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Brutal Themes in Brutal Times: Teaching Edgar Allan Poe in a Culture of Violence

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical strategies for teaching the horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe and his contemporaries. With the looming, true-to-life violence bombarding us every day in the news and in other media outlets, the macabre tales of our favorite authors resonate too well. Teaching the violent and psychologically disturbing short stories of Poe, and others writing in this genre, can be challenging in the current climate of violence in America. Exploring the depths and darkness of humanity through literature can be traumatic for contemporary students who are bombarded with violent words and images every day through social media and news outlets.

Cognitive Ecocriticism Panel--NeMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:26pm
Todd Owen Williams/Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of the mind is essential to an understanding of humankind’s relationship to and perception of the non-human environment.

UPDATE-- Deadline Extended for Girls' Literature Panel, IGSA

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:14am
International Girls Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.

Memory Machines and State Work

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.  

Chair: Nathan Douglas / Indiana University, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

Discourses of Truth in Harlem Renaissance Art and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:08am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers for a panel titled "Discourses of Truth in Harlem Renaissance Art and Literature" at the 2019 NeMLA Conference in Washington, DC

Chair: John Hadlock, Duquesne University (hadlockj@duq.edu)

Studies in Popular Culture Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:57am
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at douglac2@erau.edu. If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

Special journal issue - Moon Rise

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:56am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful manned Moon landing, we invite articles for a special issue, examining how the Moon has been depicted since 1969 in science fiction. As Marjorie Hope Nicolson showed in her classic study of Voyages to the Moon (1948), fantasies of moon flight have been an integral part of world literature since classical times. Since moon flight became a reality, how have these stories changed? From adventure series such as Space 1999 to films such as Duncan Jones’ Moon and novels such as Ian McDonald’s Luna sequence, Earth’s satellite has remained a source of fascination.

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture (ICoMS Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

9-12 May 2019

Proposals due by 15 September 2018

 

Science and Alternative Futures (SLSA panel at ASLE 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:20am
Helena Feder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will host a panel at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 26-30 2019 at the University of California Davis ( https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/ ). 

 

Papers on any of the following topics are welcome:

 

(future) science and alternative futures 

neurobiology and ecological crisis

multispecies communities in the Annthropocene: cross-cultural currents and global vectors

science and the politics of the Anthropocene

sciences of extinction and/or survival

 

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