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Shakespeare in Translation (abstract due Sept. 30)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.

Domesticity and Dystopia: Post-World War II British Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While literary responses to the Great War remain central to scholarship on 20th century British literature, British authors writing in the immediate aftermath of WWII have garnered far less critical attention.  Poised as they were between their modernist predecessors’ “radical break,” and their post-colonial successors’ challenges to cultural orthodoxies, most post-WWII authors have come to be regarded as comparatively minor, singular, or idiosyncratic.  For many critics, the diminution of Empire and the rise of the social welfare state produced not “giants,” but artists in disgruntled retreat from the modern world.  Even the socially conscious “Angry Young Men,” perhaps the era’s most celebrated authors, are, in the words of Terry Eagleton, “individualis

"Interdisciplinary Dickens" -- 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Theme: “Interdisciplinary Dickens”
July 14-16, 2017, College of General Studies, Boston University

Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University

Watchung Review Call for Articles

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:39pm
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity.  We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:

Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 8:07pm
San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

 

The College of Health and Social Sciences and the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality cordially invite you to: 

Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”

September 23-24, 2016

San Francisco State University

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE (AUG 14) Locating Amateur Production Across Media

updated: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 4:43am
SCMS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Because of unforeseen issues with our emails, we advise everyone to resubmit their proposals by August 14. Please send your proposal to both panel chairs to ensure that your proposal is correctly received

  

Call for Papers (SCMS 2017 Panel)

LOCATING AMATEUR PRODUCTION ACROSS MEDIA

 

The Problems of Jouissance and Desire in a Globalized World

updated: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 4:45am
Julia Bruehne / NeMLA 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The concept of jouissance as a total, limitless, excessive enjoyment on the one hand and as a type of castration, operating beyond the pleasure principle, on the other is one of the most fascinating elements of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Jouissance is linked to the body and to castration through language; it is linked to the (unattainable) Other, to prohibition and anxiety, and to the illusion of transgression. However, jouissance should be regarded not only as part of the subject's struggle to balance himself between excess, desire, and castration, but also as a concept that can tell us something about the "mental state" of a society in crisis.

NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 9:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

[CFP] Timeless: Issue 5 of Room One Thousand, UC Berkeley

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Adam Miller (UC Berkeley) and Alex Spatzier (UC Berkeley)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 21, 2016

Room One Thousand (www.roomonethousand.com) is the interdisciplinary journal of architecture at UC Berkeley, now seeking serious disagreement on the issue of: 

Timeless | Adjective | org. 1550

: staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes 
: lasting forever
: having no beginning or end, eternal.
: not affectetd by time 
: referring or restricted to no particular time : untimely, ill-timed
: without time

Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Marie Mulvey-Roberts University of the West of England, Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter

 

Call for Papers

 

The Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

in association with The University of the West of England, Bristol and the Festival of Ideas

 

Monday 9 January 2017

 

Keynote: Sir Christopher Frayling

 

Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders (Proposed Collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Eds. Kate Singer, Mount Holyoke College; Suzanne L. Barnett, Francis Marion University; Ashley J. Cross, Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Current theoretical debates about subjects and objects, bodies and minds, and genre and gender have explored in detail women’s status as objects and done much to theorize their efforts to become speaking subjects. But these discussions can be more transgressive in order to explore the ways in which Romantic writers in particular challenged the foundational ideas of materiality that they were given and on which we continue to rely when we read them in the twenty-first century. For the proposed collection, Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders, we are soliciting essays that think outside of Romantic ideologies of gender that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivity, or stable texts.

[UPDATE] SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination. Call for Issue Proposals

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.

Public Humanities, Early American Studies, and the Digital Revolution

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Can the digital turn in humanities scholarship produce more fruitful engagements between post-secondary institutions and the many publics that exist just outside the

grounds of universities and colleges? This panel seeks papers that explore the waysdigital projects—particularly those concerned with online projects, but those with other

kinds of projects are welcome to apply—might help facilitate greater interaction between scholars of early American cultures and public humanities organizations while, at the

same time, advancing the goals of all communities involved in the exchange. How might such partnerships between public humanities organizations and post-secondary

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