For all the research that has been conducted into the ideological underpinnings of horror, ideology is not ultimately constitutive of the genre. Emotions are, as producers and fans well know. Yet there has been scant scholarly attention given to emotions (or affects) as such in the genre. Whether the defining generic emotion is taken to be art-horror (Carroll), a feeling of threat (Aldana Reyes), or a looser family of reactions like fear and suspense and disgust (Schneider), there is no escaping emotions.
The nature of sovereignty and its related concerns were central for political theorists of the early modern period (Renaissance). These questions continued to circulate in succeeding centuries, and returned with particular significance in the late 20th and 21st centuries, especially among continental political philosophers. This seminar will engage with questions surrounding sovereignty in both early modern literary texts as they relate to debates about sovereignty in their own time and/or in the present.
shakespeare on film and television
The 2019 PCA/ACA Conference will be held from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, at the Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.
For conference information: http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Shakespeare on Film and Television area explores Shakespeare in a variety of media beyond the traditional stage, including film, television, anime, and magna adaptations. We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto
Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism
The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.
Please find below the details of the 1st Call for Papers for the Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Revisiting the Gothic in Literature and the Visual Arts’, which will be held at UCAM – Universidad Católica de Murcia on 18 January, 2019.
Our main focus will be on the analysis and discussion of the transformations undergone by the Gothic genre since the 1970s up to today within the fields of fiction, the visual arts and other forms of popular culture. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Annual deadline: October 1
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal in print format featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage Learning and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should follow MLA parenthetical citation format.
Please send submissions as word file attachments to the editor:
Since Fight Club earned Chuck Palahniuk notoriety, critical praise and derision and a committed cult following on the heels of the 1996 novel publication and 1999's David Fincher film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto, the author and his work have struggled to find critical legitimacy. His reputation, especially at public readings, has been built upon accentuating all the ways grotesque horror can become comically absurd.
[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed journal of American Studies (ISSN 2068 – 3472) indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, CEEOL, and EBSCO. [Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods.
South Atlantic Modern Association (SAMLA) Conference
Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4, 2018 in Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
The literature produced by the communities of early Northern Europe, where the elements of craft and material culture informed the descriptive matter of both poetry and prose, has left a legacy which demands critical analysis of the ways in which the trappings of the real and the imaginary were represented. What were the relationships between figurative language, mimetic representation, the production of craft, and perceptions shaped by the visual arts? Did the allegories, symbols, emblems, fancies, and verisimilitude of literature in Old and Middle English, Old Norse/Icelandic, Early Welsh, or Early Irish provide opportunities to discuss the interface of descriptive writing with other modes of representation? Potential papers are asked to cons
The journal continent invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of “Apocryphal Technologies.” While the term “technological imaginary” is often used to describe how technologies are invested with utopian aspirations that prevent users from sensing legitimate disappointments, frustrations, or malfunctions, the term “apocryphal technology” refers to technological imaginaries that are more explicitly dubious, suspicious, or fraudulent. It also refers more specifically to technologies that are actually designed, built, and implemented (as opposed to the purely theoretical) and that are openly endorsed by their designers, promoters, and users (as opposed to the obviously impossible).
Mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt: Berlin as Site of Transnational Exchange
Northeast Modern Language Association
Washington, D.C., USA
March 21-24, 2019
50th Anniversary Convention Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples
The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.
CFP: 'The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain' 51 (4/2018): Paper submission date extension
Due to the large number of request we have extended the deadline for full paper submissions to the issue 'The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain' 51 (4/2018). All Authors who have not yet submitted their manuscripts are invited to submit up to August 15, 2018.
Carlos Reygadas is a twenty-first century Mexican auteur of international acclaim. His opera prima, Japón (2002), was awarded the Caméra d’Or Special Mention at Cannes. After his second and third features were nominated for the Palme d’Or, his fourth feature, Post Tenebras Lux (2012), again nominated for the Palme d’Or, won the award for best director. Reygadas’s poetic and experimental use of images, along with his subversive approach to traditional cinematic representations of Mexican life, has opened up an array of possibilities of interpretation for audiences and critics alike.