We are extending the Call-for-Chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses and close 'readings' will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of Lemmons' films, as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. We are particularly interested in examinations of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity (2013), the adaptation of Caveman's Valentine (2001), the biopic of Petey Greene, Talk to Me (2007) and formal aesthetic examinations of Eve’s Bayou(1997). The submission date for abstracts is extended to June 1, 2018.
Call for Papers
Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.
Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018
Deadline for Submissions Extended: January 26, 2018
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Special Dossier on FARGO (FX, 2014-) in MIDDLE WEST REVIEW
Following World War II a diverse and intense surrealist film culture took shape. Surrealist filmmakers made experimental short films, documentaries, and feature films, while surrealist writers were a steady presence in French film criticism. With this our volume Surrealism and Film After 1945, we present the first anthology on this rich but understudied topic. The volume will feature contributions on filmmakers connected with surrealism, the surrealist reception and exhibition of film, and the surrealist contributions to animation, documentary, and feminist film.
ASA Annual Meeting 2018
November 8-11, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia
RSA Journal, the journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA), invites submissions for its 2018 issue on “Post-racial America Exploded: #BlackLivesMatter Between Social Activism, Academic Discourse, and Cultural Representation."
Print Culture, Agency, and Regional Identity in the Handpress Period
14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic
29th August – 2 September 2018
Call for papers – Seminar 50:
English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries
Call for Papers, Spring 2018 Issue
UPDATE: Deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15. Additional conference information is now online here: https://www.okbu.edu/humanities/language-literature/southwest-conference...
Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World
The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
September 27-29, 2018
Oklahoma Baptist University
French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018
Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”
Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’
20th –21st September 2018, University of Cambridge
By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
. . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.
— From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago
April 20th and 21st, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Mark B.N. Hansen, James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke University