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.
The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association is seeking submissions for the 2020 annual NWSA conference. The conference will take place Nov. 12-15 in Minnepolis. This year’s theme is The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms.
This year the call for papers includes no subthemes, but all proposed panels should touch upon the central theme of transnationalism. We seek papers that look at aging as it takes place in a globalized world, with heightened interconnectivity between people, a global economy and new inequalities that come along with it.
The official CfP NWSA states (this is an excerpt):
AFTERLIVES: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Arts and Cultures
Call for Proposals
University of Glasgow
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 16TH FEBRUARY 2020
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: BY 23RD MARCH 2020
CONFERENCE DATE: 21ST MAY 2020
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.
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.
MLA 2020 convention; Special Session
Toronto, 7–10 January 2021
Deadline Extended to February 8, 2020. The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
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.
2020 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 29-31, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
Call for Papers
Futures of Sexual Difference: Rethinking Femininity and Queerness with Psychoanalysis