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CFP: Cine-feminisms and the Academy Symposium

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:20am
Jessica Ford/ University of Newcastle, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

CFP: Cine-feminisms and the Academy Symposium

UNSW Sydney, 12-13th December 2019

 

The contemporary media landscape is shaped by increasing precarity and awareness of gendered issues. The global screen industry is grappling with the cultural and industrial shifts precipitated by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. For some, the Harvey Weinstein revelations and subsequent scandal resulted in a re-evaluation of the gendered operation of Hollywood. The industry has responded on the red carpet, through the media and in film festival juries. What role do – and can – forms of film feminisms (or cine-feminism) play within this context?

 

Special Issue Call for Papers: Using Popular Culture to Bring Awareness, Develop Understanding, and Find Solutions to Issues in our Contemporary World

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:32am
Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Submission deadline: August 1, 2019

Expected publication date: February 2020

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on the intersection between popular culture texts, broadly conceptualized, and awareness, understanding, and solutions to issues in contemporary society.

How are you using popular culture to understand or teach about the contemporary world? What practices, innovations, and theories are you reinterpreting or creating to better conceptualize the current political climate? In what ways have popular culture texts allowed you to dig deeper, bring awareness, uncover solutions, or highlight contemporary issues, including but not limited to:

Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:53pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium 2019 - Poet of Apprehension

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:14am
Sally Joan Jones (PhD and Visiting Lecturer, University of Chester)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium

2019 – Poet of Apprehension

University of Chester, Saturday 7th December 2019

 

Following the success of Queen of Suspense 2018, an international, interdisciplinary one-day symposium hosted by the University of Chester, we are pleased to announce the return of this event to Chester on Saturday 7th December 2019. This inclusive symposium welcomes paper proposals from academics, writers, independent researchers and postgraduates across all disciplines of humanities, arts and social sciences. Places are also available for non-presenting delegates.

A Love Letter to "This Bridge Called My Back"

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Amelia M. Kraehe
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

A LOVE LETTER TO THIS BRIDGE CALLED MY BACK

Call for Chapter Proposals

Book Overview

Special Issue of Medical Humanities on "Global Health Humanities"

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:15pm
Narin Hassan and Jessica Howell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 8, 2019

Call for proposals, special issue of Medical Humanities Contributions are invited for a special issue of the journal Medical Humanities on the topic “global health humanities.” This proposed special issue is predicated on the assumption that, by examining different forms of human expression, the humanities offer necessary insight into the lived experience of global health issues. The following is a list of possible topics, but we welcome proposals for articles that address other aspects of global health humanities as well:

Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:08pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Info for an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.

Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:36am
Alison Langdon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection) 

As Amy Vines notes, rape in medieval literature often functions as a “chivalric necessity,” a means of articulating masculine identity that elides or ignores questions of female bodily sovereignty and autonomy of will in favor of the male protagonist’s development. Yet we also find instances where texts implicitly or explicitly call attention to the act of rape as a violation of female will—whether in dread of the act, in the face of its perpetration, or in its aftermath—or explore the nature of consent and its often problematic conditions or interpretation.

The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:46am
The University of The Bahamas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”

Deadline for Submission:

October 18, 2019

Full Name/Name of the Organization:

The University of Bahamas

Contact email:

Ceron.bryant@ub.edu.bs

“African Diasporic Masculinities” sponsored by The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series

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