The newly-launched Journal of Juvenilia Studies (JJS) invites submissions. The JJS is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Society for Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ) and hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries through their web hosting service. The ISLJ was established in June 2017, during the Fifth International Conference in Literary Juvenilia, which was held at the University of North Alabama. The first issue will be launched at the Sixth International Conference and AGM, 5-8 July 2018, which will be held at the University of Durham.
twentieth century and beyond
NeMLA 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA
April 12-15, 2018
Panel: 20th/21st Century Representations of Women During Slavery
As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust witnesses. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.
REMINDER: DEADLINE APPROACHING Oct. 28 2017
In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series. Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain. Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following Call for Papers.
III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 15-16, December 2017)
Deadline: 24 October 2017
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Third Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
March 2 - 3, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Professors Amy Hungerford & Anthony Reed
Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.
The Fourth Annual Dartmouth Illustration, Comics and Animation Conference. May 26th and 27th, 2018.
Scholars, artists, and researchers at all levels are encouraged to submit a paper related to the following areas:
Events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War have been organized since 2014 and would continue through 2018. It has already sparked of various retellings on the war in fiction and celluloid. The third issue of JSHC attempts to offer renewed perspectives on the First World War. While war and society is the general theme for this issue, all the content in our issues have never been restricted to the pre-decided theme alone. Therefore, we welcome contributors for wide ranging perspectives and discussions on general issues beyond the present theme.
CFP: ACLA 2018
The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
March 29-April 1, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 21st , 2017
Contact: Mavis Tseng
Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University
“We talk about our memories, but should perhaps talk more about our forgettings, even if that is a more difficult – or logically impossible – feat.”
Julian Barnes, Nothing to Be Frightened of
Unities, wholes, patterns, ends, beginnings, organization, structure: these terms all belong to the structuralist tool kit with which we are familiar, yet we believe that this vocabulary is in dire need of reassessment. While the structural impetuses of narratology continue, dynamic theories of narrative such as those proffered by Roland Barthes, Ross Chambers and others, have become less prominent. In this seminar we will explore the following questions: What might a dynamic, systemic, and/or non-structuralist theory of narrative look like? What narratives (in any medium) exemplify a dynamic notion of narrative? What additional insights might we gain by working through a dynamic as opposed to a structuralist approach to narrative and narratives?