The conception of biopolitics and the constitution of biopolitical power have become increasingly important for the study of political science, especially in the wake of one of the biggest shifts in population in modern history. Inspired by the ground-breaking research of Michel Foucault and the consequent development of this problematic in a variety of theoretical schools, political scientists have started addressing rationalities of power that go beyond traditional sovereign-territorial logics. Indeed, political categories such as that of population are now treated as affective structures. Affects have entered the extended definition of the political, investigated both as unmeasurable forces and as discreet emotions.
How does transmedia storytelling inform and influence contemporary understandings of the relationship between medium, auteur, canon, and fandom? Although clearly successful in connecting with audiences hungry for more stories set in these universes, transmedia continuations of films, television shows, and comic books illustrate how the marketing of auteurism obscures as much as clarifies complexities in authorship, collaborative production, different reading styles demanded of audiences across different media, and the relative importance of dynamics between intention vs. reception and narrative continuity vs. formal dissimilarity.
In what ways can superpowers be read as disabilities, or disabilities as superpowers? For example, The Avengers hinges on Tony Stark’s ability to recruit Bruce Banner, the Hulk, by acknowledging how they both share the “privilege” of what are interpreted as disabilities: Stark’s heart injury that led him to develop the Arc Reactor powering the Iron Man robotic suit, and Banner’s condition as the Hulk, which by height, weight, mentality, and emotions can compromise his involvement in the world but can also make him a superhero.
Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
ASLE Biennial Conference, June 20 - 24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) | www.coldnoon.com
invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel/space/geography/landscapes/cities/urbanism etc.
Submissions in this category would only be for our exlcusive online segments, Diaries and Dialogues. These are published daily. if you wish to consider submitting for the journal please follow the call for submissions here: coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/.
Submissions are invited in two categories:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 17-18, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Kate Marshall, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
Roundtable: Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago; Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University; Joseph Masco, University of Chicago; Vivasvan Soni, Northwestern University
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
CFP // Games and Literary Theory Collection -- EXTENDED SUBMISSION
We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays at the intersection of game studies and literary theory.
This coming year will mark the fourth meeting of the International Conference Series on Games and Literary Theory at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Having hosted the previous two meetings, we have witnessed a rich diversity of scholarship claiming this interdisciplinary field. Yet, we have also noted in the breadth of approaches a lack of a shared disciplinary history or critical archive.
Mapping the Metropolis: Coldnoon CitiesLondon – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions)
To read the concept note and call for submissions, please visit: http://coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/
For over the past twenty years, writing studies scholarship has addressed issues of surveillance and privacy within writing infrastructures through course management systems, plagiarism detection software, and social media use in classrooms.
The 21st Century Englishes Conference Planning Committee is happy to announce we have extended our Call for Papers submission deadline to Friday, August 19, 2016. There is still time to submit a proposal for this year’s conference. Please send proposals and questions to email@example.com.
Call for Papers
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Turning to the artistically fruitful “wrong” of unrequited love as imagined by George Herbert, Seamus Heaney redresses the utter capriciousness of the art: “I want to profess the surprise of poetry as well as its reliability; I want to celebrate its given, unforeseeable thereness, the way it enters our field of vision and animates our physical and intelligent being….” Poets and writers, artists and musicians have all celebrated the error as evoking the unforeseen possibilities of their craft. (One might be reminded of Elizabeth Bishop’s “Man-Moth.”) Why ought the reader be excluded from the joy, the new knowledges, and the potential political subversiveness of the mistaken reading?
Throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and into the 21st, the traveller has been asked to possess an ever-increasing accumulation of documents, manifesting from newly implemented juridical requirements and new technologies of communication and replication. This collection includes tickets, itineraries, packing lists, passports and visas, letters of introduction, bank transfers, and the telegrams received or sent home.
This is a CFP on George Orwell, preferably on his dystopian themes and/or writing style. I am editing a collection of critical essays to be proposed for Routledge publishing. The book will be divided into chapters and the project requires at least 7 different contributors.
“In Celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising: Art, Articulation, & Inspiration - A Conference in Honor of the Easter Rising Centenary”
“Re-Telling the Rising: History & Research”
Call for Papers
October 21st 2016
Seton Hall University - South Orange, New Jersey
This conference will look at the theatre, art, philosophy, theology, and history of the Easter Rising and its centennial observance as well as the post-rebellion period from a liberal arts perspective. We are seeking papers on the historical and research-oriented aspects of the Easter Rising in particular.
Please sent an abstract of 500 words or less and your CV for consideration.