One of the central figures in contemporary Chilean film, director Pablo Larraín (b. 1976), presents a harsh portrait of his country’s current reality and of its tortured history in a direct, sometimes surprising, and often controversial oeuvre, never demurring in the face of violence or painful truths about the past. His first feature film, Fuga (2006), which was poorly received by critics, focuses on a composer’s mental health issues; his striking trilogy about Chile’s recent history covers the Pinochet dictatorship in Tony Manero (2008), the last days of the Allende presidency in Post mortem (2010), and the democratic downfall of Pinochet in 1988 in NO (2012).
Call for Papers
2018 Chimères Conference
University of Kansas
April 6-7, 2018
Appetites and Aversions
We invite proposals for 20 minute papers and 80 minute panels for the third annual Fear 2000 conference at Sheffield Hallam University – Fear 2000: Horror Media Now. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities, the conference will investigate the present and future of the horror genre across several media.
How We Make Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2017 full name / name of organization: Trace Journal - Special Issue
Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.
Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy
University of Florida
University Writing Program
Conference Call for Papers
PANEL ON POETIC DIGRESSION for ESSE 2018 (www.esse2018brno.org)
From the parecbasis or ‘stepping away’ of Quintilian to the meandering twists and turns of the ‘loiterly’ work, this panel investigates the many and various modes of digression in poetry, figuring digression as a means through which we can rethink poetic effect - poetry’s grammatical, rhetorical, formal, philosophical, lyric and/or narrative power or force.
We invite proposals for conference papers exploring poetic digression and its effects. Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to the following:
Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of
Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work
produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing essays, short stories, poetry,
creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the
kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the
fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged
and explored. Submissions are welcome year-round, and will be reviewed promptly after receipt.
One of the most original contributions of the so-called new childhood studies is the shift away from earlier notions of a “universal child” (marked by biological as much as cultural and psychological universals, cutting across all cultural and social groups) to the idea of childhood as a social construct, contingent on historically and culturally situated realities. Starting in the 1980s, researchers have increasingly placed emphasis on children as “agents” and “beings” in their own right, whereas before childhood was conceptualized as a social structure and a state of becoming toward fully realized human adults (James and Prout 1990).
Proposed Panel for SHARP18
Making it Count: Quantifying the Biases and Value of Book Reviews and Prizes
Convenors: Dr Melinda Harvey (Monash) and Dr Julieanne Lamond (ANU)
This panel proposes to bring together researchers who examine book reviewing, prizes, publishing and other consecratory acts in the literary field through quantification.