The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for paper proposals in the topic area "Postcolonial Literature" for its 2017 conference. This standing session invites papers that explore any aspect of postcolonial literature. Papers that engage with the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing," are particularly welcome.
Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. A review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.
The editors of this Special Issue of Life Writing seek original articles on aspects of women and ageing as related to life writing. Submissions may take the form of academic articles or critically informed reflective essays. Contributions might focus on all forms of life writing, including older women’s diaries, journals, memoirs, letters, autobiography, biography as well as digital forms of life writing.
Social Media & Social Order
30 November–2 December 2017
“Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up” – Malala Yousafzai
Terror and violence have become markers of the times that we live in. Violence has become endemic in all walks of life. We experience violence at home and outside, both in private and public spheres. Violence manifests in different forms - as domestic, caste, communal, ethnic, racial, gender, national and state violence. In its extreme form, violence takes the form of terror and threatens human security. Practically no country or community appears to be safe in the post-9/11 world that we live in.
During the academic year 2017/2018, the Department of Communication of IUSVE - Salesian University Institute of Venice, is promoting a research project named Virtual reality: dispositives, aesthetics, images.
The aim is to elaborate new interdisciplinary methodological study tools able to identify, recognize and understand the relationships that are going on between virtual reality and cinema, photography and aesthetics analyzing the theoretical-artistic knots that characterize their possible interactions.
We seek short provocative essays addressing the topic of “Modernism on the World Stage” for a prospective, peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform.
For 152 years, H.G. Wells has been part of our literary cannon in science fiction, criticism and utopian projections. Fiction writers have the latitude to focus on current issues of their time, often in the guise of fictional places and/or unusual characters. H.G. Wells did exactly that in his science fiction as well as his fiction stories. Wells’ vision of an “open conspiracy of intellectuals and willful people” to build Cosmopolis occurs regularly in most of his fiction, and appears prominently in his major prophetic writings before 1914: in Anticipations, in A Modern Utopia, and elsewhere (W. Warren Wagar 40-42). The focus of this roundtable is to discuss the techniques H.G.
August Wilson was a man of vision. While Wilson was committed to portraying the “richness and resilience of the twentieth-century black American life through the medium of drama,” he also set the stage for all Americans to examine their purpose and place in society. In addition to his stage portrayals, Wilson also presented his theories in his lectures such as, “The Ground on which I Stand,” where he identified himself as a “race man.” This focus brings up the question: How are his views on family matters presented in his lectures compared to those depicted in his plays?
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
deadline extended until September 20!
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 15th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
New Directions in Black Western Studies
Western History Association Conference
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, California
01-04 November 2017
We are seeking proposals for the 57th Western History Association Conference workshop and American Studies Special Issue: “New Directions in Black Western Studies.”
Since the plays of Sean O'Casey are ripe for analysis beyond historical/new historical readings that examine them in light of Irish nationalism, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on O'Casey for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/) on February 22-24, 2018. O'Casey's work, both that which focuses on the years just before and after Irish independence and that written during his years in England, offers varied resources for scholarship from the perspectives of colonialism/postcolonialism, Marxist theory, and gender analysis.
Hyperreal Hillbillies and Geeks: Exploring Contemporary Cultural Identities (Roundtable) (ID # 16833)
The 49th Annual Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Convention, April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue
Elena L. Cohen, Graduate Center CUNY
Melissa M. Forbis, Stony Brook University SUNY
Deepti Misri, University of Colorado, Boulder
Saadia Toor, College of Staten Island CUNY
One way of telling the story of feminism is to tell it as a story of protest: protest against, protest for, protest within. In this issue, we invite contributors to reflect on the histories, presents, and futures of protest through a feminist lens.
Appel à communications
« Quand l’industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics »
(2ème journée d’étude du GREPs)
Jeudi 16 novembre 2017, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7