Echoing the conference theme, "Border States," and inspired by the 2016 return of the Super 8 film, we invite submission that discuss the films produced in the margins of national film industries (Hollywood and major production companies, government funded blockbusters, etc). Topics may include but are not limited to: the power of the margin in amateur film, avant-garde film, independent film and/or experimental film; formal or format borders and connectors (inter-disciplinary moving image explorations, "Expanded Cinema"); the "road movie" and/or filmic depictions of movement and migrations.
Superhero Identities Symposium
Venue: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – Melbourne, Australia – 8-9 December 2016
Keynote Speaker: Professor Henry Jenkins – University of Southern California
"The Fantastic or Mythical is a Mode available at all ages for some readers; for others, at none. At all ages, if it is well used by the author and meets the right reader, it has the same power: to generalise while remaining concrete, to present in palpable form not concepts or even experiences but whole classes of experience, and to throw off irrelevances. But at its best it can do more; it can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of commenting on life, can add to it."
C. S. Lewis, "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said" from the book On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature
Letters and Conflict
The 5th Global Meeting: The Writing Project
Call for Presentations 2016
Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Fear, Horror and Terror
The Fear, Horror and Terror Project: 10th Global Meeting
Call for Presentations 2016
Friday 9th September – Sunday 11th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
This panel looks to capitalize on the recent turn towards the Caribbean in Early American studies. Scholars such as Michael Drexler, Ed White, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Sean Goudie and Marlene Daut have provided an invaluable framework for conceiving the fraught connections between the U.S and the Caribbean. This panel is looking for papers that investigate the (de)generative discourses and ideologies produced by the movement of bodies, ideas and disease between the U.S, the Caribbean and the broader Atlantic. Papers might focus on how these categories were themselves compromised- bodies as diseases, diseases as ideas, ideas as diseases.
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University
Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock
Updated Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 7, 2016
Call for Papers
A Room of Her Own
Writing Women's Independence around the Globe
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf, Room of One's Own
Day: Friday 20th May 2016
Abstracts submission deadline: Monday 4th April 2016 (see information below)
Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Plastow (University of Leeds)
Subject Fields: Literature, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Fine Arts, Media Studies, History and Philosophy
This panel queries the dominance of the marriage plot in the novel. What are its counter-narratives or queer displacements in eighteenth-century fiction? Please note successful submissions for this cfp will be part of a proposal for a special session, as yet not guaranteed. 250-word abstract and CV by March 15.
The times they are a changing. Students have questions. Do we have answers? Does academic freedom give us the right to .... ? Academic voices can often create divergence, difficulties, disputes, and unending digressions within disciplines, but what real differences do our voices make to our students and our colleagues and our world?
The Atrium invites you to submit innovative, creative and critical narrative essays, research-based articles across the disciplines, poetry, and book/website reviews. We share best practices with colleagues with the aim of making a difference in the lives of students and fellow faculty at colleges and universities around the world.
This panel sposored by the Williams Society is open to work which situates Williams in relation to figures or movements associated with the Bay Area, be they contemporary to Williams or subsequently influenced by him.
If interested, please send a brief proposal and CV to Ian Copestake at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12th March.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"
Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.
Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.
Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth century. While childhood was often portrayed in the Victorian period as that of "vulnerability and victimization . . . a comparatively brief, difficult step on the path to adulthood" (Gavin and Humphries), literary representations of childhood from the Edwardian period onward emphasize less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, but more on his or her ability/willingness to cultivate affective ties with a host of nonhuman others, as represented in such works as E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.
Wyndham Lewis's centrality in the 'little magazine' and periodical cultures of the early twentieth century is well established. In addition to editing several journals himself - 'BLAST', 'The Tyro', and 'The Enemy' - Lewis contributed to 'The English Review', 'The New Age', 'The Tramp', 'The Egoist', 'The Little Review', 'Art and Letters', 'The Athenaeum', and 'The Criterion', among many others. This volume of 'JWLS' seeks 7-10,000-word essays that will expand our understanding of Lewis's contributions to these publications and the social, artistic, bibliographic, and economic networks from which they are inseparable. All submissions should try to engage with the most recent relevant scholarship. Suggested topics include:
thresholds is a forthcoming creative/critical online journal co-edited by Fran McDonald and Whitney Trettien. The journal's platform, currently under development, bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen digital architecture. On the left hand side, we publish short scholarly essays. On the right we publish the various text fragments, images, audio and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. For more information about thresholds please visit www.openthresholds.org.