The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,
Archives and Activism
"The rebellion of the archivist against his normal role is not, as so many scholars fear, the politicizing of a neutral craft, but the humanizing of an inevitably political craft."
-- Howard Zinn "Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest," Vol. II, No. 2 (1977) of Midwestern Archivist.
The 2012 South Western Region Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will be held October 5-6 at Oklahoma Christian University in cooperation with Oklahoma Baptist University. The theme of the conference is "Theatrum Mundi: Faith, Representation, and Multiculturalism."
The keynote speaker will be Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang , who will deliver the 8th annual McBride Lecture for Faith & Literature. Mr. Hwang will also appear, along with members of the editorial board of the journal Ecumenica, on a panel addressing issues of faith in contemporary drama.
Call for Papers for Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Special Section: "Temporalities in Latin American Film" and for a related LASA 2013 Panel
Convocatoria a Dossier para Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies titulado: "Temporalidades en el cine latinoamericano" y para un panel acompañante en LASA 2013
We are currently seeking rigorously researched, previously unpublished manuscripts of 15-30 double-spaced pages which contribute to expanding the critical literature in the field of Hispanic cultural studies through theoretical interrogations regarding the construction, expression, and reception of temporalities expressed in Latin American film (all genres and periods.) We seek essays in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Is the world ultimately unknowable – if considered as a place where genuine novelty is always emerging? Is it possible to look at the history of cybernetics as something that provides us with "an imaginative model of open-ended experimentation in stark opposition to the modern urge to achieve domination over nature and each other?" (Andrew Pickering, 2011).
This special session will take place at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 9-12, 2013).
At this time, _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ is actively accepting submissions for the December edition. This will be a special edition entitled "Feminism and Queer Sexuality." We also welcome other essays which discuss English literature and culture from a feminist perspective. The submission deadline for the December issue is September 30, 2012. Please see below for more information:
_Feminist Studies in English Literature_ welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.
Contributions solicited for a new web resource on teaching English literature at the college/university level.
Possible contributions include but are not limited to:
Reviews of books, blogs and other resources;
Personal essays on teaching lit at the college/university level;
Sample Assignments and/or syllabi, commentary on successful courses;
Course design and planning ideas;
Incorporating technology successfully;
Hints and advice for new instructors;
CFP: "Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema" (collection)
In his review of Tavernier's Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade,
Death, violence, and moral corruption aren't just slapstick props … but agonizingly real presences, and their comedy isn't a release from horror, but a confrontation with it.… [H]umor and horror exist side by side, they play on the very thin line that separates a laugh from a scream, touching the hysteria common to both.… The best black humor makes us feel the horror. (186)
artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação (ISSN 1646 3463) is an open-access, peer-reviewed independent e-journal whose main objective is to promote interdisciplinary studies in Art, Science and Communication Sciences.
We are especially interested in essays and artwork that address the convergence of studies in science, and technology with those in art, or reconsider the encounter of art with specific historical events (i.e. new research in science, technological development, political and social change, etc.).
PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée
Lisbon, 27 and 28 November
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
CFP: Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes (collection)
Mark Salisburry writes of Tim Burton:
"Burton's characters are often outsiders, misunderstood and misperceived, misfits encumbered by some degree of duality, operating on the fringes of their own particular society, tolerated, but pretty much left to their own devices." (Burton on Burton, xviii-xix)
Burton's films have explored this theme of outsiders and many others over a wide array of genres.
Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on the work and artistry of Tim Burton. All films and theoretical approaches welcome.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
• Outsiders, Misfits, and conformity/nonconformity
Self-Adornment in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Many scholars have noted Chaucer's insular Englishness, which is observable in The Canterbury Tales as well as his other works. Their assessment is partially accurate, since Chaucer characterizes his pilgrims as hailing "from every shires end of Engelonde." According to this description, the party apparently lacks representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Wales or Brittany. However, despite this initial appearance of English homogeneity, geographic and cultural others do appear on the margins of Chaucer's writing, including The Canterbury Tales and The House of Fame. The Franklyn's Tale is set in Celtic Britanny while The Man of Law's Tale features Scots who trouble the borders of Northumberland and England.