This session looks at zombies, including as they were defined by Night of the Living Dead, filmed in NeMLA’s host city Pittsburgh by local director George Romero.
science and culture
2nd Call for Chapters: Book on self-injury as communication under contract with Lexington Books (Lexington Studies in Health Communication).
Editor: Warren Bareiss, PhD
Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
“Self-injury” is typically defined as the deliberate harming of one’s body without suicidal intent. Common forms of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) include cutting, burning, and bruising as a means of anxiety and stress reduction and avoidance.
In her 2009 introduction to Critical Intersex, Morgan Holmes posits that intersex can never be “reduced to a pure, embodied state nor to a simple, cultural render in which ‘intersex’ is whatever we want it to be.” “‘Intersex’ then,” she continues, “is hailed by specific and competing interests, and is a sign constantly under erasure, whose significance always carried the trace of an agenda from somewhere else.” This seminar seeks to address intersex in relation to these “elsewheres” in literature, film, and visual studies. We encourage submissions that critically consider intersex in a broad range of texts, time periods, and genres, as a way of promoting and fostering a burgeoning field of “intersex studies.”
Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Afrofuturism
The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Afrofuturism to be published on January 31, 2018.
REFRAMING MEDIEVAL BODIES
35th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association
Loyola University Chicago, Watertower Campus, 16-17 Februrary, 2018
a call for proposals
The IASEMS Graduate Conference at the British Institute of Florence
CONVERSIONS IN EARLY MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Florence, 20 April 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 29 October 2017
The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson
This panel seeks papers that consider the work of Rachel Carson from both literary and environmental perspectives -- that explore its growing critical possibilities and theoretical potentials -- and that address Carson's influence on contemporary artists and writers.
We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2018).
International Seminar: The Humanities Matter (?)
Organised by Department of English, University of North Bengal and North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj (India)
Date: 10, 11 & 12 February, 2018
Venue: Conference Hall, University of North Bengal (India)
Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies. A host of scholars who tend to conflate the post-isms as such contend that postcolonial theory and praxis are embedded in Western institutions that shape the field.