all recent posts

Social Inequality in America: Debates Around _The Wire_

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 The popular HBO TV series, The Wire (2002-2008), created and mainly written by former Baltimore police reporter David Simons, comprehends over 60 episodes broadcast in 5 seasons. The TV series has been addressed by main newspapers such as The New York Times, and The Guardian (UK). Pop culture media have rated it as “the best show ever broadcast on American television” (Slate),  “the greatest TV drama of the past 25 years” (Vulture),  “the greatest TV show of all time” (Complex, Pop Culture).

CFP: Film and the Suburbs - Collection (contracted)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
Filmurbia: Cinema and the Suburbs
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chapter Sought

The editors of a new book on cinema from the suburbs seek a chapter relating to film and architecture in the suburbs, or cinema and the industry of cinema in the suburbs, or a related topic.

This book is already contracted and due for completion in the next few months, so a chapter that is already written or draws from research already undertaken would be most likely, but all ideas are welcome

 

The Editors can be contacted at editors@suburbanfilm.net

 

 

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
Jay N. Shelat -- SAMLA 88
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster. Butler was a pioneer in science fiction writing with her groundbreaking integration of race, sexual politics, and religion with traditional elements of the genre. This panel aims to celebrate Butler’s life and works by presenting on a variety of topics, particularly the conference’s theme of Utopia/Dystopia. Other possible paper topics include a pedagogical study of Butler’s work, a theological approach to Butler’s most celebrated works (Kindred and the Parable series), and an analysis of Butler’s treatment of space and migration throughout her oeuvre.

Subversive Masculinity

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
Film & History / Elizabeth Abele
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CFP: Subversive Masculinity

An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:

Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television

October 26-October 30, 2016

The Milwaukee Hilton

Milwaukee, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2016

AREA: Subversive Masculinity

SEDITIOUS ATHEISM: AUTHORS PROSECUTED FOR DENYING PARADISE

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
Anna Faktorovich, PhD/ SAMLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

George IV fined Leigh Hunt, the Editor, £100 for publishing Lord Byron’s anonymous satire, “The Vision of Judgment,” in their new independent journal, “The Liberal,” about George III not exactly having gone to heaven in 1823. Earlier, on September 3, 1811, Byron wrote in a letter to Hodgson, a friend, “I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another. If men are to live, why die at all? And if they die, why disturb the sweet and sound sleep that ‘knows no waking’?...

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 27th Annual Conference – Atlantic City, NJ

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

26th Annual Conference

November 3-5, 2016

Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Hotel

 

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

 

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

 

James Boswell and the Press

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
Donald J. Newman/The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

I am seeking contributions for a collection of essays on James Boswell that focuses on those writings in his literary career that have attracted little critical attention, work he published in newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets. Potential contributors could focus on, but are certainly not limited to: his magazine columns, the miscellaneous poetry that appeared in the periodical press; and writing he intended to publish in the periodical press but didn’t. Proposals on his books that address topical subjects (which would include his books on Corsica and the Douglas Cause) would be of interest, as would his relations with the press and/or its editors.

Western Area: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film & Television

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
The 2016 FILM&HISTORY Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Are there really no Sundays west of St. Louis and is there no god west of Fort Smith? Representing a set of assumptions about the American Character, progress, law, order, and the conquest of nature, conflicts concerning the ideal and themes of redemption figure prominently in Westerns.  On the Western’s frontier, figures of power and subversion abound—lawmen and outlaws, gamblers and gunmen, cavalry wives and soiled doves, the Indian chiefs and buffalo scouts.

The Asian Literature Session of the 2016 PAMLA Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
Seonna Kim / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

12016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Asian Literature Session

Nov. 11-13, 2016
We invite papers (15-20 minutes) for the Asian Literature session of the 114th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference that will take place over the November 11-13, 2016 weekend at Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

Through a Glass Darkly: Utopia/Dystopia and the Avant-garde [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:05am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Marxist critics from Adorno to Fredric Jameson have emphasized the revolutionary potential of modernism in its effort to project viable alternatives to capitalism. Indeed, one of the central goals of avant-garde artistic production is the radical break from existing norms, with experimentation serving as a means of liberation from artistic values and institutions deemed both oppressive and outmoded. But it is also, to varying degrees, a rhetoric of reform.

History of the Book

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:05am
Dr. Alix Mazuet / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

PAMLA Conference 2016

“The History of the Book”

 

"The History of the Book" is an approved session focusing on the way in which books and other written texts (material, virtual) developed through the ages and also, on the cultural, economic and political role of books, libraries, archives and book collections in society.

Paper proposals are welcome on topics including but not limited to:

REPLACEMENT

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:04am
Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

In a recent film, 45 Years (dir. Andrew Haigh, 2015), a couple about to celebrate forty-five years of marriage hear of the recovery of the body of the husband’s erstwhile girlfriend – whose name resembles that of the wife – found perfectly preserved in Alpine ice. This discovery implicitly affects the two differently: it appears that the husband is shocked at reminders of lost youth, while the wife is affected by the vivid idea (supplemented by slides she views) of a rival who pre-existed her and thus has a permanent kind of precedence. The same effect is experienced by the unnamed narrator-protagonist of Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier, 1938), who enters a haunted marriage dominated by her predecessor and the violent enigma surrounding her.

Pages