Domestic spaces lay at the centre of the lives of early modern English men and women. Yet their liminality has often been under-investigated, if not underestimated, by scholars. On the one hand, households served as a hubbub of familial and filial activity (housewarmings, births, conventicles, fast/feast days and reading groups), on the other hand as sites of the foreign and fatal (burglaries, squatting, murders, possessions, and devastating fires). The house was as permeable as it was penetrable. This despite attempts to ward off or perturb would be intruders: via witches’ marks, locks, bars, fences, guard dogs, community patrols and the ‘watch’.
The Joys of the Erotic: Building Human Connections
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary project
29th to 30th June 2018
The erotic. A complex, tangled, and ephemeral web of meeting points, interfaces and intersections at the centre of human experiences. It informs our lives, shapes our perceptions and pulls us toward one another while being itself shaped by shifting tastes and perceptions. Shrouded in mystery, it is tantalising, alluring and dangerous all at once. Eroticism is frequently displayed in film, embedded in music, intimated in art and literature, as well as in the advertising on city streets, travel shows and fashion events. Above all, it builds pathways which bring us closer to each other.
– Call for Papers –
Self-Expression in North American Culture
An International Conference
January 25 – 26 2019, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Adaptation 4.0: A State of Polymorphia (edited collection)
Call For Papers
We are seeking submissions for our new Gothic Nature journal, due out in 2018.
Further to the success of the November 2017 conference Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic, we will be producing a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the same themes.
The editorial board so far includes Dr Elizabeth Parker, Emily Bourke, Professor Simon C. Estok, Professor Andrew Smith, Professor Dawn Keetley, Professor Matthew Wynn Sivils, and Dr Stacy Alaimo. The inaugural issue will also feature an opening essay on eco-horror and the ecoGothic from Dr Tom J. Hillard.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Special Dossier on FARGO (FX, 2014-) in MIDDLE WEST REVIEW
Mediascape Features Section Call for Papers
Fall 2018: New and Digital Media
Mediascape, UCLA’s journal of cinema and media studies, is seeking submissions for the Fall 2018 issue. We invite scholarly articles that address the theme of New and Digital Media.
The Cinema Television Literature Association still welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.
The first panel, “Recent Critical Work on Film and Television Adaptations of Literary Narratives” seeks four presentations based on American literary works adapted for feature film or long-format episodic series.
The second panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in literary works.
CFP: Visual Culture Papers at the 2018 American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA