The dominant methodologies for engaging with horror fiction and cinema are often limited by a reliance on interpretation and critique, and by a linguistic constructivist frame that has barred any serious discussion of “the real” within this genre as an ontological possibility. In other words, most current methods for reading horror reduce its elements to mere symbols or signifiers of broader, more abstract notions of the social, the political, the psychological, or the linguistic. This panel, therefore, seeks to explore the possibilities of theoretical engagement with horror fiction in this post-linguistic and post-critique era of realism, materialism, and the nonhuman.
CFP: Call for Submissions for chapters in an edited book
Book title: *Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins*
Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016.
Editor: Prof. Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb - Centre Norbert Elias (Eds.)
History/Historia in Cervantes (Seminar)
Chairs: Gladys Robalino (Messiah College), Robert Stone (US Naval Academy)
On July 1, 2017, ESC: English Studies in Canada will be moving from its long-time home at the University of Alberta to its new residence at Western University. To mark this occasion, and as a parting editorial gesture, the Co-Editors will publish a special issue on the theme of “transitions.” The theme avails itself of multiple disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, cultural, political, historical, and other contextual investments. In recognizing that broad applicability, our capacious understanding of the term is designed to invite widespread and diverse interest.
Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions
The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5 – 7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2000 words) by 30 September 2016 for publication in the journal’s 33rd edition this Autumn.
ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photography’s Encounters with Literature
“The essence of photography is writing with light.”
-- Yousef Khanfar
Early Modern Debts: Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 21-22 September 2017
[More details can be found here: early-modern-debts.space]
Historians, philosophers, economists, scholars of art, literature and theatre have begun to attend more closely to the role of debt in early modern culture. It has become clear that private debt, nebulously conceived as credit, was involved in the production and reproduction of social relations, political ideology, even subjectivity. The history of debt has become an object of serious interdisciplinary interest, but the question of how apparently distinct forms of debt co-developed is often suspended.
Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference
Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Call for contributions to the seminar:
Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins