Rapunzel lowers her plaited hair 20 cubits deep, so that her prince can climb into her hermetically sealed tower. Donald Trump’s signature quiff – a piece of interwoven fabric with no evident beginning and end – is treated as a metaphor for his relationship to truth and politics. Samson defeats the Philistines oppressing the Israelites in the Old Testament with his superhuman strength: the origin of his invincibility lies in the vigour of his hair as long as it is not cut.
Messengers from the Stars / Episode VI
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
November 26-27, 2020
Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses
Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History
Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference
School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
November 27-28, 2020
Keynotes (tentative titles)
Michael Denning (Yale): “Laboring Life: Re-founding the Critical Theory of Work”
Michele Elam (Stanford): “Representing the Future of Work: Art-work in the Age of AI”
Call for Essays: Film adaptations of comic book characters/comic franchises/superheroes between the years of 1998-2020
For the book: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020
I am looking for a completed chapter for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film. This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.
Call for Papers Iperstoria
Iperstoria is a biannual online peer-reviewed journal of American and English Studies, including literature, language and linguistics Issue 16 -- NUMERO XVI Fall / Winter -- Autunno/ Inverno 2020Special Section -- Sezione monografica Transmedia Storytelling
HT2020 : “Hypertext for Social Good” CALL FOR PAPERS
ACM HYPERTEXT 2020 – HT2020 FOR SOCIAL GOOD
31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20)
July 13-15 2020 | Orlando, Florida, USA
Twitter: @ACMHT – https://twitter.com/ACMHT
Conference Site: http://ht.acm.org/ht2020
Submit Online via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ht2020
“The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care”
DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 31, 2020
The Humanities encompasses a vast story comprised of many stories. From the classics through the present day, from ancient times to the contemporary, the humanities as a discipline speaks through time, as a voice for many cultures, addressing many peoples. HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity in all aspects of the human conditions––including, but not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality, age, veteran status, ability, power, ecology, sustainability.
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.
Edited Collection – Critical Perspectives on Stephen King’s It
Edited by Whitney S. May