Audiovisual stories aimed at the female audience have always had a very specific orientation focused at capturing that sector of the audience, but with little vocation to reach the large public especially male. These were created by men, finding few women as creators of mainstream products.
Call for Papers – Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things
One Day Symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield
Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University
Friday 14th December, 2018
KATHLEEN LUMLEY COLLEGE INC.
POSTGRADUATE COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
July 11-13, 2019
The initial impact of Hurricane Camille tended not to discriminate. Everyone who was hit was hit hard. But later…it wasn’t the hurricane that differentiated; it was the various responding relief agencies that made politically motivated decisions...
Mark M. Smith, Camille 1969: Histories of a Hurricane (2011)
The claim in support of the Romani community’s Indian origin -- what the Orientalists first propounded is now reinforced by Genetics -- was, during the 18-19th centuries, premised upon the homophony between Romani and Indian languages. This was in line with notions of ‘border thinking’ so pervasive within the Orientalist discourse, and has since then provoked classist vis-à-vis confrontations and ideological practices of territorializing ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1992). Taking off from here, the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia is organizing an international symposium during 25-26 January 2019, which seeks to reflect on:
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
Washinton DC, March 21-24, 2019
#balancetonporc: Confronting Sexual Assault in French and Francophone Texts
Beyond Bad: Criminals as Heroes in Popular Culture
CFP for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment biannual conference in Davis, CA from June 26-29, 2019.
Panel title: "Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas
American cinema has long been preoccupied with depictions of the foreigner, and mainstream films typically stage scenarios where the resolution to eject or assimilate the foreigner is celebrated as a moment of solidarity for Americans. Our panel will explore representations of the foreigner in contemporary American cinema, and we invite contributions that pay specific attention to films that address:
- Images of the foreigner in the immediate aftermath of 9/11
- Foreign terrorists/terrorism during the War in Afghanistan
- American responses to refugee crises around the globe
- The impact of the 2016 election and Donald Trump's presidency
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
July 6 - July 7, 2019
Imperial College, London (UK)
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 22nd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 6 – Sunday July 7, 2019.
Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome. Call closes: November 17 2018
Great Writing regularly includes research, teaching and creative writing practice topics. And more! In this 22nd year of the conference, the range of topics is likely to be as vibrant as ever.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Now in its fifth year – and following the great success of sessions across Europe – the Psychoanalysis in Our Time research network is delighted to announce the call for papers for our next event, which will take place in association with the University of Gdansk, Poland from 5th to 7th October 2018. The topic for this symposium will be “Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology”.
We are very pleased to be able to say that the internationally acclaimed philosopher of the Slovenian School, Prof. Alenka Zupančič will be our keynote for this event. Renowned film scholar, Prof. Thomas Elsaesser will also be present to launch his new book and to give a talk on ideology and the abject in cinema.
Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"
With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as holaafrica.org, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.
HyperCultura (http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/) (E-ISSN 2559-2025; indexed CEEOL) (double-blind peer-reviewed), an attempt at "a dialogue across and among cultures", invites articles for its next issue, No 7/2018 (issue 6, No 2, 2017 is still under production).
Plenary Speakers include: Prof. Kim F Hall (Barnard College), Prof. Nandini Das (University of Liverpool) Dr. Preti Taneja (University of Warwick)
Swansea University is proud to host the 2019 British Shakespeare Association conference on the theme of “Shakespeare, Race, and Nation”.
“Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference”
Department of English & Humanities (DEH)
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
November 30-December 1, 2018
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458
This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses.
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17463
Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical.
Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)
Call for Papers - Leeds International Medieval Congress 20191-4 July, Leeds, UKSponsor: MEARCSTAPA; Organisers: Kayla Kemhadjian and Renée Ward; Chair: Wendy Turner
Monsters and Mental Health
Monsters and Materialities
Proposed session for the 2019 IMC (Leeds), 1-4 July, Leeds, UK
Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Renée Ward
We seek papers to compose a session on the subject of “Monsters and Materialities” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”
This panel invites proposals that offer new historical or theoretical perspectives on disease and health during the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in papers that seek to explore eighteenth-century texts in the context of the medical humanities and that view health and disease in the context of theoretical and historical work in ecological studies, animal studies, disability studies, or the new materialisms.
Please submit abstracts to Annika Mann (Annika.Mann@asu.edu) on or before September 15, 2018.
Papers are invited on any theme arising from the novel. We especially welcome papers investigating the novel and its adaptations in any medium that focus on contrasting perspectives and discourses of the quest for the origin, meaning and purpose of life. This is an invitation for posters, 20-minute papers or alternative/experimental presentations. Place and dates of symposium: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 November-1 December 2018. Deadline for proposals 01 October 2018. Please send 200 word proposals to: email@example.com.
Conference Theme: "Producing an Enigma for the Ages"
November 8-11, 2018
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Social perceptions of madness continually inform interpersonal and policy decisions in the US, notable of late in the shooting of unarmed, non-violent mad people of color; the use of mental “unfitness” to disparage Donald Trump; and the equation of madness with violence after school shootings. Contemporary discussions of how to surveil, restrict, and value those identified as “mad,” mentally and emotionally disabled, or distressed demonstrate the significance of Mad Studies work in the humanities.
Transnational Beat Generation
Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. https://www.rsa.org/general/custom.asp?page=2019Toronto This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.
CALL FOR PAPERS—AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS OF DETECTIVE AND CRIME FICTION, ESPECIALLY THE WRITING OF SUE GRAFTON
The editors of a new scholarly journal, Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction, are pleased to present this Call for Papers for the inaugural issue. The journal will be published by the Pace University Press (New York City), which has been sponsoring scholarly journals since the 1980s.
Transnational discourse on Islam and gender has been a highly contested area of debate. Lila Abu-Lughod criticizes the notion of the existence of a “Muslim woman” because it is necessary to first define women’s historical , economic, and social status before making any statement applying to them. Our panel follows Abu-Lughod in an effort to combat essentializing. While Abu-Lughod primarily analyzes sociological accounts, our panel will investigate literary archetypes, images, and stereotypes of Muslim women, both from texts originating within the Muslim world, and from texts whose authors come to Islam as outsiders. We will focus on how cultural and religious identity is constructed in these memoirs, novels, short stories and poems.
We invite paper proposals for our panel at the 50th convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association taking place in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.
Call for Papers
International Journal of Theology Philosophy and Science
International Journal of Theology, Philosophy and Science (IJTPS) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the areas of philosophy and theology. This journal was founded with the aim of publishing high quality and original scholarly papers written from multiple perspectives (philosophical, theological, anthropological, moral and etic, science, etc.)