Gender is achieved through performances and interpretations associated to normative judgments of masculinity and femininity. Gendered imaginations and power relations are inscribed into space as structures and reproduced through spatial interaction, but gender is only one among numerous symbiotic categories of social differentiation and inequality such as ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, etc. Different spaces present more or less great latitudes for reinterpretation, determination and conflict of all kinds of identity categories that can be interrelated or played out against each other.
(IN)VISIBILE CITIES: SUBJECTS, GAZES.
Metropoles and the point of view
Edited by Giorgio de Marchis and Maria Paola Guarducci
We want to offer researchers the possibility to reflect on “German” in all its facets and its place in the world.
We are interested in academic studies focusing on the analysis of Linguistics Theories; Language Form; Language Meaning; Language in Context; Teaching Methodologies; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Acquisition; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Teaching; Technology used in the Classroom; Materials Design; Curriculum Development; Historical Linguistics and more as they relate to German language.
Call for Papers: New Directions in David Jones Research
Inaugural Research Seminar of the David Jones Research Center
7-8 June 2018
Join us this June to inaugurate the David Jones Research Center, housed within the Honors College at Washington Adventist University. Designed to be a collaborative space for scholars interested in the work of artist and poet David Jones, the center seeks to:
Yeats Kyoto Symposium 2018
2018 International Yeats Society Symposium, Kyoto
The 54th Annual Conference of the Yeats Society of Japan
Dates: December 15ｰ16, 2018
Venues: Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University and Kashokaku Noh Theatre
Themes: Any topic on Yeats is welcome, but the following theme is particularly encouraged:
“Yeats and Laughter”
Topics may include:
-thematic concerns on laughter in Yeats poems/plays
-cultural considerations on Yeatsean humor and Modernism
-laughter in post-Yeats poets/writers
-Yeats and Kyogen
-laughter in Irish folklore and mythology
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2018 Annual Meeting
Testing Limits • Crossing Boundaries • Claiming Spaces
October 12 & 13, 2018
Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD
The 2018 meeting of MWASECS, the Midwestern affiliate of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, will be held in Sioux Falls, SD, on October 12 and 13, 2018. The conference hotel and venue will be the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, located within walking distance of a wide assortment of restaurants, shops, and entertainment in downtown Sioux Falls.
Papers invited for the joint (guaranteed) South Asian Literary Association-MLA panel exploring the incorporation of South Asian visual and literary traditions in the subcontinent’s comics. Inspired by the MLA 2019 theme of “textual transactions,” this panel explores the constitutive relations among South Asian graphic narratives and the region’s local, folk and national visual as well as literary cultures. This panel is interested in teasing out what makes South Asian graphic narratives' image-text interactions distinct from that of Western comics. What visual frames of reference do they rely on? How are image and text mutually constitutive in Indian graphic narratives?
Transgender identities: Fighting for the Margins
Beyond Binaries: Trans Identities in Contemporary Culture
“Bad Boys” and Girls in Sports
Call For Proposals:
DIGITAL engAGEment: Media. Literate. #activist
Conference Date: May 18, 2018
Conference Location: 25 Broadway, New York, NY
Deadline for proposals: March 19, 2018 via email (please see below)
Institutions and Well-Being:
Heritage, Space & Bodies
Elisabeth Punzi (University of Gothenburg), Christoph Singer (University of Paderborn), Cornelia Wächter (Ruhr University Bochum)
A special issue of Asiascape: Digital Asia
Dr. Rahul K. Gairola, Murdoch University, Australia
Dr. Martin Roth, University of Leipzig, Germany
Digital technologies, namely the “internet,” have catalyzed a dramatic shift in the production of space and how we conceive it. They are ambiguous at their borders, at once expanding yet shrinking notions of home and homeland, of the local and the global, and of the intangible and the material. Such fuzziness and shifting boundaries generate new spatial relations on multiple layers which we call “digital spatialities.”
This panel explores the role and representation of queer kinships and affiliations in the life and work of Christopher Isherwood. 250-word abstract and short bio by 18 March 2018; Eleri Watson (email@example.com).
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO) invites papers engaging the conference's theme of "Consuming Cultures," specifically how the consumption or non-consumption of animals by animals (both human and non-human) has shaped our moral, symbolic, and traditional relationships with what we call "food."
Italian American and Italian Canadian Is Multi-Ethnic Too Class, gender, migration, history, diaspora, ethnicity, politics, radicals, working class, cinema, foodways, literature, media, popular culture, cultural studies, theory, 250-word abstract. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville (firstname.lastname@example.org); Alan Gravano, Rocky Mountain U (email@example.com)
Deadline for submissions: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Alan J. Gravano, Rocky Mountain U (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to China Miéville to Octavia Butler. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 2
CFP: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism
Of the 605 proposals received by Bloomsbury for their 2015 33 1/3 Series call for papers, only 18% of contributors and 11% of artists covered were women, even though the female series editor was aggressively soliciting contributions by and about women. Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism seeks to address a visible shortcoming in scholarship about women in both popular music and in English Romanticism by bringing the two together in this collection.
CFP: David Bowie and Romanticism
Call for papers: Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities
International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
November 23-24, 2018
Keynote Lecture: Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)
The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University will host “Imagining the Coast: a Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea” at Mystic Seaport and Enders Island, Mystic CT, Sept 14-16, 2018.The symposium will bring together regional scholars, authors, museums, historical societies, libraries and community members to discuss the importance of the coastline and seas to the region’s history, culture, ecology, and identity, including its global connections. Long Island Sound and the coast of Connecticut and its bordering states are the primary focus, but given the inherently global nature of maritime zones, our oceanic connections to other regions will also be considered.
Call for Papers:
Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature /
Moving Image & Media Studies Conference
October 12th-13th, 2018
Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State University)
Professor Joel Burges (University of Rochester, NY)
Revolt, resistance and hope in European cinema. Allied Organization: Graduate Student Caucus
The GSC is looking for papers exploring the theme of popular uprisings in film, picturing how cinema (documentary, drama and comedy) can translate into political messages. 250-word abstracts by March 14th, 2018 at email@example.com
Best regards, M. Leconte.
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).
Major civilizations of the world – Indian and Greek – based their models of education on inter-relatedness of various disciplines. However, with the focus on specialization and technology, liberal arts suffered at the expense of science and technology. But recently the discipline of Liberal arts and Human sciences has attained an unprecedented popularity in various Universities all over the world. The present world of the 21st century is strongly underpinned by rapid developments in the field of science and technology and accompanied by the ever-spreading roots of a global economy. The question then arises as to what role liberal education can play in the world mired in technological innovations spawned by globalization.
Constructions of masculinities in neoliberal South Asia; how are toxicity and fragility deployed alongside caste,class, regional, national and global vectors. 300 word proposal by 15 March 2018; Amrita De (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at email@example.com by no later than April 5, 2018.
Roundtable on how critical race theory can shape the disciplinary futures of Victorian Studies (non-guaranteed session). Send 250-word proposals for a 5-minute talk and brief bio by 9 March 2018 to Dr. Ronjaunee Chatterjee (firstname.lastname@example.org).