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(CFP: PAMLA 2017) Images of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters

Whether it is Landscape with the Fall of Icarus or the photograph of a dead three year-old Syrian boy on the beach, visual representations of disasters unsettle us, at times in unexplainable ways. As Susan Sontag suggests in Regarding the Pain of Others, narratives imbue the images with much of their meaning. In this sense, literary art, as a descriptive rhetorical device that captures the essential stories of visual images, becomes a critical motor of meaning-making. 

Shakespeare and the Greater Middle East

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for papers: special issue of Shakespeare: ‘Shakespeare and the Greater Middle East’

Guest edited by R. M. Christofides, University of Liverpool. 

Religion, Normativity, Method

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Virginia Graduate Colloquium - UVa Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

 

Religion, Method, Normativity 

Virginia Graduate Colloquium

Theology, Ethics, Culture

 University of Virginia

13-14 October 2017

 

Religions make normative claims and scholars have normative commitments. However, religious studies often conceives of itself as an empirical discipline, aligning itself with other disciplines that are ostensibly descriptive, like history, sociology, and anthropology. This tension has led to polarization within religious studies.

Call for Papers- Colorado Critical Review Issue 2.1

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:35pm
Colorado Critical Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Colorado Critical Review (CCR) is currently seeking submissions for issue 2.1 from both emerging and established scholars.

Firmly centered on the importance of critique, advocacy, and the forwarding of alternatives, CCR seeks to publish a comprehensive and diverse body of work that supports these ideals. We seek a broad range of submissions in a variety of formats and approaches—scholarly articles, essays, interviews, designs, art, poetry, multimedia and other works—that encourage and codify interdisciplinarity through incisiveness, analysis, ingenuity and integration. 

[Updated-deadline extended] Capital at 150 -- Lateral, the Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Eero Laine / Lateral, the Journal of the Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Capital at 150Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studes Association
http://csalateral.org/wp/Special Issue 6.2 (Fall 2017)

Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Methodically describing the workings of capitalism and class, Das Kapital has inspired countless theorists, philosophers, and revolutionaries, as well as skeptics. Capital remains as relevant today as it was in 1867.

101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

The Voyeur in (and of) Fiction

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Voyeurism functions in fiction in many ways: as state surveillance, as individual stalking, and even, arguably, in the acts of reading and writing. This panel will consider voyeurism through voyeur-tinged original fiction and critical papers both on voyeuristic works of fiction and on the voyeurism of the reader/writer/character relationship.

Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kim Lamm and Shilyh Warren
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. This proposed volume seeks essays that reflect on this return—evident not only in academia, but in emergent activist feminisms of the 21st century—and speculate on what it means for feminist scholarship, politics, and cultural production.

http://expansivereflections70s.weebly.com

This interdisciplinary anthology invites work by scholars in fields such as Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History, Cultural Studies, Visual and Cultural Anthropology, Literary and Historical studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, and beyond.

Not Reading: University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:06pm
University of Chicago, Department of English Language & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017

 

Not Reading: University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 2-3, 2017

Keynote speaker: Amy Hungerford, Professor of English and Divisional Director of Humanities, Yale University 

Authority and Transgression

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:28pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 Authority & Transgression (October 2017)

 

Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our seventh annual conference on ‘Authority & Transgression’ to be held 27-28 October, 2017 at UC Berkeley. Proposals are to be sent to editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca by 31 July, 2017.

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