We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.
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Call for chapter proposals for an edited volume tentatively titled Imagined Communities, Imaginary Scapes: Asian Africans in Exile. The focus will be on issues of identity and selfhood as explored through literary works, memoirs, social media and other writings. This will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-genre volume and will include literary criticism, creative pieces, and essays from the social sciences and other disciplines. Contributions can be in the form of a scholarly study or essay, a short memoir, a creative piece, or creative non-fiction.
Edwidge Danticat Society: ALA 29 (2018)
The American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
The Department of English at St. John's University invites papers that think about narrative across literary and writing studies. Our topic for this year's graduate conference, "Telling Stories: Rethinking Narrative in Literary and Writing Studies," asks us to conside what is entailed in generating narrative(s). We seek work that explores the cultural place of stories and their various modes of telling--through drama, poetry, prose forms, performance, digital media, translation--as well as the role of narrative in pedagogy and writing studies, in any historical, national, or diasporic tradition.
Fashion and Photography: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
29th to 30th June 2018
We are currently accepting proposals for papers and presentations to be featured at an exciting new Fashion and Photography Event in Palermo, Sicily, June 2018. Italy has a long-standing and highly valued history of fashion, and a highly developed fashion sense. Sicily is home to a number of internationally famous fashion designers such as Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce and Gabbana) and Arcangela Aiello, and Palermo is the heart of the island. We are excited to host our event there.
2nd Global Conference: Music &... Nationalism
29th to 30th June 2018
The spectre of national anthems being sung at mass events, political rallies and the use of pop music and established musicians providing endorsements at political rallies suggest that the relationship between music and the spirit nationalism is as strong as it has been since its emergence as a feature of 19th century romantic music. This conference aims to bring together interdisciplinary research perspectives on the relationship between music and nationalism.
The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.” While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.
Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) to be hosted by Clemson University and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.
Nigerian print and electronic media were beset by a revenue crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the context of structural adjustment of the country’s economy, the so-called Fourth Estate became a victim of its own success when its century-long visionary pursuit of democracy and social justice could no longer be sustained by old expectations based on circulation and advertisement. That apparent economic crisis was exacerbated by political problems arising from draconian military practices of rule, censorship, direct intimidation, and the corruption or cooptation of media ethics.
CFP: Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial
Volume editors: Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl
In anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal (1922-2022), submissions are welcomed for a volume devoted to critically-neglected Newbery Award-winners.
About the Volume
Literature as Activism
30th Annual Stony Brook English Graduate Conference
February 23rd, 2018
Keynote: Lisa Duggan, NYU
Graduate English Association, Department of English, University of Toronto
April 27, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julietta Singh (University of Richmond)
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
Roland Barthes (1977)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Wonder in the Eighteenth Century
October 10-13, 2018 | Four Points Sheraton, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Dr. Nathalie Ferrand (École Normale Supérieure / Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes, Paris)
Dr. Sandro Jung (Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel)
Dr. Sarah Tindal Kareem (University of California, Los Angeles)
Duke University’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with Duke Information Science + Studies and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge invite proposals for “Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies” a Digital Humanities symposium to be held at Duke University April 6 – 7 2018.
We welcome proposals in Digital Humanities scholarship that consider new directions in digital research and methodologies, particularly in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Especially welcome are proposals that think creatively about digital publication, data analysis, and interdisciplinary scholarly and pedagogical collaborations.
Recently, there has been an increase in mistrust regarding the political establishment. Forms of expressing this disconformity have been at the centre of public and academic discussion. Countercultures, as attempts to find an alternative to social conformity, are central to these expressions of dissent. Books like Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies: Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right (2017) highlight the resurgence of youth subcultures in the last decade. Correspondingly, counterculture movements on both sides of the political divide have seen their numbers multiplied.