The international conference on the gender of sovereignty in European politics and aesthetics, organized in Leuven, Belgium (18 - 20 December 2017) wants to bring together investigations that revisit issues of gender and sovereignty from a variety of disciplines. The historical scope of the conference ranges from the beginnings of modernity to the present. We invite papers that address imaginations of sovereignty in political and cultural discourse either through case-studies or in comprehensive analyses envisioning a modified history. Topics of interests include but are not restricted to:
Queensland Review welcomes proposals for essays for a special issue (26.2 2019) on the work of Thea Astley. A panel session is proposed for the July 2018 Literary Studies Convention in Canberra, to be followed by the special Astley issue of the journal, edited by Susan Sheridan with Jessica Gildersleeve.
Please send proposals of 250 words, for an essay or a conference paper or both, by 1 June 2017 to Susan Sheridan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessica Gildersleeve (email@example.com).
Western Literature Association Session at MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC)
Popular Cinema in Bengal: Genre, Stardom, Public Cultures (forthcoming)
Edited by Madhuja Mukherjee and Kaustav Bakshi (Jadavpur University, India)
Publisher: Routledge, UK/ India.
With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.
With the erosion of totalitarian regimes in Africa and the intense development of popular protest, women have always found ways to cope with the national disenchantment that has eternally attempted to exploit them as a means to preserve the nation’s homogeneity. Thus, the relationship between women and the nation remains rather complex: on the one hand, they are members of communities, institutions and groups that secure the nation’s political agenda, on the other hand, they are still looked at as social categories holding specific roles in the nation, namely that of reproduction.
The theme of the spring 2018 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: The Journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research (SPUR, formerly CUR Quarterly) will focus on undergraduate research and student success outcomes. Four to five articles of 2000–3500 words each are sought from a wide range of disciplines that explore how undergraduate research influences student success in a variety of educational and professional contexts. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) are welcomed that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to the measurement of engagement in undergraduate research and student success. Examples of topics of interest include the following:
Call for papers
Poetry, Race, Gender, and Culture: Reading the Work of Harryette Mullen in the 1990s
We seek papers for a panel devoted to the work of Harryette Mullen for the National Poetry Foundation Conference, “The Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s,” June 28-July 1st 2017. https://nationalpoetryfoundation.wordpress.com/
Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: “Artists and Activists”
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2017 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Papers on any topic will be considered, yet participants are welcome to explore this year's conference theme: “Artists and Activists.” A general description of this theme can be found here.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY
The Saint Paul Hotel and St. Catherine University
Sept. 21-23, 2017 Saint Paul, Minn.
Thursday through Sunday
QUEERING POP CULTURE PANEL
This session welcomes abstracts looking to queer pop culture or about queer elements of pop culture. By June 1, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEER YOUTH AND MASS MEDIA ROUNDTABLE
A panel on children’s and young adult literature is seeking original papers relating to the subject of the oral tradition and its impact on contemporary children’s or YA lit. Oral influences on any form of media for young people may be explored, including interactions and productions created by adult storytellers and participating child listeners. The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 2017 conference will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington: October 12-14, 2017. Abstracts of 250 words or less should be sent to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”
Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?
‘Aggression, Transgression, and the Avant-garde’
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Edinburgh
Call for Papers
"The twentieth century will undoubtedly have discovered the related categories of exhaustion, excess, the limit, and transgression – the strange and unyielding form of these irrevocable movements which consume and consummate us."
Michel Foucault, Language, Counter-Memory, Practice
Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning “place of the yews”. We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.