DYSTOPIA, THE HUNGER GAMES, AND THE CULTURE OF DEATH
DYSTOPIA, THE HUNGER GAMES, AND THE CULTURE OF DEATH
This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.
As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what “The Future” might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism. Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?
Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr. Bell evoke “Utopia” flatteringly in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South, each mention of the term situates the concept of utopianism at the center of the novel’s labour dispute and makes the reader wonder if Margaret Hale might not be a utopian heroine. Not considered a utopic text, North & South nevertheless engages itself in a conversation about utopianism (and dystopianism). This panel seeks papers re-reading non-utopic texts (or authors) from the nineteenth century as utopic. By June 9th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, email@example.com.
This panel invites papers that question and expand the critical discussion on the issue of realism in American detective fiction. Where does detective fiction fit within the tradition of American realism? To what extent does the detective story endorse, critique, or push back against the latter genre’s perceived conservatism? In what ways do realist detective fiction adhere to, or differ from, other genre fiction’s attempts at authenticity? How does the genre codify authenticity and how does the codification change historically? We seek presentations that touch on questions such as these as well as others that uncover novel aspects of realism in American detective fiction.
NEMLA 2017. March 23-26. Baltimore, MD.
Abstract: 300 words
Pacific Coast Philology
The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal (see CFP below).
Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.
The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.
To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to
firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30.
French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime
Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of
borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
We invite proposals for a collection of essays that will bring together different perspectives on the history gambling in the United States. Gambling represents a major economic and cultural phenomenon in modern America. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 70% of Americans engage in some form of wagering, amounting to a handle of over $130 billion per year. Gambling remains a hotly discussed topic as well, as exemplified in debates over the legality of daily fantasy sports, the continued expansion of casinos across the nation, and the frenzy over the record Powerball jackpot in January 2016.
CFP: Special Issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “Victorian Education and the Periodical Press”
Issue: Winter 2017
Notify editor of intention to submit: July 1, 2016
Deadline for final submission: December 1, 2016
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures
This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.
Mapping the Metropolis: Coldnoon CitiesLondon – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions)
To read the concept note and call for submissions, please visit: http://coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/
Call for Papers for the 2017 Berkeley Graduate Student Symposium
“Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World”
ScandGrads, the graduate organization affiliated with Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley, is proud to announce the interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium in Berkeley, California to be held March 3-4, 2017.
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2016 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.
This years conference will be held in Pasadena, California and is sponsored by California State University, Los Angeles and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The conference will be held between Friday, November 11, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016.
Call for papers
International and interdisciplinary conference
Cultural development and territorial innovation
Blaise Pascal University, Clermont Ferrand, France
8-9-10 November 2016
ScandGrads, the graduate student group affiliated with the Department of Scandinavia at the University of California, Berkeley, welcomes students and early career researchers to submit abstracts. Please see the site below for the full call and contact information.