In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.
Special Issues - Christianity & Literature - "Sincerity" full name / name of organization: Christianity & Literature contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PAPERS
Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer
Reconnecting with the Homeland (Chapter of an edited collection on The Postcolonial Subject in Transit)
NeMLA Annual Convention 2017 -- Baltimore, MD
This call for papers is for those scholars who teach Italian language and literature abroad:
Il giovane d’Annunzio e la fascinazione del teatro
Ebook delle Edizioni Sinestesie, Collana “Il Parlaggio”
Questa raccolta di saggi in formato ebook si propone di valutare un aspetto molto significativo, ma ancora poco indagato, della giovinezza di Gabriele d’Annunzio: la rilevanza del teatro nei suoi anni romani e nella sua prima produzione giornalistica.
Call for Papers: MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016.
Editorial Team: Monica Louzon, M.L.S. (Managing Editor), Rachel Lazarus, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Heather McHale, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Barbara Jasny, Ph.D. (Co-Editor),
Editorial Board: Nancy Kress, M.S., M.A.; Charles Gannon, Ph.D.; Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Ph.D.; Terence McSweeney, Ph.D.
DEADLINE FRIDAY JUNE 10 -- SUBMIT ASAP
2016 PAMLA 114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, CA
Friday Nov. 11 - Sunday Nov 13, 2016
CFP SPECIAL SESSION: Transdisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures
In The Tropics Bite Back, literary scholar Valérie Loichot highlights Maryse Condé’s urging of Caribbean writers to “bite back” (mordre en retour) at their respective colonial powers. One method, which Condé calls ‘literary cannibalism,’ has been employed by authors throughout the African diaspora. Examples include Zora Neale Hurston’s revisiting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in her short story “Spunk”, Condé’s own Windward Heights, a revision of Charlotte Brönte’s Victorian classic, and Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone.
Creative Session NeMLA: The Hybrid Form
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Full name / name of organization
Llana Carroll / University at Albany, SUNY
Rae Muhlstock / University at Albany, SUNY
Contact email: email@example.com
NeMLA 2017: Baltimore, MD March 23-26
Creative Session: The Hybrid Form:
We will each present a hybrid-form piece that draws on our interdisciplinary creative and scholarly work.
American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D
American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that’s why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences.
Culture and theory
Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future. Movies (Blade Runner, The Quiet American), TV shows (Sherlock, Agent Carter), and digital ‘new media’ series—increasingly streamed and ‘binge watched’ on Netflix (House of Cards) and Amazon (The Man in the High Castle)—have been inspired by a variety of fiction novels, short stories, plays, comics, graphic novels, and historical works of nonfiction, memoirs (Bridge of Spies) or documentary (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) cine-essays that mediate and reframe history to portray an alternate worldview which re-imagines the past and anticipates a vision of future events.
This CS Journal special issue aims at exploring the encounter and intersection between fashion studies and media studies, with particular reference to visual and audiovisual products, e.g. cinema, television, advertising and digital media. Over the past decades, fashion acquired centrality in social and economical dynamics in Western culture for its capability to penetrate and influence both production and identitarian practices. Fashion both fully takes part in artistic processes as an autonomous aesthetic and semantic object (fashion as a medium) and has a pivotal role in creative industry as a provider of fundamental material for the formation of imaginary worlds and characters (fashion as a media industry).
Call for Chapters and Proposals
Working Title: When the Virtual Becomes Real: Gender Violence and Social, Mobile, and Interactive Media
Lisa Cuklanz, Ph.D.
Heather McIntosh, Ph.D.
Mass Media Department,
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2016
Call for Papers
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 15, 2016
Conference Theme: Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries