The Gothic is a "negative aesthetic" (Botting 2014, 1). It influences a plethora of cultural phenomena from literature and other media to fashion and music. It is also an ever-shifting framework of creative expressions and critical approaches, which has a tendency to reinvent itself and adapt to new cultural circumstances. The Gothic troubles the familiar, replaces complacency with dis-ease, offering rich opportunities for new explorations and expressions of seeming fixities, interpretations of history, certainties of gendered identity.
CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century
13th – 14th September 2018
Edge Hill University
Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside
Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University
Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)
Over the last twenty years, a new form of career counselling practice has emerged, one that Mark Savickas (Career Counselling, 2011) refers to as career construction theory. Where earlier forms of vocational guidance utilised aptitude tests, statistical profiling and other forms of quantitative analysis, career construction takes a far more qualitative approach to employment counselling. By encouraging clients to see their careers as stories of which they are both the metaphorical authors and the main protagonists, career construction counsellors enable them to envisage the next chapter in those stories.
This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?
Call for Papers: TaPRA 2018 Bodies and Performance Working Group
Bodies and Performance: (Non)human Worlds and Worldings
How do worlds perform upon bodies and how do bodies perform worlds?
SAMLA CFP for panel "Popular Sound and Literature: Music, Literature, Activism, and Ally Ship."
Conference is November 2-4 2018 in Birmingham, AL.
Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid monsters. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2018 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University email@example.com .
REPLACEMENT AND REPLACEABILITY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
VIII Graduate Conference in Culture Studies
6–7 December 2018 | Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon
Call for Papers
We call for papers for the 8th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies. This edition will be on the theme of “Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture” and takes place in Lisbon on the 6th and 7th of December 2018. The conference is organized by The Lisbon Consortium in conjunction with the Research Centre for Communication and Culture at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Birkbeck, University of London
1 September 2018
Above all, we need to understand utopia as a method rather than a goal … always suspended between the present and the future, always under revision, at the meeting point of the darkness of the lived moment and the flickering light of a better world, for the moment accessible only through an act of imagination.
- Ruth Levitas, Utopia as Method (2013)
Another world is possible.
- The activists of the World Social Forum
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. All the world is a ‘stage’ for military personnel and their families. Their stories and experiences as they ‘act’ in foreign locations is a rich part of human culture that veterans bring with them when they return to civilian life. This special session invites papers that explore the many facets of the military experience including literature, theatre, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.
The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses. This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term.
The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus