Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals,amazons, krakens, werewolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons– all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as holy inscriptions and proofs of the variety and beauty of the world created by God, or as threats to civilization and order. These opposing views on the monster show the radically different values that have been assigned to monsters since they started to permeate the human imagination in manuscripts, maps, and books.
The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?
The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.
How do transnational and transcultural transactions among literary forms resist the hegemonic, violent and global dominance of the US Empire? 300-words abstract and a bio by 15 March 2018; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (email@example.com). To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_11460
V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.
Communitas: Words of the Common, Words of Community
CCC International Conference and 2018 SFLGC Congress
Maison Internationale de la Recherche, Cergy-Neuville, November 15-17, 2018
The Renaissance Drama panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to any aspect of Renaissance Drama. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note to Mr. Nicholas A. Brush at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information about the 2018 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
Date: 6th July 2018
Keynote speakers: Professor Cheryl Exum (University of Sheffield) & Professor Rhiannon Graybill (Rhodes College)
Art of the Invisible
An interdisciplinary conference at The Courtauld Institute of Art exploring art’s relationship with the invisible
Friday 19 October 2018
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, WC2R 0RN
CALL FOR PAPERS