The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad, a former captive of ISIS is an essential reminder of the sacrifices women make during a war which often go unnoticed or unacknowledged as heroic. In countless areas of the Global South, the female body has endured physical and psychological violation. Rape is an effective strategy of war and ethnic cleansing, and the violated community finds it difficult to speak about their fate during the time of war and of peace as well. In most cases, the raped body goes silent, feeling ashamed and fearing retributions from all spheres of life.
Filmmakers’ theory and poetics – an (a new) approach to film theory?
Call for book chapters
We are pleased to announce the 14th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of June 2020 at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.
The theme for the 2020 conference is Stages.
After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.
The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?
Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos
Chapter proposal submission deadline: 15 March 2020
Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders.
Keynote speaker – Dr Katharina Rein, Bauhaus University Weimar
We are pleased to invite applications for this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar: “Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative,” to be held on the campus of Hiram College July 8-11, 2020.
Conference website: http://kaa.ff.upjs.sk
THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL IN POSTMILLENNIAL EUROPE
9th International SELICUP Conference (Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture)
The Department of British and American Studies, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
SKASE (Slovak Association for the Study of English)
in collaboration with
美 国 研 究 中 心
Center for American Studies, Sichuan, China
Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan, China
The Third International Conference on the Humanistic Foundation and
Cross-cultural Understanding of Sino-American Relations
Call for Proposals
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges. This edited volume addresses how our changing attitudes towards serving all student populations has shifted the pedagogical and relational approaches used by faculty, staff, and administrators at community colleges. Attitudes about equality, equity, and justice are more intentional and integral to the evolution of the work we do as educators. Dr. Diane K.
Call for papers for a book approved for publication by Routledge, on Bollywood cinema, expected to fall within the interdisciplinary spaces of Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
Even as the air in Delhi grows increasingly toxic and poisonous, a fearful, dreaded specter is haunting the subcontinent today, just as toxic as the poisonous air. The rise and rise of Hindutva, or Hindu nationalism or political Hindu agenda that has engulfed India has also initiated the favorite pursuit of right wing of invoking the ‘glorious past’. This ‘glorious past is primarily being invoked by a surge of historical(s) in Bollywood.
Call for Papers for the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 13th Annual Graduate Symposium
Climates of Violence, Coalitions of Care
April 10th, 2020
Rice University, Houston, TX
The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Rice University invites panel and paper proposals for our 2020 Spring Graduate Symposium that offer analysis and critique of contemporary climates of violence. We are eager to receive submissions that imagine alternative futures and coalitions of care. Participants may consider the role violence plays in structuring climates, places, and spaces, with a particular focus on the geopolitical histories and the racial, gendered, and class- based realities of those structures.
Medieval Leavings (https://medievaleavings.hcommons.org/) is a new, Open Access, online journal that publishes editorial orphans on topics in Medieval Studies (broadly construed) and makes them available for our community to use. We hope to ameliorate some of the inequities (and maybe also indignities) of journal publishing.
Medieval Leavings will also feature a special section, Archival Darlings (https://medievaleavings.hcommons.org/our-archival-darlings/), highlighting exciting archival finds that may be useful for other scholars to know about, but that simply don’t fit our own formal publication plans.
Call for PapersFashion at the Periphery
An international conference hosted by the Chicago Fashion Lyceum
October 8-10, 2020, Chicago, IL
For a generation of fashion students and lovers of fashion raised on Project Runway, fashion is defined with a hard binary: you are either ‘in’ or you are ‘out’. “Fashion at the Periphery” aims to destabilize this binary by looking at fashion issues and subjects that reside in the periphery, some by choice, others through neglect, and many as a result of injustice.
Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities
July 8-11, 2020
University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada
Call for Papers
Deadline for paper and session proposals: February 5, 2020
Bernhard Tauchnitz's Collection of British and American Authors series, initiated in 1841, was not only a successful entrepreneurial eneavour but also a milestone in the history of print culture. The Leipzig-based publisher Tauchnitz, renowned all over the world for his series of affordable pocket books in English, eventually produced more than 5000 volumes over the next 100 years. The cultural and literary repercussions of this unique achievement have been far-reaching since the late 19th century.
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
May 22-23, 2020
Chaminade University of Honolulu
We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the Tenth Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.
Call for Papers
A Symposium on Clouds
Friday 22 May 2020, 9.00-19.00
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL)
Dealine for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 28th of February 2020
Esther Leslie: Professor in Political Aesthetics and Co-Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Joanna Walsh: Author and Critic whose recent books include Break.up (2018) and Worlds from the Word's End (2017)
“What then is the essential nature of cloudiness?”
DIGITAL SPACES, PHYSICAL PLACES: A Digital Humanities Symposium
April 16–17, 2020
University of Rochester
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2020
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities, University of Rochester
Keynote: Henry B. Lovejoy, Assistant Professor of History, Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship, University of Colorado Boulder
The discourse of the environment permeates attitudes towards the present, representations of the past and perceptions of the future.
How do languages, literatures and other modes of meaning-making promote ecocritical frameworks that interrogateWestern and Eastern anthropocentric assumptions, biases and expectations?
How do the environmental humanities test new hermeneutic tools to assess the interdependence between natural and anthropic ecosystems?
Our focus is onnew narratives of fragile and resilient environments; the im/material wellbeing of the organisms that live in them; the interconnections between diverse forms of life.
Topics and areas of research include:
Climate change fiction
Revisiting Hawthorne's short storiesEssays of ca.
In 1992, James Shapiro discussed ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’ in the James Parkes Lecture at the University of Southampton, a lecture that would form one of the cornerstones of his ground-breaking book of the same title. Thirty years later, in 2022, the journal Shakespeare pays homage to his research, both by looking back and reflecting on the issues Shapiro raised, and by looking around us in today’s world where the topic is as relevant as ever. Shakespeare and the accusation of anti-Semitism have long been intertwined, with The Merchant of Venice being central in this discourse. Today, the evidence of rising anti-Semitism has become almost impossible to ignore.
Destination – the word itself concerns both journey and journey’s end. For this issue of Oxford Research in English, we invite articles that delve into arrival and setting forth in literature, as well as the textual, intertextual and extratextual ways one can examine literary places and spaces. “Destination” derives from the Latin dēstināre—to resolve, to determine, to destine— before journeying into French and arriving in English.
Call for Papers
Re. Special Issue of the European Journal of American Studies
Title: From Memory to Marriage: The Archive, Political Agency and the Advance of
LGBTQ Rights in America Editor: Ben Alexander
The International Conference organized by
The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL)
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, May 28-30, 2020
The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL)presents a conference on “Feminisms Now” to be held from Thursday, May 28, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Yonsei University, Seoul.
This poetry session welcomes creative submissions on any aspect of the SAMLA 92 conference theme: Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts. This session aims to feature all types of poems and poets; poems that break rules or are about people breaking rules are especially welcome! By June 1, 2020, please submit a sample of original poetry that fits the conference theme (3-5 poems, 10 pages max), a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Sara Pirkle, University of Alabama, at email@example.com.
This traditional session welcomes submissions on any topic associated with Medieval England and its texts (400-1500 CE). This includes texts written in Old English, Middle English, Latin, Gaelic, etc. Abstracts addressing the conference theme of "Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts" are especially welcome. By June 1, 2020, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Nathan Fleeson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers
Religion & Theatre Focus Group – Emerging Scholars Panel
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2020 Conference
July 29 – August 2, 2020
The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus group invites current graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not presented at a major national conference to submit papers for the 2020 Emerging Scholars Panel.
The 2020 ATHE Conference theme:
Theme: Building Diverse Communities through Writing
University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | May 22-23, 2020
Extended Deadline: February 9, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
The Writing Program at 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.