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.
Heresy, Belief, and Ideology: Dissent in Politics and Religion
June 1-3, 2016, New York City
Extended deadline for conference proposals: March 15, 2016
Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization
Keynote speakers: Lorraine Dusky, Margaret Jacobs, and Deann Borshay Liem, introducing her new film, _Geographies of Kinship_. Also staged readings by Mu Performing Arts tracing twenty years of adoption theater in the Twin Cities.
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, 27-29 October 2016
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers or 75-minute panels (Q&A included) that:
We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the new deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at
EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 7:1
Call for Papers: 'Failure'
Extended Deadline: 1 April 2016
'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America
'Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.' - Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
Ever since the momentous success of Ang Lee's western-drama Brokeback Mountain, queer film has increasingly reached the mainstream. Brokeback Mountain was followed by a considerable amount of Hollywood productions that focused on representations of queer issues and characters such as Milk, A Single Man, The Imitation Game and, as the youngest addition to the list, Stonewall. The latter is directed by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker who is usually known for blockbusters like Independence Day. The fact that both star directors and casts have entered the production of critically and commercially successful queer film-making is indicative of its mainstream potential and a growing target audience.
CALL FOR PAPERS
TEXTUS n.2 2016
Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre
Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford) and Serena Guarracino (University of Naples 'L'Orientale')
Copyeditor: Angela Zottola (University of Naples Federico II)
This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.