Open Call for Papers, Issue 2.1 (Spring 2017)
Rhetorics of Scientific Objects
Application deadline: 1 October 2016 at: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/RSA/pt/sp/institute_application
Workshop to be held 25-27 May in Bloomington Indiana
John Lynch, University of Cincinnati
Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
This panel proposes to discuss and assess ways of periodizing and conceptualizing contemporary intersections of war and culture. Is the so-called war on terror still a relevant, if deeply ideological, moniker, or is this supposedly endless conflict already passing from view as a useful touch point? If Vietnam was, according to a thinker such as Chris Hables Gray, the first postmodern war, then in what ways have we entered an epoch of post-postmodern wars?
Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature
Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
The dominant methodologies for engaging with horror fiction and cinema are often limited by a reliance on interpretation and critique, and by a linguistic constructivist frame that has barred any serious discussion of “the real” within this genre as an ontological possibility. In other words, most current methods for reading horror reduce its elements to mere symbols or signifiers of broader, more abstract notions of the social, the political, the psychological, or the linguistic. This panel, therefore, seeks to explore the possibilities of theoretical engagement with horror fiction in this post-linguistic and post-critique era of realism, materialism, and the nonhuman.
CFP: Call for Submissions for chapters in an edited book
Book title: *Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins*
Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016.
Editor: Prof. Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb - Centre Norbert Elias (Eds.)
History/Historia in Cervantes (Seminar)
Chairs: Gladys Robalino (Messiah College), Robert Stone (US Naval Academy)
On July 1, 2017, ESC: English Studies in Canada will be moving from its long-time home at the University of Alberta to its new residence at Western University. To mark this occasion, and as a parting editorial gesture, the Co-Editors will publish a special issue on the theme of “transitions.” The theme avails itself of multiple disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, cultural, political, historical, and other contextual investments. In recognizing that broad applicability, our capacious understanding of the term is designed to invite widespread and diverse interest.