We are seeking to form a panel of researchers who study memes – meme makers, meme culture, meme formats, meme sites, etc. Our aim is to create a conversation about the possibilities and consequences of meme culture. Analyses related to the following are particularly relevant to the work of the coordinators and would likely best fit with the theme of possibility and consequence: feminist media studies, social media, affective/emotional labor, politics, trolling, and subcultures. However, proposals on additional, related topics are welcome. If interested in participating, please e-mail a 250-word abstract to Bree or Caroline by Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Call for Papers
Special Issue of Pedagogy
Ideological Transparency in the Classroom and On Campus
Daniel P. Richards and Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Guest Editors
Interiors/Interiorities: Modern Design and Literary Form
This is a CFP for a panel proposal to the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) conference in Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017 (https://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa19/index.html)
In the Spirit of Nationalism: Reconsidering the Intersections of Nation and Literature
Department of English Tenth Graduate Student Conference
University of Ottawa
17-19 March 2017
Current events, such as Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Brexit vote, and the international affairs policies instilled by the Republican Party in the US, encourage a reconsideration of the concepts of nation, nationalism, and the nation centre. What has been the role of the nation in shaping cultural identities? What is the current place of the nation in a globalized world? Are nations defined by geographical boundaries? What is the role of literature as it intersects with these matters throughout history?
The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2016) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.
In his essay “Reflections on Exile,” the Arab intellectual Edward Said noted that the difference between earlier exiles and those of our own times is “scale”: “our age—with its modern warfare, imperialism, and the quasi-theological ambitions of totalitarian rulers—is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, and mass migration.” Exile and migration—the experiences of being separated from one’s homeland—have informed intellectual, cultural, artistic and political thought since antiquity all over the world.
The Department of Musicology at Palacký University in Olomouc is holding an international and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the presentation, summary and evaluation of existing research in the field of popular music in communist and post-communist Europe on 28–29 March 2017.
Call for Papers: 10th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference
“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”
Department of English
University of Maryland, College Park
March 18th, 2017
Making and Collecting - University of Virginia - April 7-9, 2017
Making and Collecting
April 7-9, 2017
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)
In the aims of opening a space for research and academic analysis on the current and future scope of this progress and counter-progress, the Master in Journalism and the CS Journal of the Icesi University, invite researchers of national and international academic community to contribute to this issue devoted to the topic of Journalism, media and agendas, towards self-managed citizenships?. Therefore, all interested academics are invited to submit research, reflection or literature review originals and unpublished articles addressing any of the following thematic areas:
Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: April 1st 2017
Full Chapters Due: October 1st 2017
[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Bodies of Work: The Human Body in Various Forms
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi
FEATURED SPEAKER: Jeannine Hall Gailey
Deadline for Submissions: January 25, 2017 [DEADLINE EXTENDED]
Name of Organization: The University of Southern Mississippi English Graduate Organization
Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization
Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2017
Conference dates: 3–6 April 2018, New York City
The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, New York City
I am accepting submissions for an edited collection of papers on the topic of stylistics on the borders. Stylistics has become a kind of crossroads of several disciplines over the years, and stylistics also varies as an academic subject from one country to another. Submissions in English addressing either of these topics are welcome. Publication of the volume in Paris,France is planned for autumn 2017.