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Temporality in East Asian Literature, Cinema and TV

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

How is time represented and perceived on screen and on page? The panelinvestigates the ways in which time is structured as linear flow of past, present and future, and as parallel dimensions and cycles.The panel welcomes papers that explore interplays among time, space and narratives in different literary and cinematic genres. How abstract time can be imagined and constructed through different literary and cinematic devices in East Asian literature and films? How do writers and directors use various time-space narrative strategies to achieve their overall themes?

 

 

Topics could include but are not limited to:

 

 

“Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
Lung-Lung Hu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA Conference 2017 Annual Meeting

Date: July 6th-9th, 2017

Place: Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Submission: ACLA website (http://www.acla.org) between September 1 and September 23 

Seminar: “Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

Law and Literature as an interdisciplinary research has different focuses in Law and in Comparative Literature.

Abhinavgupta A re-reading

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
Bhavan's Arts and Commerce College Ahmedabad India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Details of Seminar:

Theme:

“ABHINAVGUPTA-A RE-READING

Aims/ Objectives

The aim of organizing this seminar is as follows.

Ege University 16th International Cultural Studies Symposium (CSS) "NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA"

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Multidisciplinary academic considerations that define the field of trauma studies are currently being shaped, expanded and redefined by various theoretical openings. As Dominick LaCapra comments: “No genre or discipline owns trauma as a problem or can provide definitive boundaries for it” (Writing History, Writing Trauma 96). For Cathy Caruth, one of the central figures in cultural trauma theory in the early 1990s, trauma is a crisis of narrative and representation, and of truth and history. Trauma theory is also an attempt to trace the different forms of human suffering and our responses to it.

The Russians Were Coming

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
Bulldog Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Bulldog Review invites scholarly and research papers, personal essays, interviews and creative content on the theme of the manifestation of Soviet paranoia in pop culture, the arts and American society from the mid 1950s through the 1980s for its inaugural issue. There has been a resurgence of the topic as of late with projects like The Americans and Bridge of Spies, as well as the invasion of the Crimean Peninsula and Russian Federation doping scandal at this year's Olympics.  We encourage submissions which approach the subject directly and specifically, as well as papers which interpret the theme in a broader sense.

 

Theatre Arts Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:20am
Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Call for Papers

 

Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance (TAJ) , an open access scholarly and peer-reviewed journal at www.taj.tau.ac.il , invites submissions on the following topics:

- Edward Gordon Craig’s legacy: a reassessment 

- representation in scenography, within the larger political, social, and aesthetic context, in the past as in the present

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:17pm
University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

6-8 July 2017

 

Deadline for submissions: 3 February 2017

Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer j.seaboyer@uq.edu.au

Confirmed speakers:

Dr David Aldridge, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University

Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland

 

I <3 Pop

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:12pm
The Comparative Literature Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference

November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD

Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY

“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag

There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

 

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2016 edition.  Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons.  The journal is also seeking shorter “notes and queries” and “connections” that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

 

[UPDATE: Deadline extended] The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due August 15, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:48pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

CFP: special issue on Chris Marker and Jacques Rivette

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
The Cine-Files, www.thecine-files.com
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Cine-Files is now accepting submissions (4000-6000 words) for the featured scholarship segment of Issue 12 (Spring 2017), a special commemorative issue on Chris Marker and Jacques Rivette.

An aura of mystery surrounds Jacques Rivette and Chris Marker.  Little is known of the private identities of these reclusive and elusive figures, other than their mutual regard and affection for cats.  We remember them through their films, which continue to redefine the art of cinema around the world.

CFP: ACLA Seminar 2017: Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA Conference, Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Seminar Organizers:
Alejandro Zamora, Glendon College, York University
Jocelyn Frelier & Mélissa Gélinas, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

           

Bring Out Your Undead: Undead South/Undead Nation

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

This proposed session for SASA 2017 pushes and pulls beyond traditional notions of the “gothic,” horror, and hauntings, instead engaging with more expansive ideas enabled by recent theorizations of undeadness. Special attention will be given to proposals that link forms of undeadness associated in some way with the American South to formulations in or across other regions and nations. What is "undead nation," and how might we understand it in relation to undead Souths? How does undeadness migrate and circulate across regional and national frames and at the same time backlight gender, sexuality, race, settler colonialism, and more?

Intersecting Global Modernism and World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA 2017: Utrecht University, July 6-9
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The recent global turn in modernist studies prompts timely questions about the intersections between global modernism and world literature, and the role that global modernism plays within the study of world and comparative literature. In their article “The New Modernist Studies,” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz argued for an “expanded” vision of modernism that reconsiders canonical figures and texts, contests canonicity’s traditional limits, and redefines temporal and geographical coordinates beyond Anglophone traditions and Eurocentric frameworks.

Acting Age in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
NEMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Recent work in performance studies have trenchantly analyzed constructs of identity, gender, and race in the Long Eighteenth Century. In Rival Queens, for example, Felicity Nussbaum explores how actresses of the eighteenth century embodied and challenged femininity through their roles on and off the stage, roles that blended together in the mind of a public audience. But enlightening performance studies such as Nussbaum's do not often, however, account for age. Age cuts across gender, race, and class.

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