all recent posts

The Queer South on Screen

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:58am
Tison Pugh / University of Central Florida

The Queer South on Screen tackles the longstanding invisibility of GLBT individuals both in the American South and in cinematic and television portrayals of the South. While the last several years have witnessed seismic shifts in depictions of GLBT life, corresponding with the greater visibility of and legal protections for queer citizens, the essays in this collection will ponder the ways in which representations (and misrepresentations) found their way to the screen in the past, as well as the ways in which more contemporaneous depictions of queer Southern life differ from those set in America's urban metropolises.

Call for Papers and Creative Writing Deadline: 02/15/16

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:25am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

the quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to members of the editorial board for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

[UPDATE] Journal: Language and Semiotic Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:31am
Soochow University

Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.

Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History  

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:20am
17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. In commemoration of the Alamo Theatre's 100 years of cinematic exhibition and Northeast Historic Film's 30th year as a regional moving image archive, we invite archivists, scholars and technical specialists to explore all aspects of the moving image history of New England. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome.

Seminar "Life-Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections", ESSE Conference Galway, 22-26 August 2016

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 7:51am
Sandra Mayer (University of Vienna) and Julia Lajta-Novak (King's College London)

Proposals are invited for the "Life-Writing and Celebrity" panel at the Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

22-26 Aug 2016, Galway, Ireland

Co-convenors:
Sandra Mayer, University of Vienna, Austria, sandra.mayer@univie.ac.at
Julia Lajta-Novak, King's College London, UK, julia.lajta-novak@kcl.ac.uk

(Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives on the Fractured Self (8th-9th September 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 5:08am
(Dis)Connected Forms, University of Hull UK

Discourses concerning the concept of (dis)connection are especially prevalent in contemporary society. The relationship between the mind and the body – whether fractured or in flux – feeds into notions of identity, the self, and the 'other'. Contemporary scholarship focusing upon borders, transformations and creations considers the manifold ways in which the body can be (re)organised and (dis)assembled.

Fantastic Materials: Things and the Workings of the Non-Real. 7-8 July 2016, Sosnowiec, Poland

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:33pm
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia

The conference aims to address the use of materiality by the fantastic in its aesthetic, narrative and world building strategies. In the broadest sense then, the conference wishes to investigate the contribution of things to the achievement of the non-real and the production of its estranging appeal, which, at the same time, frequently bears responsibility for its immersive qualities.

SCSC 2016 (August 18-20), Bruges: "Visualizing the Early Modern World in Digital Space and Time"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 3:37pm
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference

This session invites digital projects—at any stage—that attempt to imagine the ways in which aspects of the early modern world can be visualized in digital spaces. We are particularly interested in projects that study the geographic movement of people and objects over time. Within this framework, we seek papers that explore the following questions: What are the spatial and temporal problems that early modern people, objects, and their metadata present to us? How can we reconcile the imprecision of historical sources with the required precision of digital technologies? How can we translate humanistic data into a digital platform in a way that captures the nuance of the source data? What are the limits of these methodologies?

Due March 31. SCMLA 2016 Session English I: Old and Middle English Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 2:07pm
South Central Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers on topics related to Old and Middle English Language and Literature. Presenters are required to be members of SCMLA, but may join after acceptance. Please submit 500 word abstracts or complete papers to Rebecca Dark at rebeccad@dbu.edu by March 31, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in April 2016. The conference will be held in Dallas, TX, Nov. 3-5, 2016.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE!! "YOU ARE HERE" CONFERENCE 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 1:59pm
Creighton University Department of English

"YOU ARE HERE": AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT

March 11-13, 2016 at Creighton University

Overview

At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. With questions on the importance of this "ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification" (Massey 1994) that is the 'spatial,' "You Are Here," is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place.

Library Outreach to Writers and Poets: Interviews and Case Studies of Cooperation

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 12:47pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

One or two chapters sought from U.S. writers, poets, academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS and Creative Writing faculty, sharing practical know-how about outreach, workshops, literary festivals, readings, librarian/author/poet visits to schools and other groups, spotlights-on-authors, book talks/clubs. Interview format chapters by librarians/writers/poets welcomed.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter/interview; each by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter/interview accepted no matter how many co-authors, or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.

The Apollonian--Guest Editor Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:28am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Guest Editors Invited—The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian--Submissions and Proposals for Vol. III

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian—Call for Papers for Vol. III, Issue 1 and Issue 2
For our Vol. III, Issue 1, to be published in March, 2016 we seek essays on the following issues:
The Syrian refugee crisis
The Paris attacks
Mass killings in the USA
Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

Pages