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JMMLA Spring 2018 Special Issue: Metonymy, Poetics, Performance

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

This special issue has a cluster of three terms at its center: metonymy, poetics, and performance. These three terms have to do with conventional structures and what it means to live in them. Metonymy, a trope in which common association lets one thing stand in for another, mobilizes conventional relations. Poetics, the theory of how a text’s elements work together, studies the structures through which artistic effects exist. Performance involves living out relations within structures like genre, medium, and circumstance. Together, these terms allow us to think through the metonymical relations among art, artist, and context.

Submission open for the “Manifestations of male energy in the world cultures” Volume

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations Jagiellonian University in Krakow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the forthcoming publication that will be released in English and is scheduled to be published in 2018, in the Jagiellonian University Press series “Bezkresy kultury”. The series is the project of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations that focuses on various cultures as seen from different perspectives and aims at publishing monographs popularising research deepening our knowledge of the world.
The volume will be a peer reviewed, independent publication discussing the problem of male energy and its manifestations across multiple disciplines, for example:
- Aesthetics
- Literature studies
- Religious studies
- Social studies

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:27am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women: Depicting Writers in Literature & Film (NeMLA 2018)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:21am
Cynthia Cravens
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gendered representations of writers appear in all forms of popular culture, from George Gissing’s Grub Street (1898) and Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed (1929) to David Duchovney’s character in the Showtime series Californication and Melissa McCarthy’s in CBS’s Mike and Molly. Although they each portray aspects of the writing life that were characteristic of their eras, one thing they have in common (besides the fact that a writer wrote them) is that they all exhibit some kind of peculiarity, be it sex addiction, writer’s block, delusions of grandeur, fevered brilliance, etc., that either adds to or detracts from their writing.

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
University of Leipzig, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Call for Papers:

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

 

“The coils of a serpent are even more complex than the burrows of a molehill.”

(Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control)

[Book] Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
Bruno Dupont, Carole Guesse, Ella Mingazova
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

[Book] Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

[Pour le français, voir plus bas.]

Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Dr Alex Tickell, The Open University; Dr Florian Stadtler, University of Exeter; Kelly Tse, University of Oxford.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

One-Day Symposium. The Open University, Camden, London. Friday 20th October 2017

In the last decade an emerging generation of writers from Malaysia and Singapore has achieved international recognition, pioneering new global English fiction and embarking on more confident imaginative journeys across South East Asia. This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to remap global English fiction (dominated by neighbouring South Asia) and draw fresh attention to the dynamic colonial literary cultures and postcolonial, globalising futures of Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing.

Whitewashing and Racebending: Diversity in Literature and Popular Culture (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

How has it been progressive or restrictive to change the race or ethnicity of a character in adaptations of literature and other texts? How do such choices in character design and casting increase diversity? How do such choices perpetuate problematic legacies from the source material? Examples may include stage, film, and fan productions of novels, plays, and comics. 

CFP - Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise - An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:17am
Fashion Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise

 

An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

 

Friday 8th September 2017 - Coventry University London

 

Venue: Coventry University London, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF

 

Mapping Balkan routes: literary, cultural and linguistic landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:16am
Department of Albanian Language and Literature, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali" in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interest in Balkan Studies, especially among scholars from the Balkans, has increased considerably. Being such a unique region, the Balkans have stirred the imagination of writers, travelers, scholars and the like. The aim of the conference is to gather together scholars from the Balkan region and worldwide who share an interest in Balkan studies. The conference promises to offer multidisciplinary perspectives in various fields of Balkan studies, namely in literature, cultural and language studies. It will be open to complementary and alternative ideas and interpretations. One of the main ambitions will be tackling taboo topics with the intention to overcome any forms of ordinary fanaticism, bias, fabricated antagonism, prejudices and stereotypes.

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