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Medievalism and Pedagogy (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:17pm
Audrey Becker / Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

“[M]edievalism now features in hundreds of currently taught university and college-based courses, especially in English Literature departments across and beyond the English-speaking world...” writes Louise D’Arcens in the introduction to the new Cambridge Companion to Medievalism (2016). This session will explore the implications of teaching medieval studies through or alongside medievalism(s). How do students—many of whom are newly engaged with studies of medieval topics—perceive the distinction between medieval and medievalism? To what degree does medievalism affect/inflect non-literary studies of the Middle Ages (in history or art history courses, for example)?

#rhetops

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
Jim Ridolfo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for proposals

Ancient Worlds, Digital Screens

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:28pm
Braden Lee Scott / Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference 2017 (Chicago)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  

Call for Papers – Panel Proposal

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

22-26 March 2017

Chicago

 

CFP-Futures Near and Far: Utopia, Dystopia, and Futurity

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:22pm
Norma Aceves & Jaquelin Elliott/University of Florida English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Futures Near and Far: Utopia, Dystopia, and Futurity

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Wegner, University of Florida Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar

 

Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:20pm
Collaborative Research Centre 948: Heroes—Heroizations—Heroisms
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sonderforschungsbereich 948 / Collaborative Research Centre 948:
Helden—Heroisierungen—Heroismen / Heroes—Heroizations—Heroisms

 

International Conference "Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Popular Culture"
Freiburg, September 28-30

Organized by Michael Butter (Tübingen), Nicole Falkenhayner, Wolfgang Hochbruck, Barbara Korte (Freiburg) and Simon Wendt (Frankfurt)

 

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery, ASLE Twelfth Biennial Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:55pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 12, 2016

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
ASLE Biennial Conference, June 20 - 24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Black Men: Living & Loving In Spite Of...

updated: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:39am
Clarissa West-White/Everyone Has A Story
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 4, 2020

In light of continued violence upon Black and Brown bodies, I am concerned about the physical, emotional, and psychological toll such attacks will have on the collective Black male conscience. In an attempt to soothe a friend's pain I mentioned that survival is part of the Black man's experience in America. We have seen them bounce back higher and stronger throughout the course of history. Many of these historical episodes have however left them absent from the collective. Martyrdom is frequent in Black history, but all men of color cannot be sacrificed so that the collective can enjoy American life. It is also obvious that they must do more than just survive, they must be allowed to thrive and soar.

Black/African-American Hair Stories

updated: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:39am
Clarissa West-White/Everyone Has A Story
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

I seek additional stories about being Black and having natural hair. I have collected 20 essays thus far, but would like to have 20.

Lifewriting Annual - Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Rob Ward (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies (AMS Press) seeks reviews of recent publications, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and so on. Word length: 1000-1500 words. Citation style: Chicago, 16th edition (author/date). Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2016. Expected publication of volume 6: 2017. Please get in touch with short proposals and questions. 

Superhero Narratives and (Dis)Ability Roundtable (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Derek S. McGrath and Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In what ways can superpowers be read as disabilities, or disabilities as superpowers? For example, The Avengers hinges on Tony Stark’s ability to recruit Bruce Banner, the Hulk, by acknowledging how they both share the “privilege” of what are interpreted as disabilities: Stark’s heart injury that led him to develop the Arc Reactor powering the Iron Man robotic suit, and Banner’s condition as the Hulk, which by height, weight, mentality, and emotions can compromise his involvement in the world but can also make him a superhero.

Transmedia Storytelling: Questioning Canon in 21st-century Popular Culture Narratives (NeMLA 2017 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

How does transmedia storytelling inform and influence contemporary understandings of the relationship between medium, auteur, canon, and fandom? Although clearly successful in connecting with audiences hungry for more stories set in these universes, transmedia continuations of films, television shows, and comic books illustrate how the marketing of auteurism obscures as much as clarifies complexities in authorship, collaborative production, different reading styles demanded of audiences across different media, and the relative importance of dynamics between intention vs. reception and narrative continuity vs. formal dissimilarity.

(Bio)politics, affects, and emotions in literature and performance since WWII

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Antonia Peroikou (University of Cyprus) and Stefania Porcelli (City University of New York) / ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The conception of biopolitics and the constitution of biopolitical power have become increasingly important for the study of political science, especially in the wake of one of the biggest shifts in population in modern history. Inspired by the ground-breaking research of Michel Foucault and the consequent development of this problematic in a variety of theoretical schools, political scientists have started addressing rationalities of power that go beyond traditional sovereign-territorial logics. Indeed, political categories such as that of population are now treated as affective structures. Affects have entered the extended definition of the political, investigated both as unmeasurable forces and as discreet emotions.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:52am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.