"The Genre Turn." This session will be devoted to assessing the state of the conversation about the genre turn in contemporary fiction epitomized by works like Colson Whitehead's zombie novel Zone One, Michael Chabon's alternate-history detective story The Yiddish Policemen's Union, much of Kelly Link's short fiction, Karen Russell's collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road. What are we saying about the modes, possibilities, problems, origins, meanings, and politics of the literary turn to genres (as opposed to the postmodern incorporation of genre elements)?
BEYOND THE CUT-UP: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS AND THE IMAGE Conference
The Photographers' Gallery, London, Saturday 15 February 2014
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Oliver Harris (Keele University)
Professor Allen Fisher (Manchester Metropolitan University)
William S. Burroughs's complex and provocative uses of the image challenge critical and theoretical orthodoxies. His works in writing, visual arts, cut-up and collage, painting, assemblage, photography, and in sonic arts, constantly return in multiple ways to a detailed and politically urgent enquiry into the nature and effects of the image, the word-as-image, and beyond.
We are going to publish a Special Issue (Vol V, No 2) from Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com) on the broad area of Performance Studies. For authors' convenience we have selected certain topics/issues on which submission may be made. However, the list not exhaustive and is rather suggestive. We welcome submission on other suitable issues relating to the broad area from the contributors.
· Scope and Nature of Performance Studies / Performing Arts Theory
· Interdisciplinarity: literature, theatre, cultural anthropology, social sciences, neuro-sciences and performance
· Genre and Politics
We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed publication of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. The Journal will debut at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference in February 2014 with a second issue to be released in October 2014.
I'm Dongho Pak, Editor-in-Chief of <>.
Cross-Cultural Studies is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published by Center for Cross-Cultural Studies at Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Listed in Korea Citation Index, it seeks to provide a platform for publication of studies in the fields of cultural studies, language, and literature.
Our journal welcomes inquiries into a particular culture and language as well as contrastive and comparative studies across different cultures.
Cross-Cultural Studies invites submissions for its 2013 Fall edition.
- Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013.
Inspired by Simon Ortiz' "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's _American Indian Literary Nationalism_, this collection will be a site for emerging scholars and theorists (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) in the fields of Native American and First Nations literatures to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. The goals of this collection include not only to provide a site for these emerging voices to be collectively heard, but also to offer an alternative to the dominance of western critical theory in the academy as a whole.
Issue 19: Surface/Depth
'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche
'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories
Call for Proposals, due May 1
Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University
Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University
This panel examines how solo performances (on the page, stage, internet, etc.) examine Judith Butler's notion of precarious lives, that is the shared vulnerability, fear and insecurity of contemporary life. How are poets, actors, and citizens using solo performance to engage with urgent social issues and the precariousness of life?