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“What about It?”: Science, Nature, Self, and Cummings' Modernist Aesthetics  (9/5/16; Louisville, 2/23-25/17)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
E.E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 45th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2017, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). This session welcomes papers on elements of Cummings’ modernism, cultural aesthetics, genre issues and visual effects, critical reception, and interactions with other modernists.

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation: 13th issue

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers: deadline extended!
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

 

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 13th issue. We accept:

REMINDER: The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
NeMLA - Baltimore, MD, March 23-26 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.

Hunting for the Animal Subject in Anglo-Saxon England: a Roundtable (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

A recent trend in medieval studies and the humanities at large has been a “turn” to the animal. While medievalists have long been interested in bestiaries, beast epics, and other texts populated with nonhumans, the research that is produced is inevitably concerned with what those works say about human culture rather than what they can reveal about perceptions of animals as animals. The field of animal studies (alternatively known as critical animal theory), in contrast, focuses on how humans have sought to differentiate themselves from nonhuman animals and how this perceived seperation has determined the human treatment of and responses to nonhumans.

CFP: Shakespeare's Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
Allison Kellar Lenhardt; Sonya Loftis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

The editors of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion are reposting the CFP for the edited collection, which is now under contract with Routledge as a part of the Studies in Shakespeare series. We are particularly interested in rounding out our collection with an essay that focuses on multimedia, cognition, ecocriticism, digital humanities, and/or global performance. Please see the original CFP below and submit a CV and abstract by September 15 to a.lenhardt@wingate.edu.

Designing (Post)Colonial Knowledge: Imagining South Asia

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
South Asian Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

In Saloni Mathur’s 2007 book, India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display, she analyzes sites of artistic and cultural productions and institutions as they represent Indian design within colonial power structures. Reading sites as varied as museums and colonial postcards contrapuntally, Mathur proposes that the arts’, crafts, and aesthetics were significant not only in a conscious effort to control the visual display of culture and as a set of aesthetic traditions, but also how they signfied dynamic shifts in imperial contacts. Work by scholars such as Mathur, Karen Fiss, S.

AAIS-CSIS 2017 Roundtable CFP: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Italian

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Brandon Essary (Elon University); Andrea Privitera (University of Western Ontario, Università di Padova)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Based on its success at the 2016 AAIS conference, this roundtable will seek to explore again innovative approaches to teaching Italian language, history, culture, or literature. Of particular – but not exclusive – interest are methods that utilize digital resources (video games, websites, computer programs). What resources and genres make the most effective teaching tools? Can interactivity with technology influence the way students learn? Which linguistic, cultural and literary concepts can best be illustrated?

Please submit presentation proposals (in Italian or English) of no more than 250 words and a brief biographical blurb to:

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:05pm
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

“Strong Independent Shipper Who Don’t Need No Canon:” When Fans Reject Canon

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

“Strong Independent Shipper Who Don’t Need No Canon:” When Fans Reject Canon

2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

San Diego, Wednesday, April 12th—Saturday, April 15th

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
McFarland & Company, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

McFarland, an independent publisher of academic and adult nonfiction books, will be releasing A Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction in 2018. Companions to certain aspects of popular fiction—or works written for the mass publishing market and read by large segments of the British public—have been published. Yet there is no single volume devoted to popular fiction in its entirety. Through short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries, the 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres.

Diasporic Cinema: Multigenerational Narratives, Migration, and Identity in Asian America

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is seeking proposals for papers and  

presentations on the theme of “Multigenerational Narratives, Migration, and Identity.” This  

inaugural conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 14–15, 2016 in  

conjunction with PAAFF 2016, the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander film festival on the  

East Coast.  

   

We seek proposals from scholars across a variety of fields such as Asian Studies, Asian  

American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Visual Art and Culture Studies. Proposals  

Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:53am
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Call for Papers: Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2 OCTOBER
University of Leeds 12 December 2016

Speakers:
Dr Matthew Boswell, University of Leeds, author of Holocaust Impiety
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
Dr Nicholas Terry, University of Exeter, Holocaust historian and ex-editor of Terrorizer