Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South. We are particularly interested in how the narratives of these specters exorcise cultural guilt about slavery, fears of racial contamination, and the split personality of the state that once succeeded from the Union. We are also happy to consider contributions that take a broader view of what the "Spectral South" might mean. Possible topics might consider the following:
UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century (1880-1914) dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2013 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.
According to Frederic Jameson, the Modernist novel abandoned the panoramic cityscapes of the 19th century realist novel and devised "strategies of inwardness." As Brigitte Munier suggests, the early-20th century protagonist experienced the city "locked within his room, carried away by the cries of shopowners whom Flaubert and Nerval would have encountered walking down the street." The Modernist room, in these accounts, appears to function as a refuge from a confusing public terrain.
The Department of Drama and Pre-1800 Literature and the International Shakespeare Centre at the University of Łódź invite you to attend the 7th Biannual "Drama Through the Ages and Medieval Literature Conference".
"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"
Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron
This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?
The International Journal of Communication and Health is an on-line peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to health communication. The International Journal of Communication and Health is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects concerning health communication, particularly those of international relevance.
Contribution exploring any context of health communication are welcomed. The journal welcomes high-quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media, and health.
And they lived happily ever after, or did they?
This special session seeks to explore the impact of burgeoning princess culture in literature, film, and media on young girls. The panel on popular culture will also examine the multi-faceted way in which girls imagine, perform, and conceptualize feminine identity via princesses. A specific approach to the topic of princess culture is not expected, so please submit what you're working on to be considered for this panel. This is an approved special session for the 2013 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the beachfront city of San Diego, California.
Revisiting Popular Culture in Early Modern Spain
New perspectives on the cultural practices of the Spanish popular classes in 15th- to 18th-century Spain. Send one-page abstract by 8 March 2013 to Miguel Martínez (email@example.com)
Special Session: Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids
Deadline: April 15, 2013
From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
- Bodily fluids and commodification
- Medical discussions reflected in literary texts
- Historical development of one fluid across genres or periods
- Embodied fluids, fluid embodiment
Introductions: Text and Context—An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Spring 2013 – 15th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium
The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fifteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium on April 18th .