The theme of the 2016 MMLA Conference, which will take place November 10-13, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, is "Border States" (http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/). This CFP is for a special session entitled "Crossing Boundaries in Young Adult Literature."
Home. School. Nature. The spaces identified with childhood are both descriptive and prescriptive. They reflect/reveal adult expectations of where children 'belong'. The spaces we occupy are a key influence on character development, particularly in childhood.
Proposals of 250-300 words are sought for a collection of articles exploring the relationship between space and identity in children's literature. What is the nature of that relationship? What happens to the spaces associated with childhood over time? How do children conceptualize their own spaces? Space may be conceptualized as physical, imaginative, emotional, psychological, etc.
Papers addressing 20th/21st Century texts are preferred but all submissions will be considered.
Scandinavian cinema culture and archival practices: collecting, curating and accessing moving image histories.
Archives are not storehouses of neutral material, but play a crucial role in the construction of 'historical sources', of documents through selection, classification and categorization, for instance through metadata. An agent in its own right, the archive entails a performative dimension in constructing documents and sources and, as a consequence, in creating the grounds from which history is written.
The editors of Report from the Inside: Essays on Teaching Poetry Behind Bars would like to invite submissions of essays and instructional manuals that offer insights on teaching poetry workshops with incarcerated individuals (either nationally or internationally). We seek essays that engage, critique, and illuminate the prison industrial complex and the longstanding effects of "The New Jim Crow" as it effects creative writing instructors who choose to work behind bars.
Call for Proposals
Potential topics include:
¥ Intertitles and silent cinema
¥ Intertitles and translation
¥ Intertitles and adaptation
¥ Intertitles in other mediums
¥ Reading on screen
¥ Projected text/embedded text
¥ Intertitle writers
¥ Intertitle cliches
¥ intersections of text and image
Title and 50-100 word description due: August 1st, 2016
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The protests against racial profiling and racist police brutality in the U.S. and Britain, Donald Trump's alarming comments about Muslims, the Confederate flag controversy in South Carolina, the all-white Academy Award nominations, the organization "Operation Black Vote" feeling compelled to urge people of color not to leave the political field to white people in the wake of the UK General Elections, the reactions of the European Union to the masses of refugees and many Europeans' xenophobic reactions to those seeking refuge: the specters of whiteness are still urgently haunting the western world.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE UPDATE - EXTENSION UNTIL THE 20TH MAY 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists (working title)
Editors: Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman
Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2016
All papers for the ICHSC 2016 will be selected and published in:
Option A: International Journal of Culture and History (IJCH, ISSN: 2382-6177, DOI: 10.18178/ijch) as one volume, and will be included in Google Scholar, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref, ProQuest.
Option B: International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (IJSSH, ISSN: 2010-3646, DOI: 10.18178/IJSSH) as one volume, and will be included in Google Scholar, DOAJ, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref, Index Copernicus, and ProQuest.
As utopian aspirations for new and more participatory media meet the sobering realities of digital labor and the politics of self management, First Forum invites scholars to examine the ways play has shaped the rhetoric of subjectivity within academic and popular contexts as it relates to media production and consumption. The conference will investigate how we as cinema and media critics, teachers, fans, artists and activists are rethinking play and the promise of agency in order to understand how these modes of address interpret subjectivity in a diverse media landscape, how they enforce or destabilize subjective boundaries, and how they define our own identities in the process.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its 12th International Conference, March 29 – 31, 2017 in San Jose, Costa Rica. HACU's International Conference features sessions about the latest trends, model programs, research, and cutting-edge projects related to international education. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to:
Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.
Atlantic City, NJ
November 3-5, 2016
Beowulf to Shakespeare
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:
-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016
Keynote Speakers: Michaeline Crichlow; Simon During; Walter Mignolo
Extended deadline for the submission of abstracts: 2 May 2016