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Penny Dreadful; Gothic Reimagining and Neo-Victorianism in Modern Television

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
J. Greenaway/ S. Reid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.

 

PROSPERO A JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURES AND CULTURES 22 (2017) - MISCELLANEOUS ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Prospero, A JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURES AND CULTURES, UNIVERSITY OF TRIESTE, ITALY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Prospero, A JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURES AND CULTURES (Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere), University of Trieste, Italy,  invites contributions for the forthcoming miscellaneous issue, volume 22 (2017). Prospero is a double-blind peer review, printed and entirely open access. It  publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.

Performativity of Satire as Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.

“Reading World War I Literature 100 Years After” - Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:43pm
Alicante Journal of English Studies (University of Alicante, Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

“Reading World War I Literature 100 Years After” - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - Special Issue (2018), No. 31

Editors: Nick Milne (University of Ottawa) & Sara Prieto (University of Alicante)

A hundred years after the Armistice of World War I, further review of the literature focused on and emanating from the conflict is needed. This special issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (http://raei.ua.es) seeks to approach WWI from a multidisciplinary perspective, beyond the traditional canonical voices associated with the literature of the Great War.

Flannery O'Connor panel at SCMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:51am
Flannery O'Connor society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are looking for new takes on Flannery O'Connor and her work for a panel at the SCMLA in Tulsa Oct 5-8.

Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Tiffany Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance

“And there is pause, a breathspace in the strife;/A spirit brave has passed beyond the mists/And vapors that obscure the sun of life./And
Ethiopia, with bosom torn,/Laments the passing of her noblest born.”

CFP: Thea Astley

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:38am
Sue Sheridan, Jessica Gildersleeve / Queensland Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Queensland Review welcomes proposals for essays for a special issue (26.2 2019) on the work of Thea Astley. A panel session is proposed for the July 2018 Literary Studies Convention in Canberra, to be followed by the special Astley issue of the journal, edited by Susan Sheridan with Jessica Gildersleeve.

Please send proposals of 250 words, for an essay or a conference paper or both, by 1 June 2017 to Susan Sheridan (sue.sheridan@flinders.edu.au) and Jessica Gildersleeve (jessica.gildersleeve@usq.edu.au).

Women Between Aesthetics and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

With the erosion of totalitarian regimes in Africa and the intense development of popular protest, women have always found ways to cope with the national disenchantment that has eternally attempted to exploit them as a means to preserve the nation’s homogeneity. Thus, the relationship between women and the nation remains rather complex: on the one hand, they are members of communities, institutions and groups that secure the nation’s political agenda, on the other hand, they are still looked at as social categories holding specific roles in the nation, namely that of reproduction.

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