This issue of Transformations seeks submissions from scholars in film and related fields concerning the 'other' Western. The 'other' Western is the possibilities implied by the Western itself, and how these possibilities might lead in other directions, other pathways. From its beginnings in the silent era, the film Western has always been at the forefront of innovations in cinematography, mise-en-scene, film style and the development of techniques of narration and characterisation. For Jim Kitses, the genre of the Western is
Call for Papers 2013 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture
MAP/ACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 7 -- Saturday, November 9, 2012
Tropicana Casino and Resort
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net
by June 14, 2013
Motherhood and childbirth have been constructed as symbols of faith, sites of suspicion, protectors of social morality, and the wages of original sin. Mother Earth, the Virgin Mother, and evil stepmothers are just some of the pillars society has fashioned around the concept of motherhood. Motherhood has been gendered female to the extent that motherhood and womanhood are often seen to be mutually completing, with pregnancy serving as a visual marker of the liminal space that turns woman into mother.
International Colloquium, « Form(s) of Diplomacy », 12-13 June 2014, Toulouse 2 Le Mirail University, France.
Call for Papers
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013
Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association's (SAMLA) focus this year is Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds, and this Call for Papers invites submissions that explore and examine the ways that images are used to make meaning in print and online.
In keeping with the rhetorical focus of this session, we are interested in papers that inquire how visual artifacts make meaning by persuading using one or more of Aristotle's appeals: ethos, logos, and/or pathos.
Papers may examine how visuals persuade in print, digital, and networked worlds through moving images such as videos and movies, artwork, static online or printed images, and video games.
Most noted for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, Alice Walker has cemented her place in American literature, capturing the struggles and journeys of African-American men and women throughout the American South. Significantly less critical attention has been given, however, to her short fiction and non-fiction works—a canon that aspires to reclaim her mothers' gardens and share those once unspoken African-American tales. This call for paper is aimed at soliciting abstracts and potential articles for a proposed collection on the short fiction and non-fiction of Alice Walker.
The Review of English Studies is inviting entries for its 2013 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.
The winner will receive:
• Publication of the winning essay in the June 2014 issue of The Review of English Studies
• A cash prize of £250
• £250 worth of OUP books
• A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies
UNCOMMON WEALTHS: RICHES AND REALITIES
Innsbruck, Austria: 14-18 April 2014
We welcome proposals for both papers and panels on any of these or other aspects of UNCOMMON WEALTHS until 31 August, 2013.
ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS of 20 minutes duration should be no longer than 250 words.
Metatheatrical Dimensions of Ontological Memories