The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 19 (1/2017), devoted to the CRIZE FAMILIALE / FAMILY CRISES / CRISES FAMILIALES topic. The title of the announced issue is meant to cover a large span of potential research themes – from generation gap, family authority figures, rival kins / inimical siblings, to domestic violence, adultery, divorce, family loss and dysfunction, family mourning & c.
This call is for participants in a panel on Victorian squalor at the NAVSA/AVSA conference in Florence, Italy, May 17-20th 2017
Inaugural Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society
The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date. From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.
By recruiting minority writers and teaching them to "write what you know" and "find your voice," MFA programs have generated landmark works of fiction that perform and celebrate marginalized racial and ethnic identities. However, critics argue that the institution of Creative Writing and its aesthetic values are culturally specific and may fetishize racial and ethnic difference for white audiences. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about authors or texts that exemplify the intersection of—or friction between—MFA aesthetics and race/ethnicity.
This panel will be part of the 48th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Baltimore, MD (March 23-26 2017).
This paper expounds on masculine tropes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in an attempt to identify a root cause for the various oppressions at work in the novel--the oppression of women, indigenous people, and animals. In analyzing these oppressions, readers can see that they begin and are perpetuated by the novel's masculine figures, namely Victor Frankenstein. I also argue that Mary Shelley was aware of the intersectional politics she wrote into her novel, as much of her political life has been erased by the dominant, mascuine literary tradition. Thus, this analysis of Romantic masculinity is not limited to its fictional representation, but also extends to its historical real-life counterparts.
Wilson College Humanities Conference
The Alien and The Aliens: Difference, Otherness,and “Little Green Men”
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College
Call for Papers
41st Annual PAC Conference
April 7-8th, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Keynote speaker: Dr. Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
Areas: The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites paper proposals related to any aspect of literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies. Presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory are also welcome.
CFP for Composition Faculty Summit
Submissions due Friday September 23, 2016.
Essex County College in Newark, NJ will host a one day composition conference on October 14, 2016 from 12:00-3:00 in Smith Hall.
This conference seeks to expand on last year's first composition summit to further explore best practices in college writing and developmental writing courses.
Some questions we would like to address in general:
European Shakespeare Research Association
Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures:
AnAtomizing Text and Stage
27 – 30 July 2017
University of Gdańsk and
The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Seminar title: “There are more things in heaven and earth […]”: Shakespeare’s philosophy, philosophy’s Shakespeare revisited.
Topic and relevance:
Call for Panelists - 2017 Narrative Conference
March 23-26, 2017, Lexington, KY
The University of Kentucky will host the Narrative Conference in Lexington, KY from March 23-26, 2017. Keynote speakers include Judith Butler, Kenneth Warren, and Linda Williams.
We seek two panelists to join a panel entitled “Narratives of Queer Resistance.”
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
Our spring 2017 CFP Theme:
Not Just a Big Fish Story
The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student work written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s fiction.
We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.
Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at email@example.com.
The deadline is October 31, 2016.
The winner of the Siegel/McDaniel Award receives:
a $300 cash award
Call for Abstracts: Edited Collection on Film Festivals
This call for abstracts is for an upcoming book project on film festivals. The editor is looking for papers on a host of topics from both academics and festival professionals, including but not limited to:
The role of the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations)
The history of European festivals (Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary etc.)
The history of North American festivals (Toronto, SXSW, Sundance, etc.)
The history of South American, African and/or Asian festivals
The rise of smaller, niche festivals
Call for Papers
Missouri Folklore Society Journal
Special Issue: Latinx and Chicanx in the Midwest
Call for papers
Hollywood and American War (Edited Collection)
Edited by Andrew Rayment and Paul Nadasdy
Contemporary Cinema (Brill) (tentative)
Submission deadline for abstracts (400-600 words): November 1, 2016
“Most men would rather die than think. Many do”. – Bertrand Russell