How does twenty-first century genre-literature engage with the history and literature of the Middle Ages? This session invites submissions which explore genre medievalisms from any angle. How do contemporary social and cultural trends and concerns intersect with the medieval in genre fiction? Are shifts within a genre or across genres discernable? How do genre conventions shape the use of medieval material and vice versa? Do modern works reflect medieval history or literature? How do authors approach the Middle Ages and medieval material? What roles do audiences and/or publishers play? How important the idea the a work reflects historical reality, and to whom does it matter? What is the role of research?
The so-called "memory boom" that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century continues to raise a challenge for architects, politicians, and urban planners: how can a city accommodate the demand for memorials and other memory-sites while still ensuring the present and future livability of these locations? Not only the way we remember but also where we do so are enduring sources of controversy in Oklahoma City, Berlin, New York City, Paris, and elsewhere.
Call for abstracts for a seminar session:
All for Love?: Family and Romance in the Hollywood Action Film
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
Traditionally, love interests and family in action films have been relegated to sub-plots and sacrificed as part of the Hero's commitment to the 'greater good.' This seminar examines films where family and love resist this dismissal, as well as the gender and social implications of more emotionally connected Heroes. Please send brief abstracts in the body of the email to Elizabeth Abele
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
EXTENDED Deadline: July 17, 2013
Keynote by Homay King, Associate Professor of History of Art and Director, Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College. King teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include American cinema, film theory, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist film theory and criticism. King is author of Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Projection, and the Enigmatic Signifier (Duke University Press, 2010).
The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 62nd annual convention that address this year's theme, Looking Beyond First Impressions: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Performing Arts. The Convention will be held in Natick, MA, the weekend of October 24-27, 2013. All papers that address the convention theme are encouraged and welcome. We are especially interested in papers related to the following topics: Diversity on the Stage in New England, Women Pioneers on the Stage, Diversity in Musical Theatre, and LGBT theatre and performance. Please send your abstract of 250 words or less by July 20 to Sabine Macris Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nation and its Discontents
2014 South Asian Literary Association Conference
California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites all submissions—from all disciplines—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference on November 15th and 16th.
Film and television Westerns, especially those treating the American West, often disguise the role of money as a narrative element, a structuring and thematic principle, just as the external systems of production, distribution, consumption, and appropriation often disguise the role of money behind the glitter and glamour of celebrity. Financial matters play second fiddle, either to cowboy virtue or to movie-star verve. Whether it is disguised or advertised, however, money is a complex figure in the cinematic Western. How, for example, does money define heroes or villains or the national character itself? When does the ethical or moral identity of the frontier landowner or cattle rancher complement or conflict with his or her financial station?
The 41st annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha conference will be devoted to an interdisciplinary conversation between literary scholars and historians exploring the rich relationship between history and the life and art of William Faulkner. How do specific histories—of Mississippi, of the U.S. South, of the nation, of the Americas, of the Atlantic or Pacific regions, of modernity, of technology, of private or everyday life, of the environment, of ideas and intellectual work, of the senses or affects, of underrepresented populations, groups, or societies, of colonialism and empire, of global movements, migrations, and exchanges, and so on—illuminate, challenge, complicate, or otherwise situate Faulkner's imaginative writings and public performances?
Call for papers:
THE FAN STUDIES NETWORK SYMPOSIUM
30th November 2013
University of East Anglia
Keynote: Professor Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University)
We are delighted to announce the FSN2013 symposium, taking place at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, on Saturday 30th November 2013. The keynote speaker will be Professor Matt Hills, author of Fan Cultures (Routledge, 2002) and Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the 21st Century (I.B. Tauris, 2010).
The nineteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 6–8 March 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference's broad historical and disciplinary scope.
Planned sessions are welcome; please see the new guidelines at http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.
Proposals deadline: October 1, 2013
The Fortieth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
April 4-5, 2014
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Theme: Medieval Emotions
Plenary Speakers: Dr. William M. Reddy, Duke University
Dr. Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London
Roundtable: "Scholastic Emotions" chaired by Dr. Mark Jordan, Washington University
4th Global Conference
Making Sense of: The Patient: Therapeutic Approaches
Tuesday 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations
To witness and be aware of the fullness of the impact of exceptional nursing…is a sacred emotional uplifting experience…This realisation permeates ones whole being, bringing peace, endless gratitude and the deepest respect. As a result one can become a better person, simply wanting to radiate the same love to all within one's reach.
We are delighted to announce the development of the new Intellect Journal of East Asian Popular Culture and to issue a general call for papers.
In the last few decades there has been a huge rise in the interest in East Asian Popular Culture. The Journal of East Asian Popular Culture will be engaging directly with that trend. From film to music; art to translation and fashion to tourism, this journal will offer a forum where multidisciplinary work can come together in new and exciting ways.