Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?
Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations, an edited volume in a forthcoming Brill series East and West: Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions, is now inviting submissions.
The age of gobalisation has witnessed, and is witnessing, increasing activities across border and interactions between nations, especially between the East and the West. Multi-dimensional communication and collaboration between the East and the West from the Age of Sail to the Modern Era are often narrated and re-created in print and on stage.
ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017
Since its publication in 1909, Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives has been, unlike much of Stein’s other works, the object of academic interest and artistic commentary, appropriation, and criticism. Stein herself more than once complained about people continually wishing her to write “another ‘Melanctha,’” while others have judged this work as everything from an ideological racist screed to the most sensitive and sympathetic portrait of an African American woman of its time. This panel seeks to encourage new critical perspectives on what remains Stein’s most popular and widely read and studied work of shorter fiction.
Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 15-17th, 2017. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II.
Religions (ISSN 2077-1444, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions) is currently running a Special Issue "The Buddhist Imagination: Visions and Narratives" which is guest edited by Prof. Dr. Francisca Cho of Georgetown University.
PCA/ACA 2017 San Diego, CA
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
The PCA/ACA annual conference is April 12 through April 15 in San Diego, CA
Submission deadline is October 1, 2016.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
Envisioning asylum / engendering crisis http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ed/crde-call-for-papers
Co-editors: Dr Emma Cox (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Caroline Wake (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
Editors Szanter and Richards seek original essays for an edited collection on Rob Thomas’s television series iZombie as well as the show’s graphic novel source material, Roberson and Allred’s iZOMBIE. This particular series has begun to overhaul modern constructions of the zombie in popular culture and media. While scholarship on the television zombie is not in short supply, particularly in regards to AMC’s The Walking Dead, we believe this particular show and comic series speak to a growing trend in zombie culture whereby the zombie “passes” as human—fully assimilating into normalized society.
Louis Owens (1948-2002) was one of the major voices of contemporary Native American literature and scholarship. His work includes five acclaimed novels, scholarly studies, and some one hundred essays. The extensive oeuvre Owens produced includes writing on themes of mixed-blood identities, working-class life, travel, western American landscapes, the environment, survivance, tricksters, story-telling, and memory. Owens was a scholar of international stature on John Steinbeck, a writer whose realism strongly influenced his own fiction.
Call for Submissions
University of Toronto Quarterly
Acclaimed as one of the finest journals focused on the humanities, the University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ) publishes interdisciplinary articles and review essays of international repute. This interdisciplinary approach provides a depth and quality to the journal that attracts both general readers and specialists from across the humanities.
We are inviting submissions for a forthcoming edited volume that analyse and survey folk narratives from India’s Northeast. The eight north-eastern states—Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur and Sikkim—have a wealth of narratives that are likely to function as alternative history beyond the generic cultural and geographical assumptions of the history of the Northeast as part of a ‘greater’ Indian history. The polyphonic potential of these narratives can be explored in multiple ways including historical, literary, sociological and political, but not exclusively such.
Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice
The University of Queensland
6-8 July 2017
Deadline for submissions: Extended to 10 February 2017
Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer firstname.lastname@example.org
David Aldridge, Reader in the Philosophy of Education, Brunel University London
Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University
Professor Karen Manarin, Mt Royal University
Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)