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(CFP: PAMLA 2017) Images of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters

Whether it is Landscape with the Fall of Icarus or the photograph of a dead three year-old Syrian boy on the beach, visual representations of disasters unsettle us, at times in unexplainable ways. As Susan Sontag suggests in Regarding the Pain of Others, narratives imbue the images with much of their meaning. In this sense, literary art, as a descriptive rhetorical device that captures the essential stories of visual images, becomes a critical motor of meaning-making. 

Peter Manson Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PETER MANSON SYMPOSIUM

The University of Glasgow, 27th-28th October 2017

 

The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select Chapters Needed

updated: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:24pm
Kevin Corstorphine and Laura Kremmel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.

Food Transformations: Eating and Wasting in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:39pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Food in the 21st century would be unrecognizable to our great grandparents. Canadian ecocritic Susie O’Brien has recently explained in an interview in ARIEL that “food is a rich site through which to think about a number of things: environment, colonialism, culture, affect, subjectivity, among others.” There is an urgency to theorizing about food, especially given the fact that hunger is seriously at odds with the promises of industrial agriculture. Indeed, according to Vandana Shiva, “industrial agriculture has not produced more food.

101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

The Voyeur in (and of) Fiction

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Voyeurism functions in fiction in many ways: as state surveillance, as individual stalking, and even, arguably, in the acts of reading and writing. This panel will consider voyeurism through voyeur-tinged original fiction and critical papers both on voyeuristic works of fiction and on the voyeurism of the reader/writer/character relationship.

Call for Papers for the Langston Hughes Society Panel at SAMLA

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Dr. Wallis Baxter III, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

Transgressing Artistic Borders: The High/Low Portrayal of the African-American Experience in the Work of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries

Call for papers for The tenth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABDD10).

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017

ABDD10, Sept 2017Call for papers

The tenth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABDD10).

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the tenth edition of “Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference” (ABBDD10), which will take place at the “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba-Iulia, Romania, between 26th and 28th September 2017.

Our inter and multidisciplinary conference wishes to bring together academics and practitioners from various fields, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicians, architects etc. to explore and shed new lights on themes such as the followings:

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