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Special Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.

Comparative American Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Kitt Seidman/Linfield College
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Proposal submissions are welcome for the standing panel on Comparative American Ethnic Literature in conjunction with the 114th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) being held Nov. 11-13 in Pasadena, CA. 

The extended deadline for proposals is July 1, 2016.

This year's conferencee theme is "Archives, Libraries, and Properties" (to align with the wealth of archival and library resources in the Pasadena area).  However, the Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel is NOT restricted to discussions related to the conference theme.  All topics relevant to the standing panel focus on American Ethnic Literature are encouraged.

Is There A Working Class In This Literature Class?

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Dan Bender/neMLA 2017 Baltimore
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcomed.  The purpose of this roundtable is  first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to  propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing  working class experience within a traditional literary canon?  This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.

Narratives of the (Un)self: American Autothanatographers, 17th-21st centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
E-Rea, peer-reviewed journal of Aix-Marseille University's English and American Studies Unit, France
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Since the 1980s-1990s, the terms “autopathography” and “autothanatography” have increasingly been used by the theorists of autobiography. Defined by Thomas Couser as “life writing that focuses on the single experience of critical illness” (“Introduction: The Embodied Self”, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol.6, no 1, Spring 1991, 1), autopathography often— but not always—envisions death. The aporic term autothanatography, the writing of one’s own death, has provided a useful framework for the theorists interested in the relationships between writing, the self and death.

Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

 

Book -- Menstruation Now

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    Demeter Press

                     Is seeking submissions for an edited collection of scholarly chapters (not personal essays) entitled:

                                          Menstruation Now

                                          Editor: Berkeley Kaite

                      Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016

 

Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: World Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: seminar on "Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes"

Twenty-Five Years of Regeneration: A Pat Barker Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday 15 October 2016, Durham University, 10.30 am – 5.00 pm

Twenty-five years after the publication of Regeneration, we invite proposals for papers on Pat Barker’s formative work of First World War historical fiction, as well as on her wider oeuvre.

 In 1991 Regeneration focused readers’ attention onto a lesser-visited space of war, the psychiatric hospital, onto challenging narratives of trauma and sexuality, and onto the ideologies of a society struggling to negotiate the effects of a global and industrialised conflict.

Literary Maryland in the American Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In her 1998 play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel described Maryland as a place where “You can still imagine what how [it] used to be before the malls took over. This countryside was once dotted with farmhouses. From their porches, you could have witnessed the Civil War raging in the front fields.” Considering the preceding quotation—as well as Maryland’s geographical and figurative status as a border state between the North and South—in terms of America’s complicated racial and social history, the following panel invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to present on the representation of Maryland in the American consciousness at NeMLA's 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23rd-26th).

Death in Supernatural [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

Disability in Anglophone Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Disability in Anglophone Literature (Panel)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: Anglophone and British Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: panel on "Disability in Anglophone Literature"

Drama and Society

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Jew/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Extended deadline: July 1, 2016

 

Panel: “Drama and Society”

Drama has long served as a communal mirror to society, reflecting its habits, aesthetics, politics and cultural norms. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which drama reveals its intricate relationship to society; how does drama (through both text and performance) support, embody and critique the world in which it was created?

 

Submit proposals online at http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Literature and the First Year Experience

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As more upper-division literature courses disappear from college catalogues and fewer students choose to major in the humanities, the general education curriculum—and the first-year experience even more specifically—remain one of the few opportunities for university professors to use literary texts to teach critical thinking and analysis, both in terms of an acquired academic skill and as a venue for social and political activism. Yet, the freshman year of college is also a time when our students have not yet refined the very skills that can help them meaningfully participate in these academic and social dialogues as their liberal arts professors intend.

Extension: CFP for Octavia Butler collection

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Deadline extension: Octavia Butler essay collection

 

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format). 

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by December 15, 2016.

Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature (Lausanne, 11-13 May 2017)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Kader Hegedüs and Sonia Pernet / University of Lausanne
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr. Mary Morrissey (University of Reading)

Professor Andrew McRae (University of Exeter)

Expanding on our ongoing research project on the spatial and visual dimensions of the poetry and prose of John Donne, we are organising a conference seeking to investigate issues of ‘Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature’ (c. 1500-1700). The conference will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11-13 May 2017.

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