The genre of apocalyptic literature has long been associated with times of crisis and distress. Perhaps one of the most important examples in the Western tradition, the Biblical Book of Revelation, was written as a response to the horrible persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire. Since that time, authors and film-makers have turned to imaginations of apocalypse, the end of the world, and life after the collapse of contemporary social structures to take on a host of questions and concerns. The prevalence of post-apocalyptic literature and film in recent decades has forced literary and cultural studies scholars to examine this cultural mode in a new way.
Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
POLITICS, ETHICS, AND ADAPTATION
October 26 - 29, 2017
University of Montana: Missoula, Montana USA
Humanities have long since recognized the importance of critical reading and thinking, or the ability for students to engage in higher-order thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate texts and ideas. With the growing decline of interest in the humanities and so many students now enrolling in colleges for more vocational ends, there is an emerging shift away from in‐depth reading/critical dialogue in both college and American culture. Thus, many students now enter college with fewer critical tools that we once took for granted and that once made humanities engaging. How do we approach this new cultural/student paradigm? Are there more avenues of approach than simply resisting or easing up on expectations/requirements/objectives? P
This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of “human” and “animal” found within a variety of ancient textualities related to the broad field of animal studies. In ancient Greek and Roman society, animals serve important roles, often as a medium in religion, as symbolic function in Greco-Roman mythology, and as poetic symbol in ancient oral tradition and later written literature. Often, animals are given titular roles, and they carry strong symbolic function in the narrative, whether the narrative is oral, written, or artistic.
Guest Editors: Benjamin Haber, PhD Candidate Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY
Daniel J Sander, PhD Candidate Performance Studies, NYU
Submission Deadline: June 1st 2017
Call for Art Papers: Bulletin
A project by Droste Effect magazine, Bulletin is a free monthly online publication dedicated to curated art papers.
** PLEASE NOTE: Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis for general issues. A date is provided simply to comply with a required field on the UPenn CFP platform.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 invites submissions from scholars of intermodernism and the interwar period.
The Space Between is an annual peer-reviewed journal (now in its 12th year, sponsored by The Space Between Society) devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, emphasizing research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the period.
We are seeking contributors for a planned special issue of the Journal of Global Catholicism on the theme of multi-sited pilgrimages (call for papers pasted below). Please send abstracts of 500 words or less to email@example.com by May 5. Many thanks in advance.
Kate Yanina DeConinck (University of San Diego)
Marc Roscoe Loustau (College of the Holy Cross)
Call for Papers
Pilgrimage Palimpsests: Storytelling and Intersubjectivity Across Multiple Shrines, Sites, and Routes
We require an additional few essays for an edited volume on queer visual cultures contracted with Universitas Press. The essays solicited are replacement essays and should prefereably focus on aspects such as queer representations and portrayals in video games, on stage, and on television. Although we have a substantial number of essays covering the queer in cinema, fresh proposals may be reviewed. At this stage we are looking for proposals for essays that can be finished within a month, as the volume is due to go to press next month. Essays requiring longer duration for completion are not encouraged at this point during publication.
We are soliciting book chapter proposals for a book on the theme of affect theory and rhetorical persuasion in mass communication. An editor at Routledge is interested in reviewing a detailed book proposal.
Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism is the successor to the seminal British journal MOVIE (1962-2000). We are a peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal dedicated to publishing rigorous but accessible work that is concerned with the aesthetics of film and television style, close textual analysis, and/or the theory and practice of evaluating works of film and television. For Issue 8 (to be published late 2017/early 2018), in addition to our general call for papers, we are also requesting videographic criticism, and articles responding to the theme of 'moments of choice'. All submissions to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CfP Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline”
at the 2017 ASA Conference “Pedagogies of Dissent” | Chicago | 9-12 November 2017
Urban decline is conventionally framed as a devastating process both for the physical fabric as well as for the social structure of urban communities. Particularly in mass media and popular culture, the common representation of declining urban spaces is dominated by images of physical decay and destitute people as well as narratives of social failure, lack of morality, and crime. These spaces and communities are thus presented as having little to nothing to offer with respect to educational achievement, creative expressivity and intellectual development.