Recent developments in neo-Victorian cultural production seem to have at least partially acknowledged the steadfast urge put forth by actors, readers/viewers, and critics to include Black experiences in their storyworlds. TV formats like Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015- ), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015-), and Peaky Blinders (2013- ) as well as films such as Wuthering Heights (2011), Belle (2013), and Lady Macbeth (2017) feature Black characters as part of their screenscape.
Afrographics: Visual Cultures of Black Modernism (MSA Columbus)
CFP, 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)
Panel proposal for MSA Columbus, November 8-11 2018
This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.
The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.
Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website: http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is
- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.
SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama
The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy. While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature. The questions this panel wants to ask is how we use literature to interrogate the barriers to social justice? What stories do we tell our students, and how do we encourage students to become astute social critics?
The Department of English at King’s College London is hosting a two-day conference on 7th and 8th June 2018 celebrating the work of the Honourable Sylvia Wynter OJ. The conference will include keynote presentations by Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia) and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern University), and a response by Paul Gilroy.
Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays, “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:
How does a riot speak? How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change? How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them? How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.”
“American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to: