Two decades ago, Judith Butler's "Critically Queer" asked what it might mean to make "queer" an object of critical inquiry and, equally, what it might mean for the queer to become critical of her identification as queer. "Comically Queer" echoes Butler's formulation in order to ask how the comic might be deployed to do queer work and how the queer can be located in relation to the comic. This panel welcomes papers that draw from queer theory as well as disability, post-colonial, and critical race studies in order to query normative regimes that determine what it means to be (and which bodies are) taken seriously.
The recently founded International Society for Heresy Studies is starting a new online journal tentatively titled The Journal of Heresy Studies. The journal will focus on interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic papers on the subjects of heresy, blasphemy and non-belief in contexts of literature, art, and culture. Current academic discussions of religion and faith often pass over these subjects or give them a confessional turn, a critical blind spot that this new publication aims to illuminate.
Call for Papers: Film Adaptation
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1.
All paper topics will be considered. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
Call for Proposals for the Annual Graduate Student Colloquium of the University of Chicago Department of English:
WHOLE WORLDS: SYSTEMS OF AFFECT, CAPITAL, AESTHETICS
February 13-14, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Mark Seltzer, Evan Frankel Professor of Literature at UCLA
For the PCA/ACA national conference (16-19 Apr. 2014 in Chicago), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. DEADLINE: 1 Nov. 2013.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business
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ROMAN Books is now accepting postgraduate dissertations for possible publication. If your dissertation is complete, please send a copy of it to email@example.com with a covering letter and an abstract.
Proposal for any academic anthology is also welcome.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
--Religion and Theatre Focus Group--
with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
DREAM ACTS: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal
July 24-27, 2014
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ
Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on the topic of Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London, edited by J. Caitlin Finlayson (University of Michigan-Dearborn) and Amrita Sen (Oklahoma City University).
Seminar 12: 'Green' or Ecocritical Shakespeare: non-human nature as a character in his plays
Call for papers - EXTENDED DEADLINE
Seminar Leader: Malvina Isabel Aparicio, PhD USAL, Prof. UNLP, Argentina
This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', an international conference celebration Shakespeare's 450th anniversary.
Paris, April 21-27, 2013.
Science and the Occult in the Long Nineteenth Century
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
The goal of this panel is to explore the intersections between two current themes in British literary studies: the influence of science on the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century and the period's simultaneous fascination with and investigation of the occult. While science and the occult are often assumed to occupy different discourses culturally and, particularly in terms of genre, narratively, such a separation is artificial.