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).
Feminist critics argue that when Robert Boyle proposed his ideal scientific spectator, the 'modest witness,' he set an exclusionary standard, barring women from scientific production. This panel explores femininity and the female body in the making of scientific knowledge from the Scientific Revolution to the early 1800s. Did women employ discrete processes or ideologies, devise experiments, and construct evidence in ways that were fundamentally distinct from the masculine university model? Broadly, how did gender affect their scientific acts?
Session Title: Imitatio Christi in Early Modern English Literature
Session Organizers: Patricia Taylor and Nandra Perry
For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.
Late Foucault and Media Studies
Workshop for Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, March 2015, Montreal, Canada
We are looking for participants for a proposed workshop on the Late Foucault and Media Studies (description below). Please send inquiries and short (150 word) proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than July 15. Thanks!
Workshop Organizers: Laurie Ouellette and Hunter Hargraves