While we may no longer be in the era of binary adjectives classifying bodies into categories that blind them into the oblivion of male and female, the representation of the female body still lacks the means to escape its demarcations. Today, in both novel and film, a disruptive, secondary female character that destructs, tricks or merely accompanies the male body is a common if not normal part of the narrative. This latter is usually perfect in proportions, immobile and does not use her body except for its own objectification. Yet, fictional or science fictional representation of female body is breaking away from this secondary characterization.
Conference dates: November 18 & 19, 2016, NUI Galway
KEY NOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are delighted to now reveal the first of our keynote speakers: Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington.
Micheline is the granddaughter of the renowned Irish suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. In 2014, Micheline won an Equality Tribunal case against NUI Galway, for discrimination on the basis of gender in the 2009 NUI Galway round of promotions to Senior Lecturer. She is the first female academic to achieve this in Ireland. Since then she has continued to campaign tirelessly for equality in Ireland's third level institutions.
Revolutionary Genders 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)
Precarious Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Refugee Narratives
Conference Dates: February 24th - 26th, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Gavin Jones
The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, edited by Bruce Krajewski and Joshua Heter, will be a book in Open Court Publishing Company’s Popular Culture and Philosophy series: http://www.opencourtbooks.com/categories/pcp.htm.The Saturn Award-nominated Amazon Production entitled "The Man in the High Castle" is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name. The series explores a counter-factual history for a post-World War II USA, an answer to the question: What if the United States had lost WWII and been divided between Germany’s National Socialists and the Japanese?
The William James Society and its peer-reviewed journal William James Studies invite abstract submissions from literary scholars with diverse interests and approaches to the life and work of William James for a special issue of the journal, "New Directions in William James and Literary Studies." Abstract paper proposals up to 300 words are due by August 15th. All submissions will conform to a strict timetable for publication for the May 2017 issue of William James Studies (for more see details below). Please submit abstracts or direct queries to both Dr. Todd Barosky (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr.
2016 World Picture Conference
University of Cambridge
13 & 14 December 2016
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Call for Papers – Panel Proposal
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
22-26 March 2017
CFP: Climates of disaster and performance (Special Issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, for release in March 2017)
Taking off from the theme of the Philippine cluster event of PSi#21: Fluid States in 2015, the second issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, which will be its first themed issue on performance, will feature papers from the November 2015 conference ibut is open to new submissions and will be fully double-blind peer reviewed.
Futures Near and Far: Utopia, Dystopia, and Futurity
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Wegner, University of Florida Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar
Heidegger and the Western Literary Tradition.
This panel will investigate the complex relationships between the work of Martin Heidegger and Western literature from the Greeks until the 20th century. Three distinct questions or areas of investigation will be treated:
• How did Heidegger use a specific writer in one or more of his philosophical writings?
• How does Heidegger’s use of a given writer relate to our current understanding of the works and themes of this writer?
• Are there thematic points of contact between Heidegger’s work and literary authors that Heidegger may not have mentioned? Can we point out specific limitations that might result from Heidegger’s philosophical methodology?
Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Kerstin Schmidt (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.
The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
The Anthropocene: Fiction and the End(s) of Human Ecologies
Guest Editor: Robert P. Marzec
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2017
Guest Editor: Laura Doyle
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2017
The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.