The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally. Concepts such as "gender" and "queer" have already showed their transformational power.
Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: September 5, 2012
Keynote by Christian Keathley, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Keathley is author of Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees (Indiana University Press, 2006), and currently at work on a book titled The Mystery of Otto Preminger, under contract with IU Press.
Call for Papers
Teaching How We Read Now
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Call for Proposals: The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture
250 word proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection on H. P. Lovecraft and his place in 21st century literature, film, media, and popular culture.
Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it is nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century's oddest works didn't "do long."
Call for papers
Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.
A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.
Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com
Call for Papers
ABC Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2012 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.
We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.
Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 5, 2012.
José Saramago's History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989) is structured around a transgressive proofreader who alters the course of history with the insertion of the word "not" in a historical text. By negating a crucial statement in the text, the proofreader then sets out to rewrite the history of the siege of Lisbon. Medievalists must often reconstruct the nature of their objects and audiences in order to produce narratives on visual and literary interactions between images, texts, and their communities. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects and texts are interpolated.