Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 2 | September 2017
Call for Papers
Intermediality in Global and Sinophone Contexts
Yomi Braester (University of Washington, USA)
Now that school is OUT, it's time to do some writing for yourself - and if you are a fan of scifi, or intrigued by the singularity, or the human/machine interface that is currently underway, this is the topic made for you!
Since its emergence, cinema has been preoccupied with the relationship between film and politics, and across its long history filmmakers have explored the relationship between film and social change. This history seemed to reach its apogee in the 1960s with the global explosion of radical filmmakers intent on exploring cinema’s revolutionary capacities. Of these movements, Godard’s political modernist cinema and Latin American third cinema are the most well-known and have since come to stand as both the height and limit of a politically committed film practice.
PCA/ACA 2017 National Conference: April 12 – 15, 2017 – San Diego, California
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
Many have requested an extension on this so we have extended the deadline to 10/15/16.
Call for Proposals - Special Guest Edited Issue of
Taboo: The Journal of Culture & Education
Black Womanhood, Identity & Sexuality
Venus Evans-Winters, PhD
Illinois State University
38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31
Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).
Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays. Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:
• Depictions and understandings of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.
In 1886, Maxwell Gray (pseudonym for Mary Gleed Tuttiett) published The Silence of Dean Maitland. The plot of the scandalous novel concerns a young British clergyman, Cyril Maitland, who, after killing the father of a village woman he has seduced, allows a friend, Henry Everard, to be implicated in the crime. Following a trial, Henry is transported to Australia, where he serves out a twenty year prison sentence, while Cyril ascends the church hierarchy. The Silence of Dean Maitland was a bestseller. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen: the play was a hit; the silent film of 1914 enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and Australia; and the film of 1934 was something of a blockbuster.
This roundtable addresses the negotiation of the textual authority of those who call themselves or are called "women" vis à vis critical approaches in feminist and translation theory. The convergence of feminist and translation studies allows for the examination of power differentials in relation to women's roles as authors, translators, and activists. Moreover, this criticism has been useful in revealing the historical and present silencing of women's contributions as cultural agents. The goal of this roundtable is to consider how translation brings global and historical feminisms into dialogue, and in doing so, challenges legacies of hegemonic cultural authority.
Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2017 Joint National Conference
333 W Harbor Dr,
San Diego, CA 92101
April 12-15, 2017
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
Call for Participation (edited volume) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/31/16
Poetic Words in the 21st Century Neoliberal City
Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)
Luisa Banki, University of Wuppertal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Franziska Humphreys, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (email@example.com)
Materiality and Affect of Reading
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood
“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane
Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection. Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.