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Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:07pm
Susan Fanetti/California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

UPDATE: SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

CFP: Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

Editor: Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento

 

Through its seven-season run, from 2008-2014, Sons of Anarchy celebrated and contemplated the world of outlaw bikers and became a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet became and continues to be the highest-rated show in FX’s network history, and for that achievement, Sutter was, in later seasons, granted unprecedented leeway to tell his story in his way.

 

Anglo-Saxon Women: A Florilegium

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
Anglo-Saxon Women
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

ANGLO-SAXON WOMEN: A FLORILEGIUM

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Co-editors:     Emily Butler (John Carroll University)

        Irina Dumitrescu (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

        Hilary E. Fox (Wayne State University)

 

Project email: anglosaxonwomen@gmail.com

 

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26

 

We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.

 

Trans Atlantic Shell Shock

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:27pm
Trans Atlantic Shell Shock
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock (a term that this volume understands as denoting specifically mental trauma unique to World War I), greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This proposed peer-reviewed comparative collection seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.

 

Domesticity and Dystopia: Post-World War II British Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While literary responses to the Great War remain central to scholarship on 20th century British literature, British authors writing in the immediate aftermath of WWII have garnered far less critical attention.  Poised as they were between their modernist predecessors’ “radical break,” and their post-colonial successors’ challenges to cultural orthodoxies, most post-WWII authors have come to be regarded as comparatively minor, singular, or idiosyncratic.  For many critics, the diminution of Empire and the rise of the social welfare state produced not “giants,” but artists in disgruntled retreat from the modern world.  Even the socially conscious “Angry Young Men,” perhaps the era’s most celebrated authors, are, in the words of Terry Eagleton, “individualis

Shakespeare in Translation (abstract due Sept. 30)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.

Postwar Italian Cinema: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (abstract due Sept. 30)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to explore the explosion of cinematic excellence and exploration, perhaps unparalleled in cinema history, that occurred in Italy following the end World War II and continued until the 1970's. While this panel welcomes papers on some of the more artistically ambitious and celebrated of these films and filmmakers, it is also very much interested in the numerous ways that Italian cinema changed not only the art film but a host of popular genres as well, such as the Western, police drama, the horror film, and even science fiction.

Heritage Tourism and Race in the early Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Cathy Rex for Society of Early Americanists (Tulsa, March 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dear colleagues,

Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions. 

 

Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas

Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

REXCJ@uwec.edu

This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,

and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often

ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples

The Contrary of Revelation: Apocalypse and the Epistemology of Horror

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Ever since Paul J. Crutzen popularized the use of the term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe our current epoch, the word has carried apocalyptic implications: visions of a world in which human civilization has collapsed or the species has been totally eradicated from planet Earth. Meanwhile, new movements in contemporary philosophy from speculative realism to new materialism and beyond have sought to disrupt Enlightenment ontologies that place human beings in a centralized position for either philosophy or environmental thought. The Anthropocene, however, is only the latest manifestation of attempts to conceptualize massive destruction on a global scale.

Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, San Diego, CA, April 12-15, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

 

Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation

-print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines

-celebrity culture

-the internet and digital technologies

-advertising and marketing

-visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media

-film; performance; music

-graphic fiction/memoir

-best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, dadoirs, and dadlit

SHEL 10

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Studies in the History of the English Language
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) 10

SHEL 10 will be hosted by the English Department at the University of Kansas on June 2-4, 2017. This 10th anniversary conference in the SHEL series seeks to allow scholars to explore long-standing and emerging questions in the study of the history of the English language (HEL). The conference invites abstracts and workshop proposals from all linguistic approaches to and methodological perspectives on HEL, and welcomes presentations on all varieties and periods of the language. (More information on the conference website: http://shel10.ku.edu/)

Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals: November 1, 2016

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:38pm
NANO: New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.