In the last five years or so, rhetoric and composition scholarship has offered work that brings digital media and bodies to the forefront to shape pedagogical praxis, illuminate cultural practices, and extend composition studies (into writing studies). Yet, much of this scholarship remains focused on the rhetorical construction of embodiment, as indicated by several recent journal special issues: Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric (Enculturation 23 2016), Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives (Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46.3 2016), Embodied and Affective Rhetorics (Present Tense 6.1 2016), Embodied Sound (Kairos 21.1 2016), and Sexing Colorlines: Black Sexualities, Popular Culture, and Cultural Production (Poroi 7.2 2011).
As the bicentennial of the publication of the early Gothic’s masterpiece, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 2018 is
an ideal time to reconsider how we understand the aesthetic qualities, ideological underpinnings, historical
development, and cultural work of Gothic literature. Derided as juvenile or worse through most of the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Gothic has enjoyed a resurgence in interest among scholars in recent
decades—and of course, it has never lost the interest of popular audiences. This panel seeks papers from
scholars of literature, history, art history, religion, science and technology studies, and other fields which break
CFP: Transition / Transgress
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. Inspired by this year’s Craft, Critique, Culture Conference at the University of Iowa, this special issue of IJCS looks at the stigmas, honors and consequences associated with transitions and transgressions.
Simon Lewis and Giusi Russo, guest editors of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies are seeking manuscript submissions for a special issue on post-colonial nostalgia to be published in the spring of 2019.
Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism & the Arts - an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Queen Mary, University of London, 3rd & 4th November 2017
Bielefeld University (Germany), 13-14 April 2018
Call For Papers: Forgery and Imitation
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our twelfth issue (Summer 2018) will be guest edited by Aviva Briefel on the theme of Forgery and Imitation.