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Superheroes and the Immigrant Experience (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.

Eudora Welty and Mystery

updated: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Jacob Agner / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

 

EUDORA WELTY and MYSTERY

Eds. Jacob Agner and Harriet Pollack

Edited Collection CFP

 

INFLUENCE, DISINFORMATION, AND POWER IN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:11pm
Universiyt of Caen-Normandy. France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

                                                                         INFLUENCE, DISINFORMATION, AND POWER IN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS

  

January 17th,18th, 19th, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF CAEN-NORMANDY, FRANCE

 

In his book Power: A New Social Analysis(1938), the British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.”

Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:34am
NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Please consider attending or joining the panel of the following roundtable session at the 2019 NEMLA conference this spring. In case you are unfamiliar, a roundtable does not require a paper submission, just an abstract of your informal presentation: “Roundtable — 3-8 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (NEMLA).

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:13pm
Babeș-Bolyai University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory calls for the December issue of the Journal, welcoming a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with the literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection. We highly appreciate critical efforts to tackle contemporary fictional works while connecting them to philosophical attempts to theorize their cultural context. Especially encouraged are cultural, historical, and theoretical considerations suspicious of grand narratives.

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:34am
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2019 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture. 

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:

E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Department of Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University

1315 Floyd Avenue

P.O. Box 843007

Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007

(804) 828-1711

Adapting to New Media: Early Experiments in Remediated Narrative (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:26am
Yair Solan/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: NeMLA 2019 panel

Washington, DC: March 21-24, 2019 (deadline 9/30/18)

The boom in contemporary scholarship on transmedia storytelling, media convergence, and narrative remediation has largely focused on the interactions between old and new media modes in our digital age. But to what extent have literary narratives exhibited similarly transformative cross-media/cross-genre exchanges during earlier periods in media history? This panel examines how literary fiction was adapted, remediated, and remixed by popular media and performance platforms during the mass culture explosion of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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