The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.
The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film."
Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new seriesCritical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.
Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)
Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)
Deadline Extended for Abstracts: January 30, 2015
Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance
I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2014 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal). Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):
Wednesday 10 June 2015
University of Sussex
Keynote Speaker: John Duvall (Purdue University) [Provisional]
Writing also means trying to advance the art. Fiction hasn't quite been filled in or done in or worked out. We make our small leaps.
Don DeLillo, 1982
"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.