The fairy tales, as part of early oration and text, were created for adults and recited to peers in the literary salons (Zipes, 1989). In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, authors such as Basile, Perrault, and d’Aulnoy collected and narrated several of the tales still known today, and from the 1700s, de Villeneuve, the Grimm brothers, Anderson, and others continued to popularise the genre. Over time these tales have been re-written and re-visioned, so that the imaginary worlds depicted, are filled with magic and fantastical beings, while becoming useful vehicles for teaching behaviour, values, and morals.
Feminist Theologies in American Literature
Call for Chapters
The editor of a collection in development seeks completed chapters on literary expressions of feminist theology broadly construed. The scope of the volume is wide and inclusive. Chapters may focus on any religious tradition, historical period, genre, or form of American literature. We particularly welcome essays on works of literature
- that examine the power, enfranchisement, ideas, and practices of women
- that consider how religion subverts or reinforces androcentrism and patriarchy
- that engage with the ways that gender relations inform women’s religious concepts, commitments, and experience
The 7th conference on prescriptivism will be held at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence from June 26th to June 28th, 2024. Previous highly successful conferences have been held in Sheffield (2003), Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013), Park City, Utah (2017) and Vigo (2021) demonstrating that the study of prescriptivism attracts scholars worldwide. The theme of the 7th Conference will be "Transmitting Prescriptivism and Norms" and will focus on how prescriptivism has been transmitted in different ways down the ages to the present day.
To welcome the Gothic to NeMLA 2024 (March 7-10), this panel asks scholars to present work that introduces unlikely kinship systems in the Gothic and claims these relationships as unique to this genre.
This panel will bring together scholars interested in the intersection of gender studies and young adult literature, investigating this surplus of surplus characters as authors scramble to include LGBTQ+ perspectives in their work. What is the effect of this surplus nature on the reader, whether queer or not, and how can writers avoid this cursory diversity in their own writing. The counter-example is the authors that manage to successfully write queer characters in contemporary Young Adult Fiction. How do these two sides of the coin impact a reader as they see queer characters presented as supplemental versus central?
“Rather than…‘What is the attitude of a work to the relations of production of its time?’ I would like to ask, ‘What is its position in them?’” Ninety years on, Walter Benjamin's question in “The Author as Producer” (1934) still poses a central challenge for literary studies. For Benjamin, the key idea for locating this structural “function [of] the work” is “literary technique,” a “concept…[by] which the unfruitful antithesis of form and content can be surpassed.”
We invite paper proposals on the connection(s) between any text’s “technique” and its position within its historical relations of production—of various forms of surplus, of literature, and/or of social difference. Motivating questions might include:
Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Jon Favreau
Edited by Guy Nicolucci
deadline for submissions:
August 15, 2023
full name / name of organization:
Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University
Trajectories of Global CapitalismFrom Cultural Economy to Creative Industries
Bhabani Shankar Nayak
This panel seeks to explore various ways fans have influenced the shows they watch through various online platforms, including online communities and social media. Please submit 150-250 word abstracts that clearly show how your proposed topic fits with this session via this link: Submit to NeMLA by September 30.
This panel aims to explore the latest developments in horror film and/or horror film culture in the new millennium, ranging from emerging new themes to new auteurs to new modes of filmmaking and film production. Comparative studies among American, European, and/or non-Western cinema are encouraged.
Translation, Travel Writing, and Excess (Rountable)
Sanjukta Banerjee (York University)
Elisa Leonzio (Università di Torino)