The Editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek reports for Issue 7, to be published summer 2014. Potential contributors are invited to contact the Reports Editor to agree the submission of a conference, film festival or exhibition report. Submissions in MLA and Alphaville style, along with a short biographical note and contact information, will be due by 25 April 2014. Reports should be 1,500-2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere. Enquiries about reports for Issue 8 (winter 2014) are also welcome.
1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries
Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
Proposals are sought for special streams of the Deception conference, on the themes of spies, spying and forgeries. The Deception conference will address artefacts and practices that challenge truthfulness, authenticity or reliability. Deception is practised in many forms and affects societies and individuals. This conference invites delegates to explore how deception is manifested in their discipline, or how multi-disciplinary notions of deception affect their field.
3rd Global Conference
The Dark Side of Celebrity
Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
This call for presentations is a special stream within the larger Celebrity conference and asks for proposals and performances to addresses a serious, interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of the phenomenon of celebrity and death, or the dark sides of stardom.
CFP: Sexuality and Scandinavian Cinema
Contribute to this book project growing out of the 2013 American Comparative Literature Conference in Toronto. Seeking additional essays that examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 500 word abstracts/cvs by June 1st 2014. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Mapping
The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted: People, Print, and Power
Seventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Foley (Rutgers Univ, Newark)
"In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
In 1928, Eleanor Roosevelt pointed out that women might have received the right to vote, but in the early 1930s, this remained "a gesture without real power." This panel will ask how this political gain but continued social opposition to women's equality affected the reception and interpretation of writing published by women in the 1930s, many of whom have remained on the periphery of mainstream modernist scholarship. Positioned at the intersection of period, political, and aesthetic crosscurrents, and though consistently present at conferences and in anthologies – thanks in large part to the revisionary agenda of feminist scholars – women writers of the 1930s have yet to be treated as a formidable characters in the story scholars tell about modernism.
2014 CALL FOR PAPERS: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 10, 2014
Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting
The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the following information with the abstract.
On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com), to be published on January 31st 2015. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.
The criteria below regulate the reception and publication of articles and are subject to the content of the Peer-review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.
- The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014
Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
A special issue on Narration and Reflection
guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)
In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include:
We solicit papers on afro-modernist literature and film that reveal the usefulness and limits of the long durée as an analytical tool. How do African American and other Black diasporic texts engage the dialectic between modernist aesthetics and philosophical concerns with history? Does this engagement allow to move beyond both the imperative of the present and the idea of origins? Some examples of how the temporal expansion is elaborated by modernist projects are Ralph Ellison's strategy of "diggin' in" the temporal layers of the architecture of Rome, the epic poems by Melvin Tolson, the diasporic cartography of Haile Gerima's films.
A conference about commentaries and the histories of sexuality and gender.
This edited collection of essays explores the ways Victorian women negotiated constructs of gender, society, and the politics of performance in their travels. Possible topics related to women travelers include: Modes of travel (in fiction or nonfiction);Sports; Medicine & Health; Science; Women's Rights; Technology; War & Diplomacy; The Arts.
Paper proposals are due by March 15, 2014. Email proposals and cv to: Precious McKenzie, Assistant Professor of English, Rocky Mountain College, email@example.com.
Authors will be notified by April 15, 2014, if their proposal has been accepted. Completed essays will be due December 1, 2014. For consistency, please use Chicago Style.