JEFFREY KAHAN, ERIC S. MALLIN,
The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:
The Second Literary Linguistics Conference
4-6 October 2017, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Keynote speaker: Jan Christoph Meister, Universität Hamburg
Like the first Literary Linguistics conference at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 2015, this meeting will be an interdisciplinary forum for international scholars working at the intersection of linguistics and literary studies. The organisers are pleased to invite proposals for 20-minute papers addressing the following topics:
- The act of reading
- Corpus stylistics
The Plays of Lisa Loomer
The 41st Comparative Drama Conference will feature Lisa Loomer as its Keynote Speaker on April 7, 2017 and in honor of her appearance we will offer panels on her plays.
While we welcome papers on any aspect of Loomer’s plays, some possible topics to explore include:
Connections with and influences by María Irene Fornés
Questions about ethnicity
The theatricalization of parenting/parenthood
Body imagery and questions about beauty
Please send the following as an email attachment to William Boles (email@example.com) by 2 December 2016.
The Lehigh English Department's third annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, on March 10-11, 2017. This year’s conference theme is Borders and Violence. We invite diverse literary and pedagogical approaches to this theme, including papers that respond to the following questions: How do borders, whether physical, linguistic, economic, etc., signal or enact forms of violence? Conversely, how do borders function as sites of resistance? What forms can resistance to borders and/or violence take? How does violence at sites of cultural difference affect communities and individuals? This violence might be physical, emotional, metaphorical, linguistic, cultural, judicial, etc.
The editors of Monsters with a Thousand Faces: Adaptations of Literary Horrors are seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. This collection will feature essays focused on adaptations of characters that first appeared in a traditional novel or short stories. The adaptations can be in any other form of media (film, television, radio drama, comic books, stage play, etc.) or even be an appropriation of the original character into a new novel.
Among the monsters we are hoping to see included in the collection are:
-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-The Invisible Man
-Monsters from mythology
-Monsters from Fairy Tales
For this special volume, we are calling for papers grounded in urban processes in cities throughout the Luso-Hispanic World. We welcome both research essays (7,000-10,000
words) as well as review essays (2,500-4,000 words). To submit, send an abstract by November 1, 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Deadline for finished papers: March 1, 2017 For more information on the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, go to http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=225/
Call for Chapter Proposals
The Griot Project Book Series- Series Editor, Carmen Gillespie
African-American Arts: Activism & Aesthetics
Editor: Sharrell D. Luckett
Publication projected for summer of 2017
Over the last 15 years, Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies and other publications have featured a range of writing and scholarship about queer issues, identity and representations related to the Whedonverses but there has not yet been a publication dedicated solely to queer Whedon studies. A renewed interest in feminism and queer identities in mainstream culture and academia, alongside greater public recognition for LGBTQ issues and more attention being paid to popular culture across media: all suggest that the time is right for a concentrated examination of the Whedonverses from the perspective of queer theory and queer identities as they overlap but also differ, in all their complexity as they exist within an intersectional world.