcomes papers that explore interplays among time, space and narratives in different literary and cinematic genres. How abstract time can be imagined and constructed through different literary and cinematic devices in East Asian literature and films? How do writers and directors use various time-space narrative strategies to achieve their overall themes?

 

 

Topics could include but are not limited to:

 

 

Abhinavgupta A re-reading

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
Bhavan's Arts and Commerce College Ahmedabad India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Details of Seminar:

Theme:

“ABHINAVGUPTA-A RE-READING

Aims/ Objectives

The aim of organizing this seminar is as follows.

Ege University 16th International Cultural Studies Symposium (CSS) "NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA"

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Multidisciplinary academic considerations that define the field of trauma studies are currently being shaped, expanded and redefined by various theoretical openings. As Dominick LaCapra comments: “No genre or discipline owns trauma as a problem or can provide definitive boundaries for it” (Writing History, Writing Trauma 96). For Cathy Caruth, one of the central figures in cultural trauma theory in the early 1990s, trauma is a crisis of narrative and representation, and of truth and history. Trauma theory is also an attempt to trace the different forms of human suffering and our responses to it.

The Russians Were Coming

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
Bulldog Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Bulldog Review invites scholarly and research papers, personal essays, interviews and creative content on the theme of the manifestation of Soviet paranoia in pop culture, the arts and American society from the mid 1950s through the 1980s for its inaugural issue. There has been a resurgence of the topic as of late with projects like The Americans and Bridge of Spies, as well as the invasion of the Crimean Peninsula and Russian Federation doping scandal at this year's Olympics.  We encourage submissions which approach the subject directly and specifically, as well as papers which interpret the theme in a broader sense.

 

Theatre Arts Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:20am
Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Call for Papers

 

Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance (TAJ) , an open access scholarly and peer-reviewed journal at www.taj.tau.ac.il , invites submissions on the following topics:

- Edward Gordon Craig’s legacy: a reassessment 

- representation in scenography, within the larger political, social, and aesthetic context, in the past as in the present

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:17pm
University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

6-8 July 2017

 

Deadline for submissions: 3 February 2017

Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer j.seaboyer@uq.edu.au

Confirmed speakers:

Dr David Aldridge, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University

Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland

 

I <3 Pop

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:12pm
The Comparative Literature Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference

November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD

Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY

“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag

There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?

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