Twenty-first century film and media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also in transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, contemporary superhero remakes and re-adaptations are still a largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. The history of superheroes – and their supervillain counterparts – is rich in re-adaptations and remakes. This process seems intrinsic to the superhero’s textual and cultural journey, as it is re-shaped and re-moulded, from comics to film and other media forms.
Joseph Conrad and Ethics seeks essays (6000 to 8000 words) that deal with ethics in Conrad’s fiction.
Since Aristotle's Ethics and Plato’s The Republic, ethics has been a fundamental concern throughout European intellectual history. Over the last three decades, in particular, there has been a growing interest in ethics in the social sciences and humanities, inspired by Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and Jürgen Habermas, to name a few. Ethics is central to Joseph Conrad’s works. It is conveyed both through his thematic concerns and narrative techniques. However, this prominent topic has not yet received the attention it deserves.
November 15-17, 2019 – Atlanta, GA EXTENDED DEADLINE!
Eudora Welty used dialect in her stories to reproduce the full performance of power and identity associated with language. Of her early stories, Welty herself said in 1982, "I love to write dialogue but it’s very hard to prune it and make it sharp and make it advance the plot and reveal the characters—both characters—the one listening and the one talking."
Call for Papers:
2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Deadline: April 30 2019
South Atlantic Modern Language Association: Giving Voice to the Voiceless
SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships
November 15-17, 2019 | Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, Georgia
Giving Voice to the Voiceless
52nd Annual IASA Conference in Houston
— Call for Papers —
Defying Boundaries, Rais(az)ing Walls:
Italian Americans Negotiating Borders in a Changing Ethnic Framework
Location: Doubletree at Hilton, 6 E. Greenway Plaza; Houston, Texas, 77046
Date: October 31-November 3, 2019
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019
Upload/submit proposals to Submittable: https://italianamericanstudies.submittable.com/submit
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. This call for papers is released in conjunction with the release of ArtsPraxis Volume 5, Issue 2. The submission deadline for Volume 6, Issue 2 is June 1, 2019.
Submissions should fall under the category of Theatre and Health.
Call for Papers
Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, must be accompanied by a 200 word abstract and 100 word biographies for the author(s), and conform to APA style manual. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2019.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, Budd Boetticher, and Paul Schrader.
TBA is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent scholars and artists by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory, criticism and related fields. It welcomes experimentation and risk.
We are currently inviting submissions for our inaugural issue, titled FAKE.
Might there be truth(s) in the fake(s); fake(s) in the truth(s), and neither non-truth(s) nor non-fake(s)?
Call for Papers: Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day
The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century
Popular Fiction and Culture
Friday, 20th September 2019, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
Keynote: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia)
Walking Tour: Victorian Gothic Dublin, followed by dinner
ENVIRONMENT: LAST CALL
September 27-28, 2019
Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future? And what is the point of learning facts when the most important facts clearly means nothing to our society?
-Greta Thunberg, “School Strike for Climate”
- Proposals of 300 words due: 15 June 2019
- Drafts of 4000-8000 words due: 1 September 2019
Following last year’s Pushing Boarders London, we have joined forces with the City of Malmö, Bryggeriet and Regional Museum Kristianstad to organise the second international conference on skateboarding, taking place from 14-18 August 2019 in Malmö, Sweden.
Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present
A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.
Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst
The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).
Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University).
Coming of age and identity quests are often intertwined in stories, be it in novels, comics, or films. However, not every identity quest happens to teenagers. Adults, too, are on a constant search for who they are and/ or why they are. These questions are tackled and examined in the 2019 Netflix TV show Umbrella Academy as well as in the eponymous comic books series from 2008/2009. The comic series consist of 3 volumes, “Apocalypse Suite,” “Dallas,” and “Hotel Oblivion.”