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New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

Graduate Student Conference, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, October 7-8 2016

Keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) and Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan). 

UPDATED DEADLINE: JULY 1 2016

The Problems of Jouissance and Desire in a Globalized World

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Bruehne / NeMLA 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The concept of jouissance as a total, limitless, excessive enjoyment on the one hand and as a type of castration, operating beyond the pleasure principle, on the other is one of the most fascinating elements of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Jouissance is linked to the body and to castration through language; it is linked to the (unattainable) Other, to prohibition and anxiety, and to the illusion of transgression. However, jouissance should be regarded not only as part of the subject's struggle to balance himself between excess, desire, and castration, but also as a concept that can tell us something about the "mental state" of a society in crisis.

Guest Edited Issue: “Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

“Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”

Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Vol. 4 Issue 2 (June 2017)

Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma

 

As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.”  Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.

Flash Fiction: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Flash fiction is as old as Aesop’s fables, as recent as microfiction on blogs. But what works best in a limited space, who are some of the best practitioners of this brief form, and why? Is there an emerging praxis or theory for writing and teaching flash fiction as there once was for short stories? Any fresh angle on this subgenre is welcome, but preferably with an emphasis on analysis and technique and something intrinsic to the form, not just a reading of a particular short short story. 300-word abstracts, please, to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16145

Book -- Menstruation Now

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    Demeter Press

                     Is seeking submissions for an edited collection of scholarly chapters (not personal essays) entitled:

                                          Menstruation Now

                                          Editor: Berkeley Kaite

                      Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016

 

Disability in Anglophone Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Disability in Anglophone Literature (Panel)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: Anglophone and British Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: panel on "Disability in Anglophone Literature"

CfP: FORUM Issue 23, Readers and Writers

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
full name / name of organization: 
FORUM University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2016

From the earliest traces of etchings on stone tablets to the emergence of Kindles and e-readers in contemporary society, humans have invented platforms for the creation and dissemination of text. Implicit in each textual object are the figures of the reader and writer and their differing engagement with the work. But what does it mean to be a reader or a writer, and how does each role play a part in the shaping of a text? 

[UPDATE] Women's Writing: Edited Volume

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
full name / name of organization: 
New Women's Writing
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

We require 2-3 essays for a volume on contemporary and twentieth century women's writing (fiction, poetry, drama) for an edited volume due to be published by the end of 2016 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. At this point we are looking for completed essays around 5000-6000 words analysing individual or multiple works by women writers of the period. Essays previously published in journals are acceptable provided necessary permissions are obtained. Contact philoreview@gmail.com for further details.

NeMLA2017: The Aesthetics of Deception in Victorian Writing

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Sandra M. Leonard / Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art.”—Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

Comics Forum 2016 - Genre: A Conference on Comics

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Comics Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2016

Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers

Genre: A Conference on Comics

Leeds Central Library, Leeds (UK), 3rd – 4th November 2016

 

Confirmed keynote speaker: Hermann (winner at Angoulême 2016, and creator of Jeremiah, Comanche, The Towers of Bois-Maury, amongst others).

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