On or about June 26, 2015, human character changed. As late as 1991, Eve Sedgwick observed that being queer at that time still meant being someone whose life did not matter and whose very survival was highly uncertain (“Queer and Now”). Yet, our contemporary “now” is a moment which has seen same sex marriage declared a federal right; openly queer persons appear as comedians, TV reporters and characters on shows, in films and recently on the musical stage. No longer “apparitional” in Terry Castle’s well-known sense, queers of the current moment might not be confined to haunting the margins of the social imaginary.
The 2016 NYCEA conference/Teaching of Writing Festival will be held on October 14-15, 2016 at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Selden, NY.
This is a call for proposals on cyberqueer strategies in contemporary art, film and media.
The importance given to spatial configuration in relation to technology in contemporary art and film scholarship points to the fact that cyberspace is no longer viewed as an intangible software entity or space outside our physical reality. Instead, it is understood as a pervasive presence imbedded within our DNA. Many contemporary artists and filmmakers who have grown up with the Internet have labeled their artistic practice “post-Internet,” in order to articulate this cultural shift.
Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock (a term that this volume understands as denoting specifically mental trauma unique to World War I), greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This proposed peer-reviewed comparative collection seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.
“Now Let Us Anatomize Shakespeare: Shakespeare-Inspired Ballets in European Ballet Companies”
Convenor: Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, University of Paris-Est Créteil
Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Nell Wasserstrom, Boston College
Matthew Scully, Tufts University
Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Ikhtilaf, The Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies
Call for article proposals:
The environment is us: humanities and the environmental crisis
Ikhtilaf, The Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies invites scholarly articles, book reviews and review essays for its first issue on “Humanities and the Environmental crisis.”
Technological advances at the intersection between science and art have provided new ways of scrutinizing and representing microcosmic and the macrocosmic realms by multiplying the scales and the processes involved in the constitution of the material world. Technologies such as the microscope, photography, imaging technologies (PET scan, X-ray, MRI), human-made mutations and microcinematography have challenged the boundaries between the animate and the inanimate, and have posed important challenges to traditional notions of the organic and inorganic, human and non-human, nature and urban, normalcy and pathology.
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com) is inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. VIII, No. 4, 2016.Focus Area: “The Human Sciences initiatives”
Scholarship on the global Middle Ages has flourished in recent years, examining the role that a
global community played in the medieval period. Such work demonstrates the remarkable links
between various civilizations in the medieval period and the extent to which the Middle Ages truly
were a hotbed of trade. Recent scholarship has considered the cultural interactions of trade, literary
transmission, pilgrimage, religious conversion, explorers, colonization, and military expeditions. For
instance, literary scholars have shown that the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, traveled from
India through texts in Armenian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Russian, and other versions,
CALL FOR PAPERS:
March 23-26, 2017
Northeast Modern Language Association
Nationalisme sans frontières: The National Francophone Text
Call for Participation
Immersive Video Games for Learning Medieval Language and Culture: Theory and Practice
December 9-‐10, 2016 Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2016
Animating the Medieval: Research on Animated Representations of the Middle Ages in Memory of Michael N. Salda
Sponsored by The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
11-14 May 2017
Proposals due by 15 September 2016
Literature from the Antipodes has become increasingly influential. The New Zealand writers Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Keri Hulme, Alan Duff; Australian writers Colleen McCullough, Joan Lindsay, and Miles Franklin are only a few of the prominent names. Significant antipodal literature has recently explored themes of colonial versus native cultures, nation building, indigenous culture and nature versus imposed Western vision of what should be.