Following Ellen Eve Frank's Literary Architecture (1979), this panel seeks historically-situated papers that investigate the narrative capabilities of architecture, particularly lived-in architecture. Taking Frank's principle question of how architecture can embody consciousness within literature, this panel expands the scope of her analysis. Although the “spatial turn” in literary studies has produced a great response, its focus regarding architecture specifically as a constructed form that interprets a given space is somewhat lacking. This panel invites projects that work to close that gap and produce a discussion that maps out connections between constructed spaces and the self.
Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics
Asian Shakespeare Association Conference
Manila, May 28-30, 2018
Apemantus: Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!
Merchant: If traffic do it, the gods do it.
Timon of Athens 1.1
Autolycus: My traffic is sheets!
Winter’s Tale 4.3
Call for Papers
The CFP for our next issue - including our THEMED SECTION - is due AUGUST 15
FOR OUR THEMED SECTION:
We are seeking work dealing with theatre that speaks truth to power, that stands up for unheard voices, and that pushes back against tyranny and injustice. We want to celebrate theatre's power to affect the world around us and to serve as a mode of protest. For the themed section, we invite scholarly and creative work.
Submissions of both themed and general work will be considered for this issue.
SCMS 2018 – Call for Papers: “Regional Resentment in Film and Television” Panel
In her 2009 introduction to Critical Intersex, Morgan Holmes posits that intersex can never be “reduced to a pure, embodied state nor to a simple, cultural render in which ‘intersex’ is whatever we want it to be.” “‘Intersex’ then,” she continues, “is hailed by specific and competing interests, and is a sign constantly under erasure, whose significance always carried the trace of an agenda from somewhere else.” This seminar seeks to address intersex in relation to these “elsewheres” in literature, film, and visual studies. We encourage submissions that critically consider intersex in a broad range of texts, time periods, and genres, as a way of promoting and fostering a burgeoning field of “intersex studies.”
Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Venue: Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio
Submission deadline: October 1, 2017
Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to announce a conference entitled “Bach on Screen,” the proceedings of which will be published in the January 2019 issue of BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute. This issue will be co-edited by the journal editor, Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, and Dr. Rebecca Fülöp.
Twenty-seven years ago, Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama, edited by Richard K. Emmerson, presented possibilities for engaging students in the literary, theoretical, historical, and performative explorations of the field. Scholarship in the intervening decades has expanded these approaches and introduced new ones. Manuscript digitization, 3-D modeling of medieval cities, and online databases provide research and instructional opportunities far beyond those available in 1990. Research on Teaching and Learning and rhetorical pedagogies have demonstrated the importance of educational research and strong theoretical approaches. The panel welcomes theoretical and practical discussions of teaching all pre-modern drama.
This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”
Potential topics may include:
This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?
Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell
Marvell Studies seeks articles using and/or arguing for fresh theoretical approaches to the study of Andrew Marvell. Possible approaches might include—but need not be limited to—eco-criticism, queer theory, disability studies, political theory, and the ways in which these approaches alter our understanding of politics, futurity, nature, and life in Marvell’s poetry and prose.
500-word abstracts are due by September 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be due April 15, 2018. Article length is flexible.
Moving to Better Climates
The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film Area is seeking papers for the national joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) meeting to be held March 28-31 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
We welcome papers on vampires in literature, culture, and film for presentation at the conference. Topics that are of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
World Literature: Postcolonial Perspectives
Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Afrofuturism
The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Afrofuturism to be published on January 31, 2018.