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CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:31pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2017 National Conference

San Diego, CA

April 12-15, 2017

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016

The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

CFP -- Louis Owens: New Critical Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Louis Owens (1948-2002) was one of the major voices of contemporary Native American literature and scholarship. His work includes five acclaimed novels, scholarly studies, and some one hundred essays.  The extensive oeuvre Owens produced includes writing on themes of mixed-blood identities, working-class life, travel, western American landscapes, the environment, survivance, tricksters, story-telling, and memory.  Owens was a scholar of international stature on John Steinbeck, a writer whose realism strongly influenced his own fiction.    

New Approaches to Gertrude Stein's THREE LIVES

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Corinne E. Blackmer / Southern Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since its publication in 1909, Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives has been, unlike much of Stein’s other works, the object of academic interest and artistic commentary, appropriation, and criticism. Stein herself more than once complained about people continually wishing her to write “another ‘Melanctha,’” while others have judged this work as everything from an ideological racist screed to the most sensitive and sympathetic portrait of an African American woman of its time. This panel seeks to encourage new critical perspectives on what remains Stein’s most popular and widely read and studied work of shorter fiction.

Theater and Law across Cultures and Frontiers

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Samantha M. McDermitt The Law Theater Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Since the times of Ancient Greece, when “society” and “the State” were subsumed into and joined in the term, “polis,” Theater and Law/Ethics have interacted and relied on each other. 

 In Greece, drama tended to serve socio-political, cultural,religious, and other functions. It was a device for presenting and addressing serious and important public ethical, religious, and political issues, thereby building citizenship and engagement of the artists with public leaders and members of the public, in works by Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. 

Promiscuous Entanglements: Photography, Referentiality, and the Objective Turn (new deadline for abstracts)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 9:38am
Dr. Rasmus R. Simonsen & Dr. Geoff Bender
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

This book project seeks to elaborate lines of thinking that emerged during the panel, “The Unsettling Real in the Composition of Nineteenth-Century American Photography,” from this year’s C19 conference at Penn State University.  The heart of our inquiry concerns the problem of referentiality and the real in photographic compositions that proliferated middle-class culture through the machinery of Victorian-era mass production.  Contemporary scholarly analysis of this photographic tradition has tended to follow the classical semiotic assumption that the referent and its representation occupy distinctly different epistemological spaces.  In contrast, we draw on the insights of contemporary aesthetic theory and the field of object studies to c

Call for Chapters: Occupy the Screen(s): The Great Recession in Media

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays.  Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.

We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:

•    Depictions and understandings  of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Fantastic Epics

March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Austrian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Call for Contributions

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America

“That music must be heard is not essential—what it sounds like may not be what it is.” (Charles Ives)

“To think sonically,” Jonathan Sterne argues in his introduction to The Sound Studies Reader, “is to think conjuncturally about sound and culture” (Jonathan Sterne 2012).

NEMLA 2017--Literature, Writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Peter Kerry Powers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:20pm
Chris Vanderwees, Reviews Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. Typically, a review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field.

CRAS is currently accepting review article submissions on a wide range of topics in the context of American literature, culture, and politics.

Please contact the Reviews Editor, Chris Vanderwees, with any questions or suggestions pertaining to review articles.

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THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.

Society for Cinema & Media Studies - 2017 - Mediating Things in Motion

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Kim Beil / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Mediating Things in Motion

(Audio)visual media structure and articulate our relation to speed, slowness, and mobility. In the arts, in the sciences, in the realms of commerce and government, as well as on the terrain of the everyday, they serve to organize perceptions and to ground understandings of various moving phenomena, of things and worlds in motion. The audio-/optico-technological capture and storage of such phenomena—accelerative objects and bodies, motive energies and materialities—have, in turn, enabled and impelled the reinvention or revaluation of certain media-aesthetic conventions and media-epistemic protocols.

Dementia studies network - call for expressions of interest

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
University of Hull/University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, few conditions have had such a profound impact on the public imagination as dementia. As Swinnen and Schweda’s recent edited collection showed, dementia is no longer the sole province of biomedical discourse, but has thoroughly penetrated the cultural sphere, finding popular representation in literature, film, theatre and television. Correspondingly, a growing research culture is emerging that explores, interrogates, and evaluates the ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are being harnessed for diverse symbolic, aesthetic, and narrative purposes.

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