The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its first Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2019 conference. This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture. Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2019 conference). Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019. Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.
twentieth century and beyond
Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’.
This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.
Panel on Jane Smiley for
American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA
May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place
Jane Smiley: A "Great American Novelist"
Call for Papers: Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, UC Davis, June 26-30 2019
Organizer: Danielle Crawford (email@example.com), UC Santa Cruz
Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.
Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.
I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on treatments of Donald Trump in literature, film, and television, tentatively titled Trump Fiction, under contract for publication with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.
Contributors must have a PhD.
Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906. Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind. His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification. Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America. As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait
CALL FOR PAPERS
Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN
"Robert Penn Warren and Education"
For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
Teaching Warren’s work
Warren as teacher
Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
New Criticism in the classroom