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CFP: "So Bad It's Good" (SCMS 2017 Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
Kate Russell (University of Toronto); Kevin Chabot (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

SCMS 2017 Panel CFP: So Bad It’s Good

“Clearly, in cinematic circles of all kinds, there has been a significant realignment on the social terrain of taste, a powerful response to what has been termed ‘the siren song of crap’.”

-       Jeffrey Sconce

“To understand bad taste one must have very good taste. Good bad taste can be creatively nauseating but must, at the same time, appeal to the especially twisted sense of humor, which is anything but universal.”

-       John Waters

International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
European Scientific Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

The “LLC – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture” is a peer reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. It is a quarterly published international journal and is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in Linguistics, Literature and Culture, both articles and book reviews. All articles must be in English.

 

http://ijllc.eu/

Maïssa Bey: Two Decades of Creativity (1996-2016).

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
Houda HAMDI
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

(Appel en français à lire en bas)

Maïssa Bey: Two Decades of Creativity (1996-2016).

 Call for contributions: Edited volume. 

International Hoccleve Society at Kalamazoo 2017: Teaching Hoccleve (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
International Hoccleve Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

There is a subtle irony in the fact that Thomas Hoccleve, whose corpus of early fifteenth-century poems is saturated with the concepts of recovery and rehabilitation, has been at the center of a decades-long process of poetic and pedagogic rehabilitation in university English departments. No longer brushed aside as a mere epigone of Geoffrey Chaucer, the traditional nucleus of Medieval English literature syllabi, Hoccleve now claims a legitimate place in the late medieval canon.  But what is that place exactly, as far as college classrooms go?

International Hoccleve Society at Kalamazoo 2017: Hoccleve at Play

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
International Hoccleve Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Since Thomas Hoccleve chose to set his “Compleinte,” the opening salvo of his five-poem Series, in the “broun sesoun of Mihelmesse” (an intentional inversion of Chaucer’s springtime “Aprill shoures”), critics of his poetry have been immersed in the depressive and disconsolate overtones of much of his verse. Hoccleve makes this easy—he dwells on his misspent youth and the infirmities of old age, bodily and financial.  Malcolm Richardson’s decades-old evaluation of Hoccleve as an “unfortunate poet,” a “slacker” and “failed bureaucrat” remains alive in much current scholarship which scours Hoccleve’s self-admitted defeats and disappointments for evidence of his commentary on fifteenth-century English politics and identity-politics.

Elizabeth and Material Culture: Kalamazoo. 11-14 May, 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Queen Elizabeth I Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Our panel in 2017 will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the material culture of early modern England. How did Elizabeth participate in production and consumption of material culture? How did material culture of early modern England reflect, shape, or ignore Elizabeth's taste, needs, and preferences? What household practices were modeled on those of the royal household? How did the city of London, the royal palaces, and places Elizabeth visited during her progresses accommodate the queen's needs? How were the material aspects of trade, gift-giving, cooking, writing, theater, etc. affected by Elizabeth's prominent position as a ruler?

Other Spaces: Gender and Architecture in the Imagination, International Medieval Congress at Leeds

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2016

Recent scholarship has drawn attention to the significant roles played by medieval women as patrons of architecture and to the ways in which gender informed the design and function of architectural sites. But what about representations of women and architecture in the medieval imagination? How do visual materials such as manuscript illuminations, paintings and tapestries, and literary works, such as dream visions, conceptualize the relationship between women and architectural space? To what degree are gender and architecture mutually constituted? What conclusions can we draw about spaces considered feminine, and how do these spaces renegotiate the divisions between private and public?

Call for Academic Presentations on Teaching with Wikipedia

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Wiki Conference North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 

Call for Academic Presentations

Wiki Conference North America 2016

7-10 October 2016, San Diego, CA, USA

 

 

Deadline for Submissions: 31 August 2016

Note of Acceptance: 15 September 2016

Date of Presentations: 8-10  October 2016

Name of Organization: Wiki Conference North America

Contact e-mail: cummings@olemiss.edu

 

Theater and Law across Cultures and Frontiers

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Samantha M. McDermitt The Law Theater Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Since the times of Ancient Greece, when “society” and “the State” were subsumed into and joined in the term, “polis,” Theater and Law/Ethics have interacted and relied on each other. 

 In Greece, drama tended to serve socio-political, cultural,religious, and other functions. It was a device for presenting and addressing serious and important public ethical, religious, and political issues, thereby building citizenship and engagement of the artists with public leaders and members of the public, in works by Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. 

Austerity Gardens

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Naomi Milthorpe/ University of Tasmania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Austerity Gardens

 

Edited by Dr Naomi Milthorpe, University of Tasmania

Abstract and author bio due October 1, 2016

 

For queries or to submit a proposal, please contact the editor at Naomi.Milthorpe@utas.edu.au

The editor seeks 500-word proposals for submission to an edited collection devoted to the politics and poetics of austerity gardening in literary and material cultures in the Anglophone world from the Second World War onwards.

Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Call for Papers: Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust
University of Leeds 12 December 2016

Speakers:
Dr Matthew Boswell, University of Leeds, author of Holocaust Impiety
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
Dr Nicholas Terry, University of Exeter, Holocaust historian and ex-editor of Terrorizer

Diasporic Cinema: Multigenerational Narratives, Migration, and Identity in Asian America

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is seeking proposals for papers and  

presentations on the theme of “Multigenerational Narratives, Migration, and Identity.” This  

inaugural conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 14–15, 2016 in  

conjunction with PAAFF 2016, the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander film festival on the  

East Coast.  

   

We seek proposals from scholars across a variety of fields such as Asian Studies, Asian  

American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Visual Art and Culture Studies. Proposals  

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
McFarland & Company, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

McFarland, an independent publisher of academic and adult nonfiction books, will be releasing A Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction in 2018. Companions to certain aspects of popular fiction—or works written for the mass publishing market and read by large segments of the British public—have been published. Yet there is no single volume devoted to popular fiction in its entirety. Through short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries, the 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres.

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