This panel will examine the social, moral, and aesthetic implications of violence as it has been conceptualized in post-2000 Latin American cinema. What role does violence play in today's communities? How and why does violence cross national borders? Is violence always transgressive or can it be legitimated? What are the moral connotations of the consumption of violent films? Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Henry Tarco-Carrera at firstname.lastname@example.org and Monica Filimon at email@example.com. Deadline: September 30, 2012
[UPDATE] This panel seeks papers to examine the ways that particular postmodern texts (such as Midnight's Children), which initially served to subvert foundational fictions in diverse societies, have become canonical in the ways these communities are now imagined. Why have these texts become canonical and how does that impact our readings of them? How are these texts read within their own communities? How have these re-imaginings altered the master narratives of these communities? Please send 200-300 word abstracts and a brief biography to Kenneth Sammond, firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2012.
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity Call for Articles
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity is now accepting submissions for our third volume! The diesis, or double dagger, indicates a footnote or point of reference, and our third issue will focus on these footnotes or reference points in literary identity. Therefore, we encourage articles concerning any form of literary identity, regardless of genre, movement, subject, or theoretical lens. In this issue, we seek to consider the questions of how and why we interpret, understand, and utilize literary identity, and welcome submissions that take these ideas as their impetus.
This panel explores French hip-hop's engagement with Islam in order to understand its ethnic, cultural, and political significance to youth of immigrant origin in France. While scholarship on French rap music has focused chiefly on constructions of ethnic and racial identity, the question of Islam in French rap remains underexplored. This panel seeks to address this gap in coverage by analyzing how rappers—for example, Abd al Malik, Médine, Rhoff, Diam's, and Kery James—reclaim Muslim identities in their works and refute the binary and essentialist interpretations of Islam imposed on them. Such analyses encourage a pluralistic view of Muslim identities in French public life.
The Tripod Cat Journal is an audio content literary journal publishing essays, poems, short stories, book chapters and serialized fiction, and non-fiction, rants and raves, interviews and reviews. We release audio-format, creative content in the original author's voice through syndication services like iTunes, Zune, Stitcher, and on our website.
The Tripod Cat Journal seeks to publish the best new work by promising and established writers, always using the most modern technologies available.
Editor seeks 15-20 page papers dealing with travel writing in early American Literature. Themes can include the law, captivity narratives, biography, etc. Please send abstracts and resumes at email@example.com. More details will be provided once a publisher is found.
There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held April 12-13th, 2013.
Potential paper topics [this list should not be seen as limiting]:
The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA
February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Conference theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
Two confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)
Dr Anna Green (University of East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery )
I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.
GENDER ROLES IN POSTMODERN WORLD
Editor : Dr Alka Singh
Assistant Professor of English, Department of English
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya
National Law University,Lucknow
LDA Scheme, Kanpur Road, Lucknow
UP, India Pin- 226012
The NeMLA Board and Tufts University are pleased to announce that Dionne Brand will be the keynote speaker; her presentation is accompanied by 11 Caribbean sessions now accepting abstracts.
Born in Trinidad, Dionne Brand is a renowned Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race.
NeMLA is particularly delighted to welcome Dionne Brand as part of our long standing commitment to Caribbean Literatures. 2013 Caribbean sessions:
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.
JMMS always welcomes submissions; it also considers republishing articles that are not available elsewhere on the Internet, such as chapters from edited collections.