We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture.
Applying diverse methods from across subject disciplines the conference will explore fashion and style in wide-ranging contexts. It will examine connections between fashion, body and culture and will focus on dress, cosmetics, coiffure and body alterations (piercing, tattooing, circumcision, aesthetic surgery, etc).
How does our dress or hair style create our identity and status? How is it concerned with sexual and body politics? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal or unique to Western culture? These and other questions we set out to discuss at the conference.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
How do we specify the parameters of our identity? How do we differentiate ourselves from others? Is it functional to emotionally invest in social masks, compartmentalising various dimensions of ourselves? Is the ‘double’ a useful symbol for communicating division in the self and emotional conflict?
Identity formation is a psychological process by which a person assimilates an aspect of someone else and is transformed, wholly or partially, by the model that the other provides. It is by means of a series of identifications that the conscious personality is formed. Whilst a simple concept on the surface, identity is one of the most perplexing areas of clinical and theoretical research in psychoanalysis.
Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made.
For decades, oral history was considered less than scholarly, leading to its exclusion from several history books; thus valuable first-hand experiences and information that could alter historical truth were neglected and ultimately lost to oblivion. Our conference wishes to challenge the pervading view that oral testimony can lead to false representation of historical events and underline the significant support it can provide to historical research, especially in lieu of written documentation.
Through the centuries, humans have often shaped their social life by fictional moments and by taking part in fictional events: carnivals, representations, role plays, society plays, structured and semi-structured collective and singular moments where strictly coded contexts organize specific worlds and cultural dimensions. Play, in its wide acception and in its nature of artificial and coded mechanism, reflects historically the symbolic work by which human societies have elaborated, explained and organized the world.
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Inspired by the journey of Virignia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Lauren Elkin’s critical work Flaneuse, this one-day workshop seeks to explore the idiosyncratic journey of various women in the city of London as represented in British fiction. The course will focus on the idea of women in public space and think about the ways in which the city provides women new freedoms to think, to explore and to be. We will look at work by Virginia Woolf, Muriel Spark and Anita Brookner and discuss representations of the city landscape in specific texts. We will also engage with some theories and ideas of the city in modernism and critical theory.
Since its beginnings, London has been regarded as the epitome of progress and advancement even in times of profound crisis and discord, exerting the charm of the vast setting that concentrates most, if not all, human experiences. From ancient Londinium to the 21st-century metropolis, the ever expanding urban settlement has emerged as a complex heterogeneous entity forging a particular code of conduct governed by imagination and originality, talent and vision that generate almost endless significations of the self.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Children’s Literature and Climate Change
Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn
Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Call for Papers, Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2020
March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Fiction and Poetry for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
About This Special Topic:
Present your original poetry or fiction at our upcoming conference.
Let the tides of inspiration ignite your creativity.
Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 5th April 2020
Every day we move through spaces that have been constructed or delineated somehow to be significant. We recognise and —consciously or unconsciously — react to this significance on a daily or hourly basis, and we draw from a cultural well of knowledge in order to do so.
Annual deadline: September 15 (Extended Deadline for this Year October,1)
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal in print format featuring essays on
British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by
Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale
Cengage Learning, EBSCO and included in Index Copernicus-ICI Journals Master List 2017,
subscribed by the British Library, the Harvard University Library and the Library of the University
“The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!” ~ Nietzsche
“I have marine feet and Vesuvian eyes, and this belonging to a universe that is land, sea, and lava, my allegiance to a world, not only is a poetic inclination but, in its instinct, a resonant and overwhelming force” ~ Maria Orsini Natale
Call for Papers: Special Section
Theatre History Studies Volume 40 (2021)
Co-editors: Jane Barnette and Chrystyna Dail
Shifting Shapes: Witch Characters and Witchy Performances
Call for Papers
American Literature Association Symposium “American Poetry”
February 20-22, 2020 Keynote Speaker:
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Pennsylvania State University
ALA symposia provide opportunities for scholars to meet in pleasant settings, present papers, and share ideas and resources. The February 2020 symposium will focus on American poetry. While we welcome individual proposals, panels and roundtable discussions are also encouraged.
NeMLA Annual Convention
5-8 March, 2020
“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task” says “The Good Book Business” article published in The New Yorker in 2006, underlines the billion dollar industry of Bible-publishing in the U.S.
Carmen Maria Machado's short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (2017), was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize and Shirley Jackson Award, and the finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Robert W. Brigham Prize for Debut Fiction. Received to great acclaim, Her Body and Other Parties provocatively navigates between eerie and moving narratives that toy between science fiction, speculative fiction, horror, and fan fiction to underscore the various violences inflicted on women's bodies.
NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot. These sessions are an opportunity for NeMLA scholars to share visual representations of their research. The format of the session allows presenters to display their work in a casual setting and to engage in informal conversations with convention participants regarding their work at a designated place and time.
This session considers the relationship Nathaniel Hawthorne had with his home state. Topics may consider the incorporation of Massachusetts history into his fiction, who is included and excluded from that history, transatlantic elements to his writing, and the shadow of his family’s history and politics over his literature.
Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18172.
As a constant and chilling presence in individual lives and the popular imagination, the supernatural, as a cultural phenomenon, is prone to repeated revivals and resurrections. Like some uncanny revenant, the supernatural re-emerges at crucial historical moments, often transforming to reflect the concerns of its epoch. Recent times have seen a sharp rise in occult practice amongst millennials, many of whom have rejected more traditional spiritual systems in favour of Wicca, witchcraft and astrology.
REVISION & REFORM: TEACHING WRITING ACROSS BORDERS
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
APRIL 24-25, 2020
This two-day conference will explore connections between theatrical and non-theatrical texts in early modern England. Theatrical culture functioned in vibrant relation to both non-theatrical performances (such as sermons and entertainments) and non-dramatic poetry and prose. However, moments of exchange between different genres have too often been obscured by disciplinary silos.
By bringing together scholars with a wide variety of interests the conference will open up new research questions which address the creative exchanges between plays and a wide range of non-theatrical texts and performances.
Topics for consideration might include:
Postcolonial literary and cultural traditions have been always curious about worldmaking with nonhumans. In their introduction to Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011), Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey and George B. Handley highlight how environmental elements and nonhuman characters have been key witnesses to the injustices of colonialism, globalization, and neo-liberal forms of violence in postcolonial fiction and non-fiction.
Seeking contributions for a seminar at the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Chicago, March 2020. Deadline for paper proposals is September 23 via the ACLA portal.
The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses. This text especially works well used in conjunction with a college writing textbook in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term.
Historically invisible, women from the Arab world have recently been writing themselves into visibility and they are becoming agents of possible transformations in their society. Their voices had not been heard traditionally, but the fact that they are inhabiting the space of diaspora as a result of migration helped them become effective agents of border crossing and gave them the tools necessary to shape new identities and sound themselves out at both national and international levels. Arab-American women intellectuals have found a medium through their narratives to address pressing issues in the current age of socio-political turmoil.
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019
Call for Papers