The co-chairs of the Stephen King Area—Philip Simpson of Eastern Florida State College and Patrick McAleer of Inver Hills Community College—are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King's fiction and film for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in New Orleans from April 1st to April 4th 2015. Papers, presentations, and panels can cover King's experimentation with medium (e-books, graphic novels, TV series), his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series, and anything in between.
(Un)Ruly Catholic Women Religious: Sisters' Stories. Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe seek contributions for the third volume in their "Unruly Catholic Women" series. In this volume, unruliness will be presented in two ways: first, in terms of how Sisters challenge cultural and governmental policies or even regimes; and, secondly, in regard to how they challenge the Church itself. Nuns and former nuns are invited to submit their stories or poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2014. Fictional and poetic accounts from a nun's perspective are also welcome.
Spectacular Optical Publications (www.spectacularoptical.ca) is a small-press publisher of cult film and pop culture books based in Canada. As you may know, Spectacular Optical Book One: KID POWER! – all about cool, tuff and inspiring kids in cult film and TV- is currently set to launch at the Fantasia Film Festival in July 2014. With KID POWER on the presses, it's time to start thinking about our next anthology book. Our proposed follow-up is:
Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s
We invite presentation proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of film stardom in the 1950s, to be featured in a special series of panels at the Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, which will be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, November 15, 2014. This daylong conference promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Fifties," whether cinematically or otherwise.
Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).
OUT OF THE DARK STACKS AND INTO THE LIGHT: RE-VIEWING THE MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE FOR THE 21st CENTURY
OLR invites submissions for upcoming general issue. Articles are welcome of 6000-7000 words that fit with the journal's general interests. OLR devotes itself to outstanding writing in deconstruction, literary theory, psychoanalytic theory, political theory and related forms of exploratory thought. Founded in 1977 it remains responsive to new concerns and committed to patient, inventive reading as the wellspring of critical research. It has published work by many trailblazing thinkers and seeks to take forward the movement of deconstructive thought in the face of as many forms and institutions as possible.
Circus Book, an online literary journal, is looking for original and compelling prose pieces for its upcoming issues. Open submissions for fiction will continue until August 9, 2014.
Circus Book is not aiming for a single, homogenized aesthetic; we embrace difference and do not intend to limit submissions according to a set of stylistic restrictions. If we are moved by a work, then we will consider publishing it. We therefore accept an eclectic blend of fiction: from gritty to magical, minimal to verbose, conventional to experimental. No genre fiction, please.
Because we showcase one fiction author a month across four weeks, we would prefer submissions in one of the following forms:
I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.
Across a wide range of disciplines, the city has long provided a critical site for studying the major social, cultural and intellectual developments in any historical era (Simmel 1950, Sennett 1970, Harvey 1989). The UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnership Project, Envisioning the Indian City (ETIC) seeks to further our understanding of the crucial role played by Indian cities in negotiating contact between India and the world, and Europe in particular.
The Garth Institute for Music Research and Performance will host a small symposium at the University of Michigan on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are seeking presenters whose research relates to the current theme. Presenters may be at any stage in their research and topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Research or analysis on folk or popular music characteristic of a particular ethnic group
-Research on a composer/songwriter or musician from an ethnic group (Ethiopian, Jewish, Albanian, etc.)
-Research on a woman composer/songwriter or their music
$1,000 (or ￦1,000,000) will be provided for the published paper.
Trans-Humanities is an academic journal for envisioning the new horizon of the humanities. The journal is published by Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) which performs the Humanities Korea (HK) project since 2007 with its agenda "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." Trans-Humanities aims to contribute to the recognizing and understanding of the humanities in practical ways by discussing them in terms of them as means of newly forming, transforming, and creating knowledge that transcends the rigid boundaries of such categories as region, race, gender, capital, language and culture.
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Hosted by Ryerson University
Troubling Victorian Masculinities
Call for Abstracts for 2015 The Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (Toronto, Ontario, April 30 to May 3 2015).