Following Foucault's description of sodomy as "that utterly confused category," literary scholars like Jonathan Goldberg and Alan Bray, among others, have continued to theorize the ways in which sodomy denotes no fixed set of bodily acts, but rather persists as a mobilizable category with social, political, and juridical valences. Sodomy necessarily persists, that is, in excess of the material bodily configurations it purports to police. Even so, much prevailing scholarship nonetheless returns to anal penetration as a presumptive and primary figuration in the discourse of sodomitical, disorderly, and/or illicit sexual acts.
D.W. Griffith released his epic film Intolerance in 1916 within a contemporary context of social reform, increasing immigration, perceived challenges to religious liberty, and concerns over the corruptive influence of motion pictures. Also (and especially following Birth of a Nation in 1915), Griffith's film may be read as a response to the controversies surrounding the art of the motion picture (as his essays "The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America" and "A Plea for the Art of the Motion Picture" attest). This panel seeks to reassess Intolerance on the occasion of its centennial and consider its relevance in today's cultural / political / social climate. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual conference, this year taking place at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. ETSU sits on 340 beautiful acres in the shadow of Buffalo and Cherokee Mountains and is home to many unique programs including Bluegrass & Old Time Music, Storytelling, and Appalachian Studies.
iDMAa seeks proposals for paper presentations and panels centering on this year's conference theme, Breaking Barriers.
Footprints of Orpheus: Cult, Topoi, and Character in Medieval and Early Modern Britain
Feminist Spaces invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of feminist LGBTQ+ intersectionality. The Supreme Court's recent ruling regarding same-sex marriage equality and the media's growing interest in transgender men and women has re-initiated discussions of feminist intersectionality with regard to the LGBTQ+ movement. The feminist movement has been divided into various waves, each advancing a different majority opinion of LGBTQ inclusion or exclusion.
CfP: Theory in Love (group session 17327)
This panel concerns theory speaking in terms of love, seeking to establish the relationship between " l'âmour" and theory.
Mass media have always had complicated relationships with finance. From the financial institutions and logics that have long structured Hollywood, to the intertwined proliferation of communications and financial networks globally, scholars have mapped these transformations in industrial and political economic terms. The eruption of financial terms, imaginaries, subjectivities, and crises into media content, however, remains comparatively underexplored.
CFP—The Sixties—October 1 Deadline
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 2016
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2015
The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from this era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:
Stages of the History of Translation
Submissions in PROSE
Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.
We accept op-eds, book reviews, film reviews, television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.
Some current topics for consideration:
Working class rhetorics
The body as a site of radical change
Submissions can be 500-2,500 words. We welcome non-academic and even anti-academic writing.
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January.
The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).
In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities. Please send your proposals, along with your CV by July 31 to Elena Shabliy firstname.lastname@example.org
we are inviting submissions for
October 2015 issue of Literature Today. Theme of our October 2015
issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act
plays on :
1. love at first sight
2. poem/story/one act play in memory of a loved one
3. love as an aesthetic experience
4. love and teenagers
5. love and romance as predestined event
6. love relationships and role of gods
7. love and marriage
8. love as illusion
9. love in the age of Internet
10. lovers as rebellions
11. platonic love
12. love and immortality
13. disappointment/deceit in love
14. lovers as saints
15 any other relevant theme related to love
The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 64th annual convention that address this year's theme, The Stage and Beyond: Bridging the Gap Between Stage and Media. The Convention will be held in Westford, MA, the weekend of October 23-25, 2015. We are especially interested in papers related to the following topics: Theatrical and Cinematic Adaptation, Theatre and Television, Theatre and the Internet. While papers addressing the convention theme are especially encouraged, other submissions related to the field of theatre are also welcome. Please send your abstract of 250 words or less by July 28 to Sabine Macris Klein at email@example.com.