The spring 2020 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities examines how mothers and motherhood has been represented in fine art, crafts, literature, music, theatre, and popular culture. We invite essays that consider motherhood archetypes in the arts, mothers of color in the arts, immigrant mothers in the arts, queer mothers in the arts, representations of surrogate mothers and mothers who have adopted, motherhood on social media, motherhood memoirs and blogs, representations of mothers in art and photography, the absent mother and/or the step-mother in film and television, and more. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Lee Ann Westman at email@example.com.
ACCIDENTS & CONTINGENCIES
13th ANNUAL YALE FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES GRADUATE CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1, 2019
WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER — 53 WALL STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. JAMES LEO CAHILL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CINEMA STUDIES AND FRENCH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Contingency is also a necessary quality of film.
– André Bazin
Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada
May 7-9, 2020
Concordia University, Montreal, QC
"Pop and Politics: State of the Field/State of the World"
After a one-year hiatus, the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada is back and looking forward—as well as up, left, right, down, and back. For our 9th annual conference, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, QC from May 7th-9th, 2020, we’re reflecting on the state of our field by inviting discussion on the relationship between popular culture and politics, broadly conceived.
CCCC Summer Conference at USC
University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | May 22-23, 2020
The University of Southern California invites proposals for Building Diverse Communities through Writing, a CCCC Summer Conference to be hosted on the USC campus. Please consider proposing a panel, a roundtable, a teaching forum, or an individual presentation.
CFP: University of Sussex Contemporary Directors Symposium: Céline Sciamma
School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
Keynote Speaker: Professor Emma Wilson, University of Cambridge
May 6th 2020
Irish Drama on the European Stage(s)
7th May 2020
University College Cork Ireland
The works of playwrights such as J.M. Synge, Seán O’Casey and, more recently, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh or Elaine Murphy have been (and continue to be) extensively translated and incorporated to stage practice throughout Europe.
Call for Abstracts
for contributions to an edited collection
Preliminary title: Fashioning the Male Body, Performing Gender
The SpokenWeb research network invites you to submit proposals to an interdisciplinary symposium to be held at Concordia University in Montreal, 17-18 July 2020.
The theme of the SpokenWeb Symposium will be:
LISTENING, SOUND, AGENCY
Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary
Organized by the Charles Olson Society
American Literature Association, 31st Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020:
Reading Black Mirror – Edited Collection
CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic
Calling all Gothic Naturalists for recommendations for books to review!
What would you like to see reviewed in our next issue of Gothic Nature? What recent criticism or literary fiction are you aware of from the last year or so relating to any element at all of Gothic Nature? Or perhaps you have published something yourself on these themes? (Ecohorror, EcoGothic, Animal Studies, Anthropocene Gothic, etc.)
We're currently sourcing free review copies of various books from publishers and all recommendations are most welcome!
Re-Placing Class: Community, Politics, Work, and Labor in a Changing World. MAY 20-23, 2020 YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, YOUNGSTOWN OH
CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020
Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020
The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Applicants may submit a proposal to one of our CAAS-sponsored panels or roundtables (listed below), or to our General CFP.
Deadline for Paper Proposals: November 15, 2019
Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 15, 2020 -- for its Spring issue. If any undergraduate editors at Logos are interested in sending a submission for consideration, we would love the opportunity to review it for publication.
Imagining Differently: Research-Creation in Urgent Times
When: March 28 & 29, 2020
Where: York University
Accolade East (ACE), Rooms 208/209
The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate conference will be held in conjunction with The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium.
We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, and Director of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory
Humanities Education and Research Association Conference
4-7 March 2020 – The Palmer House
DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.
DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.
The Willa Cather Foundation will sponsor two separate panels at the American Literature Association's 31st Annual Conference held in San Diego, California, May 21-24, 2020.
The Reception Study Society will sponsor a panel at the American Literature Association Conference 31st Annual Conference held in San Diego, California, May 21-24, 2020.
The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Anne Brontë in her bicentenary year. The conference, ‘I wished to tell the truth’: Anne Brontë at 200 will take place at the Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, UK, 4 -6 September 2020, and presents an ideal opportunity to challenge the long-held perception that the youngest Brontë sibling was the least talented, and lacked the genius of her sisters. With Anne Brontë’s marginalisation in mind, potential topics to be explored could include, but are not limited to, the following:
Relationship between life and art/ Realism and didacticism
Medieval English Theatre Conference
University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020
Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre
This panel will address illustrative, pictorial, and digital treatments and adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The novel has a 195-year history of illustration and depiction in a wide range of visual arts, media, and technologies—from the 1823 cover of Richard Brinsley Peake’s play Presumption to the first issue of the comic series Mary Shelley, Monster Hunter (February 2019). The novel’s “hyperadaptability” in visual form, to adopt Dennis Perry’s term, extends to a wide range of modes.
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020
Dear Colleagues, Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Istanbul University, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published twice a year, in June and in December.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference
Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference
March 19-21, 2020
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.” --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson
Historical Horrors and the Horrors of History: 21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination
Editors Amanda Howell and Stephanie Green (School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia) seek contributors to an anthology whose collective analysis will be directed to the question:
What can 21st century film and television tell us about the historical imagination of horror?
I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.
The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.
Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Republic of Tunisia
The Higher Institute of Applied Studies in the Humanities of Mahdia, University of Monastir in partnership with “l’Association de la Creation Culturelle” organize an international conference on
Humor in Arts and Pedagogy
April 16-17, 2020
Better Living Through TV?
We are seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on morality and ethics on/through television. The essays will address TV dramas and comedies aired during the Golden Age of TV, continuing through peak and prestige TV. An editor at Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, has expressed interest in this project.