Urban Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction, Gothic crime fiction, and television whose narratives spring from discourse on industrial and post-industrial urban society. Often dystopic, it was pioneered in the mid-19th century in Britain and the United States and developed in serialisations such as R. L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886); into novels such as Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). Much has been written on 19th century Anglo-centred Urban Gothic fiction and vampiristic, monstrous Urban Gothic, but less has been written on the 21st century reimagining and re-serialisation of the Urban Gothic in mechanised, altered, disabled, and dystopic states of being.
world literatures and indigenous studies
Christopher Newport University (VA) seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the "Global Status of Women and Girls." Please see URL (http://globalstatusofwomen-conf.org) for detailed information. The dealine for abstract submissions is September 3rd, 2017.
Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous? Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?
Update: I am seeking one article and one book review to complete a forthcoming special issue of Papers on Language and Literature.
The emphasis for the issue will be on examining self-reflexive (even self-theorizing) texts which may be considered "world literature", as described below:
St. Thomas More College
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty Six Territory and Homeland of the Métis
Public Keynote Featuring Ilia Delio, OSF, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Main Conference and Closing Banquet (for Registered Attendees) March 23, 2018
The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.
Call for Papers
The 7th Issue of Localities
Call for Local Stories for the 7th Issue of Localities
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Roberto Bolaño's novel, The Savage Detectives, we want to address the legacy of this Latin American author. We intend to discuss Bolaño's status in world literature today, as a "local" voice that was never very local, to begin with (he was a Chilean who produced most of his work in Mexico and Spain, and who included cosmopolitan references in all of his stories), but has certainly become "global" in the 21st century. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered.
Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Global Wars, Local Traumas" at the 49th NeMLA Annual Convention (April 12-15, 2018) Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Panel Title: Global Wars, Local Traumas