Seeking papers for a panel at the Society for Early Americanists 10th Biennial Conference March 2-4 in Tulsa, OK.
What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete’s achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines. The papers should either favor a historicist approach or be grounded in disocurse analysis.
"The monster notoriously appears at times of crisis," Jeffrey Jerome Cohen states in his Monster Theory. At first glance, Cohen's assertion conveniently seems to fit the headlines by various venues--liberal and conservative--that all express a presumed crisis of the US Republican Party by referring to their 2016 presidential nominee as a "monster." However, Cohen has a different kind of crisis, and different kinds of monsters, in mind, and a broader analytical trajectory to follow: For him, American culture as such can be read "from the monsters [it] engenders."
A Roundtable Session for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017)
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 45th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2017, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). This session welcomes papers on elements of Cummings’ modernism, cultural aesthetics, genre issues and visual effects, critical reception, and interactions with other modernists.
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Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.
A recent trend in medieval studies and the humanities at large has been a “turn” to the animal. While medievalists have long been interested in bestiaries, beast epics, and other texts populated with nonhumans, the research that is produced is inevitably concerned with what those works say about human culture rather than what they can reveal about perceptions of animals as animals. The field of animal studies (alternatively known as critical animal theory), in contrast, focuses on how humans have sought to differentiate themselves from nonhuman animals and how this perceived seperation has determined the human treatment of and responses to nonhumans.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion
The editors of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion are reposting the CFP for the edited collection, which is now under contract with Routledge as a part of the Studies in Shakespeare series. We are particularly interested in rounding out our collection with an essay that focuses on multimedia, cognition, ecocriticism, digital humanities, and/or global performance. Please see the original CFP below and submit a CV and abstract by September 15 to email@example.com.
In Saloni Mathur’s 2007 book, India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display, she analyzes sites of artistic and cultural productions and institutions as they represent Indian design within colonial power structures. Reading sites as varied as museums and colonial postcards contrapuntally, Mathur proposes that the arts’, crafts, and aesthetics were significant not only in a conscious effort to control the visual display of culture and as a set of aesthetic traditions, but also how they signfied dynamic shifts in imperial contacts. Work by scholars such as Mathur, Karen Fiss, S.
Based on its success at the 2016 AAIS conference, this roundtable will seek to explore again innovative approaches to teaching Italian language, history, culture, or literature. Of particular – but not exclusive – interest are methods that utilize digital resources (video games, websites, computer programs). What resources and genres make the most effective teaching tools? Can interactivity with technology influence the way students learn? Which linguistic, cultural and literary concepts can best be illustrated?
Please submit presentation proposals (in Italian or English) of no more than 250 words and a brief biographical blurb to:
Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World
“Strong Independent Shipper Who Don’t Need No Canon:” When Fans Reject Canon
2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
San Diego, Wednesday, April 12th—Saturday, April 15th
McFarland, an independent publisher of academic and adult nonfiction books, will be releasing A Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction in 2018. Companions to certain aspects of popular fiction—or works written for the mass publishing market and read by large segments of the British public—have been published. Yet there is no single volume devoted to popular fiction in its entirety. Through short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries, the 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres.
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is seeking proposals for papers and
presentations on the theme of “Multigenerational Narratives, Migration, and Identity.” This
inaugural conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 14–15, 2016 in
conjunction with PAAFF 2016, the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander film festival on the
We seek proposals from scholars across a variety of fields such as Asian Studies, Asian
American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Visual Art and Culture Studies. Proposals