The deadline for proposals has been extended to November 15, 2015 for the Film Studies Area at the 2016 SWPACA Conference.
Papers on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry will be considered. Paper presentations should be no more than 20 minutes and they should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.
47th Annual CEA Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016
"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name."
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the theme of"creation" in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 47th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies.
THE ELSINORE CONFERENCE: An Interdisciplinary Event (Drama, Literature, Film) on the Legacy and Future of Shakespeare's Work
April 22-24, 2016
Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark
Calls for papers are now open for seminars and workshops to be held during this conference on the legacy and future of Shakespeare's work at the Kronborg Castle (the setting of Hamlet) in Helsingør, Denmark.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Sessions, American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.
"Hawthorne, Poe, and Childhood"
Proposals for papers on the topic of "Hawthorne, Poe, and Childhood" are sought for a Nathaniel Hawthorne Society session at the American Literature Association Conference.
The 21st Summer Meeting of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
June 2-5, 2016
The Stoweflake Inn, Stowe, Vermont
Seeking papers about Eighteenth-Century American literature and/or culture. Suggested topics include explorations of American publishing, literary studies, Europeans writing about or in America, re-valuations of Early American canonical pieces,and/or explorations of lesser known works.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Christianity & Literature
"THE SACRAMENTAL TEXT RECONSIDERED"
This special issue of Christianity & Literature furthers the journal's aim to investigate the complex relations between literature, drama, and Christian thought and history by bringing a critical eye to "sacramental" reading—to examine its limitations, unseen investments, and unexplored promises.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer
The journal Christianity & Literature seeks essay submissions for two companion special issues to be published on the topic of "Sincerity." These issues will explore the various ways that the history and thought of Christianity informs what we understand by sincerity. One issue will be devoted to literature written through the European Romantic movement, and the other to literature written since.
Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).
The Kate Chopin International Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.
The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, or online programs. We also welcome proposals that suggest innovative technological approaches to teaching Chopin's works. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.
In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.
The Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their 37th annual conference, February 10-13, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Potential topics include:
Call for chapters for edited volume:
Susanne Bier's Oeuvre: Transnationality, Genre, Ethics and Authorship
Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.
Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Jurassic World and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.