October 4-5, 2013
Award-winning Writing Commons (http://writingcommons.org/), a global, peer-reviewed, open-education resource for college students invites the submission of creative writing articles intending to help college students to understand the concepts of creative writing and to improve their writing practice.
This special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal will explore the relationships among various meanings of the term "humour" in the long eighteenth century, from humoral theories of the body to the cultivation and regulation of "senses of humour" in literature, culture, and social interaction. We invite submissions on eighteenth-century legacies of classical humoral theory; the philosophy of laughter; the emergence of modern forms of wit, satire, and other humorous genres in literature and illustration; cultural negotiations of body and mind as sites of "humour"; and the role of humour(s) in discourses of feeling, sentiment, sensibility, and sociality.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 1, 2013
Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, October 25/26, 2013.
Papers may deal with any aspect of gender and identity, sex and sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public and media discourse regarding marriage equality are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed above are encouraged.
Please submit a 250-word abstract,as an attachment in MSWord, to Dr. Donald P. Gagnon at the email address listed. Please include your university or college affiliation and preferred email and telephone contact information. Deadline for submissions is June 10.
Littérature et anachronisme
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
Ce panel cherche à mettre à profit dans le champ de l'histoire littéraire francophone la critique récente de la version téléologique de l'histoire. Usant du rapprochement et de l'anachronisme, la pensée glissantienne offre un modèle pour une telle tentative. Quels autres paysages littéraires et culturels émergent d'un tel déplacement épistémologique ? Merci d'envoyer les propositions de communication accompagnées d'une courte description biographique à email@example.com.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstracts due 6/1/13.
The tenuous relationship between the past, present, and future complicates the practice of creating as well as translating time in imaginary works. Grammatically, tense marks more than temporality; it also highlights degrees of being that remain unreachable or forever distant. At the 2013 SCLA conference we will examine what it means to stage the past and direct the future in our literary and artistic texts. Whether anachronistic, politicized, or asynchronous, tense marks the uneasy space where recollection and projection meet.
From Escape in the Fog (1945) to Ride Lonesome (1959), among many other titles, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the United States as Budd Boetticher (1916-2001), but few directors have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature.
We are currently soliciting abstracts of approximately 100 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on Boetticher to appear in 2015. Essays may focus on individual films or on themes and topics that pervade his films. These essays may also focus in work in other media, such as television.
Essays included in the refereed anthology will be of approximately 5,000 to 8,000 words, referenced in Chicago endnote style.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press will launch a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book in the series will focus on an overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition.
The idea of intersectionality in the field of feminist and gender studies has increasingly been used to facilitate deeper understandings of contemporary gendered identity and experience. Intersectionality in this usage seeks to speak to the coinciding of gender with other biological, social and cultural categories of personal identity and/or oppression, but also to the intersections which can be observed between gender and other apparently "gender-neutral" areas and experiences.