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CFP NeMLA 2018: Keeping it Real After Postmodernism

Postmodernism is clearly dead—its death and what follows it have been theorized in a myriad of different ways, most recently perhaps by the special edition of Twentieth Century Literature entitled Postmodern/Postwar—And After in the spring of 2016. The advancements of digital technology and the pressing need to look beyond the human and onto a planetary scale of existence are frequent explanations for recent shifts in literary and cultural production. But what explains the resurgence of novels written in the realist mode?

CFP: FINAL 2 WEEKS!! Homelessness and the Media (6/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

CFP: Homelessness and the Media
An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:
Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
November 1-November 5, 2017
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: Early acceptance: June 1, 2017; General acceptance: July 1, 2017

CFP: FINAL 2 WEEKS! Our Shared Home: The Environment on Film (7/1/17; 11/1-5/17)


Our Shared Home: The Environment on Film

Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
The Hilton—Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI (USA)
November 1-5, 2017

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2017 (early decision); July 1, 2017 (general decision)

CFP NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh - Extraordinary Space: Locating States of Exception in the Fantastic

The literature of the fantastic uniquely offers productive space for expansive political imagination, as well as consideration of factors threatening its foreclosure. Speculative fiction projects dynamic futures between utopian and dystopian extremities. Fantasy literature describes epic histories and mythic worlds within which anyone might rise to supreme power or fall into cruel ignominy.