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SCMS 2018 CFP: Figural Discourse and the Moving Image

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Figural Discourse and the Moving Image

 

“Here, then, is a paradox: how can a figural discourse—invested by the forms of desire, offering the illusion of fulfillment—perform the function of truth?”

Jean-François Lyotard, Discourse, Figure, 277.

 

“Perhaps it is no more than an accident that in our two oldest examples figura occurs in combination with nova; but even if accidental, it is significant, for the notion of the new manifestation, the changing aspect, of the permanent runs through the whole history of the word.”

Erich Auerbach, “Figura,” Scenes from the Drama of European Literature, 12.

C19 panel CfP: The Landscape of Tourism in Nineteenth-Century America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Emma Newcombe, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

This proposed panel for the 2018 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of tourism in nineteenth-century American culture. The panel aims to explore the relationship between tourism and the American landscape. This might refer to tourism’s impact on the American landscape, or how tourists and touristic writers understood and depicted the environment. Papers might also consider how touristic writers grappled with the cultural or political “landscape” of the nineteenth century.

Food, Drink and 20th-Century Communism Conference [April 2018]

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:18am
FOST – Social & Cultural Food Studies at the Free University of Brussels (VUB); KULeuven
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

FOST (Social & Cultural Food Studies), a leading research unit of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, is pleased to announce the conference Food, Drink and 20th-Century Communism, to be held 19 and 20 April 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, in cooperation with the University of Leuven (KULeuven).

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, addressing one of the following themes:

“Breath: Image and Sound,” a special issue

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
New Review of Film and Television Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

New Review of Film and Television Studies seeks contributions for a special issue on “Breath: Image and Sound.” Contributors are encouraged to consider, among other topics, the interplay between breath and particular media; phenomenologies or phenomenalities of breath and air; and breathing in different affective modes and genres. Possible research questions include, but are not limited to:

Call for Proposals: Computers and Composition special issue on Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
Phil Bratta and Scott Sundvall
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Special issue of Computers and Composition

Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

Guest Editors: Phil Bratta (Michigan State University) and Scott Sundvall (University of Memphis)

                               

Context

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
University of Alaska Anchorage Pacific Rim Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

March 23rd and 24th

BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK

 

Adaptation, in its various forms and mediums, is, according to Linda Hutcheon, often viewed as “minor and subsidiary and certainly never as good as the ‘original.'” At a base understanding, audiences understand adaptation as the process or product of change. Adaptation theory proposes that the many facets of adaptation, such as adoption, translation, shifting, modeling, and even appropriation, are complicated processes and products not easily defined.

VIII Annual LANGSA Conference: "Shaping the Future"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
UConn's Languages Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

SHAPING THE FUTURE is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Languages Graduate Student Association of the University of Connecticut. The conference will take place at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, from October 27th to 28th, 2017.

Decorating Dissidence: Modernism, Feminism & the Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:16am
Jade French, Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

DECORATING DISSIDENCE: MODERNISM, FEMINISM & THE ARTS
 CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd-4th November 2017
Queen Mary, University of London

‘FOR ME, THERE IS NO GAP BETWEEN MY PAINTING AND MY SO-CALLED ‘DECORATIVE’ WORK. I NEVER CONSIDERED THE ‘MINOR ARTS’ TO BE ARTISTICALLY FRUSTRATING; ON THE CONTRARY, IT WAS AN EXTENSION OF MY ART.’

    SONIA DELAUNAY

Decorating Dissidence takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the work of female artists, designers, and writers to reassess the place of domestic art, craft, and the decorative in modernism.

16th Claflin University Language Arts Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:16am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call For Papers

Sixteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

                                    

                            October 25-26, 2017

 

THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              

                                                            CURRICULUM

Tentative Schedule:

Vox Clamantis: Silencing, Censorship, and the Role of the Intellectual (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Paper abstracts are invited for a seminar entitled "Vox Clamantis: Silencing, Censorship, and the Role of the Intellectual", at the 49th Annual NeMLAConvention, April 12-18, 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA).

Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:15am
Computers and Composition
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the last five years or so, rhetoric and composition scholarship has offered work that brings digital media and bodies to the forefront to shape pedagogical praxis, illuminate cultural practices, and extend composition studies (into writing studies). Yet, much of this scholarship remains focused on the rhetorical construction of embodiment, as indicated by several recent journal special issues: Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric (Enculturation 23 2016), Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives (Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46.3 2016), Embodied and Affective Rhetorics (Present Tense 6.1 2016), Embodied Sound (Kairos 21.1 2016), and Sexing Colorlines: Black Sexualities, Popular Culture, and Cultural Production (Poroi 7.2 2011).

New Approaches to Gothic Literature: Panel at 2018 ASECS Annual Meeting, March 22-25

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:14am
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

As the bicentennial of the publication of the early Gothic’s masterpiece, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 2018 is
an ideal time to reconsider how we understand the aesthetic qualities, ideological underpinnings, historical
development, and cultural work of Gothic literature. Derided as juvenile or worse through most of the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Gothic has enjoyed a resurgence in interest among scholars in recent
decades—and of course, it has never lost the interest of popular audiences. This panel seeks papers from
scholars of literature, history, art history, religion, science and technology studies, and other fields which break

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