Literary Theory

Jeunesse: Special Issue on Consumption

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures invites essay submissions for a special issue addressing the many interpretations of consumption and their meanings in relation to youth texts and culture(s). We welcome essays that consider registers of race, class, gender, and disability. Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length and prepared for blind
peer-review.

Consumption is a vehicle through which we come to understand proprietary relationships with people ...

Cityscapes of the Future (Edited Collection)

Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction

The city has played a pivotal role in science fiction narratives since the earliest days of the genre. Towering megastructures, dystopian urbanity and the otherworldly configurations of alien cities have contributed greatly to representations of imagined futures.

Our project aims to take a broad view of the science-fictional cityscape, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games ...

Literary Dolls: The Female Textual Body from the Nineteenth Century to Now

Literary Dolls: The Female Textual Body from the 19th Century to Now

University of Durham, International Women’s Day, 8th March 2014

Key Note Speakers:

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jane Smiley

Professor Jo Phoenix, University of Durham

Dr Kate MacDonald, University of Ghent

Through history women’s bodies have been the subject of artistic presentation, ostensibly to celebrate ...

Echi Oltremare: Italy and the Mediterranean... Interactions and Intersections

At a time when Western values and Italianness are increasingly challenged by the forces of globalization, it is necessary to reconsider former epistemologies of space and ontologies of identity that now seem to be obsolete. In this context, the Mediterranean paradigm is (re)-emerging as a crucial framework through which Italy can re-examine its cultural traditions, while charting future paths based on the transnational exchanges with other cultures from the Mediterranean basin. Italian ...

Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 11-13 June 2014
Conference Focus: The Humanities Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. Over the past nine years, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching. The conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that ...

American Realism in a Time of Terror and Crisis: New Essays on The Wire (Book Project)

David Simon’s police procedural, The Wire, has generated an abundance of critical acclaim as well as a significant body of scholarly attention. There are some outstanding critical explorations of the programme’s serial format and aesthetic qualities, and dissections of the way the programme both responds to urban racial politics and critiques American institutions and power structures. However, there has not been a concentrated study of the way it broadly represents the era of ...

Collaboration: The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our fourth issue on the theme of ‘Collaboration’. We also accept general submissions on interdisciplinary topics on an ongoing basis.

Please visit our website for submission guidelines (www.jeffersonjournal.org)
Email jeffersonjournaluva@gmail.com with ...

Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids (PAMLA 2013)

Come and join us in sunny San Diego to discuss affect and embodiment. From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

- Liminal fluids and transgression
...

TRACES, 5th Annual GLITS Interdisciplinary Conference

This interdisciplinary research conference seeks to explore the concept of ‘traces’ in literature, creative writing, the visual arts, media, philosophy, sociology, psychology and other fields. A ‘trace’ can be that which has existed, and which is now past; or that which has passed, in the case of a track or a footprint; or that which copied or drawn or outlined, such as a map or a word in the sand. It can be used as a noun or a verb: as an object or concept, or an ...

American Fantasies and Dreams

American Studies Association of Turkey
36th International Conference

American Fantasies and Dreams

May 14–16, 2014

Atatürk University

Erzurum Technical University

Erzurum, Turkey

The scientific study of human dreams is generally considered to have started with the publication of Freud’s legendary Interpretation of Dreams. Yet, interest in what dreams and dreaming signify is as old as humanity itself. Regardless of whatever ...

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