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Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World (DEADLINE EXTENSION)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Call for Papers

Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018

Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World 

March 30 – 31, 2018

Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology

Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University

 

Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:05pm
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CMCS 7th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
Lisbon, Portugal

July 1 – 3, 2018

Includes a free walking tour & Port wine in the charming Roman neighborhood of Lisbon!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Mining the Gaps: Twitter Literature, Audience, and Authorship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:58pm
Panel Proposal for Electronic Literature Organization Conf 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Proposed panel for the Electronic Literature Organization 2018 Conference, August 13-17, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

Mining the Gaps: Twitter Literature, Audience, and Authorship

MLA 2019: Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:58pm
Shawna McDermott / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 MLA Conference in Chicago, IL.  This non-guaranteed panel is co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS).  Please send abstracts to panel presider Shawna McDermott at smm222@pitt.edu by March 1st, 2018.  Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. 

 

Visuality, Race, and Childhood in the Golden Age of American Print Culture

 

Worlding the Future:Call to Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
TERSE. Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In a 2010 interview with Matthew Wolf-Meyer regarding her book Other-Worldly: Making Chinese Medicine Through Transnational Frames, Mei Zhan provides a definition of worlding which is applicable for this project because: “In insisting that knowledge-making is world-making, worlding foregrounds the fact that translocal encounters simultaneously produce dynamic forms...and animate uneven visions, understandings, and practices of what makes up our worlds and our places in them”(Wolf-Meyer). Zhan sees worlding as an analytic. She continues to explain:

Essay collection: The Robinsonade

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:40pm
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations

Energy humanities: What we know and where we are going

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matúš Mišík/Comenius University and Nada Kujundžić/University of Turku and University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.

POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Society for Contemporary Literature @ ALA 2018  | May 24-27, 2018 | San Francisco

POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

This panel aims to explore the various literary spaces—both urban and organic—that define American literature after deindustrialization. How does the postindustrial economy remake the ways that people work in, live in, rely on, and relate to their built and natural environments? And how, in turn, do those new environmental dynamics reshape contemporary novels and poems? 

Literature's Kinkiest Corners

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:11am
Drs. Howe and Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.

Domestic Space: The Home in American Science Fiction--ALA 2018, San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.”  While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.

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