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MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE "ALIEN" AND "UNDERWORLD" FILMS

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Dr. Christie Rinck, University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE ALIEN AND UNDERWORLD FILMS

 

The portrayal of women warriors in literature and popular culture is a subject of study in history, literary studies, film studies, folklore, and mythology.  In 2011, Rebecca Stringer noted the archetypal figure of the woman warrior is an example of a normal thing that happens in some cultures, while also being a counter stereotype, opporing the normal construction of war, violence and agression as masculine.  This convention-defying position makes the female warrior (or, shero, heroine, hero) a prominent topic of investigation for discourses surrounding female power and gender roles in society.

New Religious Movements in China

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:29am
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In the late 1970s, academics came to use the term New Religious Movement (NRM) to replace “cult” in light of the pejorative connotation in daily English. At the time, NRM referred to small religious groups whose membership was predominately in the first generation. The leaders’ authority derived from charisma and they promised exclusive means to access the ultimate source of the cosmos that they alone possessed. They held beliefs and practices that differed from the traditional ones in the surrounding religious environment, such as innovative interpretations of ancient scripture or rituals and an independent organization. They lack recognized legitimacy in the eyes of the religious establishment.

Emerson Society Awards announcement

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:28am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

 

*Graduate Student Paper Award*

Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2018) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2018). Submit a 300-word abstract to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by January 12, 2018. Abstracts should address the 2018 CFPs posted at emersonsociety.org.

 

Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:27am
Mary Jane Dempsey/ University of Warwick through the Humanities Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Call for Papers

Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Warwick through the Humanities Research Centre

Keynote speakers: Professor Anne Etienne (UCC) and Professor Maud Anne Bracke (University of Glasgow)

Saturday, 19th May 2018

 

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, when social unrest and desire to change the status quo struck the world. Our interdisciplinary conference, titled “Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later,” looks at this year and evaluates its lasting consequences, in both negative and positive senses.

 

MELUS Special Issue: New Directions in Irish American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:27am
Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 Call for Papers for MELUS Special Issue:

New Directions in Irish American Literature and Culture

Guest Editor: James Byrne

Deadline for Submissions: 15 April 2018

Anticipated Publication: 2019

 

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation: issue 16 (open, non-thematic)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:27am
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation, University of Zadar, Croatia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

 

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 16th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

Beyond the Scope

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Comparative Literature IntraStudent Faculty Forum (CLIFF) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017


Call for Papers

 

Beyond the Scope

22nd Annual CLIFF Conference

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Department of Comparative Literature

March 16-17, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Professor Cristina Rivera Garza

 

Submission Deadline: December 4, 2017

 

CFP on “Early Modern English Literature”

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Aletria: A Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

“Early Modern English Literature”

Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.

Editors of the number: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University, Canadá) eand Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá (UFMG)

Submition dealine: April 30th 2018.

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, March 23-25, 2018.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Dr Anne Schwan / Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment

 

An interdisciplinary one-day conference at Edinburgh Napier University

Friday 27th April 2018

 

Co-hosted by the Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies (SCVS), the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), and the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) at Edinburgh Napier

 

Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Fall/Winter)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Fall/Winter)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its next issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

[REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 11/1] Bridges to and from the Renaissance (CEA 4/5-7/2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25am
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: “Bridges to and from the Renaissance” at CEA,  April  5-April 7, 2018

| CEA 49th Annual Conference: “Bridges”

| Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront,  333 1st St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701

| Phone: (727) 894-5000

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the “bridges” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 49th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. 

The Geek and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers

THE GEEK AND POPULAR CULTURE

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

 

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