In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly critical of "lyric." Now, as well as Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins's upcoming publication of The Lyric Theory Reader, we are in an important moment where the concept (genre, form, or mode, depending upon your critical positions) of the "lyric" is being contested, affirmed, and dismantled. At the same time, 21st-century modes of circulation (digital platforms and social media) and the democratization of authorship have complicated what we call the lyric. This panel invites papers exploring the implications, limits, and uses of lyric theory in the 21st century. Papers may include a wide range of time periods and approaches, while keeping in mind current discussions of the lyric.
Blackness Without Race: Essays on the Subversion of Race by Way of Blackness in Literature, Media, and Culture
Call for Papers - Symposium: Masculine and Feminine: Unsteady definitions - September 20, 2013
University of Toulouse – II Le Mirail, France
Essay Collection on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. UPDATE
I have received multiple successful proposals for a collection of essays on the films of Robert Downey Jr. to be published in 2013 or early 2014 by McFarland but am still in need of TWO additional essays, in order to ensure a breadth of representations of the films.
I am soliciting proposals/statements of interest (300-500 words) for previously unpublished essays (15-30 pages) on the following films ONLY:
Call for submissions: Essays for an edited collection on culture and The Big Bang Theory
Working title: Our Whole Universe: Essays on Culture and The Big Bang Theory
Now in its sixth hit season, CBS's television series The Big Bang Theory is undeniably popular. We also believe the show is culturally significant. Scriblerus Press seeks essays that engage with The Big Bang Theory for an upcoming edited collection. We're looking for essays that demonstrate a strong voice with a distinct point of view—and that make a focused, original claim about the show and its cultural significance. No plot summaries, reviews, encomiums, or diatribes.
The Atrium seeks your own stories of current challenges with students who are themselves challenged by physical, mental, and economic disablements. Please submit innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays (both personal and classroom-based), as well as general articles and classroom best practices. We also publish limited fiction and poetry. Research articles must demonstrate clear follow-through into practice in the classroom. Limited book and website reviews and conference CFPs are also published.
International Journal of Peace Education and Development (IJPED)
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World Picture Conference
November 8-9, 2013
University of Toronto
With keynote addresses by:
Linda Zerilli (University of Chicago)
Davide Panagia (Trent University)
The theme of this year's conference is willing, a term that raises questions about how we might conjugate a more nimble understanding of the relation between any number of ideas typically opposed to one another, and burdened with no small share of history: will and submission, intervention and compliance, purposiveness and purposelessness, manipulation and naiveté, among others.
The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of writing/rhetoric and popular culture. This includes the use of popular culture in rhetoric/writing educational settings or interpretations of rhetoric/writing in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to,
CALL FOR PAPERS - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
LERMA (E.A. 853) Aix-Marseille Université
April 10-12, 2014 in Aix-en-Provence (France)
Margin(s) and Norm(s) in English Language(s) / langue(s) anglaises : les normes et les marges
We invite paper and panel proposals on topics related to silences, disjunctions, and absences in Romantic-era texts, for a one-day conference hosted by the School of English and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen's University Belfast on 2 August, 2013. The keynote speaker will be Dr Fiona Price, Reader in English Literature at the University of Chichester.
University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 14, 2013
If obsolescence is both a condition and consequence of media culture, how can we approach and articulate the relationship between oldness and newness, obsolescence and innovation, with regard to changes in cinematic form, technology, and scholarship? This conference reconsiders obsolescence as a strategic anachronism, focusing not only on technological formats but also on genres, critical approaches, and texts. To address the allure of the "now" which pervades approaches to everything from Blu-ray technology to Speculative Realism, we affirm the need to turn back in order to imagine what lies ahead.
Inspired by Simon Ortiz' "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's _American Indian Literary Nationalism_, this collection will be a site for emerging scholars and theorists (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) in the fields of Native American and First Nations literatures to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. The goals of this collection include not only to provide a site for these emerging voices to be collectively heard, but also to offer an alternative to the dominance of western critical theory in the academy as a whole.
The Society for Phenomenology and Media invites proposals for individual conference papers and three-person panels for its 16th Annual International Conference.
Send submissions (200-word abstract) or questions to:
SPM Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: March 12-15, 2014
WHERE: Hochschule Furtwangen University & Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 30, 2013
SPM WEBSITE: http://www.wix.com/societyphenmedia/socphenmedia