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JMMLA Spring 2018 Special Issue: Metonymy, Poetics, Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

This special issue has a cluster of three terms at its center: metonymy, poetics, and performance. These three terms have to do with conventional structures and what it means to live in them. Metonymy, a trope in which common association lets one thing stand in for another, mobilizes conventional relations. Poetics, the theory of how a text’s elements work together, studies the structures through which artistic effects exist. Performance involves living out relations within structures like genre, medium, and circumstance. Together, these terms allow us to think through the metonymical relations among art, artist, and context.

Submission open for the “Manifestations of male energy in the world cultures” Volume

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations Jagiellonian University in Krakow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the forthcoming publication that will be released in English and is scheduled to be published in 2018, in the Jagiellonian University Press series “Bezkresy kultury”. The series is the project of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations that focuses on various cultures as seen from different perspectives and aims at publishing monographs popularising research deepening our knowledge of the world.
The volume will be a peer reviewed, independent publication discussing the problem of male energy and its manifestations across multiple disciplines, for example:
- Aesthetics
- Literature studies
- Religious studies
- Social studies

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:27am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron - Additional Call for Chapters

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:24am
Kyle Barrett/Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Edited by Kyle Barrett 

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

 

ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE ORIGINAL POST, THERE ARE STILL WORKS AND TOPICS WHICH ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED IN THE VOLUME. THE PUBLICATION WOULD BE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN RECEIVING ABSTRACTS AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE FOLLOWING:

- Exclusive interviews/discussions with Harron or regular collaborators (e.g. Guinevere Turner, Lili Taylor)

Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:22am
Emily Leverett and Kristin Noone
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call For Papers: Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett
Ed. Kristin Noone and Emily Lavin Leverett
(This is for the same volume Kristin sent out before, if you saw that!)

Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women: Depicting Writers in Literature & Film (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:21am
Cynthia Cravens
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gendered representations of writers appear in all forms of popular culture, from George Gissing’s Grub Street (1898) and Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed (1929) to David Duchovney’s character in the Showtime series Californication and Melissa McCarthy’s in CBS’s Mike and Molly. Although they each portray aspects of the writing life that were characteristic of their eras, one thing they have in common (besides the fact that a writer wrote them) is that they all exhibit some kind of peculiarity, be it sex addiction, writer’s block, delusions of grandeur, fevered brilliance, etc., that either adds to or detracts from their writing.

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
University of Leipzig, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Call for Papers:

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

 

“The coils of a serpent are even more complex than the burrows of a molehill.”

(Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control)

Call for BOOK REVIEWS: Film Technology

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mediascape Call for Book Reviews

Spring 2017: Film Technology

 

For the Reviews section of its Spring 2017 issue, Mediascape, UCLA’s journal of cinema and media studies, invites reviews of scholarly works dealing with film technology.

Whitewashing and Racebending: Diversity in Literature and Popular Culture (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

How has it been progressive or restrictive to change the race or ethnicity of a character in adaptations of literature and other texts? How do such choices in character design and casting increase diversity? How do such choices perpetuate problematic legacies from the source material? Examples may include stage, film, and fan productions of novels, plays, and comics. 

CFP - Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise - An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:17am
Fashion Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise

 

An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

 

Friday 8th September 2017 - Coventry University London

 

Venue: Coventry University London, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF

 

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