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British Women Writers Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill, June 22-25, 2017

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Association
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deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing.

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
MEARCSTAPA
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal

 

Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

 

People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.

English and Italian Hybridity

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Past and Present: New Directions in Victorian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society
deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

October 29, 2016, 8:30am - 5:30pm

4th floor Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elaine Hadley, The University of Chicago Introductory Speakers: Anna Kornbluh and Benjamin Morgan, V21

In Past and Present (1843), Thomas Carlyle states, “The condition of England, on which many pamphlets are now in the course of publication, and many thoughts unpublished are going on in every reflective head, is justly regarded as one of the most ominous, and withal one of the strangest, ever seen in this world.”

Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
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deadline: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a rolling CFP for our open access, peer-reviewed journal of fandom and neomedia studies. The projected publication date for our next edition is January 2017. Items submitted after 1 December 2016 will be considered for inclusion in the next journal edition in July 2017.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking Societies

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours (France)
deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

               Alternately celebrated and pilloried, mother figures have been assigned contradictory roles throughout the histories of English-speaking societies. Reflecting the power structures and conflicts of their times, they have been portrayed as pillars of society, providing material and emotional security, and models of sacrifice, or vilified for failing to perpetuate the expected values of individual responsibility and self-control. Nearly a century after winning political emancipation and almost half a century after the historic struggles for sexual emancipation—which yielded unequal results from one country to another—, women in all segments of society in the USA, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are still regard

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek
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deadline: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming volume. 

THATCamp @ The Lake

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
THATCamp - Wright State University Lake Campus
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Announcing THATCamp @ The Lake! On June 18th and 19th, we’ll gather at Wright State University’s campus in Celina, OH for an open meeting of the minds. In two days, we plan to explore the intersection between technology and the classroom, as well as discuss the ways that technology can expand our pedagogy and research.

Censorship in World/Global YA Literature - "Right to Read" Column

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Angel Daniel Matos - Column Editor for The ALAN Review
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am currently seeking a scholar, teacher, or librarian who is interested in writing a 3,000 word essay on censorship in world/global young adult literature. In particular, I am interested in essays that explore YA censorship in a non-U.S. context, and that offer readers strategies on how to prevent, address, and prepare for potential acts of censorship. The piece written by the selected columnist will be published in volume 44, issue 3 of The ALAN Review (http://www.alan-ya.org/calls-for-manuscript-submissions/). 

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances [Update]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Goodwin College
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deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.

The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.

Art and Culture - Interartive Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Interartive Journal
contact email: 
deadline: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The online Art Journal Interartive is open to collaboration with theorists, writers, historians and artists. The topics that we are interested are:

  • Art theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Performative Arts
  • Exhibition/ art event Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Art project presentations
  • Politics of art
  • Media art
  • Literature
  • Feminism

You have to send a full text in the address: info@interartive.org until the 14th of June, 2016 with the subject line “Submission of Text for Collaboration”.

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