The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area accepts papers on all topics that either explore popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013
Current Call for Submissions
Volume 3, Number 2, Themed Issue on Monstrous Beauty and the Beauty of Monstrosity
The Phenomenology of Reading: Experiencing Literature Today
October 11th-12th, 2013
Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
Keynote: Charles Altieri (Berkeley)
Abstract Deadline Extension: July 21st, 2013
[Update: Scholars from varying stages in their academic careers are encouraged to apply. We've already received excellent submissions from graduate students as well as full-time professors and having representation from speakers at all levels can facilitate the kind of dialogue that makes a conference a productive experience.]
The Victorian villain of melodramatic stereotype cuts an instantly recognisable figure: cue the top hat and opera cape, the whiskers and moustache, the tremolo fiddle. Yet the narrowing down and simplifying of the Victorian villain is to a large extent a post-Victorian convention, strongly tied to the twentieth century's cultural assumptions of the Victorians as history's 'bad guys' (as Matthew Sweet, Christine L. Krueger and Rohan McWilliam and Kelly Boyd, among others, have noted).
The English Department, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Technical University of Liberec in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology kindly invite you to the international conference
Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction:
Traditions, Expectations, Genres and Codes.
CFP: 'Neo-Victorian Experiments'
Special Issue of Victoriographies
(Edinburgh University Press, Autumn 2014)
College English Association
45th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Submission deadline: November 1, 2013 at www.cea-web.org
In addition to our conference theme, we also encourage a variety of proposals in any of the areas English and writing departments encompass, including:
The American Literature II panel (permanent section) seeks papers on representations of advertising, marketing, and/or public relations in American novels, plays, poems, or films from 1870-present.
Please send 250-word abstracts by July 31st to Mark Schiebe, Queensborough Community College (CUNY), email@example.com
In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," the 77.1 special issue of South Atlantic Review seeks original images for proposed journal covers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world.
Emphasizing an expansive sense of both "modern" and "world," this special issue welcomes submissions (images not essays) that deal with any nationality and any period of print. Images not selected for this special issue will also be considered for forthcoming issues of South Atlantic Review. Photographers will receive a byline in and a copy of the journal for their contribution.