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New Approaches in Zombie Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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.

self-injury, 2nd call for chapters

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
Warren Bareiss, University of South Carolina Upstate
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

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

wbareiss@uscupstate.edu

864-503-5299

 

Introduction

 

“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.

 

Intersex in Literature, Film, and Visual Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
American Comparative Literature Association, Los Angeles, 03/29-04/01,2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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.”

Special Issue on Afrofuturism

updated: 
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:20am
Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 9, 2017

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

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
35th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

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 Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:35pm
Joshua Bartlett, University at Albany
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson

Description:

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.

Abstract:

Foundation Essay Prize 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:41pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

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).

 

The Humanities Matter (?)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
Department of English, University of North Bengal and North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj (India)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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)

 

Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference (Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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.

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